Watch the concert one of the top French Bagad bands at the 2020 Festival Interceltic in Lorient France. The first march was written a few of the band's younger members, finished during the first confinement in France. This march helped motivate the group to get up to snuff for the 2020 season. This concert is a great intro into modern French bagpipe / bagad style music.
The next tune in our continuing series on the Pipe Tunes of the First World War, and our Battle of the Somme mini-series, is “The Taking of Beaumont Hamel.” This tune commemorates the capture of Beaumont Hamel in November 1916 but it also serves as a bookend to one of the great tragedies of the Battle of the Somme.