WWI pipers in Amiens

This item appears on page 4 of the February 2018 issue.

At least 18 bagpipe bands from across Europe are scheduled to attend the “1918-2018 United Pipers for Peace” event in Amiens, France, July 7-8, 2018, in commemoration of the bagpipers who participated in the Battle of the Somme in World War I.

The event begins the afternoon of the 7th with concerts held at sites throughout the city. On the 8th, the bands will gather for a parade followed by a “remembrance ceremony” at the Amiens Cathedral. Visit www.unitedpipersforpeace.com/english.