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Videos from Pipes of Christmas past

Lament for the Lost from the Pipes of Christmas
From the 2001 edition of The Pipes of Christmas, “Lament for the Lost” was composed by Pipe Major Kevin Blandford. Blandford began composing the piece as he watched the 9/11 tragedies unfold on television.

The piece was also performed at the 2011 edition of the concert on the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks.

“Christmas Card from Ettrick Bay” from the Pipes of Christmas
One of two world premiere performances from the 2013 edition of “The Pipes of Christmas.”

Winner of the inaugural Alexander McCall Smith Prize for Composition at Edinburgh Napier University, the lovely tune was composed by Jason Sweeney of Coatbridge, Scotland and performed by Jennifer Port (clarsach), Sarah Hewitt-Roth (cello), and Paul Woodiel (fiddle).

Clan Currie’s New CD – Best of the Pipes of Christmas
The Clan Currie Society’s long-awaited Celtic Christmas CD is now available!

The CD contains 15 tracks – over 60 minutes – of beautiful music performed by some of world’s the finest traditional musicians. The musical selections were culled from over 500 individual recordings from 14 years of live performances of the Clan Currie Society’s beloved holiday concert – “The Pipes of Christmas.”

“Lullaby for Prince” – World Premiere from the Pipes of Christmas
“Lullaby for a Prince” – commissioned by the Clan Currie Society in commemoration of the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge. Composed by Steve Gibb (guitar) originally from Inverness, Scotland. The work also features cellist Sarah Hewitt-Roth and Jennifer Port of Golspie, Scotland on clàrsach.
“Balmoral Snow” from the Pipes of Christmas
“Balmoral Snow” – commissioned by the Clan Currie Society in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth, II. Composed by Steve Gibb (guitar) originally from Inverness, Scotland.
Bha Buachaillean an Dùthaich Shear
“Bha Buachaillean an Dùthaich Shear” (There Were Shepherds in an Eastern Land) – from the 2012 edition of the Pipes of Christmas.Sung in Scots Gaelic and English by harpist Jennifer Port.
Sea of Tranquility – A Tribute to Neil Armstrong from the Pipes of Christmas
The Clan Currie Society’s tribute to Neil Armstrong from the 2012 edition of “The Pipes of Christmas.”

“Sea of Tranquility,” commissioned by the Clan Currie Society and composed by James Ross of Wick, Scotland, pays tribute to the first man to walk on the surface of the moon in 1969.

Armstrong’s daughter was present for the world premiere of the new work at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City.

The work is performed by Paul Woodiel (violin), Christopher Layer (whistle), Sarah Hewitt-Roth (cello) and Susie Petrov (piano).

The Clann Mhuirich
Piper Scott Larson and drummer Eli Fugate of the PM Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band perform the spirited “Clann Mhuirich” composed by renowned piper, Ian MacDonald.
Angels We Have Heard on High
A spirited performance by the PM Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band and organist Bill Peek from the Clan Currie Society’s 14th annual Pipes of Christmas.
The Clan Currie Society’s Tribute to Private Bill Millin
A tribute to famed D-Day bagpiper Private Bill Millin filmed at the 12th annual Pipes of Christmas on Dec. 18, 2010.