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bagpipes at Colloden

GUEST,higgi 28 Jun 04 - 04:26 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 28 Jun 04 - 04:29 AM
greg stephens 28 Jun 04 - 05:00 AM
GUEST,noddy 28 Jun 04 - 07:25 AM
fiddler 28 Jun 04 - 05:22 PM
GUEST 28 Jun 04 - 05:34 PM
nager 28 Jun 04 - 09:08 PM
Megan L 29 Jun 04 - 02:28 PM
GUEST,Kevin 21 Apr 10 - 07:36 AM
Rob Naylor 21 Apr 10 - 08:53 AM
McGrath of Harlow 21 Apr 10 - 02:48 PM
GUEST 21 Apr 10 - 03:26 PM
GUEST 21 Apr 10 - 03:31 PM
Rob Naylor 21 Apr 10 - 03:44 PM
Desert Dancer 21 Apr 10 - 03:56 PM
Rob Naylor 21 Apr 10 - 04:03 PM
McGrath of Harlow 21 Apr 10 - 04:16 PM
MGM·Lion 22 Apr 10 - 12:16 AM
JJ 22 Apr 10 - 08:35 AM
Santa 22 Apr 10 - 09:04 AM
MikeL2 22 Apr 10 - 03:49 PM
Edthefolkie 22 Apr 10 - 05:44 PM
JJ 23 Apr 10 - 08:14 AM
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Subject: bagpipes at Colloden
From: GUEST,higgi
Date: 28 Jun 04 - 04:26 AM

Hi,

My family and I are about to embark on a migration to my fathers (and I consider also my own) homeland of Scotland. As a family, we thought it was important to see and learn as much about Scotland as possible while we are there. One of my personal ambitions is to play my bagpipes on the old battlefields of Colloden. I heard a rumor I may need permission to do this. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

Best
Higgi


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 28 Jun 04 - 04:29 AM

It's spelt Culloden and I think it's a heritage site so try a internet search with the Scottish Executive they might have claims on it.


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 Jun 04 - 05:00 AM

You will certainly need permission, from the Laird o'the Pipes. Makee a small cross from two rowan twigs, tie to it a sprig of heather and a silver button, and go to the Mains o'Balspindie at midnight on St Andrew's Day. Light the cross (you may need some paraffin and an old rag to help), prop it in the window and knock three times at the Great Gate.
Say loudly(holding your clarsach tightly with your left hand)
"Double double Hodden and Flodden,
I want to play my braw mickle pipes on the Field of Culloden".
You should be all right then.


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 28 Jun 04 - 07:25 AM

hi greg tried that last night. for some reason I waS ARRESTED?


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: fiddler
Date: 28 Jun 04 - 05:22 PM

*GRIN*

I think the Gist is Just Do It!

I would but my pipe playing is not up to it, and I probably would get arrested! It has happened before!

Enjoy!!!

PS My aim with the pipe is to Play atholl Highlanders - don't know why but theyre you go..
Andy


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jun 04 - 05:34 PM

I play a bagpipe chanter for I have no bag. I play recorder for I have no memory. I play a tin whistle because I need income. I would play all three at Colloden.

Peter


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: nager
Date: 28 Jun 04 - 09:08 PM

I was at Cullodden just a month ago during a cycle tour of the UK.
Don't remember any "no Bagpipe playing" signs there.
It's a big place and can't see anyone minding at all.
Just do it.


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: Megan L
Date: 29 Jun 04 - 02:28 PM

Culloden is part of the National Trust for Scotland they can be quite touchy if recent television programmes are to be believed.


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 07:36 AM

If you cannot spell Culloden right you can't be a true Scot. And how is Scotland your homeland? Your homeland is where you were born.


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 08:53 AM

I was there a few weeks ago, and it was pretty-well deserted (not surprising, it being under about a foot of snow at the time).

Why Culloden in partiuclar, though? Did you have ancestors fighting there? If so, on which side?


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 02:48 PM

If you cannot spell Culloden right you can't be a true Scot.

Well, strictly speaking, to spell it "right" it wouldn't be "Culloden" anyway. It'd be either "Cùl lodain!, or "Cùil Lodair".


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 03:26 PM

You kids play nice!

Seriously though, I saw a piper warming up last Sat in Antigonish Co (Nova Scotia) at the Culloden memorial cairn. It was built to commemorate some men that fought at the battle, and then made their way to NS and landed at or near the spot where the cairn is along the Northumberland Strait. I would have loved to attend but was on my way to a funeral. They hold it every year on the date of the Battle.

Here's a link to the local paper. The photo gallery section has some nice pics of the ceremony.

http://www.thecasket.ca/stories.asp?id=1269


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 03:31 PM

Here's a better link with that above story,

http://www.thecasket.ca/stories.asp?id=1246


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 03:44 PM

It's always puzzled me that the fall of the clan system seems to be regarded so widely as having been a "bad thing". The clan system itself facilitated the clearances and was basically a nasty feudal system in which clan or sept chiefs held almost total power of life and death over those lower in the clan hierarchy. It's been romanticised into something much more "genteel" than it was.


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 03:56 PM

Guest,Kevin, in troll-like fashion, has responded rudely to an inquiry made six years previously...


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 04:03 PM

Oops, one of the things I'm still getting to grips with about the Mudcat thread system is how ancient threads are seamlessly resurrected.

I'll have to look more carefully at thread history in future.


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 04:16 PM

Effortless Time Travel with the Mudcat...

On occasion we've had threads where the sequence of posts get jumbled so you get a response coming in before the post its responding to.

A little confusion can sometimes be good for the soul.


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 12:16 AM

Now, McGrath, don't let's get 'drifted' into a discussion as to whether we have 'souls'!...

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: JJ
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 08:35 AM

Allow me to put in a word of recommendation for the Peter Watkins film, CULLODEN, which is widely available on DVD.


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: Santa
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 09:04 AM

So did Higgi actually play his pipes there? And does he have a release date?


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: MikeL2
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 03:49 PM

Hi

Many years ago I was stationed at RAF Dalcross ( which is now Inverness Airport).

Culloden Moor is a mile or so away.

I can remember on summers evenings hearing a loan piper somewhere in the Culloden area playing. He played almost every evening and the sound of this lone piper drifted evocatively across the countryside.

I am English and never really had heard bagpipes played, especially solo. What a beautiful atmosphere ! I used to walk out towards the sound but never seemed to get near to it.

Mind you many people I have told this to tell me that the best way to hear bagpipes is as far away as possible...lol

cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 05:44 PM

My God JJ, yes - "Culloden" is an absolute must, I'll never forget watching it on TV in the sixties. Certainly put a size sixteen boot into Bonnie Prince bluidy Charlie's noo awa and all that.   

But it looks like the BFI have deleted the DVD - it's obtainable from Amazon new, but at FORTY FIVE QUID. It is available elsewhere at £4 (presumably pirated and maybe off VHS - they claim it's in the public domain - it isn't).


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Subject: RE: bagpipes at Colloden
From: JJ
Date: 23 Apr 10 - 08:14 AM

Even a Yank can tell that's a lot of quid! I got it from the New York Public Library. It's also available on Netflix.


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