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    Just Saw the Black Watch

    For those not in the know, the Black Watch & Band of the Scots Guards & The Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of 3rd Battalion.



    The magnificent pageantry of British military tradition and history comes to life when these two esteemed military bands take the stage in ceremonial uniforms to fill the hall with rousing marches, stirring anthems, the distinctive sounds of bagpipes and brass, high-spirited Scottish highland sword dances and the precision of regimental marching. With a grand history spanning nearly three centuries, The Black Watch has served in historic conflicts going back to Ticonderoga and Waterloo, and its pipes and drummers have proudly escorted the troops into battle. The Band of the Scots Guards, formed in 1642 by King Charles, boosted morale for British troops throughout both World Wars, and today, this celebrated 40-member orchestra performs at the daily Guard Mounting at Buckingham Palace and at various state functions, while also touring the globe. Don’t miss this exciting performance featuring all of the pomp and circumstance of British life.
    Very enjoyable, very moving show.

    Stars and Stripes and Union Jack Flags on prominent display behind them on stage, they played a host of traditional tunes, and a very nice honor to the U.S. Millitary, playing all four major service arms songs/marches. They were formally granted permission at shows end to march off stage by the Commanding Officer of (I believe, sound was muffled) the U.S. Marine Corp Band.

    Of perhaps more interest to my friends here was the Scotch bar, and the three Scotches I was privliged to sample this evening during intermssion.





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    Wha?













    Sorry, not in the know. You saw a bagpiper band?



    BTW, you ever try to play bagpipes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    Sorry, not in the know. You saw a bagpiper band?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0gvpyY-Jbchttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CupRlspIE3Q

    All Soldiers, I should point out. Quite a few medals and stripes amongst them.

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    Was thinking of going but it's a little pricey and quite a drive.

    Did your bring your wife? Did she enjoy. Mine would go, but wouldn't enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    Was thinking of going but it's a little pricey and quite a drive.

    Did your bring your wife? Did she enjoy. Mine would go, but wouldn't enjoy.
    Aye, she went (her idea actually), and she enjoyed.

    We're quite into the idea of seeing the Edinburgh Tattoo when we go back to Scotland.

    Is it a bad thing that I teared up a little at Scotland the Brave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Aye, she went (her idea actually), and she enjoyed.

    We're quite into the idea of seeing the Edinburgh Tattoo when we go back to Scotland.

    Is it a bad thing that I teared up a little at Scotland the Brave?
    It's an involuntary reaction. It's happened to me my whole life and it never lessens.

    My brother plays in a band in Southern Florida made up of retired police and fire called Guns 'n Hoses.

    Learned to play at 55!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    It's an involuntary reaction. It's happened to me my whole life and it never lessens.
    Nice to hear I'm not the only one.

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    Thought at first this was a reference to Game of Thrones books...rotting my mind.


    Will have to check this out though...thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    For those not in the know, the Black Watch & Band of the Scots Guards & The Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of 3rd Battalion.





    Very enjoyable, very moving show.

    Stars and Stripes and Union Jack Flags on prominent display behind them on stage, they played a host of traditional tunes, and a very nice honor to the U.S. Millitary, playing all four major service arms songs/marches. They were formally granted permission at shows end to march off stage by the Commanding Officer of (I believe, sound was muffled) the U.S. Marine Corp Band.

    Of perhaps more interest to my friends here was the Scotch bar, and the three Scotches I was privliged to sample this evening during intermssion.





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    Good times.
    Nice. Spent the afternoon with the NYPD Pipes and Drums, they were doing a benefit for a bunch of their own guys who lost their homes during Sandy. Never gets old.

    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    Learned to play at 55!
    THinking about it myself, had a long talk with a bandmember about it today.

    I'll make tapes for you all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    THinking about it myself, had a long talk with a bandmember about it today.

    I'll make tapes for you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post



    Good times.
    Posted this last week in the whiskey thread.

    Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Nice. Spent the afternoon with the NYPD Pipes and Drums, they were doing a benefit for a bunch of their own guys who lost their homes during Sandy. Never gets old.



    THinking about it myself, had a long talk with a bandmember about it today.

    I'll make tapes for you all.

    CANT WAIT!






    KMN. please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    It's an involuntary reaction. It's happened to me my whole life and it never lessens.

    My brother plays in a band in Southern Florida made up of retired police and fire called Guns 'n Hoses.

    Learned to play at 55!
    Might as well wait until the more moderatley priced Quichee,Vermont "Scot-O-Rama"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    Might as well wait until the more moderatley priced Quichee,Vermont "Scot-O-Rama"
    You know I was thinking that. Plus you get sheep dogs.

    They still charge too much though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Nice. Spent the afternoon with the NYPD Pipes and Drums, they were doing a benefit for a bunch of their own guys who lost their homes during Sandy. Never gets old.



    THinking about it myself, had a long talk with a bandmember about it today.

    I'll make tapes for you all.

    I was thinking drums...seems easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    THinking about it myself, had a long talk with a bandmember about it today.

    I'll make tapes for you all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton View Post
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    Maybe he's registered at "Bagpipes Forum?"




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    I should admit, I was too afriad to wear my kilt to the show tho.

    Alot of men did, but I wussed out. Too fat.

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    Laddie, what's the difference between a bagpipe and an onion?

    No one cries when you chop up a bagpipe!

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