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Old 03-25-2018, 08:46 AM   #4
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Location: Richmond, Surrey, England
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Default Re: Putting' it out there...

You're to be congratulated for putting your money where your mouth is, so to speak. Many people have commented on the constraints that are felt by pipers against anything unusual, fuelled by the emphasis on competition. I think there is sometimes unease amongst judges against departing from orthodoxy for fear of controversy/criticism etc (and sometimes, dare it be said, they don't know of the alternatives). That appears not have been the case here, though.

We will never know quite how piobaireachd was played in the "good old days" but there were surely many different settings and interpretations and reliance on reasonable authority should be enough of a basis for a performer to rely on.

Well done.
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