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Fleecewife

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At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« on: April 02, 2020, 07:03:35 pm »


Every piper in Scotland is called on to play 'Scotland the Brave' at 2000 tonight, Thursday, as a very loud applause and praise for the workers in the National Health Service, and the wonderful brave work they are doing.  So listen out for the pipes when you applaud tonight.
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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
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Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2020, 07:29:08 pm »
Are they all going to start at exactly the same time, in the same key and play at the same speed?

If not, does anybody know where I can find some earplugs?  :o
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Fleecewife

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Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2020, 07:33:27 pm »



If they can hear eachother, yes.  Otherwise, who cares? Who knows? If a tree falls in the forest and there's no-one there to hear it, has it happened?  Yes of course it has.


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« Last Edit: April 02, 2020, 07:35:08 pm by Fleecewife »
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
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Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2020, 07:51:54 pm »
... If a tree falls in the forest and there's no-one there to hear it, has it happened?  Yes of course it has.

But it still fell silently !

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
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Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2020, 08:14:08 pm »
If they can hear eachother, yes.  Otherwise, who cares? Who knows?

Wow, this is all very philosophical!

My point was purely practical. If Jimmy can't hear Johnny, but I can hear both of them......  :innocent:

So, did anybody hear anything, or are we all too far away from civilisation?
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arobwk

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Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2020, 08:46:45 pm »
I didn't hear a thing !!  :) :)

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2020, 09:23:48 pm »
If they can hear eachother, yes.  Otherwise, who cares? Who knows?

Wow, this is all very philosophical!

My point was purely practical. If Jimmy can't hear Johnny, but I can hear both of them......  :innocent:

So, did anybody hear anything, or are we all too far away from civilisation?
Too far away from civilization... and busy milking.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
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Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2020, 10:11:56 pm »



Households banged pots and pans, while others played the bagpipes to show their support.
   quote from the BEEB News    so you're not the only one @Womble who thinks the pipes are cacophanous.  I think they're haunting :eyelashes:
« Last Edit: April 02, 2020, 10:15:16 pm by Fleecewife »
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Womble

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Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2020, 06:58:18 am »
so you're not the only one @Womble who thinks the pipes are cacophanous.  I think they're haunting :eyelashes:

Actually? I think bagpipes played well are amazing.


A few years ago I did the Edinburgh New Year's Day Triathlon. It starts off with many lengths of the Commonwealth Pool, and before they blew the starting whistle, a lone piper played from the balcony in honour of one of the Edinburgh Tri Club members who had died a few weeks before.


So there I am, stood beside a pool wearing nothing but a pair of Speedos, tears streaming down my cheeks.....


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Fleecewife

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Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2020, 11:15:34 am »
so you're not the only one @Womble who thinks the pipes are cacophanous.  I think they're haunting :eyelashes:

Actually? I think bagpipes played well are amazing.


A few years ago I did the Edinburgh New Year's Day Triathlon. It starts off with many lengths of the Commonwealth Pool, and before they blew the starting whistle, a lone piper played from the balcony in honour of one of the Edinburgh Tri Club members who had died a few weeks before.


So there I am, stood beside a pool wearing nothing but a pair of Speedos, tears streaming down my cheeks.....


(I'll bet you need a new thought now, don't you?)


What, all those body fluids contaminating the pool water, or......the speedos.  Which is worse?  Ah yes, definitely the speedos  :tired:
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Rosemary

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Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2020, 11:22:36 am »
Yep, at least two playing in Carnoustie. And my old Uni chum played her accordion. Fab.

Fleecewife

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Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2020, 11:31:31 am »


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-52147960/mass-pipes-rendition-of-scotland-the-brave-for-key-workers


Listen out next Thursday too.  Mr F was on his own on our little hilltop, but we have two working nurses within hearing distance so I hope they did hear.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2020, 11:33:23 am by Fleecewife »
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Fleecewife

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Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2020, 11:36:10 am »
I didn't hear a thing !!  :) :)


There are Cornish pipes so you could start the trend down there  :thumbsup:   Probably Highland pipers living locally too.
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doganjo

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Re: At 8 o'clock tonight listen for the pipers
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2020, 06:15:21 pm »
One lone piper down the hill in Clackmannan main street, lots of clapping, and pots and pans being banged - all in the distance.

I went out and clapped for  a  wee while

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