posted on March 1st, 2018

‘A Touch Of Tartan’

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch hosted the President’s Charity Concert – ‘A touch of tartan’ in the Island Hall, Lisburn.

The event was in support of the British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland. The RSPBANI President Winston Pinkerton gave a brief overview of British Heart Foundation and explained that this worthy cause was his chosen charity as the pipe band fraternity in Northern Ireland has tragically lost several members recently due to heart disease.  The compere at the evening of great entertainment was award-winning entertainer Gary Wilson.  Taking part was: Country singer Hugo Duncan, Drumlough Pipe Band, Bags & Bellows Scottish Smallpipe Ensemble, Armagh Drum Majors Display Team and highland dancers Kathryn Stewart and Jodie Turner (Kathryn Stewart School of Highland Dancing). Mr Pinkerton is pleased to add that proceeds from the concert plus money raised from collections at pipe band contests over the last two years has raised significant funds so far for his chosen charity.