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2K1KX7T Pipe Major Paul Burns of the Royal Regiment of Scotland helps to close the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, London. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2022.

The lament and the Great Highland Bagpipe

By TABBY ANGIER, September 19, 2022. The recent death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has reminded the entire world of the importance and significance of the lament, played on the Great Highland Bagpipe, at funerals, memorial servicesĀ and commemorative events. Nothing else provides quite the same dignity, poignancy and reverence […]

Famous pipers: John D. Burgess

Famous pipers: John D. Burgess

John Davie Burgess died in July 2005, having achieved worldwide fame as a child prodigy on the pipes before maturing into one of the foremost exponents of Scotland’s national instrument. He was born in Aberdeen on March 11, 1934 but the family moved to Edinburgh when at a young age. […]