Pipe Band fundraiser to feature music, haggis, whisky
The Hudson Highlands Pipe Band will host its 10th annual Robert Burns Supper on Jan. 30 at the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, after growing out of its previous space. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by live music by the TMcCann Band, a full Scottish-inspired dinner including haggis, whisky toasts, pipe-band performances, more whisky toasts, Guinness on tap, speeches and whisky toasts.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $125 per person, which help defray the cost of outfitting members, hiring instructors and buying equipment. There also will be a raffle for a Highland Basket of Cheer, dancing, singing and general carrying-on. For ticket information, email [email protected] or order online at hhpb2016burns.bpt.me. The Roundhouse is located at 2 E. Main St.
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 every local St. Patrick’s Day parade 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.
If you are interested in learning the pipes or the drums, the band practices at the Our Lady of Loretto school building in Cold Spring at 6 p.m. on Mondays. No experience is necessary, and lessons are free.