Callum Beaumont and Matt MacIsaac in Concert!
Special Guest MC: Faye Henderson
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:00 pmThe Historic Troy Music Hall
The Troy Savings Bank Building
30 Second Street
Troy, New York 12180
Join us for an exceptional evening of music by Callum Beaumont, from Dollar, Scotland, and Matt MacIsaac, from Cape Breton and Ontario. Callum is one of the premier solo competitors in the world, with an astonishing list of achievements, including winning his 4th Clasp at the 2019 Northern Meeting. He is an instructor for the Dollar Academy Pipe Band, one of the world’s most accomplished school pipe bands. Matt is an extraordinary musician, recording artist, and solo piper. His concerts and recordings have included bagpipes, whistles, banjo, guitar, and percussion—as a solo artist, or with Natalie MacMaster or other Celtic groups. Matt’s solo piping achievements include winning the Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada) in 2019 and the Highland Society of London Silver Medal at Oban in 1998. He has just begun a position as piping instructor for the St. Andrews College Pipe Band in Aurora, Ontario.
Featured MC: Faye Henderson from Edinburgh, Scotland.
Faye was the first woman in history to be awarded the Highland Society of London Gold Medal, winning at the Argyllshire Gathering in 2010 at the age of 18, on her first attempt.
The concert will be hosted by the Nicol-Brown committee and the Talcott Mountain Highlanders as a benefit for a special project. Proceeds from the tickets will go toward a fund for digitizing Donald Lindsay’s library of recordings of Bob Brown, Bob Nicol, and other piping authorities, and for maintaining an archival Web site for this important material, to be hosted by the EUSPBA.
The 2019 Nicol-Brown competitors will be introduced at the concert and will be given their tune submissions for the following day.