‘Music to my ears’: Scottish bagpipe band wows with beautiful performance

The bagpipe band performed as part of the Inveraray Highland Games. Source: Getty

The sound of bagpipes rang through a Scottish town this week as they celebrated their rich culture and heritage with the Inveraray Highland Games.

Donning their traditional green tartan kilts and long socks, the talented pipe band belted out their favourite tunes outside the town’s iconic castle to a flurry of excited locals.

In a video shared online, the band could be heard in the distance as they walked along in perfect unison to the song.

Once at their designated area, the band stopped and marched on the spot while continuing the tune in time with the drums behind.

Since being shared on Facebook the video has received plenty of attention, with over 2,000 views and many comments of admiration.

“That is such a fabulous sound,” one person wrote on the post. “Music to my ears!” another added.

While a third said: “Can’t beat a pipe band.”

The band were playing as part of the games which also includes highland dancing competitions, a range of delicious Scottish food and the World Caper Tossing Championship.

The event comes just weeks after the Queen was treated to a special bagpipe performance in London in front of the Palace of Holyrood as part of Holyrood Week — also known as Royal Week to the Scottish.

A clip shared on Twitter late last month showed the Scots Guards rehearsing for the special occasion.

It wasn’t the only bagpipe performance the Queen enjoyed. She was photographed in sheer delight as she watched a moving performance by the North Lanarkshire Schools’ Pipe Band.

The band – which made headlines earlier this year when they brought New York City’s Grand Central Station to a standstill with a rousing rendition of ‘Scotland the Brave’ – impressed the Queen with a Medley of four songs.

These included ‘Green Hills’, ‘Battles O’er’, ‘Scotland the Brave’ and ‘Rowan Tree’. Queen Elizabeth opted for a bright yellow coat embroidered with white details and a matching yellow dress for the occasion. She accessorised with a matching hat, gloves and her signature pearl necklace.

Are you a fan of bagpipes? Have you ever been to Scotland?

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