Cameron Drummond playing the Tune of the Week 12 years ago at the North West of England Piping Society Recital. Hear him teach this tune in his class from Dec 21, 2022. Hornpipes - Mrs Lillian Livingston, Manchester Hornpipe
For centuries, there has been a long-held belief that bagpipes were classified as an instrument of war and were banned in the Act of Proscription of 1746.
The story goes that in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rising of 1745, culminating in the now infamous Battle of Culloden, possessing a set of pipes or playing bagpipes them was banned.
Unfortunately, history is always far more complicated than we think...