A HEREFORDSHIRE musician has become an internet sensation after being viewed more than five million times in 48 hours in a YouTube video.

Highland piper Keith Wellings from Hope-Under-Dinmore, near Leominster, was playing the pipes at Dunnotar Castle, near Aberdeen, when he met British YouTube group The Sidemen.

The group, featuring rapper KSI, has more than 130 million subscribers on the social network and was in Scotland as part of a quest to complete a number of tasks in 24 hours.


One of these tasks was to play the bagpipes. They had not seen a single piper in Scotland until Mr Wellings appeared by chance and helped them to complete their goal.

The video titled "throw a dart and go where it lands" has brought international social media attention to Mr Wellings' piping.

Mr Wellings said: "It was a case of being just in the right place at the right time and meeting internet sensations The Sidemen was a fantastic experience."