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BATTLE OF THE BAGPIPES: SKY ARTS ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES

Coming to Sky Arts next year, three-part documentary series Battle of the Bagpipes will lift the lid on piping traditions, culture, and its star players as they all compete for the ultimate piping prize.



Following military and civilian pipe bands all striving to be the best of the best, this new series proves that piping is not for the faint-hearted.



Viewers will uncover the fiercely competitive audition process for the Lone Piper at the Royal Military Tattoo and follow new recruits taking part in their first piping competition in the hope to be selected for a once-in-a-lifetime piping opportunity to perform for the King.


Meanwhile, long-time rival pipe bands go head-to-head at the fiercest competition in the piping world: Glasgow’s World Pipe Band Championships.



Battle of the Bagpipes (3x60) was commissioned by Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, for Zai Bennett, MD of Content, Sky UK&I. The Commissioning Editor for Sky is Barbara Lee. Battle of the Bagpipes is produced by Spun Gold TV.

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