Scottish music trio Local Hero will perform in the lobby of Westy Self Storage in Chatham, N.J., on Sept. 24., 7-11 p.m. Admission is $20 per person, and tickets will be available at the door. The program is intended as a pre-party for the annual Pipes of Christmas event, which will take place Dec. 18 and 19 in New York City.
Attendees will enjoy a complimentary whisky tasting including Oban and Cardhu single-malt Scotch, and a silent auction to help them jump-start their holiday shopping. Items up for bid will include a scotch-tasting event at the winners home, an autographed copy of Sir Sean Connerys autobiography, Being a Scot, and a personal one-hour bagpipe performance at an event of the winners choice.
Local Hero, which plays traditional and original Scottish tunes, comprises fiddler Paul Woodiel, flute and bagpipe virtuoso Christopher Layer, and pianist Susie Petrov. Joining the group will be Reinmar Seidler, a special guest cellist from Boston.
Tickets for Pipes of Christmas will be for sale at the Westy Self Storage event. Featured performers will include the Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band from Redlands, Calif., Andrew Weir from the film Braveheart, three-time New England fiddle champion Paul Woodiel, and the Solid Brass ensemble. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Clan Curries Pipes music-scholarship program, which provides select students with accessibility to schools for Celtic music in the United States, Canada and Scotland.