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Celtic pride on display

When in Rome... the Tartan Pride Highland Dancers performed with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band. They share the bill again at their upcoming Cloverdale show. - CONTRIBUTED
When in Rome... the Tartan Pride Highland Dancers performed with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band. They share the bill again at their upcoming Cloverdale show.
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When the Tartan Pride Highland Dance Team and special guests Celtic folk artists Blackthorn and the Vancouver Police Pipe Band cut loose next week in Cloverdale, just try to keep your toes from tapping. Go on. We dare ye.

It’s Tartan Pride Highland Dance Team’s Celtic Night, a fundraising event April 30 at Shannon Hall at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.

For fans of Celtic music, dance and culture, the evening promises to be a knock-out.

Tartan Pride is a team of premier Highland dancers from the Joan Murray School of Dance in Cloverdale.

The team has performed in France, Austria, Italy, Portugal and more, including a cruise ship, and even Scotland’s Stirling Castle, representing Canada at events like the Welsh Guards Tattoo, the Modena International Tattoo in Italy, and various highland games.

The group has shared the stage with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band,  Seaforth Highlanders Pipes and Drums, and Celtic bands such as Blackthorn and Tillers Folly.

Blackthorn, a Vancouver-based band so true it’ll have you claiming Celtic ancestry, specializes in the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland, as well as folk music from French and English Canada.

And the world-traveling, award-winning Vancouver Police Pipe Band wears traditional highland dress uniforms, so they’ll look as good as they sound.

The versatile Tartan Pride dancers will also perform at the event, which includes dancing, a silent auction, door prizes and concession.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children. Call 604-576-1619. Or email tpride@shaw.ca.

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