Pipe Band’s Burns Night Supper Set for Jan. 24

The Hudson Highlands Pipe Band played at their annual Burns Night fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Highlands Country Club in Garrison. Photo by J. Tao

Feast and fundraiser moves to Roundhouse at Beacon Falls

The Hudson Highlands Pipe Band will hold its ninth annual Robert Burns Supper on Jan. 24 at the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls (Waterfall Room).

The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour and moves into live music, full Scottish-inspired dinner including haggis, whisky toasts, pipe band performances, whisky toasts, Guinness on tap, speeches and whisky toasts. The T McCann band will provide musical entertainment for the evening, with some surprise guests lined up to give some of the toasts.

The fundraising dinner costs $125 per person and benefits 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 and singing. For ticket information, email info@hhpb.org or order online at brownpapertickets.com.

The Hudson Highlands Pipe Band began in 2005 as the Cold Spring Fire Company Pipes and Drums. Since its inception, the band has played in nearly all local St. Patrick’s Day parades as well as in many area fire department parades, community events and Highland games. The band has marched in the New York City and Albany St. Patrick’s Day parades and performed with the Chieftains numerous times.

For those interested in learning the pipes or the drums, the band practices at Our Lady of Loretto’s school building in Cold Spring on Monday nights. Lessons are free and begin at 6 p.m. No experience necessary.

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