A couple posts back I mentioned the pìobaireachd, which is the classical music of bagpipes.
Traditionally it is done by a solo piper, but because I wanted to make sure that I got a good quality rendition to share on here I went for a band I know well, Simon Fraser University Pipe Band (SFU). So without further ado, here is SFU playing a pìobaireachd.
And yes, the guy was directing the band with his foot.
And they started singing at the end! Traditionally pìobaireachd has been taught by singing. Pìobaireachd sung is called canntaireachd, and I think I want to learn it.
A lot of people don't like pìobaireachd, and it's said that it's an acquired taste. But I've always liked it. Which may be a good thing becuase it's something that Tall One has tended to be particularly good at.
SFU, by the way, took third at the world competition last year, but was consistently taking first for a few years before that. They're one of the top, and they're right here in my backyard practically. :)