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Dartmouth Pipe Band Gears Up For 5th Annual Jigs, Reels, & Beers
April 23, 2015, Halifax, NS – Dartmouth & District Pipe Band presents their 5th instalment of Jigs, Reels, & Beers on Sunday, May 3, 4:00PM to 7:00PM, at Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub in Halifax.
Tickets for this family ceilidh are $15 ($20 at the door) and children 10 and under are free. Proceeds from the event will help the band get to the 2015 World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Tickets are available online at dartmouthpipeband.com.
“Jigs, Reels, and Beers is a great afternoon of music and mingling,” says Zach Smith, lead drummer of the pipe band, guitar player, and singer/songwriter. “Many of our band members are accomplished musicians on instruments other than pipes or drums and this event showcases that.”
Jigs, Reels, and Beers will featuring performances from band members and surprise guests including piping, fiddle, bodhrán, vocals, drum fanfare, step dancing, and more.
“Our members are really looking forward to competing at the World Championships in Glasgow,” says Pipe Major Scott Long. “It’s an awesome opportunity to both represent the Nova Scotia pipe band community and play along side some of the world’s top pipe bands.”
This will be the second time the band has travelled to Scotland to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships, deciding to return this summer as part of the organization’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
About Dartmouth & District Pipe Band www.dartmouthpipeband.com
The Dartmouth & District Pipe Band is based out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, drawing members and students from across the Halifax Regional Municipality and the province. The organization currently consists of a grade three band, grade five band and a well-established bagpipe and drumming school. This year the band is marking their 50th Anniversary.