October 31, 2008

Pipes featured in new Hockey Night in Canada theme

It’s difficult for those living in most other countries to understand, but, during the NHL hockey  season, “Hockey Night in Canada” is the most watched weekly television program in that country, and now its new theme song features the sound of Highland pipes.
“Canadian Gold” was the winning entry by Colin Oberst of Alberta, after a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation competition that saw nearly 15,000 entries. The competition for a new original theme song came after a royalties dispute over the previous theme.
Oberst received $100,000 for his new anthem, which one of the judges chose because of its strong Celtic sound.
Hockey Night in Canada airs on Saturday nights and features two games. The old theme song was probably the most recognized Canadian-made song after the country’s national anthem.




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