Thursday, June 29, 2006

If you think bagpipes are supposed to sound like crap... this. For those of you who have only heard awful police- and fire-department bands (no offense to them, of course) and thought that bagpipes were supposed to sound like caterwauling...they're not.

Here's a video of one of the very top pipe bands in the world, the House of Edgar Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band, from Shotts, Scotland. This video is of their march, strathspey, and reel (MSR) set from this year's British Championships.

picture on left from 2005 World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow