January 31, 2001

Saskatchewan Concert Kicks Off New Band Season

The pipe band year gets underway in Saskatchewan, Canada, with the Grade 2 City of Regina Pipe Band‘s 10th Annual Mid-Winter Celtic Festival on February 1-3, 2001.

Highlighting the weekend is the Mid-Winter Ceilidh, which for the first time ever runs on two separate nights due to demand for tickets in past years. The City of Regina Pipe Band is featured in 60-minute concert that includes a variety of music, and includes guest musicians and dancers.

Celtic bands “Seanachie” and “Scatter the Mud” round out the entertainment at the Ceilidh.

The City of Regina Pipe Band will be performing with a number of new members, and a completely re-designed drum corps. For the first time ever, the band has a full section of snare, tenor and bass, and the corps has had significant input from Duncan Millar, who led the LA Scots to a Grade 2 World Drums Corps Championship, and who now plays in the SFU corps.

Other events at the band’s three-day festival include a Scotch tasting event; Celtic storytelling; and a Celtic Fair on Saturday, February 3. The fair features live music and dance performances, dance workshops for beginners, crafts and sales tables, information on local Celtic organizations, Celtic storytelling sessions and activities for children.


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