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National Youth Pipe Band Show Coming To Caithness

21st June 2010

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"The tunes spanned an absorbingly diverse range of styles, moods and tempos, with solo and duo interludes adding to the variety, while the playing's calibre and commitment was just as uplifting as the music itself." Sue Wilson, The Scotsman

The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland (NYPB) will bring its exciting sell out performance of The Dragon's Lair to the Wick Assembly Rooms for the very first time on Friday 23rd July. Tickets will be available on the door for this fantastic show and are 8 adults/ 6 concessions.

The NYPB is a non competing performance pipe band featuring the very best pipers and drummers aged between 10- 25 years old from throughout Scotland. First performed in Edinburgh in late 2009, The Dragon's Lair showcases the band's exciting and edgy blend of traditional and contemporary new material. The show's fusion of pipes and drums with electric guitar, keyboard synthesizer, stand up bass, fiddle and drum kit pushes the boundaries of the stereotypical pipe band concert making it a must see show for all fans of Celtic music.

During the day the National Youth Pipe Band will be conducting workshops at the Wick Pipe Band Hall and in Thurso at the Royal British Legion Hall. They will run from 10am - 3pm and any local piper or drummer under 25 in the Caithness area can attend. So if there are any budding young pipers and drummers, or indeed Novice Juvenile or Juvenile pipe bands who would like the chance to work with the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland please contact the National Piping Centre in Glasgow on 0141 353 0220 to register your interest.

Alisdair McLaren, Director of the NYPBoS said: "The aim for The National Youth Pipe Band is always to produce a show that represents the highest quality of pipe band music while providing a "wow" factor for its audience. When we performed The Dragon's Lair in Edinburgh and Perth we received an incredible response so we are delighted to be staging a show in Wick. We hope that the workshops during the day will inspire the young pipers and drummers of the area and that the show will encourage them to keep working hard so one day they might join our ranks."

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