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Bagpipes, yes bagpies !

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That was just gorgeous - what an extraordinarily talented lady (& band).

Do me a favour will ye? When she announces her 2017 tour dates, give us a heads-up?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_blymvjfgd4

Us Northumbrians win at pipes. :-)
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Kathryn Tickell!
I love the Northumbrian pipes.

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Any recommendations for beginner bagpipes?
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Find a tutor and be guided by them.

For a playable set of Delrin (plastic) pipe expect to pay several hundred pounds, more for wood. Avoid buying cheap pipe via ebay or on-line, you'll get what you pay for which is not very much in terms of a playable instrument. To quote a piping friend of mine "They look nice on the wall".

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[quote name='wateroftyne' timestamp='1479980511' post='3180705']


Us Northumbrians win at pipes. :-)
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It's a close call - border pipes, Uillean pipes,

[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRV-OWXICiAA[/media]

I feel so fortunate to be living at a time when there are so many talented young musicians on the folk music scene, producing such marvellous music.

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I occasionally get to play with this lass, who is fantastic on Northumbrian and Uillean pipes as well as various other instruments. .

http://beckytaylor.info/yorkshirepiper/ireland-bridge-album-sampler/

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My brother knows a piper who hadn't played for many a year . On picking up the pipes again he discovered that he didn't have the puff any more to play so he went to see his doctor to get his breathing checked . It turned out that he was fine and the problem was a leak in the bag part of the pipes !

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