The Prince's Salute - Michael Grey - bagpipes and canntaireachd

Wonderful sounding bagpipe, beautiful signing, and amazing scenery - what more can you want? The selection from the pibroch, The Prince's Salute, played on the Great Highland Bagpipe by Michael Grey and accompanied by vocals (Ryan MacDonald, Shannon MacDonald & Glenna Mackay-Johnstone) singing the Nether Lorn Canntaireachd.

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