Scottish piper in full regalia

Scottish piper in full regalia

This pin represents an icon of Scottish life. The piper is inextricably linked to Scottish culture, and probably (although not all would admit it) all British life. At the end of the Edinburgh Tattoo the “Lone Piper” pipes the end of day atop the castle. The massed pipe band plays vigorously. It’s no easy instrument to learn. The fingering is not simple, and pipe tunes are marked by extreme grace notes as much as an octave away from the modified note. The bagpipe is truly the national instrument of Scotland and is best represented in the music of the Scottish Highlands. Many, who hear the bagpipe played, think of Scotland as the origin of the unique instrument. Although, some of the best music of this type can be traced to Scotland, the instrument has been documented throughout most of ancient history.

Location: 2-B3

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