Pipes herald the New Year in

THE Bundaberg Caledonian Pipe Band was on the move to help ring in the New Year, playing at seven venues throughout the night.

The evening started with a tune in the Brothers Sports Club car park, before the group headed to the Takalvan Street Hungry Jacks car park to perform a re-enactment of the franchise’s Angry Angus commercials.

The 17-member group then moved on to perform at a barbecue dinner at the Lakes Retirement Village.

Bundaberg Caledonian Pipe Band chieftain Annette Tarvit said the group had been prepared for a fun night.

“It’s traditional. We’ve done it for many years. We always look forward to New Year’s Eve,” she said.

Mrs Tavit, who has been with the band since 1999, said the group performed a number of old favourites as well as Auld Lang Syne to ring in the New Year.

“It’s a lot of fun and the people at the venues always seem to appreciate the pipes as they ring in the New Year,” she said.

Other venues the pipe band performed at included the Bundaberg RSL Club, the Burnett Bowls Club and the Railway Tavern. The group finished the night off at Brothers Sports Club.

The band was transported to the venue by a Stewart and Sons bus, which had been loaned to the pipers for the evening.



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