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Temukapiper
04-11-2003, 04:17 AM
Just woundering :sleepy: ..... all u grade one players out there :thumb: .( bands i mean ) :D ........what is the BEST opening tune for a medley in grade one??????? I like the sandpiper!

Love to hear you views!


Craig

TanoMartone
04-11-2003, 04:40 AM
I think that the first fifty that Shotts played is a fantastic tune and a brilliant drum score. Also Stevies first bar which was also played by the great FMM

Jason Beard
04-11-2003, 08:42 AM
I have only played in Grade II bands, but in my opinion the Coppermill will always be an awesome opening tune for a medley. Powerful and not too dificult.

Michael Price
04-11-2003, 11:31 AM
1998 Vic Police opened with the Hornpipe Jimmy's Gift. Brilliant, cracking tune.

Chris Hamilton
04-11-2003, 04:01 PM
My faves ...

1970s -- "25th KOSB Farewell to Meerut" - Muirhead & Sons

1980s -- "Coppermill" - 78th Fraser Highlanders

1990s -- "Salute to James P. Henderson" -- Shotts & Dykehead ** or ** "Acid Piper" - Victoria Police

2000s -- "Toronto Scottish Regiment" - City of Washington

Chris

Chris Hossack
04-11-2003, 04:08 PM
Three of my favorites:

The Streaker -- SFU
Ben Niven -- FMM
Jimmy's Gift -- Vic Polis

Chris Hossack :wave:
Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band


Take a listen to our new CD at http://www.mcpb.org/for_spacious_skies.htm :hatoff:

neilly
04-11-2003, 11:34 PM
One Fine Day really turned my crank. :thumb:

tenordrummer.com
04-12-2003, 02:50 AM
I have too many favourites to mention only one:

Desert Storm - Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band

Caradale Bay - Strathclyde Police Pipe Band

Rowd's Hornpipe - Victoria Police Pipe Band

Stevie's First Bar - FMMPB & Clan Gregor Society Pipe Band

Big Road Brusher - Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band

Moving Cloud - Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band

Told you!

Lots of terrific tunes though... :thumb:

TanoMartone
04-12-2003, 06:09 PM
I have to say Scott you have hit the spot right there with your'r views!
I love the way the Clans drum scores got to stevies first bar........ :wink:

Clark Wiseman
04-13-2003, 06:48 AM
Best opening tune in a grade one medley: Delvinside by the Fraser's in the Megantic Outlaw concert in Saint John, NB, which I had the good fortune to attend. The birls knock your head off.
Second best: Fleshmarket Close at the same concert.
Coppermill comes in a close third.
Why is it I am picking so many Fraser Highlanders' tunes?

Lori Wilson-Gaudet
04-13-2003, 07:01 AM
Does anyone remember the Big Road Brusher
Boghall in the early 80's I'm guessing
Great robust tune!

Lori

Kent Argubright
04-13-2003, 08:00 AM
I'm partial to Dr. McInnes's Fancy. But then, I'm partial to "Dr." tunes"! :thumb:

Wulls
04-13-2003, 01:04 PM
If you are looking for something fresh that grabs your attention, James Henderson must take the cake

Craig Weston
04-13-2003, 07:44 PM
Walking the plank, or the pile driver are also very good tunes

PiperGlenn
04-14-2003, 08:19 AM
My favorites are: The King of Cardenden and Murdoch MacAlister by SFU and Daryl Boyle and Jimmy's Gift by Victoria Police.

Drew McPheeters
04-14-2003, 08:23 AM
Originally posted by Clark Wiseman:
Why is it I am picking so many Fraser Highlanders' tunes? Perhaps it's because you have incredibly good tastes :D

Gordô ©1980
04-14-2003, 11:09 AM
Hello,

Has 'Black Watch Polka' ever been used has an opener? That tune is smokin' :thumb:

I also enjoy:

- Blackie McLeod
- City of Wellington Police
- The Axeman
- Tom's Pig Party

Plus many, many more....

:hatoff:
Cheers,
ME

aberdeen
04-14-2003, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by Temukapiper:
what is the BEST opening tune for a medley in grade one??????? I like the sandpiper!

Craig "Best" may be hard to pin down.

