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Old 12-30-2005, 05:44 AM   #11
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Michael Grey (UK), Angus MacColl, Bruce Gandy, Matt MacIsaac and Donald MacLeod. There's many more but these play to the style I like.
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:47 AM   #12
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To watch and or listen to any of the top players from any generation is awe inspiring. Natural talent coupled with a God given ability and hard work,it is always a pleasure to hear them play. So who do I choose? All of them or for that matter anyone who catches your attention to sit and listen to the tunes.
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:46 PM   #13
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I think Equus has hit the nail on the head..

Angus MacColl for marches.
John D Burgess for reels and Hornpipes
Dr Angus MacDonald for strathspeys
Bruce Gandy for Slow airs
Donald MacLeod for pibroch

Gordon Duncan, Martynn Bennet, Chris Armstrong for everything else......not to say they cant play a decent 2/4 before anyone says anything!!
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:27 PM   #14
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This may surprise a few folk, but there is a piper out there, who; if he didn't break down nearly every time he competed, may well have been up there with Willie MAcCallum, Alistair Gillies etc. When Gordon Campbell is on form he is well worth listening to. He has also written a couple of clever little tunes to his credit. I always enjoy Gordon's playing. He ONCE complemented mine, but I was playing one of his tunes!!
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:56 PM   #15
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All of the above! I also love to hear Ken Eller play marches and jigs. (especially on the float!)
Jim Mcgillivray playing rapid fire horn pipes, and his wicked staccato playing! His border tunes are fantastic! Singing on the float....no comment. Hey guys, not sucking up, my band mates have heard me say this many times!
It's not who you were. It's not who you are. It's who you can be!
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:39 PM   #16
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Hey James, it's still sucking up.........even if it's true. And it is true Ken and The Wee Man really are that good, but don't leave out your old pal Angus MacColl who simply amazes everybody who gets the opportunity to hear him perform.
Picking one favorite piper is like trying to pick the fingers and toes you don't really want anymore.You just can't do it. All of the greats impress each of us in a different way, but in the end they are all a gift to the music lovers of the world.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!"
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:50 PM   #17
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:08 PM   #18
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For the one who have passed on;

Donald Shaw Ramsey
John D Burgess

The ones still with us;

Jack Lee
Willie MAcCallum
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:49 AM   #19
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What??? Ol' Rufus not a favorite of anyone's????
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:28 PM   #20
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Gordon Duncan, Stu Liddel, Chris Armstrong and a friend of mine John M.
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