Schools pipe band back on home turf
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.
Lochaber Schools Pipe Band in concert.