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Fred Morrison - Canadian Maritime Tour (Sydney)

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Boardmore Playhouse

1250 Grand Lake Roadd

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

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Fred Morrison - Canadian Maritime Tour with Special Guests the Cape Breton University Pipe Band

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A fundraising concert to support the Cape Breton University Pipe Band's trip to the 2020 World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo's Youth Pipes & Drums Program.

Presented by McInnes Cooper, the Cape Breton University Pipe Band and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Doors: 6:00 PM

Showtime: 7:00 PM

Venue: Boardmore Playhouse - Cape Breton University

Address: 1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1M 1A2

Advance Tickets: $20.00 + HST & Eventbrite Service Fee

Week of Show Tickets: $25.00 + HST & Eventbrite Service Fee

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About Fred Morrison

Although Morrison was born and raised near Glasgow, it’s the celebrated Gaelic piping tradition of his father’s native South Uist, in the outer Hebrides, that forms the bedrock of his intensely expressive, uniquely adventurous style. His outstanding technical prowess saw him winning many top competition prizes while still at school, meanwhile being inspired by pioneering acts like the Bothy Band and the Tannahill Weavers. Although his first-love instrument remains the great Highland bagpipes, over the years his mastery has expanded to encompass whistles, Scottish smallpipes, or reelpipes – Morrison being a pivotal populariser of this once-rare variety – and Irish uilleann pipes. He was also one of the first Scottish artists to forge dynamic links with his Celtic cousins in Brittany and north-west Spain, adding further to his repertoire of influences and tunes, and has long been renowned as an outstanding tune composer.

About the Cape Breton University Pipe Band

The Cape Breton University Pipe Band is a competition and performance band that exists under the umbrella of the Island Pipes and Drums Association. The band has grown out of a teaching program initiated in 2014 with sponsorship by the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, aimed at teaching youth across Nova Scotia for free. Our association now features a grade 4 band of over 20 members, a grade 5 band of over 15 members, and registration of over 15 youth and adult individuals currently in our teaching program. We are proud that almost all of our musicians have been taught locally in our Association.

The mandate is to teach and promote piping and drumming, develop strong connections to highland culture, and foster an enthusiasm for life-long learning in youth in Cape Breton through:

  • Ongoing development of well-rounded local musicians (both adult and youth) through instruction in bagpiping and drumming
  • Increasing piping and drumming presence in the community through attendance at parades, concerts, and highland games

The Cape Breton University Pipe Band are the current Grade V North American Champions.

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