Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The pipes, the pipes are calling...


  1. It looks like Gordon Tartan.

    I love bagpipes.

  2. from glen to glen and down the mountainside. The summer's gone...

  3. ...and all the roses falling,
    It's you, it's you must go and I must bide.
    But come ye back when summer's in the meadow,
    Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow,
    It's I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow,—
    Oh, Danny boy, O Danny boy, I love you so!
    But when ye come, and all the flowers are dying,
    If I am dead, as dead I well may be,
    Ye'll come and find the place where I am lying,
    And kneel and say an Avè there for me.
    And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,
    And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,
    For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
    And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!

    1. oh damn... you're going to have me crying...

    2. Don't worry, I literally - no exaggeration - cannot sing this song to the end without choking up. I hear you, sister.

  4. I will probably be banned for this..but


    1. That was in Fremantle Markets, in Western Australia! Lived close to there for many years, I still miss it- and I'll go back again, as my family is there.

      Love the bagpipes (I'm of Scottish descent) and in my younger days sang & played drums for an Aussie bush band named Thunderbox; Danny Boy was one of our closing songs. "Leave 'em crying, they'll want you back for more!" (Always made me weep too, but I tried not to show it.)

  5. Bagpipes are something that one is seldom lukewarm about. Either love 'em, or hate 'em. I have rebellious Scots blood running in my veins - and there are fewer things sweeter to my ear than the sound of a talented player of the pipes. And there are fewer things more invigorating that a good pipe and drum band, especially the ones that know how to go to town on them. They are a unique instrument, the bagpipes - very few others can be considered a weapon of war, as the pipes properly played can be. If you haven't heard any 'old' style playing (something to incite and invigorate a laddie to battle), or heard just how primal they can be - take a listen to Albanach. You can get a wee taste on YouTube, or if you've got a good stereo (strong amp and good speakers) their CD's are good, but to really *feel* their music - you have to hear them in person. It's AWESOME, and if you're a lover of the pipes - not to be missed. Of course, that's just my opinion. No account'in for other's tastes... ;-)