Monday, October 13, 2014

The Best of Scottish Pipes and Drums

The Best of Scottish Pipes and Drums
by various [Compact Disc 781.62 ScoB]

This album is a mix of tracks by three preforming groups: The Pipes and Drums 1st Battalion Scots Guards, The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch and The Drums and Pipes of the Gordon Highlanders. The Scottish tunes and marches were all very well played. There are no vocals on this album at all, so if you like instrumental music you should give this one a try. Some people may not like bagpipes right away, but I've found it does grow on you over time. What you have to remember is that the Scottish regiments used to have pipers play in battle to instil fear in their enemy and keep their own troops going. A Gordon Highlander piper named George Findlater was actually awarded a Victoria Cross (the highest decoration for bravery in the face of the enemy in the British Commonwealth forces); wounded and unable to stand, he continued to play the pipes to encourage his comrades. You can read his story and take a tour of the Gordon Highlander's museum at the webpage l inked below. If you are interested in Scotland and its history then this would be a good CD to checkout for a sample of the sounds of Scotland. -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library [ see Kristen's Reviewer Profile and more of her reviews ]

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try either Gordon Highlanders museum virtual tour: or George Findlater's Story:]

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