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  • What is your favorite bagpipes album?

    I’m curious, what is your favorite bagpiping album(s)?

    I hadn’t give it tons of thought, but I’d say Gordon Duncan’s Just for Seamus is one of mine.

    Andrew
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    78th Frasers Live In Ireland

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    • #3
      That's a toss up between like 8 albums, but off the top of my head A' Sireadh Spors by Dr. Angus MacDonald. Fine piping.

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      • #4
        I'm partial to Matt MacIsaac's Piping Album, the Gaelic College Pipe Band's Taisbeanaidh, and Slante Mhath's first self-titled album....

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Raibeart View Post
          I'm partial to Matt MacIsaac's Piping Album, the Gaelic College Pipe Band's Taisbeanaidh, and Slante Mhath's first self-titled album....
          I just heard MacIsaac’s Dr. McInnes’ Fancy on Pipeline from his The Piping Album. I’d love to get a hold of the whole album. Holy crap!
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          • #6
            As for my favourite records:

            Bands: 78th Fraser Highlanders live in Ireland and Polkemmet Grorud from the late 80's
            Solo: World's Greatest Pipers Vol 1, PM Angus MacDonald, Scots Guards

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            Andrew
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            • #7
              Tough question. My favorite is the same band, but two different albums. Victoria Police Pipe Band "Master Blasters", and "Live In the Rockies"


              Mckay

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              • #8
                On pipe bands, my favourite album is still the Vale's Live 'n Well concert. For me it still defines what pipe band music can and should try to be.

                Solo albums, well, there are so many, but an album I learn something from every time I hear it is Donald MacPherson's The Master Piper. A great album for throwing away what you think you know and just listening with big open ears.
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                • #9
                  Band: SFU Live Down-Under
                  Mini-Band: Seudan Seudan
                  Solo: Angus MacColl Live

                  But there really are too many to choose from.
                  Kevin

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                  • #10
                    Way, way too many but honorable mentions would be; Tannahill Weavers, "Cullen Bay" and Mike MacNintch, "Chanters Song"
                    Edward Bradshaw
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                    • #11
                      I think the first pipe band 'album' (on cassette) I got - The 48th Highlanders of Canada, Amazing Grace - would be my favorite simply because I've played it so much over the years. SFU Down Under, 78th Frasers Live In Ireland, Vale of Atholl Live 'N Well and Vic Pol Masterblasters are right up there.
                      John

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                      • #12
                        For 2021 this is what is getting my iPhone hot and bothered. https://jdewcomp.bandcamp.com/album/mackerel-sky
                        a magnificent album by John Dew. You’re welcome!
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                        • #13
                          Oooooft That's tough!

                          The only way I could look at it is which ones do I go back to over and over again???

                          Gordon Duncan - Just for Seamus & The 78th a Flame of Wrath. Every time I play them they still sound fresh, like they could've been released only a few months ago. To me that shows just how far ahead of their time they were.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Calum View Post
                            On pipe bands, my favourite album is still the Vale's Live 'n Well concert. For me it still defines what pipe band music can and should try to be.

                            Solo albums, well, there are so many, but an album I learn something from every time I hear it is Donald MacPherson's The Master Piper. A great album for throwing away what you think you know and just listening with big open ears.
                            Yes, MacPherson's 'The Master Piper;' my lodestar.
                            “Where’s my beer?”

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                            • #15
                              1st Grand Concert of Scottish Piping
                              A lot of heavy hitters on that one.


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