Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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The Skye Games will take on an international flavour as a French Pipe Band comes to entertain.

The Piperade Pipe Band was formed in 2010 when a piper settled in the south west of France and met two musicians, attracted by the sound of his pipes.

The number of students grew and included drummers, all keen to learn the Scottish techniques.  Currently, the band now has 30 members.

Many performances have been made since then, including concerts with local orchestras, piping festivals and an appearance at the Bressuire Highland Games in central France.

Every year a part of the band plays for the D Day commemorations in Normandy on the graves of the allied soldiers perpetuating the memory of their sacrifice.

The Skye Highland Games will mark the band's first time playing in Scotland. They will be wearing the Ancient MacFarlane tartan.

The bands led by Drum Major Peter MacDonald will march through the town at 9.45am to open the Games.

As is traditional, Pipe Major Alan Mackenzie will play a lament at the war memorial in Somerled Square where The Games Chieftain and dignitaries will join the march to the lump.

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