Annual Pipeathon Goes Virtual

Andy McKay

Annual Pipeathon Goes Virtual

Alameda’s traditional New Year’s Eve Pipeathon is taking a different tack this year due to the ravages of the pandemic in what has been a devastating year.

“Sadly this year we won’t be able to perform the Annual Pipeathon in public as usual,” said Andy McKay, pictured here performing at last year’s event. “The need to raise funds for the fight against cancer is even more important this year, so we’re doing a kind of ‘virtual’ Pipeathon experience with a video of some tunes that you will be able to see soon online at,”

This year the Pipeathon is dedicated in memory of McKay’s wonderful brother-in-law, Sylvester “Silly” Morgan, who sadly lost his brave battle with cancer in January 2020 in the UK.

McKay — who for the last six years has been piping in the New Year in every bar in Alameda in aid of American Cancer Society — asks that Alameda Sun readers give what they can afford to American Cancer Society at

“The Pipeathon will be back bigger and better than ever next year,” McKay said

And you’d better believe it.