Monday, December 24, 2012
Dunedin High Schools' Scottish Highlander Band was recently awarded a prestigious Mickey Mouse trophy for being one of two bands in the country to march in the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. Watch the band on ABC on Christmas morning.
Dunedin High Schools' Scottish Highlander Band was recently awarded a prestigious Mickey Mouse trophy for being one of two bands in the country to march in the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. Principal Reuben Hepburn presented the band director, Ian Black, with the Mickey Mouse trophy during an ceremony at Dunedin High School on Dec. 13. Watch the Highlanders in the Disney Parks Christmas Day parade on ABC Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Disney judges were impressed with the Scottish Highlanders even though the band of 70 to 80 students was smaller than many other marching bands. Disney selected the Dunedin students, dressed in Scottish military kilts and use of traditional Scottish bagpipes, for a part of the parade inspired…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Dunedin High School's marching band is one of two in the country selected by Disney. The parade will be aired at 10 a.m. Dec. 25 on ABC.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Dunedin High School's Scottish Highlander Marching Band was selected to march in the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, according to a news release from Pinellas County Schools. Only one other marching band in the country is bestowed the same honor, the news release states. Watch the annual Christmas Day parade on TV Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on ABC. The 70-member band was chosen because of it fully incorporates bagpipes, kilts and Scottish military uniforms and tradition. The band's unique Scottish quality was needed for a segment in the parade, the news release states. The Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade airs at 9 a.m. for all other major U.S. time zones, according to the Disney parade website. Check your local listings…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Kandi Bryant, owner of Dunedin Brewery, bought raffle tickets in hopes of winning a set of bagpipes to make up for a set her son lost 12 years ago.
It may have taken 12 years, but karma finally came back around for the Bryant family. Kandi Bryant, owner of Dunedin Brewery, bought three raffle tickets in hopes of winning a $1,600 set of McCallum bagpipes from Lothian Kilt Rentals and Bagpipe Supplies for a City of Dunedin Pipe Band fundraiser in September. Her son Michael Bryant, 29, had lost his new $850 set in April 2000, when he was just 16. He drove off after punk band practice with them still sitting on the back of his van. In what was believed to be a serendipitous turn of events, a St. Petersburg Times reporter connected them with a truck driver from Illinois who was placing a "found" ad in Times classifieds for their missing set, according to an April 13, 2000 story in the St. …
Monday, September 10, 2012
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Monday, September 10, 2012
1) The National Weather Service forecast: We've got a 40 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms; otherwise, it'll be partly sunny, with a high near 89. Tonight's low is 74, with continuing chance for isolated showers. 2) The lowest reported gas price in Dunedin is $3.69 (cash, regular) at two stations: Super Shop, 1001 Broadway, and Dodge's Chicken Store, 466 Patricia Ave, on TampaGasPrices.com. 3) Ladies, learning a few self-defense moves could one day be — heaven forbid — what saves your life. One Palm Harbor karate school is offering a free self-defense class for women on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in honor of two area women believed to be victims of domestic violence. 4) Time is running out to register for the House of Beer …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The City of Dunedin Pipe Band took first place out of 11 bands over the weekend in North Berwick, Scotland, one week before the 30 local pipers compete in the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland, to be aired live at Flanagan's Irish Pub.
The City of Dunedin Pipe Band took first place out of 11 bands in the North Berwick Highland Games in Scotland over the weekend. The news came from Moira Donaldson, elated wife of piping director Iain Donaldson in Scotland, on Saturday afternoon. The North Berwick Highland Games are a precursor to the World Pipe Band Championships on Aug. 11 in Glasgow, Scotland. Moira Donaldson said that leading up to the 70th annual World Pipe Band Championships, the band performs: About 30 local musicians will be among the estimated 8,000 competitors participating, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The Dunedin drummers and bagpipers took first place at the Highland Games in Greenville, SC, in May. This month's world championships will be the first …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The local musicians left this week for Glasgow for the World Pipe Band Championships on Aug. 11.
The City of Dunedin Pipe Band is set to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships on Aug. 11 in Glasgow, Scotland. About 30 local musicians will be among the estimated 8,000 competitors participating in the 70th annual contest, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The Dunedin drummers and bagpipers took first place at the Highland Games in Greenville, SC, in May. This month's world championships will be the first competition for the city pipe band since the passing of Alexander "Sandy" Keith, its longtime director, who died in February. Follow the band's Facebook page for updates from Glasgow.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Celebrate 2011 in the Celtic tradition at Dunedin Brewery
Orlando-based Celtic rock band Seven Nations is set to get the New Year's Eve party going at Dunedin Brewery on Dec. 31. Seven Nations combines bagpipes and fiddle with guitar and drums. The group has been touring the U.S. and internationally since 1994 and has put out more than 15 albums. "As far as the piping goes, it's straight up traditional," lead singer and guitarist Kirk McLeod told Dunedin Patch in an interview. The band's website describes its sound as "... passionate, tender and rollicking … [veering] from roots and folk to dance and fusion-rock." "The most important thing is that people, especially people that aren't used to Celtic music, are seeing the music in a different light," McLeod said. The band also values its rich …