December 31, 2007

Red Hot Chilli Pipers voted Scotland’s best live act in 2007

At the annual Scots Trad Music Awards on December 1st in Fort William, Scotland, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers were named Live Act of the Year, after being nominated with the established Celtic folk groups Runrig and Shooglenifty.

The eight-member group from Glasgow has quickly become popular in the United Kingdom especially for its piping-based covers of well known pop anthems, such as AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” and Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” The group recently released a new CD, Bagrock to the Masses, which has risen to number seven on the UK’s independent charts and number 25 on the overall Scottish music charts.

Members of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers celebrate their Live Act of the Year win at the Scots Trad Music Awards in Fort William, Scotland.
Red Hot Chilli Pipers member Stuart Cassells was a co-presenter at the awards with Mary Ann Kennedy, where the Kintyre Schools Pipe Band performed traditional pipe band fare, and the Mid-Argyll Pipe Band took home the Pipe Band of the Year title.

The Scots Trad Music Awards are decided by public vote.


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