Scottish Music Group to Perform Jan. 22 at HCA

courtesy photo | A tribute to Robert Burns will be performed by the Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts on January 22 at Highland Center for the Arts.

GREENSBORO – A tribute to Robert Burns will be performed by members of the Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., at Highland Center for the Arts.
Vermont’s leaders in Scottish music have combined forces to create a new supergroup, “Stravaigin,” which unites their deep roots in the Highland and Hebridean traditions to create a music of their ancestors.
Group member Iain MacHarg has been leading Vermont’s Scottish music scene for the last 20 years. He is the director of the Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts, Catamount Pipe Band, and a member of Prydein. Dan Houghton is a talented piper, accompanist, and a member of Cantrip, one of New England’s most popular folk groups, and Rachel Clemente is a former US National Scottish Harp Champion, and graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Hazen Metro is a member of Prydein, Catamount Pipe Band, and a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and Joanne Garton is a fiddler, teacher, and step dancer from Montpelier. Ian Gauthier and John Nowak are both long-standing members of the Catamount Pipe Band.
This indoor event will be held on the Main Stage at Highland Center for the Arts. With the health of the community in mind, patrons are expected to be vaccinated against COVID -19 and will be asked to show proof of vaccination, either with an original vaccination card, photocopy of the card, cell phone photograph, or verifiable health info PDA app. Alternately, attendees can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) performed within 72 hours of the show. In accordance with CDC recommendations and the Vermont Department of Health regarding indoor spaces, masks are required.
For more information see highlandartsvt.org or call (802) 533-2000.