Music: Pipe & Drum

"What pipes and timbrels? What wild ecstasy?" So the U.S. might well ask (with Keats) at the alarming sound that was heard in the land last week. The same sort of sound had rent the air as General Washington was being pushed out of Brooklyn, as Napoleon went down at Waterloo, as the British in Kenya marched off against the Mau Mau. For Scotsmen in the U.S., normally outshouted and out-paraded by the Irish, it was a great and noisy occasion: on hand for a 57-city U.S. and Canadian tour were the pipes and...

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