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Old 12-28-2005, 01:07 PM   #1
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My favorite piper ever has to be Gordon Duncan. What other piper have you ever heard of that has composed more than 30 good tunes. Many of which have flats and sharps in them. Mind blowing stuff. It's a shame he passed away recently.

My favorite piper alive has to be Fred Morrison. He is a good composer, and is a very talented whistle,highland pipes and uilliean pipes player.

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Old 12-28-2005, 01:32 PM   #2
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where do you start!! Angus MacColl...John D Burgess....Dr Angus MacDonald....Roddy MacDonald ( obviously..Im awaiting publishing of his book!!) Martyn Bennet.....where do you end??
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:10 PM   #3
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I have alot of the Master series and my personal favorite is Jack Lee. Every recording I have heard his pipes sound outstanding and the playing is extemely clean and precise.
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:19 AM   #4
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Got to agree wa piping-hot, Gordon was an excellent piper and guy. I had the pleasure of playin' with him in Lorient years back. Ian 'n him were then with the Vale, I was with the Robert Armstrong Memorial, after our band duties Gordon 'n I would take our pipes 'n go buskin' around the various wee bars, great memories.

Uillien pipes:- the best I ever heard (live) again in Lorient was Paddy Keenan.Outstanding piper, I would reccomend y'all try 'n get some of his recordings. Ya won't be dissapointed.
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:26 AM   #5
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Doogie's right! Where to start (or finish)!

Without making selections (I have too many), I would simply ask, "Favorite for what style?" My favorite for piobaireachd isn't the same for MSRs or for hornpipes, jigs, and so forth. Also, I have some favorites as pipers for dancers that wouldn't make my other lists.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:08 PM   #6
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Gotta go with Angus MacDonald. I had the very fortunate pleasure of getting lessons from home about 10 years ago at the Ohio Scottish Arts School when he was a guest Instructor. Never met a piper quite like him.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:51 PM   #7
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Stu Liddel!! Not only is he a great piper, but once at PHSD (or this one time at band camp ) I started to spray him with a hose that I found, and he can running at me full force and tackeled me down a hill!! but yeah I would have to say him...

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Old 12-30-2005, 02:16 AM   #8
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Rob Crabtree. A joy to hear at Summer piping school recitals, a good friend, and an excellent teacher.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:27 AM   #9
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Willie McCallum. The Best. So many great pipers, but Willie is #1.
And a really nice guy too.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:38 AM   #10
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I really like Angus MacColl's nice steady and controlled playing, some of my favorites are his 4/4 marches. Fred Morrison's interpretation of the music and laid back style on his sound of the sun CD was a breath of fresh air for me. Of course Gordon Duncan is one of my all time favorites. I love Lorient Mornings.

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