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Bagpipers, musicians and Scottish dancers gather on Enders Island

St. Edmund’s Pipes & Drums was center stage June 6 during the first Flag Day Tattoo on Enders Island as friends and family brought lawn chairs and blankets to the area’s expansive gardens and listened to music.

Surrounded by views of the ocean on all sides, the crowd listened to pipes and drums, fifes and drums, and an Irish Harp. Scottish dancers entertained, and the culture of the Celts was brought to life with Scottish Highland bagpipes and Scottish wares, including Haggis and Scottish shortbread. Bands came from Connecticut and Rhode Island to play, and the event ended with what is called a Massed Band, with all bands gathering to play.

This event, planned to occur annually, was hosted by the St. Edmund’s Pipes & Drums, part of the Sacred Art Institute at Enders Island.

Enders Island also provides spiritual retreats (both on the grounds and online), workshops in calligraphy, iconography and other sacred arts, and support for people in recovery. For more information, go to endersisland.org.

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