Highland Bagpipe Music
The Scottish bagpipes are preeminent part of the traditional Scottish music. These wonderful musical instruments are found in all walks of the Scottish life including clan society, army, community, pipe bands, ordinary people and pupils in schools. The bagpipes from the Scottish Highlands are known as Highland Bagpipes or Great Highland Bagpipes, which are the best-known variety of bagpipes.
The music of the Scottish Highland Bagpipes or Great Highland Bagpipes is popularly known as highland bagpipe music. The Scottish highland bagpipe music is one of the most famous Celtic varieties of music. The highland music of bagpipes has historically taken numerous forms in both traditional Scottish and Irish music. The music is one of the most popular varieties of bagpipe music.
The Scottish highland bagpipe music is popularly played by both soloists and civilian & military pipe bands. The highland music of bagpipes is widely played in countries around the world, particularly those with large Scottish and Irish emigrant populations, namely Canada, United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The Scottish highland bagpipe music is also popular in many countries that were formerly part of the British Empire. The former British Empire countries, such as India, Pakistan, and Nepal have adopted Scottish highland music of bagpipes as military pipe band music. The Scottish Highland Bagpipes were adopted in Thailand around 1921 when King Rama VI ordered the Scottish highland bagpipe music to accompany the marching exercises of the Sua Pa, or Wild Tiger Corps, a royal guard unit which had previously practiced to the sounds of an oboe called pi chawa.
The Scottish highland bagpipe music is also very popular in Arabic countries such as Egypt, Oman, and African country Uganda. The Sultan of Oman has his own pipe band trained by Scottish pipers. The Scottish highland bagpipes are called habban in Oman, and the bagpipe music is popular in the cities such as Muscat, Salalah, and Sohar. The music is very popular in bands used in various festivities. Internet is great source of the Scottish highland bagpipe music, which is available for downloads or free downloads at numerous sites online.