On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 21:19 +0000, Maureen Davison wrote: > Great Highland bagpipes haven't been forced into changing form or repertoire > to become known from North Shields to Nepal, so it's a rather alarming > notion that NSPs should evolve into something capable of being played in > orchestras or jazz bands to achieve similar recognition. Surely that would > destroy the very essence of what attracted us to it in the first place and > for me, it certainly wasn't to play Stranger on the Shore in preference to > the Apprentice Lads of Alnwick!
They haven't had to change, but then I'm not sure they've become known because people love them. Everyone I know thinks they sound awful, and when I talk about wanting to learn NSP they assume it sounds the same and start putting their fingers in their ears. Or maybe that's just a comment on how good they expect me to be... -- To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html