On-Air Highlights

Bagpipes and Rock Music

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Aug 11, 2014 3:23 PM

Since they walked away with the top prize on the UK primetime TV talent show, When Will I Be Famous, in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven't stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes! With the power of the Scottish bagpipes times three and accompanied by an amazing rock band , the Red Hot Chilli Pipers bring an unforgettable and unique sound fusing modern classics and rock anthems with their passion for the bagpipes.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers: Blast Live is a concert taped at Scotland’s Old Fruitmarket Glasgow that “blasts” the bagpipes into a new musical orbit. Formed in 2002, the Chillis have fast become a global phenomenon, taking their signature “Bagrock” sound to the masses and rocking far-flung shores from New York to Beijing and everywhere in between with their unique fusion of rocked-up bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers: Blast Live is an invigorating and infectious performance that shows audiences how rockin’ and cool the bagpipes can actually be! The concert features a sizzling hot song list:

  • Crooked Bridge
  • Medley: Rory McLeod, Molly’s Jig, The Famous Baravan
  • Celtic Bolero
  • Medley: Smoke on the Water, The Fourth Floor
  • Jazz Badger
  • Pig Jigs Medley: Price of The Pig, Not The Bunny Hop, Glasgow Police Pipers
  • Battle of the Drums!
  • Hills of Argyll
  • The Lost
  • You’re the Voice/Chilli Time
  • Wi a Hundred Pipers/Rockin’ All Over The World
  • Medley: We Will Rock You, Eye of the Tiger, Clumsy Lover

WITF introduces you to the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Catch their music special Monday August 11 at 8:00pm, Friday August 15 at 1:00pm, Saturday August 16 at 4:00pm, and Sunday August 17 at 6:00pm. 

While you enjoy Red Hot Chilli Pipers: Blast Live WITF has an opportunity for you see them live at the Hershey Theater in February 28, 2015.  Make a contribution of $150 for pair of tickets to see this unique blend of rock music come alive.

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