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Old 03-04-2018, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default Ouch! Bagpipe concert review

Oh, dear God! Forced to listen to the pipes!
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:50 PM   #2
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Old 03-05-2018, 02:03 AM   #3
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We might have agreed with him had we been stuck in Row S. We don't know the standard or the arrangement or the tuning or the accoustic or much at all really about what he was listening to. Sounds as if the balance of instruments could have been better. But anyway, most people seemed to have been WITH it even if he wasn't. I wish he had the opportunity to listen to Willie McCallum playing a piobaireachd--any would do I think -one of those times where Willie is looking up, as if attuned to the bagpipe Gods. Our guy would find it perfect for his meditation. Maybe we could send him a recording.
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Old 03-05-2018, 04:14 AM   #4
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When people turn up to something determined to dislike it, there is little to be said or done about it.

Place this one in the round filing cabinet and move on, I think.
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:41 AM   #5
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Prime motivation to always put your all into any performance piping.

Too often, I've found that pipers will shrug off fine details for the general public, but will be stressed to the max when playing in front of a judge, or any high-profile/bagpipe-educated listener.

Understandable at the surface, but the fact of the matter is, such nervousness ... if it must be there ... should be the other way 'round.

Judges and other pipers already love this music. They "get it." And if nothing else, most would often sympathize with any plight one might experience during a performance.

For the uninitiated however, these folks are far from sold. Harmony sounds nice, dissonance sounds bad. Period. They won't know why they don't like it, they just don't.

Heads can be turned with such folks, but it certainly can be an uphill battle. I think it's for this reason that having a person say to me "wow, I've never really enjoyed bagpipes before .. but I liked listening to what you just played" is a far greater prize than any competition could yield.

Thanks for posting.

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Old 03-05-2018, 07:40 AM   #6
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Oh, dear God! Forced to listen to the pipes!
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Ah... Yess(!!)... and Hmmm........

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Some do........ Some don't...
Some can't..... Some can...
It is ever so..... with Man...

Some for Marmite... on everything!,
And some... for icing on their cake.
What e'er the choices before us spread,
Different choices... all... shall make...

Trusting that he (and all)... shall find better
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:14 AM   #7
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…another writer who has all his taste in his mouth.
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Old 03-05-2018, 02:25 PM   #8
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Prime motivation to always put your all into any performance piping.

Too often, I've found that pipers will shrug off fine details for the general public, but will be stressed to the max when playing in front of a judge, or any high-profile/bagpipe-educated listener.
I absolutely agree that the general public has more taste and judgement than we often think, and that doing our best regardless of the circumstances should be a given.

However, in this case, I really don't think the problem lay with the performers.
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:52 PM   #9
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Prime motivation to always put your all into any performance piping.

SNIP

Heads can be turned with such folks, but it certainly can be an uphill battle. I think it's for this reason that having a person say to me "wow, I've never really enjoyed bagpipes before .. but I liked listening to what you just played" is a far greater prize than any competition could yield.

Thanks for posting.

Cheers,
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Well put, Nate- and yeah, I like to hear that from people I play for maybe even more than I like getting paid to play
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:34 AM   #10
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Hmmm, a "pack" of pipers? I guess I'm doing pretty well then - before I quit cigarettes I was smoking nearly 2 packs a day. By comparison, considering that I only go to band on the weekend a pack a week doesn't sound like such a bad habit!
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