Women in Piping - Brighde Chaimbeul

The Gordon Duncan memorial Trust presents the 2020 Performance Award video by Brighde Chaimbeul from Kyle of Lochalsh in October 2020. On small pipes Brigade plays "Pitlochry High School" by Gordon Duncan and "The Weasel" composed by Brighde Chaimbeul herself.

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