Bagpiping brothers blown away by response after providing free performances for the aged – with pair booked as much as 2024

A PAIR of bagpiping brothers have been left blown away by the response to their beneficiant supply of free performances for the aged – with the pair booked as much as 2024.

Joe, 14, and Alexander Townsley, 12, have each been taking part in the Highland instrument for a number of years and have opted to share their expertise within the type of quite a lot of free performances for folks throughout Fife.

The musical duo are members of the Black Watch Cadets in Glenrothes, Fife, and launched a joint supply of their companies on Tuesday after Joe started taking part in totally free alone in December final yr.

Joe – who even performed for a former bagpiper whose dying want was to listen to the instrument once more – has been joined by his brother within the supply, which has rapidly seen their diary stuffed for the remainder of the yr.

After Joe’s success together with his kind-hearted supply, the beneficiant brothers determined to workforce as much as unfold pleasure to locals, together with aged care dwelling residents and susceptible folks.

The pair initially requested their father, additionally named Joe, to share a social media attraction to gauge curiosity of their companies however couldn’t have predicted the response they’d obtain.

Dad-of-three Joe Snr took to social media on Tuesday to share the pair’s initiative with a request for any events to get in contact.

Joe wrote within the put up: “Hello, my two sons have requested me to stay up a put up for them.

“They each play the Bagpipes to an excellent customary and play with the Black Watch Cadets in Glenrothes.

“They wish to supply up their companies freed from cost round Fife. They’re particularly eager on taking part in for the aged round care properties, shocking the aged on their birthdays and so forth.

“So, if you need to rearrange one thing for somebody particular or have them play at a care dwelling and so forth. please be at liberty to message me immediately and we are able to type one thing out.

“This service is obtainable up utterly freed from cost and I’ll personally take them to wherever they should go ‘ideally in Fife’.

“Please be at liberty to share with your folks. Thanks for taking the time to learn.”

Pictured (L to R): Alexander and Joe. (C) Joe Townsley

The put up quickly started to obtain an enormous quantity of consideration with over 750 likes, 270 feedback and over 2,100 shares because the boys’ diary was swarmed with dozens of requests.

Angela O’Donnell-Collins wrote: “What beautiful thoughtful younger males, they are going to go far.”

Aneta Kippen stated: “Completely wonderful. Kirkcaldy Ostlers Home residents [have] been so joyful that the boys [are] coming.”

Tammy Cunningham commented: “Such a sort factor to do. Nicely performed, boys.

“I’m positive you’ll put loads of smiles on faces.”

Alison Lindsay wrote: “I’m an aged particular person, not but in a care dwelling however, these lads make my future look brighter.

“A lot of pleasure skilled by what you convey tae older people. Nicely performed, unfold the enjoyment of Scotland’s nice piping tae all people.

“Pipe Music from Scotland is performed everywhere in the world and is within the hearts of all our older people as a pure heritage. Piping lads and lassies like you might be Scotland’s future.”

Talking to Joe Snr immediately in regards to the duo’s form supply, he stated: “The older of the 2 has been taking part in the bagpipes since he was 10-years-old.

“He’s now 14 and he has at all times favored taking part in for the aged.

“Final December, he got here up with the concept about taking part in totally free round Fife. He talked about it to me and requested if I’d stick up a put up on Fb which I did and the response he acquired was unbelievable.

“He was actually making folks cry with pleasure, so now his brother has progressed on the bagpipes, the 2 of them requested me to promote them on-line totally free with the summer time holidays developing.

“Once more, we’ve been blown away on the response.

“We’ve got booked in so many individuals for the boys to shock on birthdays and round care properties, weddings, charity occasions, in remembrance of individuals and so forth.

“The boys play the bagpipes for the Black Watch Cadets in Glenrothes and their motto is ‘encourage to realize’.

“The boys actually take that to coronary heart. They’ve requests proper as much as 2024 now!

Alexander are from the Travelling neighborhood and to be trustworthy that’s one thing they at all times really feel they should conceal as Travellers get a foul fame.

“Nevertheless, they’re proof that no matter what background you come from you get good and unhealthy in all.

I’m undoubtedly a proud dad.”

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