Fwd: minstrel: periodness of the great highland bagpipe?

EoganOg at aol.com EoganOg at aol.com
Mon Feb 28 07:42:24 PST 2000


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Aye,
Eogan

In a message dated 2/28/00 10:08:39 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
celtic at sover.net writes:

> > In a message dated 2/26/00 11:35:47 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>  > celtic at sover.net writes:
>  >
>  > << Bagpipes are period but the ends of the drones were cupped instead of
>  > being flat
>  >  as in modern pipes.
>  >  BTW, we sell pipes with cupped drones.
>  >
>  >  As afr as the music goes, you might want to check out a book bt Francis
>  > Collinson,
>  >  entitled something like "The National Music of Scotland," helpful for 
> more
>  > than
>  >  just pipers incidentally.
>  >
>  >  Piobrachs have been around a long time and soem of the tunes, as well.
>  >
>  >  A point to remember though, is this is the Society for "Creative"
>  > Anachronism,
>  >  otherwise we would not be wearinbg eyeglasses, playing plastic 
recorders, 
> not
>  >  using coolers, singing Filks, or "Barrett's Privateers,"  etc.
>  >  Ther are times and palces for authenticity and times for just having 
fun.
>  >
>  >  Pipes are period and if they don't have cupped ends, what difference 
does 
> it
>  > make? >>
>  
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