Saturday, June 17, 2017
Musical Interlude: Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, "The Gael"
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, "The Gael"
"Dougie MacLean's most famous pieces include "The Gael", from his 1990 album “The Search”, which was adapted by Trevor Jones as the main theme to “The Last of the Mohicans” (1992); and "Caledonia", from his first album. The world famous Royal Scots Dragoon Guards have been at the forefront of Pipe music since first achieving world wide fame in 1972 when their haunting version of "Amazing Grace" rocketed to the top of the charts all around the world.
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are Scotland’s most senior and only regular cavalry regiment, formed in 1678. The Regiment has recently re-rolled to Light Cavalry after 75 years in tanks and has also moved from Germany to Fife. The Regiment is currently undergoing training to be at readiness as the Light Cavalry Regiment of choice. The new role of Light Cavalry is at the forefront of the British Army’s organization, primarily as a mounted combat unit, but also working alongside other armies around the world. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards form the main armored force for the 7th Armored Brigade, the famous Desert Rats."
"Shown are views of the Scottish scenery taken from across Scotland."