Keith Highlanders Pipe Band presents...
Keith Highlanders Pipe Band - Road to Scotland
- November 1, 7:30PM
- November 2, 7:30PM
Adult: $25 | Senior: $20 | Youth: $20
TRADITIONAL FOLK • CELTIC • SCOTTISH
Enjoy the best of traditional Scottish piping, drumming and Highland dancing from the most successful pipe band in the Puget Sound area. This year, the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band returns to KPC for the 14th time, bringing the finest Celtic entertainment available in the Pacific Northwest to Kirkland for a blockbuster show! Joining the band are champion dancers from the Bentzen School of Highland Dance; Jori Chisholm, professional piper and member of the Grade 1 Simon Fraser University Pipe Band; and fiddlers from Northwest Scottish Fiddlers, under the direction of Calum MacKinnon.
Formed in 1952, the Keith Highlanders have a long history serving the Seattle community. As the official pipe band of the Clan Keith (a rare designation outside Scotland), the band has performed and competed throughout the Northwest and internationally, including placing third at the World Pipe Band Championships in 2008 in Glasgow, Scotland. The band plans to return to Scotland and compete in the 2014 championships next August.
The Bentzen School of Highland Dance, directed by principals Kiki Bentzen and Inge Merry, performs regularly with the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band. The school focuses on building a sense of rhythm and coordination between body and mind--while promoting a disciplined and cultural art form. Dancers from BSHD perform in local events and shows throughout the area, and have competed successfully at the highest levels of regional, national, and international competition.
Jori Chisholm has emerged as one of the world's premier professional pipers. Jori has made his mark on the international competitive piping scene winning top prizes, including the first-ever United States Gold Medal Piping Championship, the Royal Scottish Pipers' Society Bronze Star for First Place in the 'A' Marches at the Argyllshire Gathering in Oban, and Runner-Up in the Silver Medal Piobaireachd at the Northern Meeting in Inverness -- all on his first attempt. Jori is a three-time United States Gold Medal Champion and a regular winner of top competitions in North America and Scotland.
The Northwest Scottish Fiddlers gather monthly to play and share traditional Scottish fiddle music in the Seattle area. Guided by music director Calum MacKinnon, they are committed to having fun, forming new friendships at members' homes, and fiddling traditional music from Scotland.