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Don't miss the PBS Bagpipe special

Thought some of you might be interested in this series coming up on PBS maybe at a different day and time in your area.
BAGPIPE: Instrument of War
Is a comprehensive film history of the Great Highland Bagpipe, whose use in
war is an ancient tradition among the Celtic people.  Narrated by actors
Charlton Heston, Tom Conti and Hannah Gordon (Upstairs, Downstairs), this
series features musician Phil Collins, sportsman Jackie Stewart and Prince
Charles, as well as veterans, historians and musicians from around the

Part 1 of the Laddies From Hell
JANUARY 10 10 PM  in Portland, OR

Full of drama, humor and emotion, this episode tells the early story of the
bagpipe--from the  "Braveheart" days of William Wallace to Culloden, and
from Ticonderoga to the Alamo.  The program also features an extensive
conversation between Prince Charles and the last surviving piper from WWI.
Armed only with his pipes, he led a suicidal charge into machine gun fire
until he reached the enemy trenches.  He and other veterans tell of the
extraordinary courage of the over 1,000 pipers who fell during the conflict.

Part 2
January 17, 10 PM _Portland, OR
The Great Highland Bagpipe has influenced the lives of many people both in
peace and war.  This episode traces the effect of the instrument from the
battlefields of WWII to the present day, and examines how the sound of the
pipes touches the soul and wakens a distant past in people all around the
world--from the late Pres. Kennedy to rock star Phil Collins, The "call to
the blood" is strong.

Portland, OR