This great tune is being played by the composer, Roddy MacDonald. He plays this version with a Military Concert Band. Filmed in Dalby, Queensland, Australia in September 2015. Featuring the new McCallum Bb Chanter. Want to learn this tune? Check out Cameron Drummond's class from Feb 22, 2023.
From its origin in Scottish clans and culture, the Great Highland Bagpipe has long been associated with the military.
Especially in more recent history, the Highland Regiments of the British Armed Forces, and some of the Lowland Regiments as well, have had bagpipers since their first formation.
The United States Armed Forces has historically had a very close relationship with the British – so the spread of the bagpipes was inevitable.