Please see below from Blackthorn Piper's Society Secretary Andy Wilson on details of recital night.
This year we are having a Xmas Recital Night to be held in Dromore Rugby Club on Saturday 28th December 2013. Our guest recitalist is Andrew Carlisle who hails from Ballygowan, Co. Down. Andrew is currently the Professor of Bagpipe Music in Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.
As a society we are looking forward to hearing him play as it has been some time (4 years) since he has performed in Northern Ireland due to him living and working in The States. He is one of the most accomplished players to come from our shores having won many global solo competitions and accolades and of course many pipe band titles with the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band. It will be a great night and one not to be missed. Supporting Andrew is Bernagh Folk Group of which he is also a member. So, a busy night of world class solo piping and traditional folk music.
Tickets can be purchased from any society committee member or direct from the secretary on: email@example.com or mobile: 07812538701 Our recital nights are ticket only events and cost £10 per person. Society members free. Also on the night will be a raffle, hot food and a late bar.
The Calendar of events for 2014 is now available i have attached a copy for your information.
Best wishes to all bands and supporters for a happy holiday time and see you all in the new year.
Contest Committee Chairman
Interviews from the Foundation Certificate Awards evening at Stormont are now available to listen to on A Kist O Wurds radio programme by clicking here. The feature starts at 10 minutes 38 seconds into the programme.
On Wednesday 13th of November RSPBANI Branch School and the Ulster-Scots Agency were hosted at Stormont by the Minister for Culture Arts and Leisure for the presentation of Piping, Drumming and Drum Majoring Foundation Certificates.
Pictured are just some of the recipients.
Please click here to view the Northern Ireland Executive press release.