The Clan Thompson Pipe Band and Friends staged a heavenly Canada Day (July 1) concert at St. James United Church in Antigonish.
The talent showcase also served as an opening day event for the 155th Antigonish Highland Games, which continue – daily – until Sunday, July 8.
The line-up of guest entertainers included vocalists Sheumais MacLeod and Amanda MacIntosh, organist Sandra Johnson, flutist Emery van de Wiel, pianist Leona Williams, hand bells players Tara Nicholson and Bonnie Quinn, Cindy Urquhart and her son Rowan Larson-Urquhart on chanter and violin, Luke Henderson on trumpet, Martha Palmer on accordion, and Highland dancers Abby McKenna and Emma Barrett.
The Stellarton-based band is led by pipe major Scott Williams, pipe sergeant Madelyn Evans-Langlois, drumming instructor Ray Halliday and lead drummer Judy MacMullin-Smith.
The Antigonish performance – emceed by Stellarton town crier Jack Langlois – was the second major indoor concert the band has hosted in 2018.
The St. James United Church music bursary fund received proceeds from the concert.