The Scottish bagpipes are a very special
instrument. Their sound carries a lot of history. It may sound like a cliche but,
actually, especially as a foreigner, I was raised on Braveheart! So this sound is
magical to me! when I saw the backpiper playing in front of the British
Parliament at first I thought this will never ever work! He looked so majestic, and I was sure that he will never agree for such cooperation between us! But, not
only he did, but it also turned out that he is a violinist, too! Now you have another one (bagpiper approaching) oh yeah (laughs). Thank you so much! That’s a pleasure! But it’s really challenging, because this yes, this is a melodic instrument, and
at the same time you’re providing the harmonic background for yourself, so
it’s really tricky to play with (you). What about the intervals, they are not exactly like the same- Yes, not exactly..
but, luckily I can adjust a bit But you are, you are.. can I play your violin? Yes!! the Backpipers have a complicated life
here in London. In 2015 they were almost banned from the city, which means they
can play but only in locations that are far away from flats shops hotels and
offices so that’s how complicated the busking can be here in London.