TechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 718 times:
Anyone here play the Bagpipes? I am seriously entertaining getting into this instrument, I love the sound. There was a guy when I was in the Airforce who played them and he was required to play them way out behind the flightline because they were so loud and distracting to the base in general. How much does a set of these things cost? How long will it take me too sound cool?
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 712 times:
TechRep. Nice to know there are other bagpipe lovers out there. I actually knew a guy when I was in the Air Force as well who played them. He was allowed to play with a on base band though, so I guess he had it better than the guy you knew. Unfortunately I don't know anything about cost or how long it takes to learn them either.
Flpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 710 times:
I don't play the bagpipes...but my college's heritage is Scottish (The College of Wooster (Ohio)) so the bagpipes play a major role at events. For example, the pipers lead our football team on to the field, which the football players absolutely love. Big adrenaline kick apparently!
I heard it takes a long time to master them and that they are expensive. Even the kilts are expensive...so expensive that my buddy's graduation present (among very few other gifts) was his own brand new kilt that he went to Scotland to pick up himself!