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ed rhodes
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On 2005-05-22 16:29, Bill Palmer wrote:
I love the pipes. However, I have a standing order that Amazing Grace is not to be played on the pipes at my funeral.

I also don't want the Beer Barrel Polka, Lady of Spain or Foggy Mountain Breakdown.



How about "Mull of Kyntire"? - I'm probably misspelling that!
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I remember spending a happy night, fifteen or twenty years ago, coaxing a not-too-shoddy bagpipe sound out of my trusty CZ 101. So much more fun than booting up a sampler.
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Don't forget other maligned instruments:

Q: What's the definition of a minor second?

A: Two oboes playing unison.

Q: How many bluegrass bass players does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: I - V - I - V - I - V - I - V

Q: What's the difference between a violin and a viola?

A: A viola burns longer, and you can tune a violin.

Q; How do you get a guitarist to play quieter?

A: Put sheet music in front of him.

I got a million of 'em folks. Thank you very much. You're a wonderful audience. I'll be here all week....

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Q: What's the definition of a Scottish gentleman?

A: A man who knows how to play the bagpipes but doesn't.
Mark Rough
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So, the story is that at Old Dominion University (in Virginia Beach), there is, in residence, one of the world champion pipers. He was forced to emigrate to the US after the folks in his home town threatened to cause bodily damage because he practiced TOO much.

True or not, I like the story.

Mark
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Caleb Strange
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Or the music producer that asked the drummer if wearing headphones in the studio had affected his hearing.
'I don't wear an earring,' came the reply.
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Bill Palmer
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On 2005-05-23 16:51, lastnitesfun wrote:
So, the story is that at Old Dominion University (in Virginia Beach), there is, in residence, one of the world champion pipers. He was forced to emigrate to the US after the folks in his home town threatened to cause bodily damage because he practiced TOO much.

True or not, I like the story.

Mark


One of my friends was a world champion piper for a while. This is interesting because he is not from Scotland and is of Czech descent. However, he is an excellent piper. He was forced to practice in his parents' automobile with the windows rolled up. This isn't too bad during the winter, but during the summer it is pretty rough!
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O.K.
I'll admit to being a bagpipe player. The only one as far as I can see.

But I play the Northumbrian pipes. An English, bellows blown, indoor instrument.
It has a unique sound, and one of the two best bagpipes. The other being the Irish.

And bagpipes have nothing to do with Scotland. They just have the most visible type and best p.r.
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And more Pakistanis play the Highland Pipes than the Northumbrian Pipes.
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