Highlights of the 19th Annual Pipes of Christmas to be Webcast Globally
Highlights of the 19th Annual Pipes of Christmas will be webcast globally via HomeTowne Television. The webcasts are scheduled at the following dates and times:
- December 23 at 7 and 11 PM
- December 24 at 3AM, 3PM, 8PM and 11PM
- December 25 at 2AM, 10AM, 3PM, 8PM and 11PM
*All times US Eastern Standard Time
The link for the webcast is: http://hometownetv.org/live/
Once on the page, simply hit the “PLAY” icon to start viewing.
The broadcast will also reach 30 New Jersey towns representing over 140 thousand households via the Comcast and Verizon cable television platforms.
The Pipes of Christmas features performances by many leading Scottish and Irish performers, including popular country dance trio Local Hero, Celtic harpist Jennifer Port, and the Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band. Other members of the company include guitarist Steve Gibb, cellist Sarah Hewitt-Roth, James Robinson, Andy Weir and the Solid Brass ensemble.
Lead sponsors of the 2017 production were the Grand Summit Hotel and Aberlour Single Malt Whisky. Celtic Life Magazine is the concert’s official media partner
Highlights of the 19th annual production included the world premiere of ”Beautiful Things,” composed by renowned harper Cormac De Barra of Dublin, Ireland. The tune commemorates the Apparition of the Virgin Mary at Knock Parish Church in County Mayo, Ireland in 1879. The youngest of the witnesses, John Curry, was recently reinterred in the cemetery of Old St. Patrick’s Church in New York City.
Concert proceeds sponsor scholarships, cultural events and travelling exhibitions in the US, Scotland and Canada.
An Award-Winning Collaboration
HomeTowne Television first began broadcasting concert highlights of the Pipes of Christmas in 2000. Since that time, the program has been the recipient of six prestigious Telly Awards and a Videographer Award for video production excellence. The 2003 concert was televised live as a fundraiser for the community access station.
HomeTowne Television broadcasts via Comcast channel 36 to Summit, Millburn/Short Hills, Berkeley Heights, Springfield, and New Providence; and via Verizon channel 33 to the same five towns plus parts of Chatham, Cranford, Florham Park, Kenilworth, Maplewood, West Orange and Union