Whilst I like the sound of bagpipes, I'm not too keen on them as an accompaniment to Gregorian Chant!
As you can guess - the Parish Priest (Fr Walter Walsh) and Parishioners of St Thomas Aquinas Ham sprang a surprise on me, and arranged for a piper to be present at Mass. It was a good job this Mass was in the Modern Rite - it would not have gone down well at our weekly Old Rite Mass - which is usually celebrated by Fr Mildew!
I don't think Len our organist was too pleased - the piper literally drowned him out! To be fair, he was a brilliant piper - I understand he plays at prestige events at Harrods.