The Great Highland Bagpipe and the music played on it has a rich history. From providing folk dance music, to marching armies into war, to lamenting the passing of fallen heros, the bapipes have a unique place in the world.
What are bagpipes made of?
Pipes are generally made from rare African Blackwood, and feature ferrules and projecting mounts to protect the wood from cracking or breaking at its ends and from damage by impact. These may be made from nickel, plastic, silver, ivory or a combination. The pipe bag is made of sheepskin, cowhide or elk hide. Technology has also made available Gore-Tex pipe bags, which can be installed quickly and are less maintenance.
Piobaireachd Competition – Friday Evening
The premier Piobaireachd competition is held on Friday evening, as part of the pre-game events. Come listen to this classical form of bagpiping. Admission is just $5 to this event.