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Old 08-28-2004, 06:25 AM   #1
Wendy (A Piper's Mom)
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Default So, who is your favorite Celtic Rock/Fusion Band featuring pipes?

I'm a huge fan of 7Nations, Brother, and Jacky Tar, myself, but I have music by at least a dozen other rock bands that have pipers and I enjoy them all...

Some bands show off the musical ability of the GHB (and the piper playilng them) better than others.

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Old 08-28-2004, 09:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: So, who is your favorite Celtic Rock/Fusion Band featuring pipes?

As mentioned in another thread, Bad Haggis is amongst the best. It just plain good music even apart from the pipes. A nice blend of jazz-rock-Celtic fusion that's both reminiscent and yet fresh. And very well played!
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Old 08-28-2004, 10:36 AM   #3
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Default Re: So, who is your favorite Celtic Rock/Fusion Band featuring pipes?

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Originally posted by Wendy (A Piper's Mom):
but I have music by at least a dozen other rock bands that have pipers and I enjoy them all...

Some bands show off the musical ability of the GHB (and the piper playilng them) better than others.

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Hi Wendy,

I don't suppose that I could convince you to list out those other bands, could I? I'm a big BIG fan of doing things the "wrong" way and I'd like to add to my musical horizons.

Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2004, 10:49 AM   #4
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Default Re: So, who is your favorite Celtic Rock/Fusion Band featuring pipes?

Another good group is the Glengarry Bhoys. It's the only non-traditional group that I have heard live. Their piper did a great job, and they have a nice sound overall. Purely enjoyable music.

If you are looking for some good uillean pipe playing... Lunasa (Their album "Otherworld" is my favorite), Capercaille, and even Gaelic storm utilize their pipes very well.
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Old 08-28-2004, 10:57 AM   #5
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Default Re: So, who is your favorite Celtic Rock/Fusion Band featuring pipes?

I've seen the Glengarry Bhoys a few years ago, and enjoyed the show, but I have to say hands down for me it's "Slainte Mhath" from Cape Breton (www.slaintemhath.com). Wicked, wicked stuff.
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Old 08-28-2004, 12:58 PM   #6
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Default Re: So, who is your favorite Celtic Rock/Fusion Band featuring pipes?

Geo,

Well, I think as this thread continues to grow, you will eventually see them all listed by the community at large. Already, 3 on my list have been mentioned...Glengarry Bhoys, Bad Haggis, and Slainte Mhath. All are great bands. Gaelic Storm just added a piper last year, as roccolinde noted, he fits in quite well. (I love that band and have all their CD's.) Add the three I already mentioned, 7N, Brother and Jacky Tar, plus Capercaille mentioned by roccolinde, and you have 8 bands already!

I also enjoy the following- which range in sound from pop to neo-traditional to hard rock to punk....
Black 47
Carbonleaf
Ceili Rain
Celtic Jam
Clandestine
Clann an Drumma
Clatterbone
Enter the Haggis
Jackdaw
Off Kilter
The Real MacKenzies
The Rogues
Wicked Tinkers
Wolfstone
.... that's another 12. All in all 20 bands to but into your file sharing program and see what comes up! BTW Iisted them alphabetically because I had to scroll through my library to remember them all, so there's no order of preference there.

Any others out there folks? I'm always up for discovering new music! Any comments on the bands above?

Saw Slainte Mhath this summer at a festival and they did a funky version of Rick James' "Super Freak" on bapipes. Have to say I never heard anything quite like that before!

Brother and 7N still have to be my absolute favorites.

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Old 08-28-2004, 07:07 PM   #7
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Brother, from Australia
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Old 08-28-2004, 09:11 PM   #8
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Default Re: So, who is your favorite Celtic Rock/Fusion Band featuring pipes?

I've seen quite a few bands and i must say these are my top three favorites, in no specific order.
Slainte Mhath
Battlefield Band
Prydien

Macrimmon's revenge was a good band too

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Old 08-30-2004, 06:54 AM   #9
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Default Re: So, who is your favorite Celtic Rock/Fusion Band featuring pipes?

Wendy,
A lot of great bands mentioned here...a few that I haven't heard and must check out. When you put "fusion" into the equation; I'd have to say Bad Haggis is my fave. Take their guitarist, Mike Hoffmann, for one. He has toured and recorded with drummer, Tony Williams---a legend in modern jazz. They have a very well rounded mix of players that allows them to cross over and meld with a few musical genres. Great stuff!
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Old 08-30-2004, 10:29 AM   #10
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Default Re: So, who is your favorite Celtic Rock/Fusion Band featuring pipes?

Add The Rusty Nails to the list, cool east coast group.
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