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Old 06-12-2018, 06:41 AM   #21
Pip01
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Default Re: Name for style of pipe music

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalumII




I think we should be very careful about judging these recordings.



Yes, many aren't what we hear today, but many are just as good - they are just *different* and we literally can't hear them properly because we're judging by the wrong standard.



Take John MacColl playing Cock of the North for example - if a student of mine played like that we would be spending some time on practice chanters
- yet it's very clearly a deliberate, conscious performance.



Just because it doesn't match the modern aesthetic doesn't mean it's bad playing.




Greetings to All,


The consideration(s) given in the above quote... and the
work that went into comprising them... and the clarity with
which they are expressed... (and... thank you!... Callum !! :)...
greatly deserve... our due regard...

Ahem!! (Cough!!... Splutter!!)... "The Pipes"... and of what
ever stand and stripe they may be... and especially in our
particular neck of the woods... are regarded primarily as a
Celtic instrument... and as such... have been played by a
great many people... in a great many places... and in many
a different fashion... and over a great length... of Time...

And as such... and such being the case... perhaps... it may
well be... our best... "Avenue of Approach"... to simply sit
back... feet up... and enjoy... the various offerings... made
by the many rather talented folk... now available to us in our
presently high-tech and world-wide setting...

Just some thoughts... :)

Regards to All,

Pip01


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