Black Watch pipers play at the White House
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The pipers picked to play at JFK's funeral

Pipers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland are to take part in events commemorating the death of US president John F Kennedy 50 years ago.

The pipes, drums and military bands of the Black Watch were on a tour of the United States in 1963 when they performed at the White House just days before the president was assassinated.

Nine pipers were then asked by his widow Jackie Kennedy to take part in the state funeral procession through Washington.

Bruce Cowie, one of the last of the nine pipers still alive, told BBC Scotland's Steven Duff what it was like to play for JFK.

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