Carols & Kilts 2020 at D.L.I. Hall
Presenting the eighth annual production of Carols & Kilts with Durban Caledonian Society Pipe Band and Friends - an opportunity to kick off the festive season with a blend of highland music and Christmas carols.
- Saturday 05 December 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00 - Shongweni Farmer's Market (tickets available at https://www.quicket.co.za/events/121412-carols-kilts-2020-at-shongweni-farmers-market/)
- Sunday 06 December 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00 - D.L.I. Hall
- A medley of well-known Christmas carols arranged for the highland bagpipe
- An array of talented supporting vocalists and maestros on electric, acoustic and bass guitar, keyboard, saxophone, penny-whistle, drum-kit, djembe and cowbell
- Old bagpipe favourites such as The Flower of Scotland and Auld Lang Syne
- A few more contemporary sets requiring fancy fingerwork and dextrous drumming
- Displays of skill and agility in both Irish- and Highland-dancing sets
- The traditional rendition of the poet Robert Burns' Address To A Haggis. (Unfortunately we will not be serving samples of the haggis during intermission this year due to covid-19 concerns.)
This year the Sunday matinee show returns to D.L.I. Hall, situated in the middle of the Greyville Racecourse in Durban. In addition to "normal" rows of seating there will be some tables set up in the hall for those who wish to picnic, but these are limited in number and will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, and the venue has stipulated a strict maximum of 6 people per table. Some drinks will be on sale from the Green Jacket Room bar.
- Adults: R90
- Pensioners: R50
- Children (Under 12): Free
Note that tickets may be available at the entrance, but only up to the limits of the venue under COVID-19 restrictions, and at the increased price of R100 (pensioners and children unchanged). We encourage taking advantage of the lower pre-booking price to reserve your place and help us cater for the correct numbers.
The twins have performed together with the pipe band at concerts, ceilidhs, highland gatherings and even weddings, but a highlight we look forward to each year is their regular feature at Carols & Kilts.
This time Melissa will be sitting out the show, as she and her husband Cobus are expecting a baby soon, but Samantha has promised to dance twice as hard ;)
Back home in his normal life Nick and his brother are now the 5th generation running the family business - retailing men's and school apparel, and manufacturing academic, legal, clerical and municipal attire. His lovely wife and three children are also often seen supporting Nick and the band around the country.
It also happens that the band proudly wears the tartan of Alistair's clan - the deep blue and green of MacKenzie.
A career highlight for Cassie Rae was being chosen to represent South Africa in a singing competition held in New York, where she placed 2nd in her category, but she is passionate about continuing her career right here in Durban, South Africa. Cassie Rae can most often be seen playing and singing at weddings and parties, with plans for her own music being made in the background. She loves knowing that her music can bring joy to the hearts of her listeners.
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