Clan Donald Auckland Christmas Luncheon at Northcote Tavern

On 10 December about 20 clan members attended the Northcote Tavern for lunch. The Northcote Tavern has a Highlander bar with tartan carpet on the floor and Clan Crests and memorabilia from Scotland on the walls. Two pipers from the Signals Band, along with Andrew Wilkie, Iain Foxell and Maria Walker-Kinnell entertained the members and other patrons of the tavern. The pipers were accompanied by two drummers from the Signals Band.

After playing together, the pipers performed solo and played happy birthday for a 90 year old who was having her birthday party at the Tavern.


Maria Walker Kinnell and Drummer of Signals Band


Musicians playing at Northcote Tavern


Maria is 15 years old and has been playing the bagpipes for two years with the Hibiscus Coast Pipe Band. We look forward to seeing her continue to make progress with her piping. She is the granddaughter of Pamela and the late Albert Kinnell who have been members for many years.