Concerts Return for 17th Joyous
Holiday Classic Concert Featuring
‘Braveheart’ Stars Reuniting to Pay Tribute to Hollywood
Composer James Horner
Cast Members to Reunite
to Pay Tribute to
Film Composer James Horner
Musical Works to Have Their World Premiere
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one of New York City’s “Top Ten” holiday events
The Pipes of Christmas celebrates its 17th season
with performances in New York and New Jersey on December 19th and
20th. This classic holiday concert like no other
offers a unique blend of drums and pipes along with the
harmonious sound of brass, strings, and percussion native to
Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
The Pipes of Christmas will honor late film
composer James Horner, who composed over a 100 films and
received two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards over
his brilliant career. His body of work includes score for ‘Braveheart,’
‘Titanic,’ ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ and ‘Field of Dreams.’
To pay tribute to his legacy of bringing
Celtic music to a broader audience, three ‘Braveheart’ cast
members -- Mhairi Calvey, James Robinson, and Andrew Weir –
will reunite to perform in The Pipes of Christmas.
Glasgow-born actress Mhairi Calvey shot to stardom at the
age of five, making her film debut playing the role of Young
Murron, in 'Braveheart' and has now been casted in a
breakout role to play famed Scottish heroine Flora MacDonald
in ‘The Great Getaway’, a movie about Bonnie Prince Charlie,
written and directed by Robbie Moffatt.
James Robinson is perhaps best known for his role as Young
William Wallace in ‘Braveheart” is also a Glasgow native.
The Glasgow native’s other film work includes ‘The Walk’
for the role of Anakin Skywalker in ‘Star Wars: Episode I -
The Phantom Menace’ and was initially used for the original
storyboards for the character. On
television he has appeared in the Showtime series, ‘The
Borgias.’ He recently toured the UK in a stage adaptation of
the film, ‘Brassed Off.’
Andrew Weir hails from Ayr, Scotland. He
appeared in ‘Braveheart’ as Young Hamish. Away
from the stage and silver screen this versatile actor is a
keen follower of Ayr Utd. Football Club and the Scotland
National Team. He is also one of the founders of the highly
successful company ‘3rd Degrees Burns,’ making him one of
Scotland’s top interpreters of the immortal bard. His work
in this field has been appreciated by audiences worldwide.
2015 and streamed online.
To find out more, please visit www.pipesofchristmas.com on
Since making its debut in 1999, The Pipes of
Christmas has played to standing room only venues. Now a
cherished holiday event, the concert provides audiences with
a stirring and reverent celebration of the Christmas season
and the Celtic spirit. Audience-goers return year after
year to experience the program, many reporting that the
Pipes of Christmas has become a routine part of their
family’s annual Christmas tradition.