Watervliet, NY -- Oran Mor's guest bartending fundraiser held at the Rusty Anchor on July 12th proved to be a huge success! The time and talent of Laura Daniels (B95.5 FM) and Ryan Peterson (YNN Your News Now) behind the bar allowed Oran Mor to raise nearly $2,000 to help fund their journey across the pond for the World Pipe Band Championships this August. Oran Mor performing with the Erin Harkes Band really wowed the crowd....Take a peek:
This event was also featured on the Road the Worlds tour, which showcases the journeys of the world’s top pipe bands as they prepare for the Worlds. Oran Mor is one of three Grade 1 pipe bands traveling to Scotland from the U.S. to compete this year.
Andrew Douglas, pipe major of Oran Mor, said: "The World Pipe Band Championships is, as it sounds, the apex of the Pipe Band world. An American band has never won the Worlds - so, not only are we doing this to play great music and challenge ourselves; we're also trying to put our country on the piping map, which for many of us is very meaningful."