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Praise for Red Hot Chili Pipers

September 10, 2019

Editor’s note: This letter is in reference to the Aug. 15 performance at Campanile.

To the Editor:

Well, you need to put down your comic books and your git fiddles ... grab a pair of ear muffs and head to Campanile. For only there you will witness the invasion of Scotland’s The Red Hot Chili Pipers.

It’s made up of 10 robust Scottish lads who skipped across the border complete with sharp percussion and three wailing bagpipes.  The group includes a full drum set, two supporting guitars, a one-man “snare drum” assault, a couple horns, and of course, three lonely “pipes” looking for a singles club of lonely bags.

The music and their never wavering energy “is to die for.” Certainly a drive in from Woodruff is well worth the effort.

The evening included an unlimited number of renditions ... renditions? I do not know what else to call them. The most amazing part is that they were able to play 12 variations of the same two tunes. Having said that, I can’t remember when I had a better time.   

The Pipers continue to be one of the best groups to hold a Campanile audience hostage. I could watch them twice a year.

Hats off.

Dr. Kenneth Pride




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