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Post by Gordy88 on Fri 8 May - 11:22:10

We all hear about the 'Great ' tunes, and the trendy ones, but what about tunes you really hate?

I'll start with my most favourite hated tune, MRs MaPherson of Inveran

I hate it so much, i wouldn't join a band that played it!


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Post by wee_fee-Fee on Fri 8 May - 11:58:00

Highland Cathedral. I've played it to death and everybody asks for it.
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Post by Dai Robb on Fri 8 May - 13:27:16

I love Highland Cathedral? sorry?? and Flowers of the Forest/(I know sad aint I?)

Regards hate? not many? some i dislike intensely, "Scotland the Brave" for some reason, grates on me?
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Post by pipebanfan on Fri 8 May - 13:46:56

the green hills an amazing grace Angry
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Post by KatieMc on Fri 8 May - 15:30:40

I haven't heard any yet that I just absolutely hate.... but I'm curious, do y'all really hate these tunes, or have you played them so much you've grown to hate them?
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Post by tankiedrummie on Fri 8 May - 15:40:02

Flower of Scotland... Angry_Ape hate it with a passion dire sentimental nonsense...humbug
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Post by Dai Robb on Fri 8 May - 17:02:52

tankiedrummie wrote:Flower of Scotland... Angry_Ape hate it with a passion dire sentimental nonsense...humbug

Go wash your mouth out with soap and water, You, You, You HEATHEN you>? Braveheart Braveheart
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Post by Gordy88 on Fri 8 May - 18:52:29

KatieMc wrote:I haven't heard any yet that I just absolutely hate.... but I'm curious, do y'all really hate these tunes, or have you played them so much you've grown to hate them?

Probably a bit of both Katie,

I first played Highland Cathedral in about 1986, at a tattoo with SPPB in Birmingham,

I liked it a lot, but it is now so played out, I have come to dislike it.

But not as much as Mrs MAc laughing
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Post by stormy on Fri 8 May - 19:16:53

Gordy88 wrote:I first played Highland Cathedral in about 1986, at a tattoo with SPPB in Birmingham

I remember the tattoo in Birmingham, just!! Had a chat with Roy Wood of Wizard fame.

I'm confused though. I first recall playing HC at the Berlin Tattoo in 1989 / 90. I don't remember hearing it before that and I was under the impression that this was the first time the tune had been heard in public.

As for tunes I hate.....most of the crap American bands play on St. Patricks Day!!!!!

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Post by Piping Connections on Fri 8 May - 20:18:19

tankiedrummie wrote:Flower of Scotland... Angry_Ape hate it with a passion dire sentimental nonsense...humbug

Ime with you on this one m8 - as a Lowland Scot - no time for it and its a dire tune anyway
sorry Dai lol
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Post by woody790 on Fri 8 May - 20:35:15

think most of the tunes that have been spoken about. I feel the same way prob because we get asked to and play them all the time. The worst for me


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Post by Wyatt on Sat 9 May - 0:17:52

YIP...You have to give them what they want...but in all my years...I have never..and I mean never....played "The Campbells are Coming"my Old Heilan Granny,would have chased me...and in the old days...geeez I feel old now...!!! the Queens Own Highlanders used to shoulder pipes..no matter where they were or what they were doing if this was played...
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Post by stormy on Sat 9 May - 0:54:20

Wyatt wrote:I have never..and I mean never....played "The Campbells are Coming"

woody790 wrote:BEN GULLION

Sorry but you guys havn't got a clue!!!!
Two crackin 6/8's. Maybe they are too difficult for you and that's why you don't like them????

Listen to some Strathclyde Poice from the 80's!!!!!! We played both!!

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Post by woody790 on Sat 9 May - 1:48:47

That might be a reason for not likeing them. Every time p/s said those names i would just shiver.

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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Sat 9 May - 2:18:10

Amazing Grace
Highland Cathedral
Scotland the Brave
The Campbells are Coming
McDonald's Awa' to the Wars
Lady Lever Park
Maj. Norman Orr Ewing
Gin I Were a Baron's heir
Abercairney Highlanders
Garb of Old Gaul
and just about any hornpipe or jig written since the 1980s...... big grin
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Post by stormy on Sat 9 May - 11:47:09

True_Blue_Piper wrote:Amazing Grace
Highland Cathedral
Scotland the Brave
The Campbells are Coming
McDonald's Awa' to the Wars
Lady Lever Park
Maj. Norman Orr Ewing
Gin I Were a Baron's heir
Abercairney Highlanders
Garb of Old Gaul
and just about any hornpipe or jig written since the 1980s...... big grin

You need a bigger spoon for stirring!!!!! laughing laughing laughing

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Post by Dai Robb on Sat 9 May - 13:14:21

Piping Connections wrote:
tankiedrummie wrote:Flower of Scotland... Angry_Ape hate it with a passion dire sentimental nonsense...humbug

Ime with you on this one m8 - as a Lowland Scot - no time for it and its a dire tune anyway
sorry Dai lol

You will be gettin a visit fae the Home Office? to review your status as a SCOT laughing laughing laughing
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Post by Gordy88 on Sat 9 May - 13:36:12

stormy wrote:
Gordy88 wrote:I first played Highland Cathedral in about 1986, at a tattoo with SPPB in Birmingham

I remember the tattoo in Birmingham, just!! Had a chat with Roy Wood of Wizard fame.

I'm confused though. I first recall playing HC at the Berlin Tattoo in 1989 / 90. I don't remember hearing it before that and I was under the impression that this was the first time the tune had been heard in public.

As for tunes I hate.....most of the crap American bands play on St. Patricks Day!!!!!

Could well have been '89,

I remember You being not long banc from Berlin,

20 years ago mate No No
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Post by KatieMc on Sat 9 May - 17:21:24

Piping Connections wrote:
tankiedrummie wrote:Flower of Scotland... Angry_Ape hate it with a passion dire sentimental nonsense...humbug

Ime with you on this one m8 - as a Lowland Scot - no time for it and its a dire tune anyway
sorry Dai lol

Okay Richard, you know that comment is going to require another history lesson on Sunday... (soon I will know more Scottish History than I do American History! LOL) big grin

And for what it's worth, I think Flower of Scotland is a lovely tune!
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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Sat 9 May - 17:28:30

it is indeed Katie.....especially when belted out by 50000 Scots at Murrayfield.
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Post by shortstuff on Sat 9 May - 23:16:25

likewise on highland cathedral and amazing grace,,,,,,,,,scotland the brave drives me nuts now.......
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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Sun 10 May - 1:40:33

add 'My Land' to the list.

Thinking back, there was a time when 'Farewell to Nigg' would have been on my list as well.....were there any bands that didn't play it 75% of the time in the early 80s? (the other 25% being taken up by Dugald Gillespie, Cullen Bay and the Bluebells of Scotland). big grin
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Post by janelle on Sun 10 May - 3:57:08

shortstuff wrote:likewise on highland cathedral and amazing grace,,,,,,,,,scotland the brave drives me nuts now.......

I like Highland Cathedral, but I'm sick of playing it as a band tune. I loathe Amazing Grace and Scotland the Brave, along with all the other tunes used here for Mass Bands, or parades, simply sick of them. Particularly Green Hills, so many G4 bands use it to tune up.

Hey Richard, we do a calling of the clans at Ceilidhs, and finish with Flower of Scotland. It gets all the old Scots living here, going every time. A real tear jerker. big grin
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