A fascinating cornucopia of media files showcasing the history and versatility of the Scottish bagpipe. Includes clips of the legendary Rufus Harley.
As we watch the graphics tick up for thousands of deaths due to coronavirus, we must not let ourselves be distracted from more important matters. And so we turn to a problem which has long engrossed philosophers and kings: How to locate (and upload, where necessary) the Top 10 bagpipe videos.
From The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe:
From Mystery Science Theater 3000 #101:
Anna Russell – “How to Enjoy Your Bagpipe”:
From Tunes of Glory:
Rufus Harley – Jazz City Interview/A Love Supreme:
JFK’s Funeral – The USAF Pipe Band – “Mist-Covered Mountains”:
Spock’s Funeral from Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan:
Sidebar: More Anna Russell and Rufus Harley
Anna Russel Sings! Again?
Rufus Harley on To Tell The Truth (game show), March 22, 1965
Rufus Harley from the 1966 film You’re A Big Boy Now (“Kerry’s Dance”):
Bagpipes make a bloody racket! Eight was enough, nine was excessive, and ten has proved intolerable. We now return you to counting the dead.
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