We mentioned that there are strong ties crossing the boundaries of the physical landscape for the Celtic nations. This perhaps seen most clearly in Music and in particular with the commonality in the use of a piped instrument – the bagpipe. Perhaps most synonymous with Scotland, there are also Irish pipes, Breton pipes and Galician pipes. Each has its own specific tone and the music has evolved with the people of each region.
One interesting piece of info about Scottish bagpipes is that at one point in history following the Jacobite rebellion in 1745, their use was actually banned as they were considered to be weapon of war. Obviously reinstated since, they have been used over time to lead Scottish battalions into war and are often seen in military or police marching bands.