#3 Classic Rock Bagpipes: Celtic Ray - Van Morrison
We have hit my Top 3 Classic Rock Songs with Bagpipes. Today I give you Van Morrison's live version of Celtic Ray. The Northern Irish singer pays tribute to his Celtic heritage on the opening track of 1982’s ‘Beautiful Vision.’ And to Irish up his coffee, Van the Man adds some wistful uilleann bagpipes. Like memories of times gone by, the pipes waver in and out of focus throughout the tune. Morrison later recorded the song with the monsters of Irish folk, the Chieftains.