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Old 03-12-2018, 02:35 PM   #21
Barry Shears
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Default Re: College of Piping Gone - What about the tune books?

I am happy to report the CDs ordered from the COP have arrived. Not sure why the hold up, but they are here and on my CD player as I write.. my William MacDonald was a nice player. I particularly like his interpretation of Red Hand in the MacDonald's Arms. He adds so much not in the printed score
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:35 PM   #22
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Greetings to All,

The lamentations will be many... and this loss... most
keenly felt... but the memories... and the stories... and
they are legions...will ever remain... and so be passed
down... and on... to those who come after...

Since its birth... just after World War II... and for these
now 70-odd years... it was the College... and its books...
that drew... and helped to gather... and to guide... those
who wished to play the pipes... and from those furthest
places on our globe...

I have been fortunate to travel in many nations... and
where ever I have gone... it was "The Green Book"... that
was always to be found. Sometimes it was rather old... and
sometimes a bit badly rumpled... and even with a stain or two...
but there it was... under the eyes of novices... and in the keep
of older hands alike... giving guidance... and hope... to those
who wished to play...

And now... the College... per se... shall be no more... but the
Staff... and both past... and present... could have no greater
monument... nor any further-reaching legacy... than what they
have accomplished... in the spread... and the joy... of The Music...
in these last 70-odd years...

With the fondest of memories and the warmest of regards to
the CoP Staff... and to All,

Pip01



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Old 03-22-2018, 03:51 AM   #23
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...I have been fortunate to travel in many nations... and
where ever I have gone... it was "The Green Book"... that
was always to be found. Sometimes it was rather old... and
sometimes a bit badly rumpled... and even with a stain or two...
but there it was... under the eyes of novices... and in the keep
of older hands alike... giving guidance... and hope... to those
who wished to play...
So true! Long may it persist (and prosper).
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:27 AM   #24
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Unfortunately, that business model was not successful, at least as far as the pricing goes.

Andrew
Hmm, my understanding was that the CoP was established to give those that could not afford it some tuition, amongst other things?

Interesting, where did you get your info from? I've spent a small fortune there as it is by far the best place I've found to internet shop.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:22 PM   #25
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In my youth I attended the CoP many times for lessons.
On the sadly few times I was graced by Seamus himself I was always struck by his Calmness and endless patience.
I am utterly convinced that had his legacy continued the CoP would be the vibrant, living thing it was back then.
Again sadly.....things change.
It's not the changes that define us It's how we embrace change.
As long as there are Auld b*gg*rs like Adam, and myself who remember the CoP in its prime it will never really die.
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Old 04-11-2018, 05:17 AM   #26
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Unfortunately, that business model was not successful, at least as far as the pricing goes.

Andrew
Catch22, the business model didn't work, but you pay significantly more for Bagpiping products at NPC. I found it curious that comments from pipers in Scotland, are of the mind "Good Riddance" and folks in North America, "A Sad Day". I suspect that the building will go, jobs will be lost bla, bla. But NPC could aks CofP staff to work at NPC. This is because the turn round of Top Piping staff in recent years has become quite noticeable. #JustSaying
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