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I Like Bagpipes

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    The Pipes, the Pipes Are Calling

    I can't resist bagpipes!   I don't know if it is in my blood (only part Scottish on mom's side) or if there is magic in them, but I could listen to bagpipes for hours!
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2009

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    I Love Bagpipe Music!!!

    I cry every time I hear Amazing Grace on bagpipes.    I also love the uilleann pipes which are related.     Such beautiful music!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Instrument of War

    Hrummm, hrummm   You just gotta love an instrument that was used to scare off enemies! The pipes are in my blood. I can't hear them without getting stirred up. I have a chanter and have been playing that for several years. I need to take the next step and get a full set...
    Jamminman Jamminman 41-45 3 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Mataura Kilties.

    I love bagpipes. I'm actually a tenor drummer in the Mataura Kilties Highland Pipe band. I've been playing for 6years now and I LOVE it.
    HatMat HatMat 13-15, F Oct 24, 2011

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    Modern And Traditional

    I guess I'm a fan.......the Tartan Terrors just rock out with bagpipes, and my 4th cousin is part of the drum line of the HRM's 42nd Royal Highlander Pipe Band.
    gillianmcg gillianmcg 56-60, F Jul 27, 2010

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    Ther's Just Something About It....

    The sound of bagpipes is so unique and, oddly enough, can lend itself to a variety of music. Pipe music can stir you so much it's no wonder that the British army marches to it still today. I have a lot of pipe music on my mp3 player & use it a lot at the gym during my...
    chickenguy chickenguy 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 7, 2009

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    Rock'n'roll Will Live Forever

    I LOVE the bagpipe riff in AC/DC's  "It's a long way to to the top"...R.I.P. Bon Scott
    Visionquest Visionquest 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2011

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    Long Line of Pipers

    My family dates back to before 1350 OR there abouts. Amazing Grace always brings me to my knees. The Corries are one of my favorite groups.
    handy2iam handy2iam 56-60, M 15 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Always A Fan

    Always enjoyed the Pipes of War...... just something about them... From Amazing Grace, to Scotland the Brave, to the Marine Corps Hymn, to Nightwish ( well, uilleann pipes) and Mago De Oz, it's spanned generations....
    lostntransl8tion lostntransl8tion 26-30 Aug 21, 2011

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    They Stir My Soul

    My family genealogy is English and Irish, not Scottish.  I'm not sure why, but when I hear a tune on the pipes, it stirs my soul and lifts me to heights of near ecstasy.  I have a deep appreciation for a good march, a dance tune, or a lilting melody played on bagpipes...
    Pendark Pendark 36-40, M 5 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Theres A Korn Song

    lol it had bagpipes i loved it, and just in general i find bagpipes awesome, and the music is so nice.
    agonyblue agonyblue 18-21 Sep 4, 2011

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    They Sound Beautiful

    just last weekend a man was sitting at the bus stop with his bagpipes. we could here him playing from down by the riverwalk.  once we spotted him, my husband gave him a few bucks to play some more. my husband and i and our friends just sat there and listened for a...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 30, 2007

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    Whats Not to Like?

    Melodious noise, as in "make a joyful noise."  Greatest instrument ever, it makes its own harmony!  And top it all off with manskirts (I know, I know, they're kilts) and hairy knees! lol Really, though, the crotch purse?  Whats the point of all that...
    Elf Elf 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2007

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    Scottish Pipe Band Championship. Dumbarton July 2013

    What a wonderful day, great weather and superb competition, ideal set up for enthusiasts. I listened to a number of grades throughout the day and generally pleased with the standard, although some bands will need to practise with just a little more effort before the next major...
    chanterone chanterone 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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    They Can Sound ...

    ... so beautiful when played by an accomplished musician. On the other hand, when played by a musician who is not talented, they can sound like a cat getting its tail stepped on.!
    kowpoke61 kowpoke61 46-50, M Feb 6, 2010

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    The Reason Why I Love Bagpipes

    i grew up with my dad listening to bag pipes so i love themmy parents were divorced when i was only 6 moths old. i only got to see my dad in the summer cause we lived in different states. he passed away from a stroke when i was 6 i am now 15
    sinisterstar1 sinisterstar1 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    My Most Favorite Sound And Instrument

    Not much of a story here, but since I just joined I wanted to say that Bagpipes are just my favorite instrument and I would love to learn how to play them.  i love of course the traditional Loch Lomond song, Forgive me I dont remember how the spelling is of that word. ...
    iamstillrighthere iamstillrighthere 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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    Heritage and Family

     My paternal grandmother was Scottish, so maybe love for bagpipe music is just in my blood.  I love the sound of them, and always enjoy listening to someone play.  Add to that the fact that my mother's cousin plays the bagpipes, so at family gatherings he used to...
    EPErica EPErica 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2009

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    Amazing!

    The march, the kilts, the sound everything that is associated with the Bags- amazing.....at times hearing them played brings tears to my eyes (especially when they are played in times of sorrow).....  Today I heard the most beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace on the Bags...
    lotstogive lotstogive 46-50, F 11 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    This week I have been listening to Rev.

    Nigel Mumford's (Episcopalian priest) Relaxation and Healing Prayer CD. At the end of the CD he play Amazing Grace on the bagpipes. It sends goose bumps up and down my spine. So beautiful. Such a blessing.
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Oh...The Sound!

