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OT (Kind of): FINALLY gettin' my bagpipes!!


Kooky Mogessi

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So back in May I ordered some bagpipes and turns out they were on back order. Just got home from work and decided to check my email. SHAZAAM!! email from the company, bagpipes are in and ready to ship. I'm SOO excited :D

 

when they get here the bass is going to take a back seat for about a week while I mess around with my pipes. Then i'll even out the time. GO BAGPIPES!

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Congrats from a former player. I played for about 2 years but never owned a full set of pipes myself. Mainly I used a practice chanter, bat that's not the same. Saring pipes can be nasty but the desire to play and a teacher that's very higenic overcomes. Plus there was no way I was going to play a 150 year old set any other way.

I'm asuming they are highland pipes right?

although I do love eiulin (wrong spelling) pipes too.

Once again congrats but, don't put down the bass too long.

If you think my playing is bad, you should hear me sing!
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where did you get them? How much?

 

Sounds like you like to be annoying. :D

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Bought them from Lark in the Morning for about $230. Not the high quality stuff i want but it works for a high school student to learn on.

 

Hmmmm, 2-5 in the morning. that might be tough to do, i'm usually playing my didgeridoo in my sleep at that time. ;)

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My drummer plays in a bagpipe marching band. His drum is pretty big, bug has this high-pitched sound. When we play at his house each year, a few "pipe" friends come and they play. What a cool sound!!

 

My fav is Bugs Bunny when he accidentally found himself in Scotland:

 

"Look at that horrible monster attacking that poor old lady!"

 

Please don't expect us to start a bagpipe forum, but you are welcome to talk about it here!

 

Tom

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Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt

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Played in a Scottish band a few times. We played "Amazin' Grace" with a piper. Really tough to come up with a bass line for that drone (remember the open G drone thread?)

 

We played one time at a Scottish festival, and there was a Bagpipe band scheduled to play. Well, the thing was pretty much rained out...what to do with all the people?

 

They moved us to a steel framed Gym. After our set, they brought the pipe band in. Can you imagine 24 Bagpipes marching in a circle in an enclosed space? "It made aA sound I wouldn't want to hear twice in a lifetime."

 

It is my understanding that beginning pipers learn only on the chanter.

 

And Tom, are you sure we can discuss pipes here?

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I absolutely LOVE bagpipes. One of the few things that can bring a tear to me old Scottish eyes.

Was in Tahoe a few weeks ago and could hear Pipes. We hiked toward the sound until we came across a man in a kilt standing in the middle of a grove of pines playing. My son and I stood and listened for what must have been 40 minutes. As we left, he looked up at me and said "That was cool Dad. Why are you crying?"

 

Korn made good use of em too! :D

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Ok man,seriously im born and bred Scottish and i cant stand the bagpipes or the devil's harp as im going to call them from here on in. When walking in Glasgow there are several guys playing pipes and busking and it annoys the crap out of me:mad:. Having said that there might be a style of playing that appeals to me out there somewhere...but its not likley.

 

However if you like your pipes then you have at it man and let us know how it goes (but prepared to get evicted)

 

Much Love :thu:

Dave

"I am just an instrument cos the lord is playing this funk"-T.M Stevens
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During our five day trip to Glasgow we only saw/heard one pipe. Outside the Bank of Scotland. We thought that there would be bag pipers in every corner of Glasgow so we were a bit dissappointed.

 

--->Tommi

 

ps. Dave, have you checked out the link I sent you?

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Bagpipes are cool with me, as long as the player is competent. Otherwise, it's like listening to a wrong-speed recording of a cat-squashing contest ...for kids.

 

The studio where I used to work was on the 11th floor of a Manhattan building, across from an NYU building that housed a practice room for the NYU pipers. With their windows closed, and our windows closed, from across the street, with NYC traffic, they were still quite audible.

 

As I said, a beautiful thing in the hands of the skilled...

 

Congrats on your new weapon. :)

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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I can hardly wait. Hopefully I get competent enough to play some Xmas songs and then the last day before my school goes to Christmas break I'm going to play them in this HUGE hall we have. Those pipes will echo through the hall, into the cafeteria and who knows where else.
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Originally posted by greenboy:

It's good to know they are in another state not sharing a border. Keep up the good work!

:D:D:D

On Labor Day I was busy sticking my foot in my mouth, telling my Wife's Uncle how I didn't care for traditional Celtic music, as he was telling me about his best friend's traditional Celtic music radio show.

"Start listening to music!".

-Jeremy C

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the pipes are cool.

if you ever get a chance, go see Wicked Tinkers. They put on an awesome show and some damn good pipe & drum playing. There are 2 Celtic Faires that I've been going to for the last 3 years and they played every time.

 

Good stuff.

 

Also have one of their CD's. need to get more next time 'round.

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Ok I got them today and lets just say, its going to be awhile til I'll play them in public ;) REALLY hard but i'm still excited beyond belief. I now own one of the instruments i've always wanted. Next is either a cello or saxophone...
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