The Hudson Highlands Pipe Band announces its eighth Annual Robert Burns Supper on Jan. 25, at the Highlands Country Club on Route 9D, Garrison. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour and moves into live music, full Scottish-inspired dinner including Haggis, whiskey toasts, pipe band performances, whiskey toasts, Guinness on tap and speeches. The T McCann band will provide musical entertainment for the evening and there are some surprise guests lined up to do the toasts to the laddies and lassies. The cost is $125 per person.
The evening is a fundraiser for the band and helps defray the high costs of outfitting members, hiring instructors and buying equipment. There will be a raffle for a Highland Basket of Cheer, dancing, singing and general carrying-on. For ticket information, email [email protected] or call Michelle at 845-809-5702.
The Hudson Highlands Pipe Band began in 2005 as the Cold Spring Fire Department Pipes and Drums. Since its inception, the band has played in nearly all local St. Patrick’s Day parades as well as many area fire department parades. In 2008 the band played in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade and was invited to play on stage at Carnegie Hall with The Chieftains later that night. They will be joining The Chieftains for the fourth time on March 8, at Town Hall in New York City.
The band practices at Our Lady of Loretto school building in Cold Spring on Monday nights. Lessons on the pipes or drums are free and begin at 6 p.m. No experience necessary.