Enjoy St Andrew’s Night, with some of the finest single malt whiskies, and live Bluegrass music! The informal whisky tasting event will take place at Summerhall – Edinburgh’s buzzing creative hub for the arts. Whisky tasting notes will be provided for each whisky generously provided by distillers and specialist whisky retailers around Scotland.
Live music from Mairi Orr and her band, foot-tapping bluegrass and Americana with a Scottish twist. The line-up is 5-string banjo, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and double bass. The evening supports pipe bands in the USA worst hit by Hurricane Sandy. There are over 120 pipe bands in New York and New Jersey. Many band members have lost instruments and kit. Our aim is to send over 6-8 brand new bagpipes to replace those destroyed. Each pipe band who receives a new set of bagpipes will be listed on www.pipefest.com and www.tartanweek.com