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Davey

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PostSubject: Bagpipers??   Sat May 31, 2008 10:05 am

Anyone here a piper? I play the pipes about 5 yrs now. More addicted to this than even chess I suppose ( maybe the same...lol)

I started my solo competition circuit last month. I have my next one in Jersey next weekend.








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PostSubject: Re: Bagpipers??   Sat May 31, 2008 10:18 am

I was told that a gentleman was someone who knew how to play the bagpipes but refrained.
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PostSubject: Re: Bagpipers??   Sat May 31, 2008 10:19 am

I didn't even know there was a competitive circuit for pipers. Good luck!

My father's a piper, but badly out of practice since my (non-Scottish) mother only has so much patience. I don't even have the wind strength for the practice chanter.
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PostSubject: Re: Bagpipers??   Sat May 31, 2008 11:35 am

I like hearing a good bagpiper play and like even better that he doesn't live next door to me Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Bagpipers??   Sat May 31, 2008 11:37 am

They can sure put out some beautiful music!!! Exclamation
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PostSubject: Re: Bagpipers??   Sat May 31, 2008 12:17 pm

good afternoon gentlemen( meself excluded of course Wink

Yes in my area it is the entire east coast from main to Georgia nd a bit out to the midwest..a big area with alot of good pipers.

I compete mostly as a guage to see how I am progressing. When a professional piper judges you and says "well done" first place ( or 4th for that matter) it means something. There are 4 amatuer grades with 4 being the lowest and 1 being the highest. After that it is "Open" which is pro. Last year I got bumped up to grade 3.

Decent pipers here...we'll see how it goes. bom
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PostSubject: Pipes   Sat May 31, 2008 4:00 pm

I love hearing someone play the 'Pipes'. Unfortunately, out in this part of the country about the only time we get to here them is for 'Taps'. I tried picking up the electric guitar a few years ago when my grandson did. Back then I still used to tip a few(well,several). I thought I was wailing like Ted Nugent, the neighbors accused me of putting live cats down the insinkerator butt first. I decided to give it up.LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Bagpipers??   Sat May 31, 2008 5:31 pm

At times, I wish I had some musical talent and a few years ago I almost bought a set of electric pipes...they do have a volume switch. LOL I finally came to the decision I would be a better spectator. I do love to listen outdoors!

What interests me more are the Uillian Pipes. They say those were invented by Irishmen so they could drink and play at the same time.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Bagpipers??   Sat May 31, 2008 10:42 pm

My neighbor is of Scottish heritage and plays the pipes.

A lot of our music has Scottish roots. I play bluegreass guitar and a lot of the melodies are Scottish/Celtic in nature. The mountains of NC and VA were primarliy settled by the Scottish. My dad was from Galax, VA in the Blueridge Mountains and my grandmother played the banjo. We have one of the largest highland games gatherings near Boone, NC.

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PostSubject: Re: Bagpipers??   Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:41 pm

I have no musical talent what so ever. My next door neighbor on the other hand is a fiddler. He generally practices jigs and reels on his back deck and when he does I smoke on my patio. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bagpipers??   Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:11 pm

I too have some Scottish heritage. Nonetheless, a man must distinguish the limits of dignity. Perhaps this quote can assist:

These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equaled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.

Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)

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