Monday, December 11, 2006

Pipes and Drums Afloat

The U.S. Naval Academy has had a pipe band for some years. But now it is "official" and the only active duty pipe band in the Department of the Navy. This article tells a little more. They have their own page on the Academy's website here.

But the USN is not the only Navy interested in pipes. The Royal Naval Piping Society has its own page here.

And the French Navy have their own bagadou with a website here. (Note the picture of the band on the main page; is that a whiskey still they're standing in front of? There's one belonging to Jameson's distillery in the middle of this page. Same thing, no? Not taking any chances with their ration of grog it seems.)