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Post by orange_wings on Sun 14 Jun - 15:50:13

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Not sure about this, they done something similar last season which was nice but very gimmicky. I am all for change in the way bands perform, shaking things up a little for the spectators, takes the edge off the boredom that can sometimes come through a performance, but this is something else!! not sure I like the whole cutting in and out thing at the start, Good for concert stuff but not competition.

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Post by Redneck on Sun 14 Jun - 16:38:26

Listened da 55 sec's.......that was enough, as you say, concert stuff.....loada gash.

Not pipe band competition stuff by any stretch of the imagination.
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Post by Piping Connections on Sun 14 Jun - 17:06:41

prefer this one to the one they did last year - nothing overly startling as a musical piece - as you say nice concert medley but competition ????

still like it though
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Post by Robbie.Crow on Sun 14 Jun - 17:43:58

I like it. But i also liked the old one. Not sure if it is competition though. If they bring that here this year... they'll need to put some three pace rolls on to it!
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Post by Dai Robb on Sun 14 Jun - 17:46:29

If I had a complaint I would say maybe just a tad too Much? but must say I really enjoyed it.
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Post by orange_wings on Sun 14 Jun - 17:51:18

Yeah there was talk of them doing it last year... It would be interesting to see how the judges react to it here, they seem to get away with it in Canada, I think it could be a different story here. I do like it, but, as a concert piece, not a competition medley.

I think its a bit far fetched to be a medley, there has to be a difference between what you play in competition and what you play at a concert.

I'm sure they will argue that they are trying to "shake up the pipe band world" but they are not really shaking it up, bands have been playing stuff like that for a long time, just not on the competition field. Maybe, they should try something different, like, blowing through a tube in to a tenor drum....no....wait that's been done... well, how about, turning to face the crowed in the last tune of their.... no wait.... damn it! that's been done too!! well I don't know but if they want to be different then they should actually be different and not just play concert stuff.
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Post by wee_fee-Fee on Sun 14 Jun - 21:04:02

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIIb-GLmgzQ

you can watch them here. Two bass drums hehe and the snare drummers use the end of their snare sticks at 3.50m. I can see some judges cringing.
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Post by wee_fee-Fee on Sun 14 Jun - 21:07:26

Robbie.Crow wrote:I like it. But i also liked the old one. Not sure if it is competition though. If they bring that here this year... they'll need to put some three pace rolls on to it!

They aren't coming here this year Rubes. They are playing at Lorient instead.
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Post by scots wa hae on Sun 14 Jun - 22:34:29

They are only using the lids fron their biscuit tins!!!!! Very entertaining for a concert.

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Post by Wyatt on Mon 15 Jun - 9:31:20

No Music....whatsoever........tuneless ,boring...switched it off...!!
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Post by Piping Connections on Mon 15 Jun - 9:41:36

nothing for the drumming judges to do for 3 minutes - or the ensemble judges for that matter !!!!!
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Post by Dai Robb on Mon 15 Jun - 12:51:38

Must admit watching that Vid of them, I just could not hack it switched it off like waiting for paint to dry.
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Post by Robbie.Crow on Mon 15 Jun - 14:11:33

scots wa hae wrote:They are only using the lids fron their biscuit tins!!!!! Very entertaining for a concert.
oh look! He figured how to switch the generator on! laughing
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Post by stormy on Tue 16 Jun - 14:23:06

Total garbage!
If this is what pipe band competition is about nowadays then I'm glad to be well rid of it.

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Post by Gordy88 on Tue 16 Jun - 17:57:21

I'd love to be judging this,

Only thing is I might possibly offend those with more tender sensibilities,

Play this in a concert if you wish, IMO as a competition piece its total crap.

Change can be a good thing, but change for the sake of it generally isn't

A veggie medley
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Post by Heilan Mary on Wed 17 Jun - 12:50:13

I think they did similar last year. Found it very unusual.
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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Wed 17 Jun - 13:33:46

It's complete and utter pish.

As far as I am concerned, anyone that thinks that this is a matter of normal pipe band development and improvement over the ages....should be in the nut house.

Complete and utter drivel.
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Post by Gordy88 on Thu 18 Jun - 15:21:48

True_Blue_Piper wrote:It's complete and utter pish.

As far as I am concerned, anyone that thinks that this is a matter of normal pipe band development and improvement over the ages....should be in the nut house.

Complete and utter drivel.

C'mon Ron,

Don't beat about the bush,

Tell us what you really think

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Post by Dai Robb on Thu 18 Jun - 15:24:26

I dont think he likes it??
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Post by Piping Connections on Thu 18 Jun - 15:28:00

Gordy88 wrote:
True_Blue_Piper wrote:It's complete and utter pish.

As far as I am concerned, anyone that thinks that this is a matter of normal pipe band development and improvement over the ages....should be in the nut house.

Complete and utter drivel.

C'mon Ron,

Don't beat about the bush,

Tell us what you really think

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