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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Buckocaster51, Feb 19, 2019.
I can take bagpipes in very small doses and not too often.
related note- The Dropkick Murphys are playing in my town tonight
I offer you this, whereby Kathryn Tickell explains some of the developments in bagpipe technology as it applies to the Northumbrian variety in any case.
The only thing I know about the bagpipes is that I don't like the sound of them. I'll immediately change the channel if I hear one on TV.
Bagpipes are my alarm on my phone.
I always wake in a panic, wondering what is wrong,...
then I realize it's only bagpipes
I was introduced to this gentleman when I was in Oban, Scotland a few years ago. By all accounts he is one of the best pipers in the world.
How do you know when a bagpipe is out of tune?......when someone is playing it!
I wonder, do you have to have Celtric roots to be drawn to the bagpipes?
Many moons ago, I was in a local "Irish" dance-band...playing guitar as they already had an ITB (Irish Tenor Banjo player). One of the other guys (fiddler? I can't remember) had a Uilleann pipe starter set (bag, pump, chanter - no drones) that he was messing around with. He wanted to sell it and I was able to borrow it for a weekend. I couldn't, for the life of me, keep it all going. Pump, squeeze, diddly-dee, etc. Too much going on for me.
My favorite is the Northumbrian smallpipes, though I love the sound of Uilleann pipes. The smallpipes, having a blocked chanter compared to the Uilleann (which are blocked by jamming the end of the chanter on your leg) might be something I could play...but probably not.
The Great Highland pipes are amazing in mass, I missed seeing the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by a week back in the 90s when I was in Scotland. Now relegated to the Bucket List.
And who's to say his name isn't Lachlan Anderson?
One of the joys about the simple six string guitar, is how novices can pick one up and once you tech them a few basics, they can amuse themselves in the next room and it causes, really, no serious pain and can sometimes even be fun to listen in on.
But bagpipes is different. Until you basically get to something like 98% full proficiency, everything below that is simply torture. However. The bagpipes as a foundational tool for how a Scot might conceive music, is a wonderful thing:
I would say from listening experience that they play in all keys.... at the same time....
Thanks for all of the input.
Maybe I’ll check out the bones...
I have a pair of Danforth Ebony and another pair in Maple. I should have bought the pine ones I played back in 2008.
Buck, if this is just a way to make it okay to wear a skirt, times have changed... we're all good with it amigo.
I’m plowing snow today... to cold for a skirt... too cold to even go commando
heresy! commando is the sure way to avoid dirty underwear!
Bagpipes aren't so much "played" as "creatively strangled".
There's a reason why the Germans call them dudelsacks.
Sometimes a language gives an instrument the perfect name! Like the French name for bassoon.