Event of the week

COMEDY, dance, song and traditional instruments – Alnwick Pipers’ Society’s charity show, in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Service, is sure to hit the heights.

And tickets are still available for the production, which takes place at Alnwick Playhouse tomorrow night.

This special concert features an evening of traditional Northumbrian music and talent and celebrates the release of the Pipers’ second CD, Enchantered.

Susan Clarke, who is on the Society’s committee and part of the band, said: “We are going to perform music which is on the CD, which is all the different members of the Society doing their different little bits, not just piping.

“It also has fiddles, double bass, banjo, mouth organ, flute. There is a great mixture of traditional instruments on the CD.”

The audience will be treated to a range of entertainment, from the colourful and entertaining Monkseaton Morris Men to Northumbrian poems and songs from Bob Bolam.

Local comedian Ernie Coe will be the event’s compere.

Susan added: “This show is a mixture of comedy, dance, song and traditional instruments. It is a good, all-round show which has got a bit of everything.”

The Pipers’ concert last year was in aid of the Haiti Earthquake Appeal and raised more than £600.

It is the turn of the Air Ambulance this time round.

“We wanted to go for and support a good, local cause,” added Susan.

Enchantered, as well as the group’s first CD – In The Alnwick Garden – will be on sale on the night and there will also be a raffle.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets, which are available from the Playhouse, are £8 adults, £7 concessions and £6 for children and students.