May 9, 2014
Live onstage: The Killdares, Highlander Strings & pipers 

 

The Killdares brought their unique sound to HPHS during a performance with the Highlander Strings Orchestra and bagpipers May 1.
 
HPHS Orchestra Director Peggy Tucker is a long-time fan of the Celtic rock group, and she and The Killdares founder, lead singer and drummer Tim Smith, thought the collaboration was a natural fit.  
 
"We'd heard about the Scots and the school's reputation for having a great music program - with bagpipers - which we loved," Smith said.
 
"What a great chance for our students to see up close how professional musicians create their own unique sound," Tucker said. "The students were thrilled to join the band onstage."
 
Funding for "Rocking the Centennial" concert was made possible by grants from HP Arts, PC Tag Parents and Highlander Strings Orchestra Boosters. 
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