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Old 08-28-2020, 01:11 PM   #1
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Let's make the pipe band MSR competition more interesting by making it a MSRHJ.

Hornpipes and Jigs with *swing* of course. Played straight has its merits, but not here.
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Old 08-28-2020, 01:41 PM   #2
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Let's make the pipe band MSR competition more interesting by making it a MSRHJ.

Hornpipes and Jigs with *swing* of course. Played straight has its merits, but not here.
I think that's called a medley (sans S/A, though).
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Old 08-28-2020, 02:00 PM   #3
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Prefer to see the ghastly strathspey eliminated...an unmusical, tedious bit of put your feet to sleep exercise that only dancers care about.
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Prefer to see the ghastly strathspey eliminated...an unmusical, tedious bit of put your feet to sleep exercise that only dancers care about.
Wow! We're all entitled to our opinions, of course. I personally find a well-played (that's an important distinction) strathspey to be uplifting and very musical. In an MSR it's also a good divider between the other tunes, and great setup for the reel. Again, just my personal take.
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Old 08-28-2020, 06:43 PM   #5
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Prefer to see the ghastly strathspey eliminated...an unmusical, tedious bit of put your feet to sleep exercise that only dancers care about.
How about an event where pipers play strathspeys for a panel of dancers, who judge for danceability?
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Old 08-28-2020, 09:33 PM   #6
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.Greetings to All,

...If... I may... Leap... into this bit of chat... and if...
memory serves :) ... the/our word... "Strathspey"...
...and both for the sound of the word itself... and
the sound... and the pace... of the music... comes
from... the light... and splashy... quickly gurgling...
sounds... made by mountain streams and rivers**...
as they merrily cascade their way down from their
headwaters... and over and around... the rocks in
their paths... :)

I... for one... have always been enamored of...
both the sound of the word... and the music!! :)

One of my... Old Favorites... and like "The Barren
Rocks"... it just ain't heard much any more... is
that quite lovely... "Lady Madalina Sinclair"... and
it is ever a great joy... at least to me... to simply
sit back... and listen... and feel my ear... and heart...
and mind... Leap... with the stream... and the music!! :)

All musical preferences are... and of course... intensely
personal... and as they should be...and this... is but...
one of mine...

Regards to All,

Pip01



** And again... if memory serves... "strathspey" actually
comes from... the upper valley... of "The River Spey."



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Old 08-29-2020, 07:53 AM   #7
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FWIW, as I recall, Strathspeys were originally a variety of fiddlle reels, called Strathspey Reels , because that's the way reels were played by fiddlers in the Strathspey area. The seem to be very different beasts, depending on where and for whom they're played:
Pipe bands usually play them at "fling tempo", Scottish Country Dancing Strathspeys are a bit slower and more stately. Cape Breton strathspeys tend to be, for want of a better term "Kick-ass" and flow directly into reels.
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