Battle of the Bagpipes

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Editor: Manus Fraser: Episode 2

Wednesday 3rd July for Sky Arts

This brilliant new series delves into the high-stakes world of military and civilian pipe bands, showcasing their relentless pursuit of excellence.

The series follows the fiercely competitive selection process for the coveted role of the Lone Piper at the Royal Military Tattoo. It also follows the journey of new piping recruits as they prepare for their inaugural competition. With dreams of performing for the King, these novice pipers face intense training and high-pressure situations to prove their worth.

Battle of the Bagpipes also covers the ultimate showdown between long-time rival pipe bands at Glasgow’s World Pipe Band Championships. This event, known as the pinnacle of competitive piping, showcases the very best in the field.

Whether you’re a piping enthusiast or a newcomer to this unique world, the series promises to deliver thrilling performances, heartfelt moments, and an inside look at what it takes to be the best in the piping world.

This new series is literally pipe-tastic!

Manus Fraser worked on Episode two. He said the series is “full of fascinating facts and engaging characters. Ever wondered what happens to your teeth if you try and play the bag pipes while riding a camel? See episode two for details”.   We’re intrigued and will be tuning in to find out!

Battle of the Bagpipes starts Wednesday 3rd July for Sky Arts