Tuesday

Piping, Piping Girl, Where Are You?

You've got a blog to write now! (sung to Scooby Doo song)

I know, I know, I've been so neglectful of this blog. Blah, blah, blah, busy life, same excuses as every other blogger out there who lets so much time elapse between blog entries. And grrrr, it's so hard to get back into a blog once you've left it for a while.

So what has Piping Girl been up to in the world of bagpiping. Well of course St. Patrick's Day was a blast. I took the day off, slept in, and took my time getting ready. My new special bagpiping jacket arrived just a few days before St. Patrick's Day and I put it to good use. It was cold outside and I actually wore it a lot inside as well. After tuning we went off to our first two gigs, than we got onto the bus we had hired to drive us around from 5pm on. We played several sets at each bar, probably 15 minutes. The best part of the night was when the youngest piper in our band, a college kid, jumped up on the bar and led the rest of us in playing along with ACDC's It's a Long Way to the Top. Towards the end of the night I confess that I had to cork some of my drones, but after 6 hours or so of playing who can blame me.

Since than I played at a cancer charity event with the band and at this neat event welcoming veterans back from visiting war memorials in Washington D.C. I also had the opportunity to play in a massed band setting at a local Scottish fair. Playing in the massed bands was awesome! We marched forward and than, spinning on our heels, marched back through the lines behind us, I think it's called counter-marching. It was amazing!

Well, I hope to be a better and more consistent blogger.

Pipe on!

5 comments:

Eric said...

Welcome Back.
-eric

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're back!
The usual anonymous

About This Blog said...

Piping Girl,
It’s good to read your blog and see the views of some one who is fairly fresh in the piping world. I’m an old hack. I’ve been playing most of my life. I’d like to invite you to join in on a blog that I just started. I’m trying to get pipers involved sharing war stories without the nonsense of pipe band politics. Check it out.
www.bagpipes-slc.blogspot.com

Emma said...

Piping Girl,
I started a piping blog a month ago before seeing your blog coincidentally I'm an American girl and a newbie with a piping blog (I've only been a year though) check it out sometime if you want! Nice to see there are more of us out there.
-Nic Alba

Matt said...

Hey there...

Welcome back. I'm a new reader to your blog and have enjoyed your site alot! I'm also a new piping blogger... it's great to see love for the Great Highland Bagpipe on the net! My site's address is http://www.rustypiper.wordpress.com... check it out sometime if you get a chance.

Matt

 
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