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Bagpipe music?

The Kid has developed a sudden fascination with bagpipe music, and is looking for recommendations (and perhaps free downloads although he does also have some cash for purchases) on groups or songs to get.

He is not interested in bagpipe and piano duets (which seem to be most of what I find) or really anything besides bagpipes alone or maybe with some drums.

Any pointers?


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Oct. 11th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Oh. I was going to suggest Silly Wizard, and other things from Green Linnet Music, but plain bagpipes... there's lots of public-domain sort of recordings out there.

Tell The Kid I like his taste, though.
Oct. 11th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
He might also enjoy the Wicked Tinkers - pipes, drum and didgeridoo. Their tagline is "Guaranteed loud," and they do not disappoint. Their albums are available through iTunes.
Oct. 11th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)
Ask Hank: he's a piper and he'll know.
Oct. 11th, 2010 11:27 am (UTC)
Wolfstone -- not your grandfathers pipes snd drums. (www.wolfstone.co.uk)
Oct. 11th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
Robin would second the Wicked Tinkers recommendation, and we all like Wolfstone, too.

We have a compilation entitled "Piping Up" that is pieces from a bunch of different artists, mostly soloists.

If he likes pipe & drum bands, the Victoria Police Band is good.
Oct. 11th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
I think he may be a touch too late. We gave away a bunch of CDs last spring, including some of what you're looking for. At least I think we did. I'll try to look tonight.
Oct. 11th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Hubby used to pipe. He gets the annual Cd or DVD of the world bagpipe competition.

There's a website for pipes and drums online magazine. They have lists of discs. Best recordings are found at your local Scottish Shopper.

Seattle has a couple of bands. Take the youngster to one of their events! Welcome to the clan. I was a bagpipe groupie for decades until a heart attack removed T from active playing.
Oct. 12th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
For a different take, I like the "gaita" (I can't remember if it is Sephardic --Jewish Spanish--or Spanish Celtic bagpipes) & a good e.g. is Tolemia by Cristina Pato. And the Breton (French/Flemish Celts) bagpipes in Ad Vielle Que Pourra's cd Come What May.
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