Monday, April 4, 2011

Piping in Scotland Week on the Highline in New York City

New Yorkers out for a morning stroll in the Highline Park this morning may have heard their Scottish calling. Led by local Scots-American bagpipers, three dancers -- Lydia Phillips, Heather Gehring, Emily Edwards -- from a New York based dance troupe floated above the city streets in traditional Gehring Dance while unraveling themselves from a Scottish tartan. The purpose: to usher in another year of Scotland Week in New York City.

Working with Festivals Edinburgh, and the city’s well-known Fringe Festival, this morning’s performers are just a handful of the many Scots and Scottish-Americans coming out for the week long festivities celebrating National Tartan Day on April 6.

"Festivals are one of the great reasons to visit Scotland in person, and we hope this morning’s beautiful performance gives New Yorkers a little taste of what they’ll see at our famous Fringe Festival in July” said Fiona Stewart of VisitScotland. “And there will be more to come from Scotland all around the city this week,” added Stewart.

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