piper at royal wedding

Andrew Peterkin

Message 17798 · 29 Jun 1999 06:05:13 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Bryan McAlister wrote:

> Pipers never play anything but Scotland the Brave, ever

While it is true that most pipe tunes sound pretty much the same to most
people, I must disagree with this statement. You left out the only other tune
that pipers play... Amazing Grace. Since I am a relative novice piper, I may
not know quite what I'm talking about. But, given that, I must say there is
one other thing that pipers are known for... tuning their pipes. I have
actually been offered tips for the dubious pleasure of hearing me try to tune
them. (I did have the 'guts' to decline the $10.00 tip!!???!!) I still don't
know if it was to reward me for finally getting the tuning right, or, maybe a
better reason, that I was finishing the attempt.

Please don't give up on those brave souls who try to give as much pleasure to
you as they feel themselves when ask to play their favorite instrument.

Andrew :-)

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