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The tenth musician to serve as the official Queen's Piper at Britain's Buckingham Palace, Pipe-Major Jim Motherwell was born in Scotland in 1961; after learning to play the bagpipes from his father, he later joined the Territorial Army, enlisting with the 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1980. Injured in the line of duty while serving in Northern Ireland, Motherwell was still confined to his hospital bed when in 1991 he was requested by Queen Elizabeth II to co... Read more

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