A BAGPIPING dad is set to play in the New Year once again following on from previous successes.

Robert Adam, 58, from Halstead, is continuing his tradition of performing at the top of the High Street as he prepares to welcome in 2023.

Last year the event was a big success, with more than 400 people coming along, as Robert played with the Colchester Pipers as well as daughter Lily.

He said: “After such a successful night piping last year we decided to play the pipes again to see in the New Year.

“We hope to have six pipers and four drummers who will march up the town to the Christmas tree at about 11.30pm to play some of the old favourite tunes up until midnight, at which point we hope the Saint Andrew's Church clock will chime 12 to give us a countdown into the New Year.

“Then we will play Auld Lang Syne so we can all singalong and hopefully have a great evening to welcome in 2023.”

On top of the New Year’s performance, Robert will once again be collecting donations for the Motor Neurone Disease Association charity.

He managed to raise about £300 from last year’s event.