Music: Postwar Piobaireachd

A gaunt white-haired Scotsman named Archibald Campbell spoke of bagpipes in loving, Scottish terms: "You know of course they were invented by some fellow who . . . wanted to make noise, so he had the bright idea of killing a sheep, using its skin as a bag, and sticking a pipe in it. Then, of course, he just stuck more pipes in to make more noise."

For two days last week in the first postwar piping competition of Scotland's Piobaireachd* (pronounced peebrook) Society, 35 brightly kilted professional bagpipers skirled and wailed like caterwauling cats on the warpath. To protect the pipes...

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