    I love the sound of Bagpipes! My husband's family is from Scotland and they love tradition which includes, including bagpipes at family events. Within this last year there has been both a wedding and a funeral.  The tones of the music that the bagpipes made you, at each...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 1 Response Aug 31, 2008

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    At My Funeral

    I wouldn't mind (good grief! I almost said "hearing"! lol)  Amazing Grace being played at my funeral by the pipes! Absolutely gorgious stuff! Move the people to tears with music, if they can't cry over my departure!
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 9, 2007

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    If You Take Them Up, They Become An Obsession

    I've been playing for 3+  years now.  I'm learning my first pibroch (or piobaireachd, if you insist on proper Gaelic spelling).
    mrmoo1231 mrmoo1231 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    I Like Bagpipes

    I don't know why but I just love the sound of Bagpipes.
    funtime50 funtime50 51-55, M Dec 9, 2011

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    The Badpipes!

    Really great!! Amazing Australian Guy! Even better:   xWanna
    wannashareit wannashareit 51-55, M Jan 24, 2013

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    Game Of Drones

    I saw that on FB. My son is in a pipe band.
    DozerDan DozerDan 66-70, M Apr 9, 2013

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    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 9 Responses May 30, 2011

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    The Royal Dragoon's

    I have liked to hear the bagpipe's since I was little. A friend of our's went to Scotland and brought me back a cd of the Royal Dragoon's and I have about worn it out. My favorite to listen too is them doing Amazing Grace and can listen to it over and over.
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    Oh Yes.

    when they're done right. when they're done wrong they sound like a dying cat. but when they're done right they're so evocative. plaintive and mysterious. i can almost see the music coming out of them and wafting up towards the sky.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    Ah, the Sound

    On Fathers Day this year while putting flowers on his grave,I heard bagpipes playing from the next lot over. A funeral was taking place, I was drawn to them and decided to walk over...stand by a tree and just listened. It was a sound I can not articulate...can not put into words...
    lilyofthenile lilyofthenile 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    Pipes Or Pipes And Drums

    I have long liked bagpipe music. Way back in time my first wife and I saw a performance by the Black Watch pipes and drums. Perhaps that set the hook in me. IDK but I do like it.Scotland the BravePipes onlyScotland the BravePipes and DrumsA Compilation- Gaul Theme from Last of...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 2 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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    Scottish Outdoor Season 2013

    Sunday 5th May starts the new outdoor Pipe Band Competition season in Scotland. Last year was superb, but I think we are in for our most competitive year ever in grade 1. The "WORLDS" being over 2 days for the first time and all G1 playing twice on Saturday to qualify for the...
    chanterone chanterone 66-70, M 3 Responses May 2, 2013

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    I Love the Sound of Bagpipes

    The sound wafting across the open space or the enclosed room. Playing 'Amazing Grace'. There make beautiful sound that speaks to the heart.
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    Something Sexy About 'em.

    Every year at our 4th of July parade the Bag Pipe Group performs. There is one guy that I have seen the last 3 years that is just so amazing.  I think there is something a little sexy about a man in a kilt blowing on the pipes. 
    allyKat allyKat 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2007

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    When I Die...

    I want to be brought to the cemetary {up the dirt road} in a horse drawn wagon. Also,please have my friend Kelly play "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes. Everybody please sing a song or two.... Then GO HAVE A PARTY! The end.  
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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    They Rock.

    It's a cool instrument, plus the added bonus of the kilt!  Bagpipes rock.
    SomeguyinUT SomeguyinUT 31-35 Oct 21, 2008

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    "Bagpipes, the voice of God"

    The sound of the bagpipes comes from deep within the earth.  It calls to us to tell us of our earliest ancestors, it calls to teach us about nature.  Then, it tell us about  God.  The bagpipes call for complete soliltary confession.  To be one with...
    maggieblue maggieblue 46-50 1 Response Mar 15, 2010

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    Rips At My Soul

    When I was in the Marines I had the extra duty to do funeral honors.  Whenever the family had a bag-piper out there, I knew that I was going to lose it.  Amazing grace on the bagpipes chokes me up every damn time!  Ever see a Marine, in his dress blues, cry like a...
    wikkedirish wikkedirish 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2008

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    Edinburgh Castle

    Other than at the military Tattoo at Edinburgh castle and the massed bagpipes during parade, there is a gentleman who would play for tips outside the castle parking lot at the top of the royal mile. Last time, there were several all playing bagpipes for tips. It is all...
    DoneWEP DoneWEP 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2007

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    Well I Dance to Them....

    I love bagpipes! Why? Because I've been dancing to them off and on since I was 6 (about 13 years now). Sometimes after competitions I hear them (even when they're not playing) for hours. Ive got loads of stories about bagpipes. They were there since I was 6 and I'm sure they...
    pastexpiration pastexpiration 21-25, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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    Oh Yeah

    I went on a camping trip once and I got up early and heard bagpipes in the distance and it just made the whole experience awesome.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    I love English bagpipes,

    but the problem is that when the piper dies, they are buried with their pipes. English bagpipers don't whine away at the bellows before they start playing like someone strangling a cat, and they don't strangle the cat when they stop either. French bagpipes are cool too! If...
    fyremoon fyremoon 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    Take A Listen :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LLB4LRQ3Jk beautiful! <3
    craeburn craeburn 18-21, M Nov 2, 2013

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    Last June we were at a Christian conference.

    As we walked into the indoor garden, we heard the hymn, Amazing Grace being played on the bagpipes. It was beautiful! The following morning Nigel Mumford, a Episcopal priest did a Communion service and bless him he played Amazing Grace again. Beautiful! It blessed me beyond...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F Mar 29

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