You all may not know this, but it is International Bagpipe Day today. So in honor of the day two videos with my favorite bagpipe player, Andy Letcher (from whom word of this day made it across the Pond as well). Please note that Andy plays the English Border pipes, not Scottish (Great Highland Bagpipes) (I think he also plays French pipes). It was explained to me that Scottish pipes, being so much larger, are meant for marching and English and French pipes are meant for dancing. For more than you ever thought you'd need to know about the different types of bagpipes, check here.
Music from one of my favorite Scottish bands--Albannach:
I should mention that the sound of bagpipes completely messes with BobtheCat's serenity. He was one unhappy camper while I was searching for videos for this post. Or maybe he was so moved by it that he felt the need to try to knock the computer off of my lap. Who knows the ways of felines.....
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