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    P/m Crease follow up

    Today on the piping press editor Robert Wallace released the full showing of the newly formed Royal Scots Dragoon Guards "parade" which can be seen here

    word of caution the sound is a plit second or two behind the action: https://pipingpress.com/2021/01/13/f...their-success/


    Enjoy

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    Sorry to hear of PM Crease's passing. What a talented piper, who led the pipes to their zenith of popularity.

    That video is superb!

    Great tone from the pipes, especially for that era.

    I love the drum setting for Highland Laddie, which I suppose would be regarded as being "too busy" today.

    BTW at 6:56 they show a closeup of the ornate crossbelt the Pipe Major of the Royal Scots Greys/Royal Scots Dragoon Guards has long worn. It's actually a civilian pattern from the 1930s (or thereabouts) which was made en suite as a sporran cantle, crossbelt and waistbelt hardware, and plaid brooch.

    (Here's my set.)



    There were at least two permutations of that design; here's the less elegant knotwork-only version.

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    Richard, that is a beautiful set for sure! Wonderful detail.

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    Great video. Right at the beginning the announcer repeats the oft cited and completely incorrect statement that Government deemed the pipes a Weapon of War following the failure of the '45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    the oft cited and completely incorrect statement that Government deemed the pipes a Weapon of War following the failure of the '45.
    Having read some of your writings on the subject (and in the wider context of the Act of Proscription 1746 etc) I suspect some of the myths associated with this are due to a combination of "shorthand", misreading (misunderstanding) of the law and over-simplification to the point of incorrectness - I still see this happening today with new legislation - and perhaps a little bit of embroidery to sex things up and tell a better story.

    Great video, nevertheless.

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