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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Furher to Bagpipe Alert: Black Watch Pipers Try out Musical Swings

I didn't hear or see them, but this morning Le Devoir has this great photo of Black Watch pipers swing on Montreal's musical swings yesterday.

The Royal Highland Regiment of Canada  is the oldest highland regiement in Canada, dating from 1862 as 1862 as the 5th Battalion, Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada.  Its website says: "The rise of American military strength during the Civil War concerned Canada. The government authorized formation of militia regiments. Each of six Montreal Scottish chieftains responded by raising an infantry company for the 5th Battalion. Eventually, eight companies were raised for border service." 

Times have changed since, and the pipers, whose regimental headquarters are only a block away from the swing, obviously enjoyed their duty.  The swings have caught the eye of others, too: in March Oprah featured them on one of her programs.

1 comment:

Muzition said...

Those musical swings are an amazing amount of fun!