This year's main entertainment at the GMHG was the wonderful bagpipe and drum band Saor Patrol. Saor (pronounce shore) comes from the Gaelic word ‘Saorsa’, meaning freedom / liberty. So Saor Patrol means freedom patrol! The music was great and the guys were really cool to watch! I must say they really look the part!
We had no idea Saor Patrol was going to be at the festival this year. I was walking by one of the signs and just happened to see their name written very small in light green. Most of the time I don't know the bands that are preforming, but in this case I actually knew who they were before going to the games. P discovered these guys on youtube a few months ago and quickly fell in love with their style. You can check out their sound here . It's not for everyone I know, but we really enjoy the music so it was AWESOME to get to see them live!
This guy (Charlie) is amazing. Not only does he look the part, but he can play the mess out of those pipes! If you have ever watched the movie "Gladiator" with Russell Crowe then you have seen Charlie before. He's the guy at the beginning of the movie that leads the Germanic hoard against the Romans and brandishes a severed head. You can watch it here.
Miss Priss enjoying her first live concert!
The guys warming up.