Scots ready to party

AMY JACKMAN
Last updated 09:42 23/11/2012
AMY JACKMAN / The Wellingtonian

Toe tapping: ForthRight band members Elliot Lawes, Bernard Wells, Duncan Davidson and Elisabeth Auchinvole.

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Fiddles, bag pipes, swords and loads of tartan will be invading Frank Kitt's Park on Sunday for St Andrew's Day.

The annual celebration of Scotland's national day kicks off at 12.45pm with a clan march around the park led by Wellington's pipe band.

There will be music, dancing and performers in the park until 4pm. Celtic band ForthRight will play at 3.15pm and there will be a junior piping competition from 1pm.

ForthRight fiddler Elisabeth Auchinvole said the band had been playing together for eight months and were looking forward to the celebration.

"It's going to be great fun," she said. "Because everyone is Scottish we will be doing our best not to show it, but everyone will be enjoying themselves."

All of the band have Scottish heritage and play Irish and Scottish celtic music.

Duncan Davidson said he was brought up around the music. "We all have an affinity with the music," he said.

"I grew up with pipes because my brother and father were in a pipe band. We also had a lot of celtic music at home. It was just there."

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