Tuesday

Pipes in Strange Places-The Sequel

Way back in August I was wandering around youtube looking at all of the bagpiping videos and I noticed that there were a lot of clips. There were clips of bands marching, people playing in their living rooms, and people playing up on stage. But something else I noticed is that there were a lot of clips of people playing their bagpipes in really strange places! The highlight of my original post was a guy playing the bagpipes in a speedo, while standing on floats in a swimming pool, I'm serious, check out my original post!

Now that you believe me, I've found some other great clips of people playing their pipes in strange places. I've been saving them up and I can't stand it any longer, I MUST post them!

I'll post them as a top 5 list so....I think a blog typing drum roll would look something like this:
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Coming in at #5 is a piper and drummer on a roof in Halifax. Looks very neat silhouetted against the sky:



At #4 are some pipers and a drummer playing on a subway in Philadelphia. They were probably just taking the subway back from a gig but it takes some talent to play on a jerking subway, you can see the closest piper stumbling a bit for balance (or perhaps from drink!) towards the end:



For #3 I chose a clip of comedian Mark Malkoff. He made the news recently because he's living in an Ikea store in New Jersey while his apartment is being fumigated. He's been posting clips of his experiences on youtube and this one involves a bagpiper playing in the bathroom for his fish's funeral.

Now, before you get upset thinking that he killed the fish for comedy, the comments at the bottom of the clip reveal that he bought a live fish and a dead fish.

I also like this clip because one of my husband's fish died recently and I played Amazing Grace on my practice chanter as he flushed the fish down the toilet:



Number 2 is a winner because it's a clip of another piping girl, and, to make things even better, she's playing her bagpipes while riding on a ski lift and snowboarding:



I have of course saved the best for last. My #1 choice. What can I say, I'm a sucker for unicycles and bagpipes. If you've ever gone to the very, very bottom of my blog you've noticed my video bar with a clip of Melvino in all of his bagpiping madness on a unicycle. I think this clip is as equally impressive:


I may have to devise my own list of strange places to play my bagpipes, any ideas??

Pipe on!

5 comments:

PetePassword said...

Och, have you never tried Uilleann pipes? http://www.teachnet.ie/ddonnelly/pipes.htm
I love the pipes!

william antrim said...

That was one of my favorite fish. So long old buddy...parting is such sweet sorrow. I’ll remember the times you swam near the glass and gave me a wink. You were always such a kipper fellow. You legacy will live on in our memories.

Keydetpiper said...

I make it a point to pipe in as many different places as possible. My goal is pipe in each of the 50 states and 10 provinces, as well as any other random places I can get. Never done it on a roof, or on the Subway, or Ikea, but it's only a matter of time, I'm sure. Neat post!

Brian said...

Hi Piping Girl!

I'm the unicyling bagpiper there in your post. I just wanted to introduce myself and say thank you for the kind words! That video was taken shortly after I first started unipiping about a year and a half ago. Since then I have greatly improved and gone from playing on the coast of NC to Portland, OR. It always excites me seeing how happy people are to see a unicycling bagpiper. Whatever it takes to get people to enjoy the pipes, right ;) Anyway, I really enjoy your blog, keep it up!

Keep the pipes tuned!
Brian

GILD said...

Greetings

Dave here from Nelspruit in South Africa and another UniPiper.
Thought I'd pop in and say hi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtPncDR1qyE

That was my first effort.
Needs a bit of work.
I'm looking doing the next one on the 5ft tall 'Giraffe' unicycle.

I'll keep you posted.

 
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