I went to the New Hampshire Highland Games this past Sunday (at Loon Mountain in Lincoln), and had the pleasure of seeing the Red Hot Chilli Pipers perform. I was sorry to hear that Stuart Cassells was on break (and hope he’s back soon), but it was great to see the new guys. I look forward to seeing them again this Saturday in Hartford at the Pipes in the Valley Celtic music fest.
I’m so proud of the above picture because it was taken at the group’s first U.S. performance (as far as I know), in September 2008, at the East Hartford Cultural Center. The Hartford music fest was rained out, and the RHCP (as well as all the other bands, including Albannach, who is also a huge favorite of mine) all had to play indoors. It was still fantastic! These guys are great musicians and entertainers, as well as just plain nice.
Cheers to the RHCP’s!!