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Old 01-10-2020, 11:22 AM   #18
Pip01
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Default Re: I LOVE my bagpipes





Greetings to All,

Just the two... very old sets... and as with the
rest of us... just getting older... every day!! :)

And... both... are main sets... depending upon
where... I am to play... and... with whom...

The (my) first... being 1916 ABW Lawries... in
the then military style... plain metal ferrules...
etc., and with an ABW 1916 Starck chanter
that was bought with them then, in London...
and has been played with them... ever since.

The second being a 1908 Cocuswood set...
with full ivory mounts... made in Ireland...

and these were accompanied by an early
1950s ABW ivory-soled chanter... made by
Bob Hardie... and which had... apparently...
been played with this set for many years.

Now... it's not so much that I love them...
which I do... but it is much more... that I am...
and simply... in awe of them... and where they
both have been... and the histories that both
have... and the many... many... historical events
in which both... had their place... and played their
part...

("That they may have parley with old folk of old
affairs.")

And what was... is... and shall be... ever on my
mind... is that I can but be a good steward for
and with them... and when... the Time comes...
as it surely shall... that I can find a really good
home for them... where they shall be properly
appreciated... and played... so that their music...
may continue... on...

Regards to All,

Pip01












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