Bagpipes: A Disnae view.
I was going to post this on here: https://thesession.org/discussions/30402, but then it descended into a discussion about restaurants.
Anyway, my curiosity got the better of me and I went to see Brave the other day. Great film, made me smile lots. I did pick up on one musical point which, in hindsight, actually didn’t surprise me in the slightest, namely that:
GHBs provided the (stereotyped) soundtrack to the comical fight scenes in the film.
However, as the film moved to the beautiful panoramic animated views of a Disneyfied Scottish landscape, with forests, lakes and mountains, the distinct sound of a related instrument with more than 9 notes, more commonly seen on a different island, could be heard.
Question: is it really fair that the GHB and the uilleann pipes are compared in this way?