Campbeltown born piper Lorne
Cousin recently performed at the
US Library of Congress in Washington the night
of President Obama's Address to Congress.
The event was
organised and led by the Scottish First Minister
Alex Salmond and attended by Sir Sean Connery.
were singer Sandi Thom and Margaret Bennett.
The event was attended by about 30 US
Senators and Congressmen including Senate
Majority leader Harry Reid and Senator John
McCain's campaign manager Senator Lindsay
Graham,all of whom are of Scottish descent.
The Senators and
Congressmen then had to rush off to Congress
next door for the President's speech.
Lorne said "It
was a great honour to perform on such an
historic occasion. President Obama was only next
door so I hope he heard the pipes!
One of the Senator's wives said to me
"How does it feel to be the second most popular
man in the room!" (Sir Sean Connery was there at
Lorne now plays in the
band DRAM! and
has now released our album Done Deed on itunes
(search for DRAM!). DRAM!
performed recently in Hollywood and
and Dannii Minogue
came specially to hear them
play! She, Madonna and Jackie
Collins are now fans of DRAM!
Here are some
photos Lorne sent us.