Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Report: Highland Night

Last night I attended "Highland Night" in Pitlochry, Scotland. Although I shot a lot of video, I decided to focus mainly on the bagpipe and drum marching band. I'm not sure exactly why, but I find such bands to be quite remarkable. Perhaps it is because of their inherent contradiction: On the one hand, the bagpipe melodies are so inspiring and the drum rhythms are so moving. On the other hand, the droning of the bagpipes can become very annoying. Perhaps this is why they have been such a famous part of Scottish battle history: They inspired the Scots and drove the enemy crazy! I hope you enjoy this "Highland Night" Report from The Voyage of Macgellan!

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