Kingsbury Temple’s pipe band wows crowds at London’s New Year’s Day Parade
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A pipe band made up of members from a Hindu temple in Kingsbury entertained the crowds at the capital’s New Year’s Day Parade.
Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band London, from Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury in Kingsbury Road, performed their fusion of traditional Scottish and Indian tunes at the annual parade yesterday.
The Band of fifty pipers and drummers, all of British Indian origin in Scottish regalia, wowed the cheering crowds with their renditions of traditional piping tunes, such as ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ and ‘Scotland the Brave’, as well as top Bollywood hits.
With them were members of the temple carrying Lord Swminarayan’s golden chariot.
More than 8,000 entertainers from across the country and abroad performed along the route from Green Park station to Whitehall via Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall and Trafalgar Square.
Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band London was established in 1972, supports numerous charities and has performed at national events including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilees.