Bag Pipe Player in Bronze.
Large table top statue of Scottish bag pipe player.
Comes mounted on a black marble base.
Very detailed with signature, Lodrick, and date, '89.
Size: 16 6/16 inches Tall by 6 inches Wide.
Base: 6 inches by 6 inches.
Construction: Cast Bronze and Black Marble Base.
Weight: 16 Lbs.
Did you know that at the Alamo, defenders had a Scottish bagpiper who
played stirring bagpipe music during the siege.
(Jim Bowie, of knife fame, who died at the Alamo still has Scottish
cousins living and working in the whisky distilleries in the Scottish Hebridean today)
Bagpipes were declared a ''weapon of war '' in a 20th century declaration of war rules .
This is quite right too. At the Battle of Loos, Piper Laidlaw stopped panic among
Scottish troops under heavy bombardment in the their trenches by mounting the trench parapet
and playing rousing Scottish bagpipe war music.
Such music like ''Black Bear'' for which Laidlaw was awrarded the Victoria Cross.
Another Scottish bagiper was shot through both legs on the Northwest
Frontier in India however still played the pipes.
Stirring his mates to attacking the enemy, they were also awarded a VC.
Bagpipe music has been a part of the pre-attack ritual of Scottish militia for 200 years.
Another famous bag pipe player was William "Bill" Millin, commonly known as Piper Bill,
who played the bagpipes whilst under fire during the D-Day landing in Normandy.
The history of the bagpipe player is far more than most non-Scotts know.
However now you do. Might be a good thing to know if you ever get on Jeapordy !