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Anyone play bagpipes?
« on: December 27, 2020, 10:27:10 AM »
Added a neat song to add to my portfolio - Mull Of Kintyre by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine (Wings). A simple strum in 3/4 time (pick the root, then strum, strum). I need help with the bagpipe interludes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrbuDWit1Co

FWIW Mull Of Kintyre is the name of the area where McCartney has owned a farm for many years.
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Re: Anyone play bagpipes?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2020, 10:35:03 AM »
Check with Jackie.
I went to Dunoon Scotland years ago for business and they had the Cowal Highlands Games while I was there. I can remember they had 110 bagpipe bands playing the same song over and over again until they all marched in the area where the games are played. That’s all we heard all weekend and all hours of the night. They’d get all hooched up no matter what time it was and would go outside and play. I swore I never wanted to hear a bagpipe again after that weekend. I do like to listen to them now though.
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Re: Anyone play bagpipes?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2020, 11:08:33 AM »
I don't think Jackie plays bagpipes  ???

I once asked a Scottish-born friend, and this is what I got back  :)
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Re: Anyone play bagpipes?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2020, 11:10:47 AM »
My grand nephew plays. he is with a great group out there.  Good luck in your local search.
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Re: Anyone play bagpipes?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2020, 11:12:54 AM »
I don't expect to find a local group of pipers. Thinking that, if we play this in the uke band, we might substitute an accordion for bagpipes in the interludes.
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2020, 11:27:50 AM »
A man suggested to his wife that he wanted to learn to play the pipes but she didn't think it was a good idea at his age. He asked "Do you think I'm too old to play?" "No, but I'm too old to listen to you practice".

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Re: Anyone play bagpipes?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2020, 06:05:55 PM »
I had an old friend that I had known since high school that played bag pipes, unfortunately he passed away last year from liver cancer.
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Re: Anyone play bagpipes?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2020, 06:32:01 PM »
We lost this site's resident bagpipe player a few months ago as well. RIP, Jim Dick.
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Re: Anyone play bagpipes?
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2020, 06:48:46 PM »
Aye Gary, we sure did. When we were boondocked with Jim & Pat at Anza Borrego, I learned that Jim had been an Irish piper, and that he carried a chandler on the coach. With a little arm twisting, Jim agreed to serenade the ladies.

When we were subsequently at an RV Forum rally in Moab, Jim agreed to enter the talent show playing pipes. Chris went to the local Thrift store, bought some fabric, and made Jim a kilt and the other garb. Terry Brewer, our audio expert, had a track ready so Jim could pretend to play. But Jim came out playing the pipes with no need of accompaniment. Look closely, and Chris & Pat can be seen following Jim, clapping to the beat.

Apologies if I'm shedding a tear, but Jim and Pat were wonderful folks (Pat still is). Some of the nicest folks you could meet.
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Re: Anyone play bagpipes?
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2020, 07:33:47 PM »
I tried bagpipes...


I think you don't actually "play" bagpipes. I believe it's more accurate to say you "wrestle" them.


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Re: Anyone play bagpipes?
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2020, 05:32:18 AM »
No, I don't play any musical instrument. I did try but was not a good student.

Not a huge bagpipe fan, too much screeching for me.

These guys are quite good and played at a wedding i was at a few years ago.


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Re: Anyone play bagpipes?
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2020, 06:49:52 AM »
Looks like Jim was a great guy. Grand memories to reflect on.
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Re: Anyone play bagpipes?
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2020, 10:29:30 AM »
When I was in elementary school they gave me a metal triangle and said "when everyone else does this, hit the triangle with this hammer thing". I must not have been hitting it at the right times, because I wasn't in the class long  :(
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Re: Anyone play bagpipes?
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2020, 11:20:59 AM »
Jackie play the bagpipes!! I recorded some at Libby Highland games for them. Not polite where she told me to put it🤔😷