Friday, March 28, 2014

Tartan Week Brings an Artist, Bagpipes, and More to the Park

Can you believe The Kelpies have lived in the park for a week already? We've enjoyed watching the public interact with the sculptures, both in the park and on social media. 

The Kelpies will get more exciting during Tartan Week, celebrated from April 4 to 8 in conjunction with the American-Scottish Foundation. A series of lunchtime musical performers, presentations, and more will occur on the Fountain Terrace, with The Kelpies as a backdrop. Two of Tartan Week's highlights are the New York Tartan Day Parade on Saturday, April 5, and a talk by Andy Scott, the sculptor of The Kelpies, on Sunday, April 6.

If you're unable to make it to the Tartan Week celebrations, you can catch The Kelpies until April 22.


A classic Scottish band performs in front of the Kelpies.

Tartan Week Lunchtime Concerts
All Tartan Week Lunchtime Concerts take place on the Fountain Terrace, on the 6th Avenue side of the park. 

Friday, April 4
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hannah Read & Friends - “Cross Atlantic Roots Music”
Iona Crawford Kelpie Collection - a fusion of Music & Fashion

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pipe bands drum up excitement for the following day's New York Tartan Day Parade

Saturday, April 5
11:30am - 12:45pm
Sounds of the Pipes and Drums; Tartan Day Parade Preview
The Pipes and Drums of the Atlantic Watch
Bonnie Brae Knights
Shamrock & Thistle

2pm
The New York Tartan Day Parade
The Parade steps off at 44th and Sixth Avenue, two blocks north of Bryant Park and The Kelpies.

Sunday, April 6
12:30pm - 1:30 pm
Tartan Day Observance
New York Metro Pipe Band
The Highland Divas and special guests
Tribute to Tartan Day

3pm
Andy Scott, sculptor of the Kelpies, speaks of the background and creation of the Kelpies

Monday, April 7
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Morrison Academy Pipe Band, Crieff, Perthshire

Tuesday, April 8
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Music and Song of Scotland
Maureen McMullan, Artist in Residence (The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA) together with Hannah Reid (fiddle) and Neil Pearlman (keyboard)


1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to seeing the Highland Divas performance..Hope to see you all at St Andrews Restaurant afterwards, for a bite or a wee dram!!!

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