Keltfest is not complete without bagpipes. Echoing the birthplace of the bagpipe band, the Highlands of Scotland, bands from the Netherlands and Belgium will compete with each other in various parts to be called Continental Pipe Band Champions for a year.
Depending on the part in which the bands participate, they will play a number of musical pieces that are indicated on a predefined list from Scotland. Or they can make a selection themselves from many known and unknown pieces.
These sections will be judged by official judges who are specially flown in from Scotland. The bands are judged on their musicality for the bagpipe players, but also the drummers are judged separately. These results together determine where the bands end up in the final results.
For every enthusiast of for example the Edinburgh Military Tattoo or bagpipes in general, this is a highlight not to be missed!
23 May 2020