Films With The Great Highland Bagpipes
- Shayne Kasai
Growing up in the Kootenays as a musician was an amazing experience. As a bagpiper, I visited Japan several times, played in a miniature version of Britain and even played the GHP (Great Highland Bagpipes) on top of a mountain. Lately, I’ve been interested in exploring the idea of scoring music for other filmmakers and I wanted to carve out a slight niche for myself.
Bagpipes in film? Why yes, this is not all that uncommon. I wanted to list out some films that use the GHB... at least the ones that have remained in my head over the years.
Dead Poet’s Society... man I have to see this one again. The pipes are furthur along in the score
How about a Strathspey
One of my favourite films Baraka, you can hear piobaireachd mixed in with other world instruments... amazing.
And just for fun... So I Married an Axe Murderer (just for fun)
Some other notable films with the GHB: - Lawrence of Arabia - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (an actual pipe band... that counts, right?) - Highlander
My tracks, suitable for film, are now available on AudioJungle. My goal is to bring a little more authenticity with the GHB that are represented on there so you’ll hear slightly imperfect drones, proper gracenotes and double D’s. I’m going to be pushing some non-GHB tracks on there as well; most likely in the form of orchestral and piano so keep an eye out for that, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.