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Letter to the Editor
The Southland Times
July 27, 2000
Recently I had the pleasure of attending a concert at the
Civic Theatre produced by the City of Invercargill Caledonian
went along to the concert expecting to enjoy a show which
was probably not what I would usually attend.
only was I throughly entertained, but I was amazed at the
phenomenal talent and forward thinking of what I had imagined
was until now, a traditional pipe band. My only previous
experience with the pipes was with my father many years
ago, attending a band practice in a small local hall and
years later singing with John Farnham and the City of Wellington
all know what Riverdance has done for the art of Irish dance,
and I believe this show, given the opportunity could undoubtedly
achieve the same aim.
think that this band from our small city is the first to
produce this exciting new sound and make it into a world-class
show is truly exciting.
have always been aware of the depth of musical talent we
have here in the south and twice now in the last few months,
this has once again become only too apparent. Once with
the wonderful Southland talent showcased at the recent opening
of Stadium Southland, again with the Pipin' Hot show.
was in total awe of the talent and professionalism produced
in this show and felt the need to publicly congradulate
all of these people involved with it.
show was one that all past and present pipers could be well
proud, and with it's Celtic rock sound will, I'm sure rejuvenate
the support the highland pipes so richly deserve.