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The Guinness is flowing and the bagpipes are playing.
More than 80 students graduated from the downtown Phoenix branch of the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine today, after parading through downtown Phoenix with a bagpipe band.
The parade features the Budweiser Clydesdales, festive floats, marching bands, bagpipe and drum corps and radio personality Footy as emcee.
The sound of bagpipes and drums passed through downtown as families gathered to watch.
There will be green beer and bagpipes, of course, plus face painting, food trucks, a dog park and more.
The ceremony concluded with a bagpipe player, the handing of the U.S. flag to the berieved, a three-volley gun salute, a taps rendition and a final missing man formation flyover.
The Irish Ambassador to Japan leads the kilt-wearing, bagpipe-playing participants.
Not even a bagpipes player could wake them up during stoppages.
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This is a wind instrument that consists of two or more single- or double-reed pipes. The reeds are vibrated by wind caused by arm pressure on a skin or cloth bag. The pipes are held in wooden sockets tied into the bag, which is inflated either by the mouth or by bellows strapped to the body. Melodies are played on the finger holes of the melody pipe, or chanter, while the remaining pipes, or drones, sound single notes. Bagpipes existed by c. 100 ce. The early bag was an animal bladder or a nearly whole sheepskin or goatskin. Bagpipes have always been folk instruments. An important related instrument is the Irish union (or uilleann) pipes.
BAGPIPE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bagpipe for English Language Learners
: a musical instrument that is played especially in Scotland and that has a bag, a tube for blowing air into the bag, and pipes where the air leaves and makes sounds
BAGPIPE Defined for Kids
Definition of bagpipe for Students
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