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Old 11-18-2019, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Mull of Kintyre - rant

Ugg. Our pipe band is putting this into rotation. In my opinion, it ain’t one of McCartney’s better efforts. I wonder if anyone other than Sir Paul had written this, if it would still have legs? Once again, my opinion only. YMMV. Sorry for the rant.
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:43 PM   #2
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We did this once with a choir. Was ok, not anything I kept up on....
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:57 AM   #3
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It's not meant to be a pipe band piece...it's a ballad that features pipes for which McCartney has done a brilliant job..if you can do it in a concert setting with a proper singer and a backing band it's far more satisfying, but requires skill and excellent intonation...that's why McCartney uses only top bands to do it in concert...it's easy to go off the rails.
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:31 AM   #4
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There's always something in the band repertoire that folks don't care for.

In my band we all...sit down and learn it anyway.

Good luck!

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Old 11-19-2019, 11:36 AM   #5
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The Lion Sleeps Tonight... that's all I'm going to say.... keep telling the PM if he calls it I will play it. As long as pipes are in tune and pipe corp playing together we can get away with most anything.... MOSTLY anything....
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Old 11-19-2019, 12:31 PM   #6
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The Lion Sleeps Tonight... that's all I'm going to say.... keep telling the PM if he calls it I will play it. As long as pipes are in tune and pipe corp playing together we can get away with most anything.... MOSTLY anything....

I've only layed "the Lion Sleeps" once in public- for a wedding at Boston University. The bride and groom met at a Kung Fu Academy and had the Lion Dancers from the school perform. Then we went ouside for photos, and I played the tune for the Lion. ( No pictures of me doing a Tai Chi routine as Iplayed, though)
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:00 PM   #7
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Greetings to All,


Well... it is a song... and as with others... some
do like it... with the pipes... and some... do not.


I've played it with a school (6th, 7th Grade) chorus...
and in such settings... and almost irrespective of
what ever the requested (required) musical pieces
were... I have always enjoyed... the experience!! :)


Sometimes... and indeed!!...the Whole... is Greater...
Than the Sum of the Parts!! :)



Regards to All,


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Old 11-19-2019, 08:06 PM   #8
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If the band wills it, it shall be done.
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:45 PM   #9
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I read somewhere that someone bet Paul McCartney that he couldn't write a number one pop song in waltz time with bagpipes. I guess that Sir Paul won the bet!
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Old 11-23-2019, 08:59 AM   #10
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I read somewhere that someone bet Paul McCartney that he couldn't write a number one pop song in waltz time with bagpipes.
Well it had already happened, with Amazing Grace.

BTW only the chorus of Mull Of Kintyre fits on the pipes, what do you guys do the rest of the time?
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