From May to September, about sixty Highland Games are organised in Scotland. Each time, a good number of « pipe bands » participate in the event. They are there for the competition, but also to ensure an exciting show for the spectators. At the beginning and at the end of the day, they all march before the clan leader who hosts the events. It’s impressive.
People often think that bagpipes are mostly played by men. Not at all, we meet a lot of women in the ranks of the Scottish pipe bands. We also see a lot of young musicians. It shows that Scottish culture is alive and well!
Young and old alike, everyone loves bagpipes at ours. This instrument is so associated with Scottish culture. Its powerful and a little nasal sound is recognisable among a thousand. Just thinking about it, I have goosebumps!
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