The sounds and dances of Scotland return to the Grand Guard. TG Verona

  The sounds and dances of Scotland return to the Grand Guard.  TG Verona

The sounds and dances of Scottish tradition are back, an appointment in Veronese Christmas tradition. The Verona Scottish Christmas Concert will be held at the Gran Guardia Auditorium on Saturday 4 December at 9 pm, organized by the Verona Swing Cultural Association in collaboration with the Department of Decentralisation. After closing last year due to the pandemic, the initiative has been revived with several new features on Saturday evenings, starting with an evocative choreography of lights being experienced for the first time.

There will also be marches, jigs and anthems by the Orobian Pipe Band, a Scottish bagpipe and percussion band, enriched by choreography by dancers from the Scotia Shores Academy of Scottish Dance. The special guests for this edition will be the Cateaters Pipe Band and the legendary band Alban Foom, who are known for playing Irish music but who will perform all Scottish songs for the occasion.

The event is officially recognized by the National Piping Centre, a Glasgow institution dedicated to the sound of the bagpipes and is a reference point for visiting artists to participate in the update.

Admission to the event is free, with invitation tickets available from tomorrow, 30 November at the Verona Box Office, Via Palone 16 from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 15.30 to 19.30 except Saturday afternoons and Sundays. A maximum of two tickets can be collected per person, and it will be mandatory to comply with the current anti-COVID provisions to access the concert.

Verona Swing Cultural Association 338 7688643 for information.

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