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Thursday, November 24, 2022



(Twin sisters Samantha Wood & Melissa Alberts from Celtic Heartbeat. Val Adamson (taken for this year’s “Shall We Dance”)

The Durban Caledonian Pipe Band and Friends present the tenth annual production of Carols and Kilts – at Shongweni Farmers Market on Saturday November 26 at 15h00, and at the DLI Hall in Greyville on Sunday November 27 at 14h00.

The much-loved Carols and Kilts kicks off the festive season celebrations with a blend of highland music and a medley of well-known Christmas carols and seasonal music numbers including evergreen bagpipe favourites such as Highland Cathedral and Auld Lang Syne, as well as some more contemporary favourites – such as John Farnham’s The Voice; the Gael from Last of the Mohicans and the Leonard Cohen’s masterful, Halleluiah.

The Durban Caledonian Pipe Band will be supported by musicians on electric, acoustic and bass guitar, keyboard, saxophone, drum-kit, and the noble cowbell, and guest vocalists. Among the special guests will be Garth Strydom (electric guitar); Cassie Rae (vocals); Andrew Turrell (guitar) and Bernard Kisbey-Green (saxophone).

(Right: Photo of the Durban Caledonian Society at this year’s Fort Nottingham Highland Games taken by Harry Lock)

They will be joined by dancers performing to both the Irish and Highland sets – twin sisters Samantha Wood and Melissa Alberts from Celtic Heartbeat.

The concert can be enjoyed over month end November weekend – at Shongweni Farmer's Market on Saturday afternoon, overlooking the top of the Shongweni valley. A range of food and beverages will be available there, so no BYO food & drink.

There is a Sunday matinee at DLI Hall, in the middle of the Greyville Racecourse in Durban. Round tables will be set up in the hall and picnicking is encouraged. A licensed bar will be set up in the Green Jacket Room so regretfully no BYOB. Snacks will also be available.


November 26, 2022 – 15h00 to 17h00 - Shongweni Farmers' and Craft Market.

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November 27, 2022 – 14h00 to 16h00 - D.L.I. Hall

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For both concerts:

Tickets R90 (R50 pensioners). Children (Under 12): Free


Note that tickets may be available at the entrance, at the increased price of R100 (pensioners and children unchanged). Patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the lower pre-booking price to reserve their place and help catering for the correct numbers.