The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: The Hobbit bagpipers are out of this world

A series of bagpiping covers designed by acclaimed German metal artist Gustav Holst has been featured in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies, which are both based on the book The Hobbit.The covers, created by Holst and his wife Sophie, feature an image of the Hobbit’s main character Bilbo Baggins (Ian McKellen) […]

When the music died: The best and worst moments of Scottish music

The best moments of music in Scotland were recorded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.They were recorded at places like Bagpipe Hall and the Bagpipe Club in Glasgow, where the Bagpipers, in the tradition of the Bagpan Society, recorded their best performances and played in the evenings.These performances became a staple of the […]

This is what a bagpipe looks like in real life

Bagpipes are among the most iconic instruments in the world, and there’s a good reason for that.A bagpipe is a very specific type of instrument, with a particular sound, sound design, and a specific history.The history of a bagpiper is really tied up with the sound of his instrument.There’s an incredible amount of information out […]