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  •  Bagpipes: Good, Better, and Best... (1+ / 0-)
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    ... And then there's Really Dreadful.  I'm pretty selective about which bagpipe music I like or appreciate since there are so many different styles of bagpipes.  [Altho if I had my way, it would be forbidden to play or sing Amazing Grace for a minimum of half a century, and bagpipe versions are among the worst; I've gone from feeling indifferent about it to really loathing it over fifty years.  Along with Danny Boy in any and all versions, it's Really Dreadful.]

    One song where bagpipes don't start until after the song has been going a while is Mull of Kintyre by Paul McCartney and Wings (1977 version).  They start out soft, don't really even sound like bagpipes the first few seconds, and then come to a crescendo and then fade away in a Doppler effect.  More than bagpipes, I'm aware of the acoustic guitar since I really like it (think Neil Diamond, Paul McCartney and that era of guitarists, as well as classical guitar sounds with Gypsy Kings and flamenco and those genres).

    In any case, I've heard that one version of Mull of Kintyre that I like and several other versions I don't like at all.

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 10:28:27 PM PST

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