Check out this 'traditional' GHB pipe band music medley from the Field Marshall Montgomery pipe band who were winners at the Worlds this year again, which is also somehow very lyrical, beautiful, and they're all 'one-ing' with each other and somehow serene and relaxed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZPOusSAoQs - and they're some of the best individual pipers in the world, as a band - all drawn to FMM perhaps because of their excellence, and the number of times they've won at the Worlds, for example. How do they create such fine, relaxed, group piping?
(And some pipers are standing 'bowed' and P/M Richard Parkes himself plays with 'puffed out' cheeks :-)
Just emailed this to a new piper friend, with good good information resources ... What do you think of the Field Marshall Montgomery tunes (with names below the video) below?
'GHB piper Stuart Liddell inspires and I learn from him ...
Looking for the J.S. Bach or the Grateful Dead of piping tunes ... which for me are ...
the favorite tunes of the favorites aka kinds of classics ... (in the aggregate, and liked by many at all levels of complexity of tunes) ... e.g. Willie Ross, GS McLennan, P/M Donald MacLeod, Duncan Johnstone, Gordon Duncan ... John MacFadyen's selections in his books ... tunes Stuart Liddell plays (as well as how he plays them, innovatively too... ) How about for you?
grateful dead - fire on the mountain 12-31-78
Of this very lyrically played FMM medley set which won the Worlds this year, I like the first tune by Garth Neel (whose music I don't know) and the 2nd tune by Gordon Duncan and last P/M Donald MacLeod tunes here ... Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band: World Champions 2013 ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgViIloGEzU ... with tune names and their composers, as well as markers within a single Youtube video for when new tunes begin, which will be great for the database at the Great Highland Bagpipe wiki subject page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Great_Highland_Bagpipe - at WUaS for example ... '