We are looking forward to playing at the wedding of Emma and her Fiance in a couple of weeks at Skylark Golf Club. We have just arranged a special request for their wedding, Highland Cathedral. The below is information from Wikipedia about this now classic tune.
Highland Cathedral is a popular melody for the Great Highland Bagpipe.
This melody was composed by German musicians Ulrich Roever and Michael Korb in 1982 for a Highland games held in Germany. It has been proposed as the Scottish national anthem to replace unofficial anthemsScotland the Brave and/or Flower of Scotland. It has subsequently undergone various orchestrations and had lyrics added in English and in Scottish Gaelic.
The tune has been performed by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, and featured in the album, Spirit of the Glen, which won a Classical Brit award in 2009. The song has been performed at numerous Scottish cultural events, including Scotland’s Rugby Union games. The tune was the Royal Hong Kong Police Anthem under British rule which ended in 1997. It was played at a ceremonial lowering of the Governor’s flag at Chris Patten‘sofficial residence, Government House in Central, on the last day of British rule. Highland Cathedral is Patten’s favourite pipe tune, as said by himself on a BBC Asia Today programme. It is also a popular wedding song and we are looking forward to playing it soon!