Local bands to play at Pipes in The Park

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“Pipes in The Park” is an afternoon and evening packed with musical entertainment, part of Huntly & District Pipe Band’s 2014 “Homecoming” celebration on Saturday, August 30.

This is a free event endorsed and financially supported by the Local Wind Farm Trust Fund, Aberdeenshire Council and has Lottery Funding.

The local business community is fully behind the packed program which holds something for everybody.

They have “dug deep” to support the organisers through sponsorship of the various acts.

Two main headline acts of worldwide acclaim are The Donnie Munro Band and The Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

The event takes place on The Gordon Schools playing fields adjacent to Huntly Castle.

A massed pipe band - 10 Pipe Bands from the north-east will march through Huntly to the Castle at 1pm.

There will be entertainment throughout the afternoon from 1pm to 8pm, including local bands, The Scandal and Tour Bus Fortune.

From Donside there is fiddler Paul Anderson, his wife Shona on vocals and The New Distillery Ceilidh Band.

The Buchan Peterson Pipe Band, current Grade 2 World Champions and winners of The European Championship at Forres back in June, will also be there.

Additionally there will be performances from local dance schools and drama groups.

There will be various stalls and catering outlets at the venue, and the local Ex-Serviceman’s Club will operate a bar.

Licensing requirements will be stringently adhered to with security staff ensuring that these are met.

No alcohol can be brought to or from the field and proof of age/identity may be required of younger patrons at the bar.

The event offers a big platform for local pipe bands and they are all delighted to be part of such a big event.

Being on the same bill as The Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Donnie Munro is a great accolade for all involved.

Follow the event at www.facebook.com/pipesinthepark.