Nashville Pipes and Drums

Nashville Pipes and Drums to play at The Renaissance Center

Release Date: 1/14/2003. Expired: 2/16/2003

The distinctive sound of bagpipes will fill the Performance Hall when the Nashville Pipes and Drums band performs at The Renaissance Center Feb. 16 with special guests.

Tickets for the 3 p.m. concert are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children under 13.

“The Nashville Pipes and Drums is an award-winning bagpipe and percussion band that brings an exciting and unique flair to its performances,” said Elaine Sherrill, senior director of Music at The Renaissance Center. “We are looking forward to their performance in Dickson.”

The Nashville Pipes and Drums was founded in 1984. The band performs frequently in the Middle Tennessee area, as well as throughout the southeast at various Scottish games and festivals.

Past appearances include the Rod Stewart concert tour, Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas 1995, 1996, 2000 and the Nashville Symphony Christmas Pops Concert 1998 and 1999.

In 1997, 1998 and 1999 the closing ceremonies of the Sara Lee Golf Classic featured The Nashville Pipes and Drums.

The band had its own track on the Amy Grant CD A Christmas To Remember, released in fall 1999. Members of the band are also heard on This Is Your Time, Michael W. Smith’s Dove-award-winning Song of the Year 2000. In addition to playing on the Dove awards show itself, the band appeared with Smith at two Billy Graham Crusades in 2000.

That same year in Alma, Mich., the band won the U.S. Open Pipe Band Championships in their division, Grade 4. A year later, the band repeated its triumph by winning the 2001 U.S. Open Championship.

Pipe Major Jay Dawson and Drum Sergeant Brian Blazer lead the Nashville Pipes and Drums. Drum Major is Greg Cutcliff. The band wears the Ancient Hunting Robertson tartan, in honor of James Robertson, founder of Nashville.

Nashville Pipes and Drums won second place at the Stone Mountain Highland Games Oct. 19. The drums came in second, the band got second in ensemble from Michael Cusack, third in piping from Ken Eller and first in piping from Sandy Jones.

The concert will include an award-winning guest dancer and a folk and Celtic musician.

Erin Hannigan is an award-winning Highland dancer with the Glengarry Highland Dancers of Brentwood. The Glengarry Highland Dancers often appear on stage with the Nashville Pipes and Drums.

Also appearing will be folk and Celtic artist Sheila Mitchell-Hart and friends.

For more information on the Nashville Pipes and Drums concert at The Renaissance Center call (615)740-5600. To purchase tickets call the center’s box office at (615)740-5570 or stop by the center at 855 Highway 46 South in Dickson, just 35 minutes west of Nashville on Interstate 40 at exit 172.

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