Re: N.Carolina Highland Gatherings and Bagpipes

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Posted by Jayne on January 26, 2000 at 11:09:47:

In Reply to: Re: N.Carolina Highland Gatherings and Bagpipes posted by Doc M on January 26, 2000 at 10:35:37:

: : :
: : : : : Danalee --There's nothing finer than a good Irish or Scottish Fiddler!

: : : ~~~...unless it's a piper. Love those bagpipes!:) I've always wanted to go to one of the Highland Gatherings in N. Carolina!
: : : Dana S.

: : Dana,

: : We've been to the Scottish games last year here in Monterey. They were pretty neat. Neatest of all was the pipes competition and then the final closing ceremony with literally hundreds of pipers marching in and out of the stadium playing their bagpipes.

: : Old Doc Mary is another story though......she refuses to go and calls it a waste of time. Says she payed her entrance fee and looked all day but they aren't really nekkid under them skirts.

: : GnomeDome

: Yeah, what a gyp!!! And I thought big hearty highland men
: wouldn't be squealing like wee girlies just because a
: lass checks them out a bit. What a bunch of weenies!

: Doc M, of the clans rrrRoss and MacGlennan.

: PS Hmmm...let's think through this bagpipe thing. The
: good ones are terrific. The bad ones sound like a passel
: of Siamese cats caught on a hot plate. Now a fine wild
: mountain-born fiddler on the other you're
: talkin'!!!

: Doc M

I love this discussion! Takes me back to the days of living with a bagpiper. My father started taking lessons from a Scottish piper when I was in middle school and played for 30 years. We had some fun times going to competitions at various Scottish Highland games, piping schools, and other related activities. I'll be going to the local Burns dinner Sat. night so will have the chance to hear the stirring skirl of the pipes again - can't wait!

My dad used to tell a funny story about a woman who stopped him at a parade and asked him what he wore under his kilt. He used to wear trunks; so he grabbed the bottom of his kilt, the bottom of his trunks, and pulled them both up high and told her "nothin'". She was a wee bit taken aback!

Bye all, Jayne

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