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INSTRUMENT OF WAR and WHEN THE PIPERS PLAY -
THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Disc 1 – INSTRUMENT OF WAR - PART ONE - ‘Ladies From Hell’
‘Ladies from hell’ was a title given to the fierce kilted highlanders by their enemies. The use of the bagpipes in war is very ancient among the Celtic people and this film traces the story from ancient times up to the end of World War One, when Scottish pipers still led their troops into battle. This definitive history contains rare archive footage.
Disc 2 – INSTRUMENT OF WAR - PART TWO - ‘Call to the Blood’
This film traces the effect of the bagpipes from the battlefields of World War II to the present day. Its haunting sound awakens a distant past in people around the world - the ‘Call to the Blood’ is strong. Specially shot sequences include:
•The duties of a regimental piper
•Scots pipers in the Burma campaign of WWII
•What the pipes mean to Phil Collins and Capercaillie
•The Canadian piper who fought on D-Day
•The Army Piping School in Edinburgh
•The effect of the bagpipes in far away places
•The pipers of the Jordanian Army and the French Navy
•How bagpipes were used as a propaganda weapon during WWII
Disc 3 – WHEN THE PIPERS PLAY - Final Part of the Trilogy
This compelling multi award winning film combines inspiring songs and music with stunning footage, bringing to the screen a unique insight into one of the world’s most popular instruments. Sequences include:
•Songs by Isla St Clair
•The massed pipes and drums of all the Scottish Regiments
•DVD Bonus features some of the worlds greatest pipers: Michael Cusak, Alasdair Gillies, Willie MacCallum, Jim MacGillvrey, Angus McColl, Fred Morrison and Gordon Walker
BAGPIPE TEACHER & Pipers on Parade 2 DISC SET
Disc One: The Easy Way to Learn to Play Scottish Bagpipes
•You Don’t Have to Read Music to Begin
•Learn at Your Own Pace
•Learn in Your Home or Office
•Any Age Can Learn Using This Method
BAGPIPE TEACHER is a new method - yet based on the ancient and original way -- of learning to play the bagpipe. This Method of instruction is the easy way to learn the Practice Chanter and you will be able to play a simple folk tune after your first lesson. Each lesson is explained in detail giving you a clear demonstration of the fingering techniques. For example if you follow this easy method you can learn to play Amazing Grace by the end of the program.
The Instructor is top piper Donald Lindsay who will take you through each lesson, explaining each move carefully. There is also a special sequence to teach you how to maintain your reed and chanter. With demonstrations by Gold Medallist Alistair Gillies, this DVD will soon put you on the road to being a piper.
Disc Bonus - In addition to all the lessons this Disc gives you a 25 minute TV documentary called 'American Piper' on how piping has become popular in North America. The film features famous pipers and the voice of Scottish traditional singer Isla St Clair.
PIPERS on PARADE - a Collection of Classic Piping Films
Great value DVD of approximately 100 entertaining minutes and consisting of two fascinating television films celebrating the Great Highland Bagpipe - PLUS three exclusive bonus tracks of rare piping footage.
1st Feature Film: Edinburgh Piping Festival (originally released on video as Millennium Pipes). A television film about the day Edinburgh is invaded by 10,000 bagpipers from all over the world. Pipe Bands have come from Australia, Canada, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain, United States and of course Scotland to march through the city in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. The film reveals the excitment of the occasion and is full of humorous moments. Top Pipe Bands include Scottish Power, Strathclyde Police and the entire contingent from the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (Filmed in Widescreen)
Bonus 1: 20 minutes of extra footage from the Edinburgh Piping festival. A chance to see all those that took part as well as the out-takes.
2nd Feature Film: A Capital Regiment. This TV film is a fascinating insight into British Military pageantry and the presentation of colours to the London Regiment by HRH Prince Andrew, Colonel in Chief of the Royal Irish Regiment. The film startes with the preparations to what is obviously a very special day for the participants and culminates in a spectacular parade. Humour, archive, and great music make this a pleasure to watch. Bands on Parade include The Pipes and Drums of the famous London Scottish Regiment, The London Irish Rifles and the Military Band of the Queen's Division.
Bonus 2: Out takes of the Band and Pipers of the Royal Irish Regiment
Bonus 3: This is the official film festival entry of 'When the Pipers Play' title song that went on to win the a Music Video Award. This version differs slightly from the main film and features Isla St Clair and the Massed Pipers of the Scottish Regiments
On Home Ground
On Home Ground Vol 2
The Immigrant's Suite / Live in Canada / Flame of Wrath (CD and video) / Live in Scotland / Live in Concert in Ireland / CASCADE.
Live in Concert in Ireland / Live in the Rockies / Masterblasters
The World Pipe Band Championships
Piping Hot Christmas
Scotland's Tartan Top Twenty
The Gold Medallists - Piper's Collection.
Amazing Grace - CD + Bonus DVD edition
Scotland Forever - CD + Bonus DVD edition
A Scottish Soldier - CD + Bonus DVD edition
Scotland the Brave
Scottish Top 20 Songs
Top Selling DVDs
Not only the best in piping & drumming but also some of the best in Scottish Music & Dance with the best scenery in the World.
Forte - Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band
On The Day - The story of the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band
World Pipe Band Championships 2011 Part 1
World Pipe Band Championships 2011 Part 2
SLOT - EVOLUTION CONCERT
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2010
Back to the Future - Vale of Atholl concertSpirit of the Tattoo - Tattoo highlights 1996-2002
Piping Up a Storm- Glasgow during the Worlds
Bagpipe Teacher, Highland Cathedral, A Scottish Soldier, The Dark Island- The Black Watch, Amazing Grace, Sounds of Caledonia, The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, The Lone Piper, Scenic Scotland & many more titles...........
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