For those about to, uh, bagpipe, we salute you. Seriously, this is pretty cool. Recently, a Spanish bagpipe troupe shot to thrill when they delivered an energetic arrangement of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” at the culmination of Spain’s Three King’s festival. As the Daily Mail reported, the group—who go by Rondalla de Santa Eulalia de Mos—come from the Galicia region of northwestern Spain. The troupe’s musical director Daniel Burgos Paz, who is known for his showmanship, really got the crowd into it. You can check out video of bagpipe “Thunderstruck” below.
AC/DC of course used bagpipes in their song “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock ‘n’ Roll.” As Ultimate Classic Rock pointed out, Irishmen Van Morrison and U2 also used bagpipes in rock songs. Van Morrison’s “Celtic Ray” contains bagpipes and so does U2’s “Tomorrow.” Paul McCartney, who has had an estate in Scotland since 1966, used bagpipes on Wings’ smash hit “Mull of Kintyre.” Fun fact: While bagpipes are associated with the British Isles, it is actually believed that had they have their origin in the Middle East.