Pipes & Drum at the King County Arts Council Offices in Seattle
Dwayne & I produced a Nae Regrets-lite performance for Tina today at the King County Arts Council offices in downtown Seattle. Amid their holiday celebration Tina requested a pipe & drum performance for her birthday — surprising her office-mates!
With few of her coworkers aware of our coming, we snuck in — through the front door, of course. We started our performance half-way up the stairs to the second level of their offices with a rousing round of our Brown-haired Maiden set ending at the top of the stairs in the center of the surprised party. We then rounded out our set debuting a jig-combo, a tune relative to the Harry Potter series, and finished with a bit of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” & the tried-and-true Scotland The Brave.
After our performance we found that there are a great group of people operating the King County Arts Council. They received us well and we hope to play for them again!
Hiding out in their break-room
Dwayne & Don
Just your typical kilted office workers
There’s loud music in your office…
I think this is the first time Nae Regrets has performed in an office.
…and I reckon it was the first time bagpipes & a drum were used to rock-out in this office, too.
Big finish — BIG FINISH!
EGADS BagpiperDon, what’s that fuzz on your face?!?
GOOD NIGHT SEATTLE!!!
…er, KING COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL!!!
Memorial Day Weekend 27-30 May 2011
Nae Regrets is excitedly ramping up for another Northwest Folklife — four days of outdoor playing to lively audiences with Nae Regrets’ style no-energy-held-back bagpipes & rock’n’roll drums. This year we will be featuring some guest drummers, be sure to come out! Also join Nae Regrets at Mick Finster’s in Edmonds on Monday evening for our after party — meet the band and get your CDs signed! (map of where Nae Regrets should be playing)
Special on Sunday around 3PM at NWFolklife we’re planning an all-out performance set including a Highland and Irish dancer. Also joining us, I’m very pleased to announce, will be the alternate bellydance troupe Hands Of Kali. Since 2003, troupe Hands Of Kali has been entertaining West Coast audiences with their unique brand of eclectic modern bellydance. My prediction is that each of our contemporary art-form approaches will complement one another making for a one-of-a-kind performance not to be missed!
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Before Northwest Folklife we should be launching a new website, slated to include a streaming-audio page. On this page we intend to post recordings throughout the weekend of our performances. We will be featuring these recordings for a limited time, so be sure to tune in!
It Must be Spring
03June2010 ~ by BagpiperDon
Despite frequently wet weather, Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle was a big hit for Nae Regrets this past Memorial Day weekend. Again we were received by large and enthusiastic crowds who couldn’t get enough of our music — talkin’ about overwhelming! We released the new Nae Regrets’ album “Alive at Northwest Folklife 2009” and ended the weekend with a small supply of our original stock. Requests for future performances and our schedule have poured in and our Facebook fanpage has been growing daily. Videos have started appearing on YouTube and I will start searching Flickr soon for new images captured by members of our audiences. If you have videos or photos of the band, please let us know via our contact page. Here are the first three I’ve found — Enjoy!
Nae Regrets @ Folklife 2010 by admendiola
Our new youngest friend Liam with Nae Regrets by realcbglacier