The Southland Times
June 29, 2001
thousands who have attended the Pipin ' Hot concerts staged
by the City of Invercargill Caledonian Pipe Band will
scarcely be surprised to read of the thunderous ovation
the show has received on its Canadian tour.
It is sometimes said that New Zealanders need to hear
overseas acclaim for their artists before they truly accept
them as world class.
That is not the case with this band, which in its Pipin
' Hot shows has
been upholding the strongest traditional standards of
musicianship, while using theatrical techniques and wider
musical styles to broaden the appeal.
Canadians are learning what Invercargill audiences have
discovered. This band has much to offer both the purist
and the populist.
Pipe bands worldwide would do well to take note.