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January 7, 2017

Noteworthy Scottish Bagpipe Music

Filed under: Bagpipe Music — Tags: , , — caber @ 5:41 AM

Most people are familiar with “Amazing Grace”, the bagpipe melody that bands often play at military funerals. However, this tune is not Scottish; it came to the bagpipe by way of England. The author and lyricist wrote this song aboard a slave ship bound for home. Although this popular song soon gained a strong following in Protestant churches, this haunting melody has lyrics that speak neither of Scotland nor of the lives of people who created the Great Highland bagpipes.