SCOTTISHPOWER PIPE BAND TO HOLD CONCERT FOR WIDOWS AND CHILDREN OF NEW YORK CITY POLICE AND FIRE DEPARMENTS
There will be a concert by a ScottishPower Grade I Pipe Band I held for the benefit of the widows and children of New York Police and Fire Departments. This will be held on Thursday April 4th at Washington Irving HS auditorium, 40 Irving Place Among the guests will be the Monaghan Pipe Band of NYC, 2001 Grade 3 EUSPBA champion Supreme. Doors open at 6:30, and the concert is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. for general admission and $10. for senior citizens and students (with valid I.D. and in person sales only). Group sales of 25 or more tickets are $15.00 per person. All seats are general admission. Tickets are non-refundable.
This is going to be one terrific concert and it is for a really great cause! We hope you will all show up.
GET READY FOR APRIL THE 6TH - TARTAN DAY
April the 6th is officially recognized as Tartan Day in the United States. The date was chosen to commemorate the date that appears on a document written in Abroath, which enjoins the Pope to recognize Scotland as a country. After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the document became known as the Declaration of Arbroath.
You might want to check out www.pipefest.com for more information
DR. DAVID CALDWELL TO LECTURE AT A COMBINED MEETING OF THE ST. ANDREWS SOCIETY AND CALEDONIAN CLUB
As part of the lead up to Tartan Day, David Caldwell, Keeper of History & Applied Art in the National Museums of Scotland, will speak on March 26, 2002 at a joint meeting of the New York St. Andrews Society and the New York Caledonian Club.
Dr. Caldwell is a historian and archaeologists, who has been involved in the excavation of Finlaggen, on the island of Islay (pronounced Eyela), the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides. Finlaggen is the site where Clan Donald first settled. His recently published book Islay, Jura and Colonsay: A Historical Guide is an excellent introduction to the many historical sites on the three islands. The book will be on sale at the lecture and Dr. Caldwell will be able to autograph it for you. (See our review of this book on p.5).
His lecture, entitled How the Scots Defeated the English, will be held on Tuesday, March 26th at St. Andrews Offices 150 East 55th Street, 3rd Floor, at 7:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. Seating is limited. Send check or money order payable to New York Caledonian Club, P. O. Box 4542, Grand Central Station, NY, NY 10163-4542. No payment can be accepted at the door. First come first served. We expect this event to sell out quickly. Payment must be received by not later than March 12, 2002.