March 31, 2012

Route 66 tour announces events, prizes and charity contributions

The “Pipes & Sticks on Route 66” tour in April organized by all-star pipers and drummers Mike Cole, Jim Kilpatrick, Stuart Liddell, Angus MacColl and Willie McCallum will traverse seven midwestern and and western US states, making stops along the way and raising money for charities designated by each of the performers.

A significant prize draw will take place after the tour concludes on April 21st in Pasadena, California, with proceeds from the raffle going to Honor Flight Chicago (Cole), Maggie’s Cancer  Caring Centres:  Lanarkshire (Kilpatrick), McMillan Nurses (Liddell), Marie Curie Cancer Care (McCallum) and Oban & Lorne Riding for the Disabled (MacColl). Prizes will include three sets of McCallum Highland pipes uniquely commissioned for and played by the pipers on the tour; a Route 66 Pearl Snare Drum played by Jim Kilpatrick; various drum carriers, cases and stands; and a Remo Route 66 Bass Drum Head, signed by the five performers.

Organizers said that in addition to advance online ticket sales for the scheduled six concerts and two workshops, walk-up sales for the shows are available. Several “pub gigs” on the way are being offered for free to all who wish to attend.

The 14-event Pipes & Sticks on Route 66 begins on April 5th in Chicago, with the full schedule:

  • April 5: Mo Dailey’s pub gig, Chicago

  • April 7: Irish American Heritage Center concert, Chicago, 7:30 pm

  • April 8: Scottish Arms, St. Louis, 8:30 pm

  • April 10: Oklahoma State University concert, Tulsa, 7:30 pm

  • April 11: Oklahoma City National Memorial performance, 12:15 pm

  • April 12: Cactus Theatre concert, Lubbock, Texas, 7:30 pm

  • April 14: El Rey Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 7:30 pm

  • April 15: La Cueva High School workshop, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • April 16: Visit to Monument Valley, Arizona

  • April 17: American Legion Hall recital, Flagstaff, Arizona, 7:30 pm

  • April 18: Visit to the Grand Canyon, playing with members of the Navajo Nation.

  • April 19: Santa Monica, California, beach sunset performance, 7:28 pm)

  • April 20: Old Town Pasadena pub performances, Pasadena, California

  • April 21: Pasadena workshop, 12 pm – 4 pm.

  • April 21: Westminster Presbyterian Church concert, Pasadena, 7:30 pm

The tour is being documented by filmmaker John McDonald, the creator of the extensive “On The Day” documentary of the 2008 Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band project. McDonald’s self-funded Route 66 project is seeking initial funding through a campaign on Kickstarter.




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