Pipers, Kiltie Dancers Combine for Highland Arts Concert
The Alma College Pipers and Kiltie Dancers will join together to perform a mix of traditional and modern compositions in a “Highlands and Islands” concert that celebrates the Scottish arts.
The performance takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13 in the Remick Heritage Center at Alma College. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
The pipers will perform a pair of traditional songs by the 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns. On the contemporary side, the pipers will play “Steam Train to Mallaig,” a suite for bagpipes composed by Mary-Ann MacKinnon.
Alma's 2011 Kiltie Dancers
The program also will include a jig titled “Burton the Rover,” an original composition by Alma College alumnus Joel Kimball. In addition, the pipers will debut their competition March Medley with members of the Alma College Percussion Ensemble.
The Kiltie Dancers will feature original choreography integrating traditional Highland dancing movements with other forms of dance.
Highlights include “Rock ‘n Reel,” a 1950s themed choreography featuring all the dancers; “Rhythm of the Dancer,” an original choreography by Susan Tapp; “A Traditional Cakewalk” by Amanda Craig and Maria Taylor; “Celtic Masquerade” featuring all the dancers; and “Scotland Meets Africa,” a dance by Katie Crombie, Alexa Gilbert and Tapp featuring African dance techniques.
The dancers and pipers also will perform three pieces together: “Scotland the Brave,” a jig medley and an “Aussie Amazing Grace” bow.
Alma College’s Highland Arts Program is co-coordinated by Kate DeGood and Andrew Duncan.
Posted: Wed, March 2nd, 2011 at 4:11PM