Schools pipe band back on home turf

The Oban Times - - Dis­tricts -

LOCHABER Schools Pipe Band hosted a con­cert in Lochaber High School last Wed­nes­day – the first there in many years.

A band spokesper­son said: ‘The band plays at many events through­out the year but this gave them the op­por­tu­nity to show­case their tal­ents in a dif­fer­ent for­mat.’

Some pipers gave solo per­for­mances or played with small groups, while oth­ers show­cased their tal­ents by play­ing dif­fer­ent in­stru­ments.

The band has seen an up­surge in in­ter­est in pipe band drum­ming and now has a 14-strong drum­ming corps with three mem­bers per­form­ing pub­licly for the first time at last week’s con­cert. This sea­son the drum­ming sec­tion is play­ing with new drums fol­low­ing a gen­er­ous grant from the He­len and S G MacGre­gor Be­quest Fund. Pupils from Lochaber High School’s Ceilidh Band group also played a tra­di­tional sets at the con­cert to the de­light of the au­di­ence. In­vited guests Lochaber Gaelic Choir per­formed tra­di­tional songs and four of its mem­bers sang solo.

Tal­ented Lochaber mu­si­cians An­drew MacDon­ald, Lau­ren Moir and Deirdre Beck per­formed lively tra­di­tional which en­sured an evening of mu­si­cal va­ri­ety, ably hosted by Lochaber High School teacher Bill Cameron.

Pho­to­graph Abright­side Photography.

Lochaber Schools Pipe Band in con­cert.

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