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Post by Robbie.Crow on Tue 17 Mar - 3:21:32

Just to add to this thread, i forgot all about davey!

He's a prime example of this. Davey was 70 last year and has had a prime piping career - he's won 9 grade 1 world titles, and is the resident piper of gleneagles just now. He's also the ps of our g4 band.

Davey "The King" Hutton! A prime example that age isnt a barrier!

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Post by wee_fee-Fee on Tue 17 Mar - 10:55:33

Robbie.Crow wrote:Just to add to this thread, i forgot all about davey!

He's a prime example of this. Davey was 70 last year and has had a prime piping career - he's won 9 grade 1 world titles, and is the resident piper of gleneagles just now. He's also the ps of our g4 band.

Davey "The King" Hutton! A prime example that age isnt a barrier!

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He started off competing in same band as Peter, Newmains and District.
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Post by Dai Robb on Tue 17 Mar - 14:24:23

I think we have all agreed that age is NOT a barrier and that the older generation Do have something to offer, as long as they are au fai, with todays Pipe Band scene.
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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Tue 17 Mar - 17:30:11

George Lumsden is in his 80s, as is Iain McLeod.

I have no idea as to the age of Donald McPherson but it can't be far distant.

George was (and possibly is still) teaching Stuart Cassells........

Iain and George could probably still set up a G1 pipe band better than almost anyone else alive....that despite a 30 year gap.

Was Ronnie Lawrie passed it?
Or John D?
Or Angus MacDonald?

I think not.

Age may have taken a persons' fingering, and some of the hearing.....arthritis may exist......and fashion may change pitch or similar....but it doesn't take away experience or natural brilliance.

And just remember, that in their day, they didn't require wee battery run instruments or plastics....they just got on with it......and used what came naturally..........their ears and experience.

Don't put our seniors down...

Nuff said.
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Post by Redneck on Tue 17 Mar - 18:10:28

Well said and very well put Ron.
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Post by stormy on Tue 17 Mar - 20:32:06

True_Blue_Piper wrote:Age may have taken a persons' fingering, and some of the hearing..........and fashion may change pitch or similar....but it doesn't take away experience or natural brilliance.

I thought you were talking about me until I read the last two words!!! laughing laughing laughing

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Post by Piping Connections on Wed 18 Mar - 2:51:03

wee_fee-Fee wrote:

He started off competing in same band as Peter, Newmains and District.

Jees didnae think peter wiz that old - !!!!!!!!!!!! laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing
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Post by wee_fee-Fee on Wed 18 Mar - 11:19:27

Piping Connections wrote:
wee_fee-Fee wrote:

He started off competing in same band as Peter, Newmains and District.

Jees didnae think peter wiz that old - !!!!!!!!!!!! laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing

Smart a**e lol They are still on the go... fcuk knows how many drumcorps they have gone through though lol
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Post by Redneck on Wed 18 Mar - 19:27:19

wee_fee-Fee wrote: They are still on the go... fcuk knows how many drumcorps they have gone through though lol

Seems to be a trend, drum corps holding bands to ransom or just plain walkin' out. We had our fair share of it too.

Those of you who are in a strong stable band feel honoured, 'n count yerselves lucky. ( no matter what grade Grrrrr )
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Post by Dai Robb on Wed 18 Mar - 20:16:32

This is going on and on(nearly as long as me) Can we all just agree(thought we already had) that of course seniors have a place in Pipe Bands, no argument whatsoever about that, and nobody is saying they dont.
As long as they are still involved as the ones you mention Ron all still actively involved, ,
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Post by Redneck on Wed 18 Mar - 21:25:27

Hmm Dave, we were just talking, no disagreement as far as I can see m8.

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Post by Dai Robb on Thu 19 Mar - 13:56:09

Never thought there was Iain?, I just assumed that the matter was put to bed sort of thing, with everyone singing from the same Hymn sheet.(thats one of those things you get in a church??) laughing
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Post by Redneck on Thu 19 Mar - 14:21:24

Church ???????????? wats that........ Hmm Ha ha
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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Thu 19 Mar - 15:23:26

Redneck wrote:Church ???????????? wats that........ Hmm Ha ha




duh....place you went the other day....and came out saying three hail marys' affraid
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Post by Dai Robb on Thu 19 Mar - 18:27:26

Thats the place redneck goes when he is skint? he reckons some silly B**** leaves a plate of money out for him? laughing laughing
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Post by Redneck on Thu 19 Mar - 20:06:28

True_Blue_Piper wrote:
Redneck wrote:Church ???????????? wats that........ Hmm Ha ha




duh....place you went the other day....and came out saying three hail marys' affraid

Just the three ????? laughing fcuk a musta been a good boy then. Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Evil or Very Mad
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Post by John Ficken on Fri 10 Apr - 8:42:49

Piper06 wrote:Yet this same person has been playing with only two drones for the three years I have been playing with this band.

And whot's bloody wrong wi' that?!?! Some of us LIKE to play that way! raspberry Two tenor drones are redundant anyway.... laughing

It is said that age and treachery shall always overcome youth and skill. Never discount one who has more experience than you, especially if they are older than you. In my line of work, the older teach the younger to survive. And while you will run into the odd ol' fart who's "stuck" in another era, the real "teachers" will tell you how it used to be, how it is now, and how it can be made better by combining what was with what is in order to make what will be.
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