Nuallan Balmoral Classic Concert

Sat. Nov 17, 2018 at 8:00pm EST
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Spirited Celtic Music from North of the Border!

The Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming is proud to present Nuallan! Formed by the Gaelic College and comprised of three acclaimed Cape Breton pipers – Keith MacDonald, Kenneth MacKenzie, and Kevin Dugas - Nuallan explores the style of piping brought from Scotland by Highland Gaels and developed over the past 200 years in Cape Breton Island. Nuallan's members are well-known individually for their rhythmic, musical playing. The performance will also feature piano and fiddle, as well as Irish and Scottish dancing.

Although Cape Breton pipers play the same highland bagpipes as their Scottish counterparts, their style is very different, more like pipe music, as it was played in the late 1700s and early 1800s. This music is fundamentally dance music, the most common tunes being strathspeys, reels and jigs. Solo pipers played for dances, particularly before the birth of electronic amplification. The music's flavor is dance-oriented, in contrast to the military marches and piobaireachd found in Scottish piping. 

Thanks to Cape Breton's historic isolation, the absence of English cultural imperialism that occurred in Scotland, and the rigor of life in early Cape Breton, the music and the Gaelic language survived in a far purer and more vigorous form in Cape Breton than in Scotland. Today, Scottish musicians flock to the island to relearn music and dance steps long forgotten in their own land.
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Carnegie Lecture Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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