It’s been an exciting time over at Leicestershire Curry Awards HQ. This week we revealed the Finalists in the Leicestershire Curry Awards and are now able to confirm the first entertainment act for the big night.

The RATAE Pipe Band is a new musical group set up to develop and promote Scotland’s national instrument, the Great Highland Bagpipe and Highland Drumming within the Midlands.

Named after the 4th Century town in the Roman Province of Britannia, now known as Leicester (the logo, features a foxes head to represent Leicester combined with the ancient hunting MacRae tartan), the band is made up of 21 pipers and 11 drummers of all ages – the youngest being only 12 years – from across the Midlands. Some band members have performed for dignitaries and royalty including Pope John Paul II, Presidents George Bush, Ronald Reagan and Queen Elizabeth II. 

RATAE will be performing live at the 6th annual Leicestershire Curry Awards on 25 September bringing with them their impressive instruments and plenty of noise.