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Forum: Beer Tent 06-27-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,772
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: what do you get sick of being requested to play

Don't think it of it as Danny Boy, but O'Cahan's Lament or The Derry Air.

For me it seems to be any tune I happen to be learning at the moment. Running through it on the PC so much that...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-07-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: Banning 'Danny Boy'...and a marathon

Origins of Danny Boy. (http://www.theoriginofdannyboy.com/)

The tune is a good one. Unfortunately it is tied forever to lyrics written by an English lawyer in 1910, centuries after the song's...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-24-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,836
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: Online Cainntaireachd

caintaireachd can be found on Youtube.

Just go to You Tube and type in caintaireachd. There are a number of examples.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-31-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,521
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: Kilt Ribbons - Circa Early 1900s'??

This week I was given an Argyll and Sutherland kilt circa WWII.
Argyll Sutherland Dress (http://www.theargylls.co.uk/dress.php)


Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-19-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: A powerful moment

Earlier this year I was told Mrs. Leslie had come home from the hospital, not because things went well, but because things were that close.

I decided to go and pipe at her place after I finished...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-19-2007, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,748
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: Trooping The Colour- Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Nice shot of the war memorial in the background as the pipers show the band how to march.

March Along with the Ceremonial Guard....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-16-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,740
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: Canntaireachd - how important in todays world?

Where I live the native language, Haida, is spoken fluently by a mere handful. It would be a decade away from being lost if younger people did not do something about it.

When I tell them that...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-13-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,091
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: Videos of the disbanding of The Cameronians, 1968

Wow, okay. That vid to the parliament was at about 110 beats per minute.

Look on Youtube for the rest of the vids of this event.

The speech Dr. Donald MacDonald gives is passionate and pointed....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-13-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,091
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: Videos of the disbanding of The Cameronians, 1968

Awesome footage. Hard to judge the real tempo on the first clip since the film plays fast.

The march to the opening of the 3rd Scottish Parliament went along at a good pace too that, I think,...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 11-07-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: How to tie a Windsor Knot

That would be Saxe-Coburg-Gotha knot and the change was in 1917 by George V because German names weren't hip in Britain during the First World War (and whilst he rode out the first three years he...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-29-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: MacCrimmons and the MacLeods

May, 1941 for the 9th and Sept, 1978 for the induction of the 10th. The Stories as retold in brief at the links below.

MacCrimmon1 (http://www.geocities.com/mccrimmon.geo/piperex.html) ...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 10-29-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: Nae Pumpkins!

There seems to be a stage of fixing of cultures. A boundary which everything that comes after is wrong and everything that was before was really how it was.

With no allowance for the developing...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-22-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,048
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: Royal Regiment of Scotland kilts

As a Canuck thanx for that. When you look at that site each of those lines speaks volumes and there are volumes between the lines.

Two that come to mind are the battles Canadians fought between...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 10-20-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,291
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: What Adorns Your Glengarry?

In the day badges would have been sprigs of a particular type of plant depending on the clan in question.

The Red Whortleberry, for Davidson, would have been worn as the badge.

Yew for Fraser....
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 10-17-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,858
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: Has anyone ever heard of this ?

Essays on Supersitions of the Highlanders of Scotland....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-07-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,231
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: Highlanders in Tenessee, Appalachia in General

The only I can add to this discussion is from a Cultural Geography text I kept from a university course years ago. Talking about 'cultural integration' (how folkgroups integrated in the nonfolk...
Forum: Adult Pipers 08-01-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,577
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: Memorising tunes

I find whistling tunes helps quite abit.

As an new, older piper I find if I do not play all the tunes I know regularly I can blank on them easily.

Funny how just the first couple of notes of a...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-31-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: "Paying the Piper" ceremony?

The offer of Scotch I thought was a tradition. The piper drained the glass, kissed the bottom of it, and placed it face down on the server's tray
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 07-22-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,125
Posted By GwaiiEagle
TBS Monkey Shorts Braveheart


I am sure some of you have seen this, but maybe some of the folks in the old country haven't.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 06-22-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,637
Posted By GwaiiEagle
FDNY Emerald Society

Kudos and a round of ale to these gentlemen who played so well at the services for the nine firefighters.

Awesome sound and presence. Make that two rounds for the boys.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 06-06-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,913
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: What Inspired You to Play?

From an early age the sound of pipes made me cry whenever I heard them, not because I was scared or that sad, they just moved me so much.

I had played an instrument in my youth. Recorded, toured,...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-10-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,067
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-10-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,067
Posted By GwaiiEagle

I had the swab done. Costed about $100 cdn for the 12 point test kit through 'The National Genographic Project'. A study sponsored by the National Geographic Society.

My own Haplogroup is R1b1c....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-06-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By GwaiiEagle
POW Pipers

There were pipers who were captured during WWII.

Does anyone know if they were allowed to send for their pipes or keep the ones they may have had?

Or play them in camp for that matter?
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 05-03-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,494
Posted By GwaiiEagle
Re: What's wrong with Hobbiest Bands

Those opposed to hobbiest bands need a reality check.

If we were talking about garage bands it would be like The Stones saying garage bands are bad and shouldn't trouble the rock world with their...
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