He was not the first Peter Lovie to come to the United States.His grandfather travelled from Aberdeen to Barre, Vermont to work in the granite quarries there but died in a drowning accident on the Fourth of July weekend in 1912, before he could bring his family over to join him. In 1929, the next Peter Lovie was similarly drawn to the US, winning a scholarship for graduate work at Columbia University in New York, then returned to Scotland. So the UK-US connection does go back a bit!
Today the Brits sing “God Save the Queen” to the same tune Americans sing “My Country Tis of Thee”. Each country has a popular patriotic song for national holidays that many feel would should really be the national anthem: “Land of Hope and Glory” in UK and “America The Beautiful” in the US.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Armed forces cadets
Anything about Scotland and Heritage has to include bagpipes! For centuries the best pipe bands have been part of the highland regiments in Scotland, playing stirring music in peacetime and leading their regiments into battle in wartime. Nowadays pipe bands play all over the world. There is no official national anthem for Scotland although “Scotland the Brave“ has long been a favorite. “Amazing Grace” became particularly popular after 9/11. This pipe band plays both tunes, is from Australia, playing for an audience of about 60,000 people in Amsterdam Arena in 2011, conducted by a Dutchman (Andre Rieu) and supported by the Johan Strauss Orchestra: