Nancy Lyon, Travel Writer & Harp Player.    Gordon Mooney, Scottish piper & Musicologist

Monday, November 03, 2014 at 2:00 PM

"Odd Scotland, the Hidden World Beyond Golf & Whiskey Trails & Shortbread-Tin Scenery"

“Odd Scotland” is a hidden world beyond Scotland’s golf and whiskey trails and shortbread-tin scenery.  On Monday November 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. at the Auberge West Brome, join travel writer & harp player Nancy Lyon, and Scottish piper & musicologist Gordon Mooney, on a unique musical and photo tour of Caledonia, from the renegade Scottish Borders, the Gaelic Western Isles, Viking Caithness, Orkney and the Shetland Isles.  Celebrate the eccentric heart and inventive mind of a small nation whose craze for plaids and pipes covers the world.

Nancy’s travel stories and photos have appeared in GEO, New York Magazine, Ms., the New York Times, Travel & Leisure Magazine, the Saturday Review of Literature, the Chicago Herald Tribune, the Miami Herald, In Dublin Magazine, the Montreal Gazette, and alternative newsweeklies in Canada and the US.  Nancy describes her life as a pendulum swing between travel writing and playing Irish, Scottish, Breton and Quebecois music — her passions.  She is thrilled whenever the two happily collide.

Gordon has been playing the pipes since the age of seven and has been recognized as the foremost master of the Bellows blown bagpipes of Scotland.  In the 1980’s he led the revival in interest both in the bellows bagpipes and their music with his publications and recordings, particularly the influential and much praised album ‘O’er the Border.’  He has performed in many prestigious events and venues in Europe and North America and has taught and lectured to students of the bagpipe and Scottish music.

All are welcome. The fee for non-member is $10.

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