February 28, 2002

ScottishPower Announces New York City Concert

Glasgow’s ScottishPower Pipe Band will perform a concert in Manhattan on April 4 to benefit the New York Police and Fire Widow`s and Children’s Benefit Fund.

The concert will be held at the Washington High School Auditorium at 40 Irving Place. Doors will open at 6.30 and the performance will start at 7.30, beginning with New York’s Monaghan Pipe Band. The event is being organized by the New York University Center for Music Performance.

“The ScottishPower pipe band is delighted to give a concert in
New York,” said Roddy MacLeod, Pipe-Major of ScottishPower. “We will perform new material that we worked on last year in preparation for our trip to Loon Mountain, which unfortunately was cancelled due to the events of September 11th.”

“We have collaborated closely with the famed accordionist Phil Cunningham on this new project and Phil and other musicians have helped give us a new dimension. Everyone in the band is really enjoying this new direction,” MacLeod continued.

In addition to selections from the band, there reportedly will be solo spots from several of ScottishPower’s premier pipers, including Gordon Walker and Gordon Duncan. Phil Cunningham will also perform with the band at the concert.

Tickets are US$20 each and can be obtained at the door. A rate of $15/ticket is available for groups of 25 or more. The rate is only available via mail order from : The NYU Center for Music Performance, 238 Thompson St., 1st floor, New York, NY 10012.


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