The History of Scotland’s Bagpipes

The History of Scotland’s Bagpipes
... with Scotland? Well, despite all the noise coming from the city streets (Princes Street and the Royal Mile in particular), the origin and link of bagpipes in Edinburgh is relatively unclear. ┬áSome say it was the Romans, and other say it was a colonial import of the commonwealth. The first mention of a Scottish piper was in 1623 when a “Great Piper” was fined for playing on the Sabbath. (Obviously said law is no longer in palce!) Pipers played an important role in village events, which...
October 16th, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
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... several classic capital boutiques and a top ten romantic stops in Edinburgh. Great posts everyone, thank you. Photo courtesy of alui0000. Tags: bagpipes, free walking tour, History & Information, photography, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping ...
June 2nd, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
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