28th August 10, 09:20 PM
Bagpipes play Amazing Grace at the 8/28 Restoring Honor Rally
At the end of the Rally representatives of the Montgomery County Fire Dept. played Amazing Grace.
There were also a couple of glimpses of the piper and drummer in their regalia.
I do not want to start a political discussion. Just thought some of you might want to see and hear the piper.
If you care to watch a re-run of the event on CSPAN the pipers start about 3 hours and 6 or 7 minutes into the full length coverage.
29th August 10, 04:03 AM
Very appropriate, I would say. I can imagine it well.
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29th August 10, 05:44 AM
30th August 10, 08:01 PM
Man.....I hate that song!!!
By Choice, not by Birth
31st August 10, 05:51 AM
It is certainly not my first choice when it comes to pipe tunes -- I wonder if the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards ever regret putting that tune on their album back in the 1960's?
Originally Posted by Bigkahuna
Gi'e me Flowers of the Forest, Sleep Dearie Sleep or Lochaber No More any day.
31st August 10, 05:56 AM
Amen to that!!
Originally Posted by cajunscot
31st August 10, 06:12 AM
The piper was playing at the opening, I believe, and to an astoundingly large crowd of up to 500,000. The tune, being such a well-known one for the pipes, was appropriate to a general audience, surely?
EDIT: I stand corrected by the OP- it was at the closing. Spliced news coverage can be misleading....
Last edited by Canuck of NI; 31st August 10 at 07:12 AM.
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31st August 10, 06:22 AM
I'm with CajunScot and BigKahuna... any more when I hear "Amazing Grace" I am reminded of Colonel Jock Sinclair's immortal line, "...yon's a cheesey tune..."
That said, given that he was playing before a general audience in the USA, I would be hard pressed to suggest any other pipe tune that would not have been ethno-specific.
31st August 10, 06:25 AM
"We'll no have 'Charlie is My Darling' either..."
Originally Posted by MacMillan of Rathdown
31st August 10, 06:43 AM
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