January 2023

Burns Night bagpipes delight for Caddington Grove Residents


Residents and staff marked Burns Night by enjoying the amazing sounds of the bagpipe and singing Auld Lang Syne.

Logan, who is a professional bagpipe player, has been playing the bagpipes since he was a young child.

Since then, he has played with various pipe bands and has taken part in competitions across England and Scotland. He has now performed at nearly 1,000 events.

Alex Mclauchlan, Caddington Wellbeing and Lifestyle Coach said: “No Burns night is complete without the bagpipes, so we just had to have Logan here and he was superb. The pipes are a very traditional Scottish instrument, and they are so interesting to see and hear.

“As we celebrated the life and works of Robert Burns, Logan was the perfect entertainer.

“Residents and staff all loved the entertainment, and the day was very special. Thank you to Logan for making our Burns Night so memorable.”

The bagpipe is a wind instrument consisting of two or more single- or double-reed pipes, the reeds being set in motion by wind fed by arm pressure on an animal-skin bag.

The pipes are held in wooden sockets tied into the bag, which is inflated either by the mouth or by bellows strapped to the body.