Hitting all the right banknotes! Attorney General Bill Barr let go of the bagpipe during a surprising performance at the opening of the American Attorneys & Conference – and gets a standing ovation
- Attorney General Bill Barr pulled out his bagpipes for a surprise appearance at the opening of the US national lawyer conference on Wednesday morning
- The 68-year-old heard that his staff had invited the NYPD Emerald Society pipe and drum band as a surprise and decided to surprise & # 39; & # 39; by participating.
- He used the traditional bagpipe march & # 39; Scotland the Brave & # 39; and then received a standing ovation from the crowd
- After his improvised song, he delivered his planned comments
- Barr noted that it was the first time he had played since his daughter's wedding in December, the day before he was nominated as Attorney General
Attorney General Bill Barr wowed the crowd with his loud bagpipe performance on Wednesday before the Justice Department.
The 68-year-old was at the center of the NYPD Emerald Society pipe and drum band at the opening of the US Attorneys & National Conference in Washington D.C. to play the bagpipes while guests and officials applauded him.
He played the traditional bagpipe march & # 39; Scotland the Brave & # 39; and then got a stirring standing ovation from the crowd.
Attorney General Bill Barr has taken his bagpipes off for a surprise appearance at the opening of the US National Lawyer Conference on Wednesday morning in Washington D.C.
The 68-year-old heard that the pipe and drum band from the NYPD Emerald Society was present and decided to participate in the traditional marching song & # 39; Scotland the Brave & # 39;
Barr surprised the audience as he pulled out his bagpipes to join the NYPD Pipes and Drums at the start of the American Attorneys & National Conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday
His surprise performance took place before his planned remarks at the start of the conference
After his improvised performance, he made his planned comments for the meeting, jokingly: & # 39; How was that for an icebreaker? & # 39;
Barr noted that it was the first time he had played since his daughter's wedding in December, the day before he was nominated as Attorney General, and did so as a surprise after hearing that the Emerald Society pipers were coming in.
& # 39; [My staff was] will surprise me by having the Emerald Society pipeline come from New York, but as you know I am very skilled at – I dare say – spying, & # 39; said Barr. & # 39; And I discovered the plot, so this was my surprise. & # 39;
Standing ovation! After his improvised piece, he was greeted with a loud applause and an ovation from the crowd
Then he made his planned remarks for the meeting and joked: & # 39; How was that for an icebreaker? & # 39;
Barr responded with joy when he received a hat and a T-shirt during the US national law conference on Wednesday
For Barr the bagpipes are more than just a hobby, it has been his lifelong passion.
He was a member of the now deceased US-based Grade 2 Denny & Dunipace Pipe Band, which later became the Scottish & Irish Imports and City of Washington in the 1980s and 1990s.
He even participated in the World Bagpipe Championships.
In 1991 after being sworn in as Attorney General by President George H.W. Bush he busted out his bagpipes during a reception for a surprise performance in the attorney general conference room.
He served as a board member of the American Piping Foundation from January 2017 to December 2018.
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