Young Stevenson College pipers put on recital for new equipment

Published: January 31, 2011
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Three of Scotland’s fast-rising stars on the solo piping scene are pooling their talents to help raise funds for the piping program at Edinburgh’s Stevenson College.

Keith Christie, Callum Moffat and Andrew Gray, each a member of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and various competing bands, will be performing in recital at the Scots Guards Club in Edinburgh on February 20th. Each piper will perform solo and the three will also combine to play material from the NYPBoS’s “Dragon’s Lair” concert.

Christie is a consistent prize winner in the under-18 events around the Scottish games and recently concluded a stint with the now-defunct Grade 1 Tayside Police Pipe Band.

Gray competes with Grade 1 Torphichen & Bathgate and last year won the Piobaireachd contest at the Strathclyde Police Junior Piping Competition and was winner of the Falkirk Tryst event in November 2010.

Moffat plays with the Grade 1 House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead and in November won the amateur MSR at the Scottish Pipers Society of London’s competitions and the MSR at the National Piping Centre’s Junior Piping Competition.

The three are taking the year-long Traditional Music Course at Stevenson College, and funds raised will go to purchasing equipment such as books.

Tickets to the fund-raiser recital are £10, which include both the music and a curry, and the event starts at 4 pm.

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