I had created a few Islay Video's a while back which can be seen in the Islay video Media Album but I wasn't too pleased with the quality, specially playing them from the website was a bit slow. It requires a special type of web-hosting, something I don't have. That's one of the reasons why I created a new video today and posted it on youtube. They are specialised in doing this which makes life a bit easier for me! I have hours of video material so I will try to upload some more stuff in the next months.
The video I have created today is the beginning of the Bruichladdich Open Day at the Islay Festival of 2007. It started after the peat cutting ceremony at Port Charlotte from which I have some more video material as well, but more about that later. The video starts with some music from ELO, Mr. Blue Sky, referring to Jim McEwan's deal with the Man above to get sunny weather on their open day. After the introduction you can see, and hear, the Islay Pipe Band entering the Bruichladdich Distillery square where they play together with the Edmonton Pipe Band.