Wow - what a year? Who'd have thought this time last year what we'd have gone through/be going through now??
It's time to kick 2020 into touch with the ultimate social distancing machine - the bagpipes!
Sadly this year we won't be able to perform the Annual Pipeathon in public as usual, but the need to raise funds for the fight against cancer is even more important this year, so we're doing a kind of 'virtual' Pipeathon experience with the video of some tunes that you can watch on this page. Play it now, play it on NYE, whenever suits!
This year the Pipeathon is dedicated in memory of my wonderful brother-in-law, Sylvester ‘Silly’ Morgan, who sadly lost his brave battle with cancer in January 2020 in the UK, and our great family friend, Norman Deacon, who we lost to cancer in June. Sylvester and Norman, you are in our hearts and minds always.
Please give what you can to American Cancer Society using the Donate button on this page. Anything is appreciated!
Also, we'd like to recognize and thank the pubs and restaurants who have welcomed us each year over the past 6 years (shown in the video) - we'd love it if you can please patronize them by buying take away food and drink from them in this difficult time. Unfortunately some of them have not made it through the year, but we hope that times will get better soon and Alameda's great hostelries will thrive again.
And you'd better believe it - the Pipeathon will be back bigger and better than ever next year - IN PERSON!
Happy New Year wherever you are from Andy MacKay and Team Pipeathon!
hogmanay - Best night of the year in Scotland!
hogmabay - Best night of the year in the Bay Area!