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Friday, November 12th, 2010
12:47 pm
Real Banda de Gaitas - Gran rapsodia de aires populares de Galicia
Folk, Gaita, Tradicional

Year: 2004
Country: Galicia
Style: Folk, Gaita, Tradicional
Quality: mp3, 192kbit/s, Stereo
Size: 80 Mb, содержит 5% инф. для восстановления

La GRAN RAPSODIA DE AIRES POPULARES DE GALICIA es una selección de sesenta temas seleccionados de una amplia labor de recogida de Campo, realizada por Xosé Lois Foxo a lo largo de muchos años. En varios de estos temas aparece la propia voz popular del informante, siendo recreada a continuación por las gaitas y percusión de la Real Banda.
Todos ellos son temas absolutamente novedosos, los cuales nunca antes habian sido grabados o comercializados, sin duda una muestra única con el sabor más auténtico de la tradición musical de Galicia.

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Friday, December 5th, 2008
6:03 pm
Xmas Ornaments!
I just got this in the mail for spouse:
It's even better in person! Actually, there are a LOT of bagpipe ornaments out there, some even play a song when you squeeze the little bag, LOL. Only saw one drummer ornament though. I almost forgot that I set the link aside, months ago!

I also saw this:
Haven't decided if I'm going to get it. Don't want to climb on the roof every time there's a hurricane.
Monday, July 14th, 2008
9:45 am
Bagpipe Tshirts
I just got notice this morning that TorsoPants has a new Band Geek Hero section, WITH Bagpipe Hero! On top of it being Spouse's birthday this weekend, I ordered 1 right away! Go to the Band Geek Hero link!
Monday, October 1st, 2007
12:14 am
Hello =]

I hope this isnt considered spam, because I have a genuine interest in both bagpipes and the official uniform worn by bagpipers. As such, I would like to ask an obscure question regarding the uniform of a bagpiper.

I have always wanted to know- what the name of the white sock-type (for want of a better word) things worn over a bagpipers shoes when in full military uniform/style?

I have included a picture below the cut.

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Thanks in advance to anyone who can answer my question... it has been bugging me for ages, and no amount of googleing or wikipedia searches has been able shed any light on the situation.

Current Mood: curious
Monday, August 6th, 2007
11:04 am
Purchasing an instrument
Hi all,

I'm looking to purchase a set of pipes and know practically nothing about the industry or what's "good" or "bad". I have my eye on this set (http://larkinthemorning.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_BAG317_A_Rosewood+Parlor+Pipes_E_), but I'm skeptical because of the low price.  Can any of you tell me whether this would be a reasonable purchase?  Or is the quality questionable?

Thanks in advance.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
11:04 pm
Behind the cut you'll find a screen cap of an email sent out by Audible.com which states that the Irish Literary Tradition is weak, and they suggest everyone listen to three tales of Irish life: in the form of three stories of alcoholics.

Isn't it funny how it's not ok to stereotype any other ethnic group, but it's ok to paint the Irish as nothing but drunks?
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If you're offended too, I suggest you write to publicrelations@audible.com.
Thursday, March 1st, 2007
1:05 am
Piping frustrations...
Each lesson my instructor keeps telling me either "We'll start the next song next week," or "We'll start you on the pipes next week"

It's getting annoying. He's been saying that since November. I've been playing since November 2005 and I have three songs under my belt and have started to teach some to myself from my home band's book (taking lessons at my college). I feel like I'm slowly crawling towards the finish line.

Hopefully I will be accepted to the Ohio Scottish Arts school this summer and that will really help me get moving, but I want to be able to become a member of my home band before Fall semester 07....

So basically I'm not moving as fast as I would like and there's not much I can do about it, really...

Live, Laugh, Love,

Current Mood: tired
Monday, December 4th, 2006
11:31 pm
Simon Fraser University Pipe and Drum Band
I am pleased to announce that SFUPDB will be performing at the Central Florida Highland Games on January 20th.
For more Information visit: www.flascot.com
Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
12:15 am
Felt I'd share with those who understand
Attempting to practise bagpipes with a developing chest cold is an exercise in futility and frustration. I lasted 20 minutes of really poor practising before giving up and moving on to practise the drum. Grrrrr. Not fair.

Current Mood: sick
Monday, October 30th, 2006
7:50 am
Hi, folks!
18 days ago I've got my (my-my-my!!!) bagpipe (GHB)! ^_____^
And my life become beeetteeer!:)
You are the great!
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
6:06 pm
Newbie amusement
While at work earlier today, I was amused by one of the songs I was listening to. I don't know how often this happens to other newbies, but I was listening to a song by Corvus Corax and realised that the main theme of the piper's part was the set of arpeggios that I am currently learning. K. said that they were important and this is definitive proof (as if I needed it).

Current Mood: cranky
Sunday, October 8th, 2006
7:58 am
Today is the day!
It is sunny and warm...a perfect day for some Irish music on the Hudson.

TODAY is the First Annual Peekskill Irish-American Music Festival, at Peekskill's Riverfront Green! Come join us and hear some great music by Jameson's Revenge, (featuring members of Shilelagh Law and the Eileen Ivers Band), Sullivan's Jack, and Black 47. There will be great good, lots of beer, vendors an air castle, and much, much more.

Heavyweight Boxer Kevin McBride- the man who ended Mike Tyson's career- will be on hand for pictures and autographs, as well as several surprise guests!

Tickets are just $25! We're expecting a large walk-in crowd, some come early and don't miss a minute of it!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
3:24 pm
Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!

Tickets at Http://www. . /peekskillirishfest
Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
8:37 pm
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
6:11 pm
I too am a newbie...sort of. Okay, I just restarted learning the bagpipes after a 6 year hiatus, and I must say that I love it. My neighbors, on the other hand, might not be as thrilled as I am. I did, however, forget how tired your right hand can get! It's either I forgot how hard on the hand it is, or I shouldn't practise for 25 min. directly after doing my upper body weights workout. I am determined to get to the full pipes by St. Patrick's day. If that doesn't fly, then at least by the time I go to Colorado for the Dark Arts Festival next year. Gothy goodness and pipes...what more could anyone want?

Current Mood: amused
Monday, July 31st, 2006
11:24 am

To me bagpipes are so adoreable looking.They look and sound so adoreable.I always tell all of my friends about it.And I make them stay on the phone to listen to the bagpipes.The bagpipes make me so happy.

Current Mood: chipper
Monday, July 17th, 2006
12:02 am
new member!
hey guys what's up? i'm bernadette and i just joined live journal for the second time. i've been playing the pipes for 2 years now in a local high school pipe band...Bel Air Pipes & Drums. Just thought i'd introduce myself!
Friday, June 30th, 2006
11:44 am
Glasgow Lands?
Anyone else here going to compete (or watch) at Glasgow Lands in Western MA on the 15th?

Monday, June 26th, 2006
2:40 pm
Greetings, everyone.
I've created a new community for those interested in anything related to the Celtic nations (whether that be heritage, culture, music, etc). Once the community has a larger member-base, there will be weekly posts of links related to something Celtic, as well as weekly mp3's of Celtic music. Please feel free to join or to take a look.


I hope it was alright to promote in this community, but if not, I'll delete the entry.

(cross-posted in various places)
Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
5:18 pm
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