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Highland Olympics – with better music!

SOUND has a compelling effect in evoking memory and nostalgic association. Few audio combinations merge to create as much impact on the senses as those of a Highland games. As you walk onto the field, your ears are filled with announcements over the Tannoy, athletes grunting with exertion, the happy sounds of friends re-acquainting, commentators introducing the competitors, dogs barking and the cheers and clapping of a lively crowd. Underpinning all this is the constant skirl of the pipes emanating from a multitude of simultaneously occurring sources – soloists tuning, soloists competing, pipe bands tuning, pipe bands performing and the hardy provider of endless tunes for the Highland dancing. The overall effect is very powerful and hugely enjoyable.

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