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Forum: Music 01-28-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Cock of the North

Thanks Adam, that makes a lot of sense.
Forum: Music 01-28-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Cock of the North

I know, but that is the trouble with a lot of pipe music, if it has been around for more than about three weeks and non-pipers can whictle it, it tends to be classed as traditional.

William...
Forum: Music 01-27-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Cock of the North

Does anyone know who wrote this (was it William Marshall by any chance?)

Thanks

Thomas
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 12-22-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,272
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Royal Scots video - Basra

It is a great video (although the band is the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards rather than the Royal Scots)
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-22-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,369
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Scotland Photos - Name those 1980s PBs!

That must be the Festival Cavalcade, and usually the RBLS bands would take part in that. I'm afraid I can't be more help than that (although, Andrew, if you sit down with a magnifying glass and the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-14-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,883
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Pipe not allowed.........

I suspect it is the French meaning of the word that gets it blocked. I didn't have the heart to tell the poor cadets from Glagow UTOC, who were acting as stewards for our parade in Paris a few years...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-14-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,969
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Cross belts and plaids....

There is one very good reason for having the crossbelt under the plaid - It makes it a lot easier to remove the plaid when you don't need it on, but I suppose I am just lazy and shabby!
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-27-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,033
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Highland vs. Lowland "clans"

For an interesting look at how the families/clans of the Borders (both English and Scottish) lived and behaved, read George MacDonald Fraser's book, The Steel Bonnets. It makes the Wild West look...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-31-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Instructors or Bands near Vancleave MS

Thanks JB I'll pass that on.

All the best

Thomas
Forum: Beer Tent 07-30-2008, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Forum: Beer Tent 07-30-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Instructors or Bands near Vancleave MS

I have someone here who is looking for an instructor or band near Vancleave MS, can anyone help?

Thanks

Thomas
Forum: Beer Tent 07-29-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Bermuda pipers

Adam is correct, there were a couple of pipers from Bemuda in that first parade in 1995, although the guy with the Red Ensign on his bass drone was an ex-pat Bermudan called Eldon Zuill, who now...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Funnily enough they only sold out a couple of weeks ago this year, the tourism crunch is hitting them too, but yes, Iain's advice is good advice. Book early.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Yup, been many times (in fact this year will only be the third time since I was seven that I have been unable to make it). Well worth attending, but be warned the weather can change suddenly, there...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-14-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,102
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Waterloo

I was just reading the threads about piping in the Napoleonic era and about the Battle of the Somme, and epecially the latter one, reminded me of some figures that never ceased to amaze me about the...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-07-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,725
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: NYC Tartan Day

Well I had a fantastic time. Nice weather and good company. Well worth the trip. Thanks to the guys from the Corrections Band for looking after me and my better half.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-04-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,725
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: NYC Tartan Day

ha - is it really raining - damn, I didn't put my cape in my luggage (it is a heavy wool one and I was trying to save some weight)
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-02-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,725
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: NYC Tartan Day

Hi John,

Just talking about all the arguments that seem to be raging on here as to who should be organising it, what date it should be on, do we use the right route etc.

It is great no longer...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-01-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,725
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: NYC Tartan Day

Well I can't wait to jump on the plane this Friday and take the short hop down to NY. It is one of the things I enjoy about living in Nova Scotia now. In the old days I had to care about the...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-26-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,725
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: NYC Tartan Day

Haha - well I hope someone will be there, I'm looking forward to a weekend in the big city and raising a few jars in the St Andrews, even if the piping is not the best. I'm still provincial enough...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-26-2008, 06:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,725
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
NYC Tartan Day

Just wondered who was going to be there this year?
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 08-13-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Marijuana in the wooddhed

MacKay's Pipe Major calls the police one day:
"Hello, is this the police?"
"Yes. What do you want?"
"I'm calling to report about my neighbour, Piper MacKay! He is hiding marijuana inside his...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 06-24-2007, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Halifax Games

The schedule is here (http://www.halifaxhighlandgames.com/schedule.asp) , but it doesn't include exact times. Your best bet for more detailed information might be to call them.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 06-19-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Pipefest Concert

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let those in the area, and those travelling to Halifax for Pipefest Nova Scotia, know that tickets are now on sale for the post parade concert.

It will feature the...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 05-04-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By Thomas Grotrian
Re: Piping/drumming spin off hobbies

It hasn't given me any new hobbies I'm afraid, but every job I've ever done (with the exception of working in a bar when I left school) has come about as a result of being a piper.
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