Talented Artist Performs ‘Freebird’ On the Bagpipes

Talented Artist Performs ‘Freebird’ On the Bagpipes

One young woman has found an inventive and creative way to cover a beloved classic rock song.

When one thinks about the bagpipes, Lynyrd Skynyrd and their southern rock sound do not immediately come to mind. Instead, bagpipes are more likely associated with plaid kilts, Ireland, Scotland and slow, mellow sounds.

However, one talented musician completely changes the perception of the bagpipes, turning in a stunning performance. Ally The Piper posted a video on YouTube using the mystifying and often puzzling instrument to play Skynyrd’s “Freebird.” And it sounds awesome!

The simple yet effective video shows the young lady standing and holding the instrument. Immediately as the video begins, we hear “Freebird” playing, with the late Ronnie Van Zant belting out the iconic lyrics. 

Then as the song reaches the guitar solo, Ally The Piper takes over and steals the show! She plays right along with the tune, never missing a beat. 

She doesn’t even say a word in the short, minute-long clip but is still thoroughly impressive. This musician has been blessed with some serious musical talent, and by using a bit of creativity, has found a unique way to showcase it.

Others were also blown away by the musician's ability to use the bagpipes to play the classic rock tune.

“I had no clue it could even be played on bagpipes, just, wow! Awesome job!” one person wrote.

“It sounds like it was already part of the original song. That’s so awesome. Keep on rocking it, darling,” someone else added. 

Ally The Piper is a highly accomplished musician. On the About section of her YouTube channel, Ally is described as a “multi-instrumentalist and vocalist” who is best known for her “ability to take the centuries-old instrument and make it relevant and appealing to a modern audience.”

Additionally, the description states that Ally was the winner of the 2012 World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland as a member of a youth pipe band.

Psalm 95:1 “O come, let us sing to the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”

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