Strictly from the standpoint of listening and strictly from my personal perspective, I thought the opening tune from the Strathclyde Police medley 2002 was a real attention grabber. "McGeachie's Mobile Party Unit".

All the best,

Jim

ccaljj
04-14-2003, 12:32 PM
The b-52 or Carry on Regardless. I must say, I also enjoy the Peaches on Parade.

3 beats
04-14-2003, 12:56 PM
Up to the line or Zeto the Bubbleman

Gregor Burton
04-14-2003, 01:07 PM
Why hasnt anyone picked "Epic" - Dunvegan Pipe Band, in the mid-eighties?

What about Triumph Street playing the 76 Police Tattoo in 1980???

I thought that the Toronto Scottish opener was a good one too Chris. Heard a recording of it on the net, great tune.

piprgoat
04-14-2003, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by ccaljj:
The b-52 or Carry on Regardless. I must say, I also enjoy the Peaches on Parade. What a coincidence. I happen to enjoy those three myself. Keep on rockin' :hatoff:

Mike Forkan

Chris Hamilton
04-14-2003, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by Gregor Burton:
Why hasnt anyone picked "Epic" - Dunvegan Pipe Band, in the mid-eighties?

What about Triumph Street playing the 76 Police Tattoo in 1980???

I thought that the Toronto Scottish opener was a good one too Chris. Heard a recording of it on the net, great tune. Well, now funny that you mention it ... I was going to pick "Epic" (actually "Paddy's Epic Journey") but since it's unconventional and wouldn't even be allowed in an RSPBA contest, I skipped.

Triump Street with the '76 Tattoo, yeah that was sweet.

Chris

tenordrummer.com
04-14-2003, 04:30 PM
Aberdeen, I'd agree... not that I'm biased in any way... ahem!

The Geach tune is superb. Gordon Magee wrote it. He also wrote Mrs Lillian Magee, the Hornpipe at the end of the medley. I think that tune is perhaps the best pipe band tune I have ever heard or played to. It's a classic. :thumb:

Tpipes
04-15-2003, 02:48 PM
My Favourite openers have to be:

FMM- Sandpiper, B52's, Moving Cloud.
78th- Walking the Plank.
Shotts- First Fifty.

The Axeman
04-16-2003, 03:47 AM
so much choice, the one I like best over the past 2 years is.

The Axeman: AL,Cal & The late (Celtic Flair).

No heard it? goto

www.rightquickmarch.com (http://www.rightquickmarch.com)

2002 contest recordings and Forte Erie Highland games.


Regards
"The Axeman" A man who lives in the woods??????

chuckpiper
04-16-2003, 09:42 PM
medley tunes come and go but i think the best march tune for an MSR (grade I that is) is Lord Alexander Kennnedy! especially when VIC police played it!

Fergie
04-29-2003, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by chuckpiper:
medley tunes come and go but i think the best march tune for an MSR (grade I that is) is Lord Alexander Kennnedy! especially when VIC police played it! I like LAK also Chuck. We're playing that again this year with the grade 2 band. I don't remember the name of the tune, but the opening tune Toronto Police played in their medley at Maxville was strong. A Ballsy "Here we are!" type tune.

Gord MacDonald
04-29-2003, 02:05 PM
In no particular order:

McGeachie's Mobile Party Unit - Strathclyde 2002

Carry on Regardless - LA Scots - 2002

The Pile Driver - FMM - 1992 or 1993?

Jimmy's Gift - Vic Police 1998

?????Eric Rigler Tune - 78th Frasers 1998

Cheers,

Gord

piperj
04-30-2003, 06:44 AM
Lets not forget "Up to the line" by the 78th in 1987

Gregor Burton
05-01-2003, 10:26 PM
?????Eric Rigler Tune - 78th Frasers 1998 Walking the Plank

tenordrumming
05-30-2003, 03:08 PM
I really like Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia's Start tune Last year -

Archie Kenneth

I also liked FMM Last year

Drew McPheeters
05-30-2003, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by Clumsey Lover:
I really like Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia's Start tune Last year -

Archie Kenneth

Right on Charlie. A great tune. Wish it was still in print....

Falam
06-04-2003, 10:26 AM
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