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Old 03-15-2020, 12:58 PM   #41
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My first two competitions of the year that I have been furiously preparing for have been cancelled. I was not upset about this, because I felt woefully unprepared (I always do, even though I know that's not the truth). After seeing them being cancelled, I played my competition piobaireachd the other day is if a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. No tension, and I was totally IN the music. It hadn't felt that way for quite some time.

Sometimes, taking the pressure of competing or performing away, and just letting you enjoy the activity is definitely needed. Stay safe and healthy, fellow pipers.
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:32 AM   #42
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BCPA has canceled their indoor competition

https://www.bcpipers.org/2020/03/bcp...s-mar-13-2020/

"Accordingly, BCPA has regretfully cancelled the Annual Gathering on April 10 & 11 at North Delta Secondary School."
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:22 PM   #43
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Kansas City Parades are all cancelled, as well as NCAA basketball tournaments. A wise decision. My residence street might have a one-person parade.
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Old 03-16-2020, 04:00 PM   #44
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Greetings to All,

While never wishing to be a messenger of Gloom and
Doom... just as a simple matter... of statistics... and
airborne viral transmission rates... coupled with those
time-lags for an infection to incubate... and then later
to become manifest in symptoms... this ever-enlarging
public health crisis... is going to wear on... and on...
and on...

The number and rate of confirmed cases continues
to increase... day... by day... by day... by day...

Considering that the combined population of the U.S.
and Canada is... approximately... 366,711,272 (2019)...
it should not surprise anyone if... this crisis extends...
well through the coming Summer... and well beyond.

Therefore... perhaps we... in alignment with the present
recommendations of public health officials... should begin
to limit our engagements... to those of greater social and
cultural importance.

I have done more than enough corporate/business piping
engagements... to know that... I would not consider them
worthy... enough... to run the inadvertent risk of spreading
this present viral contagion... later on... to anyone else...

That said... a funeral?? Well, that is... of great importance...
and to many families.

And... as was discussed in a previous Thread... our ability
to be able to play "off and away"... and to be able to keep
that meter's or yard's general distance from the family and
the friends... I think that that would be a factor... worthy of
our consideration... and our being of service... when ever
we are requested for such.

This present contagion is going to become much... much
worse...before it ever begins to get... even a little bit better.

And, in the performance of our office... we must maintain due
care... and consideration... for the safety of all with whom we
shall come into contact... at that then-present moment... and
as well as those... with whom we shall come into later contact.

In these future many months (And who can say how long?)...
both our vigilance... and our music... shall be needed of us.

Let us then strive to... properly... fulfill... both of these offices.

Regards... and Wishing Good Health!!... to All,

Pip01






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Old 03-16-2020, 04:08 PM   #45
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Your pardon, please.

Somehow... an inadvertent... double Post. (??)

Now deleted.

How do these contraptions... actually work?!







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Old 03-16-2020, 04:13 PM   #46
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For what it's worth, today the Governor of Oregon has announced that restrictions on public gatherings has been tightened, limiting gatherings to a maximum of 25 people.
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Old 03-17-2020, 02:45 PM   #47
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My one-person parade was a huge success. A few people came out of their homes and watched and clapped. But the icing on the cake was a young family down the street with small children. Two of the little girls do Irish dancing. As I walked back up the street (not playing) their mom came out and shared that they had been watching a video about the life of St. Patrick. It was a cartoon designed for young children. So one kid says "do I hear bagpipes?" and the mom says it's probably just in the movie. Then the pipes got louder as I approached. That's when they came outside to listen. Totally made my day. We all kept our "social distance."

Happy St. Paddy's day to all!
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Old 03-17-2020, 03:00 PM   #48
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Everything planned was canceled and we were told to keep the donations. Fine by us since we pass all that money on to other associations. I suggested we flash mob the donators sometime later this summer and that met with a large approval. As I noted in the email "I can't wait to see the shoppers reaction when we play in front of the Kerry Gold butter display in the Safeway".
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:23 AM   #49
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My one-person parade was a huge success. A few people came out of their homes and watched and clapped. But the icing on the cake was a young family down the street with small children. Two of the little girls do Irish dancing. As I walked back up the street (not playing) their mom came out and shared that they had been watching a video about the life of St. Patrick. It was a cartoon designed for young children. So one kid says "do I hear bagpipes?" and the mom says it's probably just in the movie. Then the pipes got louder as I approached. That's when they came outside to listen. Totally made my day. We all kept our "social distance."

Happy St. Paddy's day to all!
It was dreich here today- started out as snow, then changed to drizzle, so I cancelled our Totnes Highlander* Pipe Band St Patrick's Day Parade.
* not a typo, there's only one
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Old 03-18-2020, 02:26 PM   #50
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It's the day after St. Patrick's Day and since it was sunny and nice out, I decided to walk over to a nearby park and play my pipes. Although bagpiping in public usually attracts some casual attention, I wasn’t prepared for today’s response. As soon as I started playing, joggers, bicycle riders, teenagers and strollers stopped, cars pulled over, and people came out of their homes to listen. I played nearly every set I could think of and when I stopped for a rest, I noticed a woman crying in her car. She said she was so happy for the break from all the recent bad news that she began weeping. I certainly wasn’t expecting that reaction.
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