RODERICK JOHNSTON Aug. 8, 2008, 7:11 p.m. (Message 53354)
Re: Scottish bagpipes?
I didn't see the opening but I do know that there was an article in the Scottish press stating that a small pipe band from the NE of Scotland had been invited to play at the opening ceremony. It had been kept very secrect. Rod Johnston Fort William ----- Original Message ---- From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Sent: Friday, 8 August, 2008 5:38:04 PM Subject: Scottish bagpipes? I have been watching the opening ceremony from Beijing (the Chinese ceretainly know how to organize things -- wow! or "chapeau bas!", as we say) during which I heard plenty of bagpipe music, but did not see a single kilted musician. Was it my imagination, or did anyone else hear Scottish music and get to see who was playing, in particular, during the entry of the innumerable competing teams (I did not even know some of those countries existed!)? I'm not normally a sport spectator, and did have a sneaky feeling that I ought not to be watching, what with all the commercialization, the dope, and the human rights business, but somehow I found this world event very moving. Martin (whose excuse for watching TV in the daytime, was that the outside thermometer was showing 38°c !)