A Dynamic, Masterful Mix of Ancient and Modern
sound of the bagpipes sends shivers down the spine of all
who hear them.
For some, it' a positive expereience while others arte jolted
into vision of a cat being held too tightly around its neck
_ you either love or hate them.
I venture to Pipin'Hot version six last night simply to
appease my mother-in-law afetr refusing to have the bagpipes
echoing through the Dipton hills at my wedding six months
She was right. Any preconceptions I had about the bagpipes
were totally unjustified.
Far from traditional, Pipin'hot is a dynamic and entertaining
performance, masterfuly combining exceptional talent with
Unconventional aspects included the Star Wars theme and
The Devil Went Down to Georgia.
Vocalist Shannon Cooper-Garland, of Invercargill, and Simon
Green, of Queenstown, were superb while the pipers left
the crowd spellbound.
Fiddler Sheena Naughton's energetic performance combined
strongly with the talent around her.
While the bagpipes stole the show, it was the City of Invercargill
Caledonian Pipe Band drum corps that provided the highlight.
Its routine was light-hearted and added the essential comical
element to the show.
The only disappointment for the audience, it seemed, was
the lack on an encore.
The Southland Times