Its a long time since either of us heard bagpipes in real life. Seen it on television but not in real life. When in London in early February 2012 we visited Trafalgar Square and saw to pipers in the square playing some of the more common tunes. It was great
Listening to the bagpipes on this particular afternoon was special considering that in the morning it was snowing (see London Snow in Willesden Green). We were on our way to see the national gallery when we saw the bagpipe players. You can see them in the video below:
While I was making video of the players, Queenie managed to get a couple of pictures of them.
It was fun listening to them but they were busking and we did give them a few pounds each after watching and recording. And it was a cold day!