Red Hot Chilli Pipers go platinum in New York
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond surprised the Red Hot Chilli Pipers last week with a presentation of the band’s first platinum disc as the group took part in the Tartan Day celebrations in Manhattan.
Salmond made the presentation to the band while it was doing a photo shoot in Times Square, taking a break from concerts around the city after leading the April 5th Tartan Day Parade.
The group also entertained United States senators and members of congress at a dinner hosted by the Scottish Government.”The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are doing a tremendous job over here in New York promoting Scotland in exactly the way we want to portray and are certainly keeping New York awake with their rock bagpipes,” Salmond said.
Congrats, Stuart (and the rest of the gang) ! Damn, a platinum record ( regardless of what country) is a HUGE achievement. Well done. – johnny.