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January 23, 2023

KANSAS CITY– The Midwest Highland Arts Fund (MHAF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that MHAF exceeded its $5,000 Live Stream fundraising goal for 2023.

Beth Wilson, MHAF president, said, “We are grateful for the generosity of the people from around the world who supported the Live Stream. A special thank you goes to Andrew Douglas and Carl Donley of Dojo U, an online bagpipe school, for their longtime partnership with MHAF, providing Live Stream equipment, infrastructure and organization of volunteers. Dojo U is the major sponsor for providing Live Stream video streaming of our events. We are also grateful for the dedicated MHAF volunteers who agreed to operate video cameras in the various contest venues.”

Dojo U has been the Live Stream major sponsor for MHAF since 2014. In addition, Midwest Pipe Band Association (MWPBA) provides financial support and equipment for the Live Stream, bolstering MWPBA’s ongoing Major Sponsorship of Winter Storm Workshops, the U.S. Silver Medal Piobaireachd Championship, and the U.S. Silver Medal Ceol Beag Championship.

The majority of the January 12 & 13, 2023 contests and the awards ceremony were broadcast, in addition to the January 14 Winter Storm – The Pipes & Drums Concert. To date, nearly a quarter million minutes of the live streaming and video recordings have been logged by thousands of viewers. Topping the list of viewer locations is Scotland, Canada, United States, and Australia.

Donations to support MHAF events are always welcome.

Watch the CONCERT VIDEO recording