Today we celebrate and appreciate the storied history of an ancient musical device, the noble Highlands Scottish Bagpipe. To some, bagpipes are viewed as obnoxious, migraine inducing tools of cacophonic destruction; the medieval equivalent of leaf blowers and car horns. For those of weak temperament and weaker hearts, there may be truth to these observations. But to true, full blooded aficionados the great booming drones and shrill piercing beauty of such a mad sonical device can inspire only one word: Epic. So on this day of appreciation, head on over to houseoftartan.com and use their free online program to make your very own Scottish clan tartan to better enjoy your bagpipe experience!
If you don’t have any pipes handy, check out the rockin’ tune above.