|Ian Arthur, October Local Hero|
The evening's Local Hero was piper Ian Arthur. The audience was full of folks who had never heard any type of bagpipe in person before, and Ian took the opportunity to present the instrument and explain a bit about the mechanics and how it works. He proceeded to play two march sets, and a set of dance tunes.
Piper Chris Eller followed, with a medley of tunes comprised of two 4/4 marches, a slow air, and two 2/4 marches.
Ian Arthur returned to the stage to accompany Clancy Clements for a rousing selection of Irish tunes in a duet with Clancy on the Gaita Galega and Ian on the Great Highland Bagpipe. Clancy spoke about the history and construction of the Gaita.
|Aimee Dobbs dancing a fiery Irish Jig|
Before the break for intermission, the pipers of the Society were invited to come up and play as a group in a rendition of Amazing Grace.
|Jon Carter on the Scottish Snare Drum|
The evening was ended with Angus Martin performing on the Great Highland Bagpipes our closing piobaireachd. This month's piobaireachd was The Battle of Waternish.
Our next gathering is on November 20, 2016 from 4PM to 6PM.
|October 2016 Performers, Left to Right: Angus Martin, Ian Arthur, Clancy Clements, Jon Carter, Aimee Dobbs, Chris Eller|
President, Bloomington Pipers' Society