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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-18-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By piper909
Re: Sobieski's Salute: origins?

Thanks for this. This is quite interesting. The uncertainty as to the origins of this tune may never be cleared up -- none of these attributions seem to be based on definitive evidence or...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-17-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By piper909
Re: Sobieski's Salute: origins?

Oh dear. That would mean walking back that claim. But I'd be curious how the Piobaireachd Society would get this wrong. And with the composer unknown/uncertain, or date of composition unknown, how...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-16-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By piper909
Sobieski's Salute: origins?

I'm curious about the origins of the traditional pibroch "Sobieski's Salute." I had always believed this tune was composed in honor of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's mother, who was a Sobieska...
Forum: Competing Pipers 11-08-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,912
Posted By piper909
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

Interesting! I haven't competed in a number of years and I had to go to YouTube and look up this "Lily Christie" tune cause I'd never heard that name before. Am I the only one who hears this as an...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-02-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,859
Posted By piper909
Re: Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

I also disagree strongly with this sentiment. Pipe music is essentially an expression of Scottish Highland culture and as such you need to buy into the heritage of the instrument and respect it. If...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 11-02-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By piper909
FS: Songs of Duncan Ban Macintyre book - $15 shipped

For sale, Orain Dhonnchaidh Bhain - Songs of Duncan Ban Macintyre , edited by Angus MacLeod; hardbound book, published by the Scottish Gaelic Texts Society (Vol. 4, 1978, UK).

I bought it...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 07-27-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By piper909
WTB: sgian dubh, nice, in VG+ condition

I'm looking to buy a sgian dubh as a special gift for a young man who will be celebrating his bar mitzvah early next year.

It should be of the nicer sort, attractive Celtic decorative motif a...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-22-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By piper909
Re: Kilt Sizing

FWIW -- I once owned a genuine Cameron Highlanders army surplus (bought in Inverness) OR kilt and it only had ONE kilt strap and buckle, on the right side of the wearer. The apron flap (left side) ...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-12-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By piper909
Re: "Those Bloody Kilts" new book

I should add that there is a full chapter on the role of the bagpipe and pipers.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-12-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,739
Posted By piper909
Re: The end of the world as we know it...really?

I mean, taking gigs away from civilian bands but operating as "closed shops", not mixing with civilian bands and taking a, shall we say, superior attitude toward them. They do not teach...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-11-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,957
Posted By piper909
Re: Taps on pipes?

I think it's a shame how the US armed forces subject grieving families to ersatz "Taps" played by a stunt double bugler pretending to play the instrument. How many families know this is happening?...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-10-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,957
Posted By piper909
Re: Taps on pipes?

I am much more comfortable playing a piece of pipe music on the bagpipe rather than trying to shoehorn a piece written for and primarily associated with another military instrument. I have always...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-09-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,739
Posted By piper909
Re: The end of the world as we know it...really?

Has anyone noted the profusion of police/fire department bands in the USA sucking a lot of the oxygen out of the room for civilian bands? And these publicly subsidized bands (I mean to say,...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-09-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,408
Posted By piper909
Re: Thick People

Is this trend a purely American phenomenon? Due to the average person's utter ignorance of pipe music or traditional Scottish music?

Scottish/ British/ Canadian / etc. pipers, sound off -- are...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-09-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By piper909
"Those Bloody Kilts" new book

Here's a new book of interest to those here -- highly recommended!! Well
illustrated, too.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,739
Posted By piper909
Re: Queen's Piper on hiatus

It's for his own good....
Forum: Beer Tent 10-03-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By piper909
Re: Piper's Pinkie

I'm struggling with that arthritic pinkie problem too. It's really fouled up my birl, which used to be so strong. Now that joint locks up half the time I go to do the pinkie curl. I'm trying to...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-03-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,739
Posted By piper909
Re: Queen's Piper on hiatus

Wak! The photo in that article link. How can a piper of this magnitude hold his instrument like that, with the chanter dangling all loosey-goosey, free to fall out or be smacked around?


I...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-22-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By piper909
FS: Vintage "Bagpipe" book, 1911 - $25 shipped

I have an original 1911 edition book titled "Bagpipe: The Story of the Bagpipe" by Wm. H. Grattan Flood, part of the "Music Story Series" published by Walter Scott Publishing, London.

Embossed...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-14-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,364
Posted By piper909
Re: piping after a hernia operation

I had this surgery done in mid-Nov. some years back, the more invasive type of repair (one long cut, not a series of small ones, no "balloon" effect used) and I was able to play a short set for Burns...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 07-02-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By piper909
FS: Service dress khaki tunic, New repro 1902, size 36 - $35 shipped

Repro 1902 Pattern Tropical Service Dress in khaki cotton, as worn during WWI and well into WWII. This is Scottish pattern, worn with kilt or trews. Size 36. Comes with brass Kings Crown General...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 07-02-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 98
Posted By piper909
FS: T-shirt, QOH Piper McKay print, size L - $22 shipped

From a non-smoking home, I'm the original owner, one nice t-shirt, labeled size L (may have shrunk a wee bit in the washings); bought at a clan games, Queens Own Highlanders logo on the front, color...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-30-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,868
Posted By piper909
Re: Early medieval military music

These are a few interesting CDs in my collection of early music and feature some form of bagpipe or wind instrument among their scorings:

...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-17-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,022
Posted By piper909
Re: What is your favorite tune?

That's what got that busking piper in Edinburgh arrested a few weeks ago!
Forum: Beer Tent 06-15-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,022
Posted By piper909
Re: What is your favorite tune?

Oh yes, "The Man from Skye."

I knew I'd forget some things.
Also "Lexy MacAskill"


And whatever that tune is that's played by the clockwork-pipers in "Dr. Phibes Rises Again" (never been...
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