January 31, 2005

Pringle brings Highland piping and drumming to catwalks of Milan

Lorne Cousin, who last year brought quality piping to millions of non-players on Madonna’s Re-Invention world tour, together with drummer Stevie Kilbride of Glasgow took to the fashion catwalks of Milan for a Pringle of Scotland fashion show.

Cousin was approached by Pringle to provide the music for the company’s show at Men’s Fashion Week in Milan to help promote the company’s take on tartan in its new designs.

“I again enrolled the help of Stevie Kilbride and Stuart Price, Madonna’s musical director,” Cousin says. “Stuart provided a pop tune for part of the show and mixed the piping and drumming. We then played it live on the catwalk at the show.”

Kilbride and Cousin wore specially faded Pringle kilts and Celtic t-shirts, and played live on-stage.

“It went really well and was very well received by the notoriously hard-to-please fashion section of the world press corps,” Cousin added.

Lorne Cousin lives in Edinburgh and practices law. He has competed in the Gold Medal competitions at the Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting. Stevie Kilbride is a drummer with the ScottishPower Pipe Band. Cousin and Kilbride collaborated on the “Into The Kilt” section for Madonna’s tour.


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