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Pipe bands to combine

Kirsty Macnicol
The Southland Times
November 17, 1998

THE City of Invercargill Caledonian Pipe Band will combine with the City of Dunedin Pipe Band twice in the next two weeks to perform the display designed for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo earlier this year.
Drum major Neale Smith said the band performed at the Edinburgh Tattoo 23 times but still had more Tattoo commitments to meet.
Five members travelled to Christchurch at the weekend to perform items from the Pipin ' Hot concert with Invercargill singers Jason Schmidt and Shannon Cooper-Garland.
The Dunedin Tattoo will be held this weekend and the following weekend the band will combine with the other pipe bands from Southland for the Celebration of Southland Tattoo at Homestead Stadium.
Intertwined with those commitments is the start of the new contest season.
The Tattoo in Dunedin would be the first time the display designed
especially for the Edinburgh Tattoo had been performed publicly in New Zealand, Mr Smith said.
The Dunedin band would travel to Invercargill the following weekend so Southland audiences could also see the display first hand, he said.

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