Extreme Bagpiping Situations, From Antarctica to the Beaches of D-Day | Atlas Obscura

n early November, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren performed a stirring bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace while floating aboard the International Space Station.In doing so, Lindgren became the first person to play bagpipes in space. But he is far from the first to play the instrument in an inhospitable environment, under trying circumstances. For the ultimate examples of extreme bagpiping, we turn to the stories of two Scottish musicians from the last century: Gilbert Kerr and Bill Millin.

Source: Extreme Bagpiping Situations, From Antarctica to the Beaches of D-Day | Atlas Obscura

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