Monday, 30 June 2014

Jimi's new album massive success at Bannockburn 'Live' Festival..

Jimi's new album 'Last King of Pictland' has been given a huge boost after being chosen as the soundtrack for live re-enactments of the Battle of Bannockburn..

Organisers of the Bannockburn 'Live' two day festival near Stirling asked Jimi if they could play the album in it's entirety before and after shows in which several hundred re-enactors re-created battle scenes to commemorate the 700th anniversary of King Robert Bruce's famous victory over the English.

Verity Blanchard, of Unique Events, said Jimi's music was perfect for the occasion. "It's a fantastic inspiring album. I've always enjoyed Jimi's music, particularly his debut album 'Pipedreams'. However 'Last King of Pictland' reaches another level entirely. When Jimi said ok I knew we'd found our soundtrack".

Over 20,000 people attended the Bannockburn Live festival, which also featured live music, storytelling, pipe bands, food and drink as well as six re-enactments of the battle, staged near the place where the two day battle began 700 years ago. 

Ms Blanchard said many people had inquired about the album after hearing Jimi's music in the build to shows. "We also received a large number of emails inquiries. Every one is referred to Jimi's web-site www.jimithepiper.co.uk."


Bannockburn 'Live' has been voted a huge success by organisers, visitors and the local community. Jimi said he was deeply honoured to have had his music featured.


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