My trip to Murrayfield for the 6 nations rugby fixture, has opened my eyes, and ears, to a fantastic new style of music to me, but well known to Scottish rugby fans as “The Red Hot Chilli Pipers”.
A pipe band with a difference. Bagpipes, obviously, in conjunction with guitars, keyboards, and drums. They were formed in 2002 and manage to merge traditional Scottish pipeband music with modern pop and rock classics. Forget “Mull of Kintyre”! Think more “Flower of Scotland” meets The Who. Or Gary Newman mixed with “Auld Lang Syne”.
I admit, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea (or nip of whisky!) but I’m definitely a fan now. What better way to inspire a Scottish rugby crowd – or any Scotsman! It’s so stirring!
If you are a music fan and fancy something a bit different, it’s worth a listen!