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Posted April 05. 2018 9:21AM

Concord man, former piper to the Queen of England, is dead at 59

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A Concord man who once served as the queen of England’s personal piper was remembered by loved ones Wednesday for his mischievous sense of humor, distinguished military career and love of Scottish music.

The service for Pipe Major Gordon Webster at St. Paul’s Church began in a fitting way – with a soaring rendition of “Highland Cathedral,” a traditional melody for the bagpipe, by New Hampshire Pipes & Drums, a pipe band he helped found. Among the pipers was Campbell Webster, Gordon Webster’s son, who plays professionally.


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