December 10, 2019


3 p.m. Lineup Features EJ Piper Jones Band, Reel Sisters, Grandfather Mountain Highlander Pipe Band & Blue Ridge Brass

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C.—Scottish and Irish music fans should flock to White Horse Black Mountainon Sunday, Jan. 12, when Pipes Plus…Bagpipes and Much More featuring the EJ Piper Jones Band, The Reel Sisters, The Grandfather Mountain Highlander Pipe Band and Blue Ridge Brass will be showcased at a special 3 p.m. show.

Tickets are priced at $18 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.whitehorseblackmountain.comor call 828-669-0816.

The EJ Piper Jones Band is a lyrical, high energy trio based on the moving and beautiful sounds of the Highland bagpipes, accompanied by unique percussive chords from the bouzouki and inspired drums. While maintaining a strong musical base in traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland, and Appalachia, the group also performs original instrumental compositions and powerful vocal harmonies, as well as stepping off stage from time to time to lead the audience in traditional Celtic dances.

Piper EJ Joneshas been performing traditional Highland bagpipe music and folk music since he first picked up the pipes in 1987. He co-founded the renowned group Clandestine in 1991, with whom he produced five albums and won multiple awards. In addition, he also performs with Medieval dance band Brizeus and produced a solo album, The Willow, with Gerry O’Beirneand Rosie Shipley. Known for his technical expertise and lyrical piping, EJ can be heard piping for other artists such as Ed Miller, Robert Earl Keen, and many more.

The Reel Sisters are a duo steeped in the musical tradition of Scottish harp and small pipes. Rosalind and Kelly share lifetimes of experience in the traditional music community and the technical expertise of classical training. Compelling tunes combine with The Sisters’ approachable, lighthearted personalities to create a unique and intimate musical experience.

Rosalind Budahas taught and performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. She teaches and performs classical chamber and orchestral music and Celtic music in her in her home of Asheville, NC and throughout Western North Carolina. Keeping to the mountain tradition, Rosalind plays banjo for fun and enjoys contra dance. Kelly Brzozowskihas taught and performed throughout Europe and the U, S. as well. Kelly lives in Atlanta where she maintains a large teaching studio and performs both classical and Celtic music.

The Grandfather Mountain Highlanders Pipe Band is a competition band striving to achieve the highest levels of performance at sanctioned competitions in the South, the Eastern U.S., Canada and Scotland. The band was founded in 1974 by Agnes MacRae Mortonand Harvey Ritch, former owner of Everything Scottish. At that time, the group consisted of young, but very dedicated players.

Within two years, they became the Southern Pipe Band Champions, a title they have claimed many times over the years. The band also has won Eastern United States Champions, runner up at the North American Championshipstwice and eighth at the World Pipe Band Championshipin Glasgow. Recently the band placed first at the Stone Mountain Highland Games, winning the coveted Grade 3 championship. The band is under the direction of Pipe Major Gordon Warburton and Lead Drummer Jason Higgins.

The Blue Ridge Brass Band are a group of musicians with a close association with the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. The band was born from the love of music, the mountains of North Carolina and the strong Celtic heritage that is pervasive in northwestern North Carolina in body and spirit.

White Horse Black Mountain (105 Montreat Rd.) is a 215-seat music and arts venue that has staged more than 2,500 concerts and other events during its 10-year history. It offers state-of-the-art sound, cabaret-style (table) seating, and bar/concession area that serves beer, wine, Kombucha, soft drinks and snacks.

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