Silver Thistle hosted its annual Ceilidh (KAY-lee, Gaelic for Party) at Scholz’s Beer Garden on Sunday May 26! The weather was steamy and the crowd was….well, a crowd! The band performed some of its tried and true sets and tried out some new ones. Like a group Piobaireachd. There was a great bake sale with Lemon Bars, Cream-filled oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies, cupcakes, shortbread and (a New York favorite) Black and Whites.
HELLOOOO St. Patrick's Day!
St. Paddy's day will be celebrated on Sunday, March 17th, 2013. We've done it again this year and successfully cloned ourselves so that we can play all day long and all over town. So, come on out and see us! We'll start playing at lunchtime and early afternoon at Opal Divine's Freehouse, Marina, and Penn Field; and at dinner/early evening at NXNW, and Opal Divine's Marina. We will be playing at many other venues; please reference the schedule below and come on out and have a good time.
Sunday, January 27, 2013, saw Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums commemorating the immortal memory of Robert Burns. Peter Reid, a native of Scotland and current Texas, gave the toast to Robert Burns intermixed with some spicy humor. We had the traditional toast to the Lassies and the Lads as well. The haggis was piped in and Torf recited Burns’ thorough poem touting the benefits of consuming copious amounts of the Scottish treat! STPD unveiled the Cairncross Ceilidh Band as well as played some of our well-loved, and even some new tunes, on the Great Highland Pipes.