Experience a rare journey through Celtic music in the hands of world-renown piper Fred Morrison. In San Francisco for one evening only, Mr. Morrison, a native of West Scotland, possesses a repertoire rooted in the music of his father’s native South Uist, in the outer Hebrides. Although his first-love instrument remains the great Highland bagpipes, over the years his mastery has expanded to encompass whistles, Scottish smallpipes and reelpipes, and Irish uilleann pipes. All of this music is expertly woven into a musical adventure that reaches back centuries and forges links to Celtic cousins in Brittany and north-west Spain.
The Prince Charles Pipe Band will perform traditional and modern Scottish pipe music including pieces composed by Mr. Morrison, Prince Charles Pipe Band members, and other notable musical innovators. Arrive early to the United Irish Cultural Center and taste some authentic whiskys and ales at the no-host bar. When the hall lights dim, it’s likely that a wee dram and the music will carry you miles away to the northern lights of the Highlands.