Wonderful video exhibits Scots bagpiper taking part in Scotland the Courageous inside infamous Alcatraz jail

AN AMAZING video exhibits a Scots bagpiper taking part in Scotland the Courageous contained in the notorious Alcatraz jail.

Roddy Backyard wore his kilt and sporran as he belted out the patriotic tune on Wednesday whereas strolling previous cells that have been as soon as crammed with infamous prisoners.

The jailhouse, set on a small island in San Francisco Bay in California, held criminals together with Al “Scarface” Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly.

Video exhibits the 54-year-old strolling slowly down the center of the empty jail because the track might be heard echoing by means of the eerie room.

One other clip exhibits Roddy from Kilcreggan in Argyll and Bute persevering with to play in an empty courtyard that was used as an train yard.

Roddy, 54, had put an inventory collectively of all of the locations he needed to play the bagpipes travelling round America along with his girlfriend Rachael Useful.

Talking as we speak, TV and movie prop driver Roddy mentioned: “I performed the pipes on the backside of the Normal Sherman Tree and within the forests there and now we’re simply charging round America and taking part in in random locations.

“On the day of the Alcatraz journey we performed going throughout the Golden Gate bridge.

“Then within the night we had tickets booked for Alcatraz, so I took my bagpipes on.

“The acoustics have been nice , the opposite guests and guards liked it.

“I couldn’t assist however think about whereas taking part in all of the issues these cells had seen through the years.

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” It type of felt like there was nonetheless a great deal of folks within the cells due to all of the pictures of former inmates and having listened to the audio tour with interviews of former inmates and employees, the audio tour is sensible.

“Once I performed within the train yard I may image in my thoughts a great deal of inmates strolling about.

“That was eerie as I used to be the one particular person on the market at that time.”

Roddy ticking off one other thig on his bucket record on the Sherman Tree

Roddy added: “The following factor is I’m going out to Nevada desert and I’m hoping to see certainly one of these large cacti and I wish to play on the base of a type of.”

Roddy, who performs for Helensburgh clan Colquhoun Pipeband, has been sharing the clips on social media the place they’ve gone down a storm with viewers.

Fiona Creech mentioned: “Wow! That’s superior!”

Kenny Scotland mentioned: “How did you handle that? Incredible Roddy.”

Earlier than Martin Freke mentioned: “ WOW… completely wonderful buddy… tick that bucket record.”

Jonathan Ward mentioned: “Very cool… however did they allow you to out once more?”

And Sharon Neal added: “Incredible, how many individuals have achieved that, good one Rodders.”

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was a well-known jail island that was open for 29 years between 1934 and 1963.

The jail was generally known as America’s hardest jail in its day, with former inmates claiming that their sanity was examined throughout their time behind its bars.

This isn’t the primary time Roddy has stepped outdoors the field when selecting the place to play his bagpipes.

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In 2017, the thrill-seeking piper performed Scotland the Courageous as he plummeted head-first in direction of a river in Killiecrankie, Perthshire, at 50mph throughout a bungee soar.

Donning his kilt, Roddy was filmed making the 132ft soar while clutching onto his pipes.