|For current news on upcoming events, visit the Kuwait Caledonians "Official" Web Site here|
|2009 Burn's Supper||
St Andrew's Ball
|2008 Burn's Supper||
St Andrew's Ball
|2007 Spring Ceilidh|
|Kuwait Caledonians Events||2007 Treasure Hunt||2007 Highland Games||2007 Scotland/England Football Match||2007 Burn's Supper||
St Andrew's Ball
|2006 Welcome Back Ceilidh|
|2006 Spring Ceilidh||2006 Treasure Hunt||2006 Burn's Supper||2006 Scotland/England Football Match||2005 St Andrew's Ball||2005 Welcome Back Ceilidh|
|2005 Spring Ceilidh||2005 Treasure Hunt||2005 Burn's Supper||2004 St Andrew's Ball||2004 Welcome Back Ceilidh||2004 Spring Ceilidh|
|2004 Treasure Hunt||2004 Burn's Supper||2003 St Andrew's Ball||2003 Burn's Supper||2002 Highland Games||2002 Burn's Supper|
|Pipe Band Photos||2007 Band Bytes||2006 Band Bytes||2005 Band Bytes||2004 Band Bytes|
Tonight - a special presentation, for a very special friend....
More or less in Chronological order....
"Coila" - from Glasgow - plays for dancing this evening
Piping in the Top Table
|Chieftain Sam McCulloch and Patron Diraar AlGhanim|
|The Top Table guests meet||Lyndon pipes in the Top Table|
|The Kuwait Caledonians Pipe Band (Bader's Band) open the evening's entertainment|
Tunes at this session:
Mingulay Boat Song
Skye Boat Song
|We're a loud band.... it takes a lot to be heard over the din....|
|Sheila Lilley - Mistress of Ceremonies||Sam McCulloch - Chieftain|
|The Reverend Andy Thompson gives and entertaining account of the history of St. Andrew.|
|Pipe Major - Bader Mohammed||Stuart King|
|Philip Weston||John Weston|
|And introducing - Andrew Bates||Lyndon Baines|
March in to: Murdo's Wedding, Scotland the Brave, Rowan Tree
(Momentary Mutiny and bagpipe presentation)
Amazing Grace (solo by Stuart King)
Brown Haired Maiden, Chorichollies Welcome, Terebus
Meeting of the Waters, Johnny Scorbie
A "Momentary Mutiny"....
|John stops the performance for a special presentation...|
Before the band continues the program after the march-in - everyone laid down their pipes - except Bader.
|Some kind words of Bader's dedication||Bader is wondering why John is bad-mouthing his pipes...|
|Only Bader was left out of the loop...|
|"Even the cords were chewed upon by a cat"....||Lyndon brings out the surprise....|
|..A custom set of McLellan bagpipes, Bronze and African Blackwood. Only the best will do for our honorary pipe-major...|
|Its fair to say we caught Bader completely off guard... He appeared to be quite touched.|
|We printed a poster collage of Bader photos with the patrons for this presentation.|
This is Bader's poster. With a
place-holder for photos from tonight's presentation.
|Bader tries out his new Bagpipes|
|Many thanks to Lyndon for assembling the pipes and providing the interim cords.... Middle Eastern style...||The band appreciates Bader's solo performance.|
|Bader has to set aside his new pipes until he can spend some time with the drones. So now the performance continues.|
|Bader with Diraar AlGhanim, one of the bagpipe patrons.|
Dancing the night away to "Coila"...
|Alistair McCulloch and Willie Weir - "Coila"|
|Birthday girls Mary Smith and Sheila Lilley|
Caledonians would like to thank all the raffle ticket buyers tonight,
for helping us to raise over 800 KD for the Hearts and Minds Charity in Scotland.
to order your tickets for the Burn's Supper,
Thursday, February 7, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
for higher quality images, e-mail