by Penny O’Kane
The Comrie Pipe Band from Perthshire are coming to the P-O this October to showcase their music and to bring a tiny bit of Scotland to the region.
The 20-piece band, including bagpipers, drummers, a fiddler, accordionist and dancer, will be parading through the streets in their full regalia playing a medley of traditional Scottish tunes. You can catch them in Maureillas, Perpignan, Collioure, Figueres and Céret between the dates of 14 and 18 October (precise dates and times to follow).
The band are raising money locally for the trip to France, and Maureillas Sans Frontières are organising fund-raising activities for their expenses while they are in the region. There is a concert of Scottish music and dance in Maureillas on 21 September, and there are tombola tickets on sale now.
If you would like to help keep the “auld alliance” alive by selling or buying raffle tickets, lending a hand or making a donation however small, please contact Ruth L’Hostis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So grab your tartan, adjust your sporrans and come and skip the Gay Gordons to welcome this talented band to the PO.