Each year our historical society sponsors a \"Cemetery Walk\" fundraiser where actors portray events in the lives of local cemetery residents. I am priviledged to be asked to write & perform an \"ghost story\" each year that is based in historic fact & I have undertaken the additional responsibility of centering each year\'s story upon the culture & mythology of a different ethnic group. I have told my \"ghost stories\" as a Native American, Chinese, Russian & Italian. This year (2007), I will be telling some of the epic story of the Clan McGrew. I always have a tough time finding pieces of appropriate music and sound FX (thunder, ghost sounds, etc.)to mix together for my background music but, BLESS YOU for this site, some of your \"samples\" are utterly PERFECT for my needs!!!
You have my undying gratitude and warm affection...
I remain, jean
Location: United Kingdom
posted: 12/31/2006 04:50 PM
Living in england,even tho I am SCOTISH.
Especially tonight,I think the neighbours will be hearing some real bagpipes.
Have a great New Year.
Location: United States
posted: 12/16/2006 11:16 PM
Bagpipes have a rich history with the Fire Department. Many firefighters are pipers. The bagpipes are often played in our down-time as we wait for somebody to call 911. They are almost always played at fire department funerals. One of our own was a soldier with the 82nd Airborne and recently died in Iraq. He was buried in Arlington with full honers.
I love the way you play Amazing Grace with the 21 gun sulute in the backgroud.
posted: 12/14/2006 06:02 PM
I\'m of scottish decent and take great joy in hearing the pipes whenever and where-ever they\'re played.
Scott D. Drumm
Location: United States
posted: 12/03/2006 11:31 AM
My great grandfather came as a small boy from Scotland he brought with him one possession, his violin. My grandmother was very musical, so I grew up appreciating all types of music. But the fondest memory that almost haunts me and goes straight to the soul is Bagpipe music. I can literally \" feel\" the notes, the emotion the pipers have through their music, from military marches to lone pipers playing a heartfelt tune. Of course perhaps being 1/2 Scot 1/2 Irish might have something to do with it as well. I enjoyed the sample of your rendition of \" Dark Island\" it brought tears to my eyes, and could \" see \" about and feel the song, truly you are a tremendous piper. Keep up the wonderful music and keeping the tradition of the Highlanders alive. We came from the MacNaughton Highlanders.