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Old 02-08-2014, 10:34 PM   #25
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Default Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

Originally Posted by Neil Clark View Post
In fact I'd even stick my neck out and say if you cout the number of gold medallists, thats pretty much the number who started as a kid.
Neil, my question was a little mischievous, as I am sure you saw. I reckon there are a handful of men who have won gold. My point is that very few childhood learners win the top prizes, and if the number is that small, then the reality for most players regardless of starting age is that they will never come within sight of a gold, making the observation that no adult learners have won gold a red herring.
Noble and manly music invigorates the spirit, strengthens the wavering man, and incites him to great and worthy deeds. Homer.
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