The following notice about a Piobaireachd Concert run by the Piobaireachd Society has been released to the piping media.  Thanks to Vice President Robert Wallace for all his work in organising what should be a premium event.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE

The Piobaireachd Society is to promote a concert of ceol mor as part of the Edinburgh
Festival Fringe this coming August. The concert is entitled ‘Classical Pipe Music – Scotland’s Hidden Treasure’.  The date is Sunday, August 12, at 7pm.  The venue is the newly refurbished, 200-seat St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh.  The concert is expected to finish around 9.30pm and there will be a small reception afterwards.

The pipers invited to take part are Callum Beaumont, Glenn Brown, Jamie Forrester and Ian K. MacDonald.  They will each play two tunes in continuous fashion with no gaps for tuning.  This format was pioneered successfully at a concert run by Allan MacDonald at the Edinburgh Festival in 1999.

The tunes to be played are: Phantom Piper of the Corrieyairick, Flame of Wrath for Squinting Patrick, the Desperate Battle of the Birds, Beloved Scotland, Lament for the Children, MacLeod’s Controversy, Cabar Feidh Gu Bragh and the Prince’s Salute. Tickets are priced £10 and will be available via the Fringe Box Office and at the door. The entrance fee includes a comprehensive concert programme detailing the history of the music and the tunes played.

Piobaireachd Society President Jack Taylor said:  ‘Most people never hear piobaireachd, and know nothing of it. Its few devotees must spend long days at competitions and endure obsessive tuning to quench their thirst. By having this concert on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we will condense and finesse the experience, and allow the full beauty of our music to be heard by a wider audience. The venue is perfect, and the continuous stream of the best tunes played by world experts without the distraction of tuning will surely mesmerise even the most sceptical. Ears and eyes will be opened to what must be Scotland’s best kept musical secret.’

Further inquiries to Robert Wallace, Vice President, on 07957818672;rawmac@gmail.com