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I Like Bagpipes

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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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    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...
    Pendark Pendark 36-40, M 5 Responses Jul 20, 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...
    lostntransl8tion lostntransl8tion 26-30 Aug 21, 2011

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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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    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...
    Jamminman Jamminman 41-45 3 Responses Aug 31, 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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    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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    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...
    DoneWEP DoneWEP 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2007

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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...
    chickenguy chickenguy 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 7, 2009

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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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    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...
    gillianmcg gillianmcg 56-60, F Jul 27, 2010

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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...
    chanterone chanterone 66-70, M 3 Responses May 2, 2013

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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...
    allyKat allyKat 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2007

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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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    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...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 2 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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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...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 9, 2007

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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...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 30, 2007

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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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    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...
    sinisterstar1 sinisterstar1 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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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...
    maggieblue maggieblue 46-50 1 Response Mar 15, 2010

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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...
    pastexpiration pastexpiration 21-25, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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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. ...
    wikkedirish wikkedirish 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2008

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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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    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...
    chanterone chanterone 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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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...
    EPErica EPErica 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2009

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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...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F Mar 29

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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...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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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...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Does This Count As Bagpipes, Eh?????????? -  
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 9 Responses May 30, 2011

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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...
    iamstillrighthere iamstillrighthere 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 6, 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...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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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...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 1 Response Aug 31, 2008

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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...
    kowpoke61 kowpoke61 46-50, M Feb 6, 2010

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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...
    fyremoon fyremoon 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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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...
    lotstogive lotstogive 46-50, F 10 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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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...
    lilyofthenile lilyofthenile 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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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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    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...
    Elf Elf 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2007

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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...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2009

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