Neighbours

Playing the bagpipes daily could be fatal, warn doctors

Just can’t trust neighbours not to turn into a homicidal mob, can you?

8 thoughts on “Neighbours”

  1. The definition of a Scottish gentleman: someone who knows how to play the bagpipes … and doesn’t.

  2. At this time of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, you must, no you MUST, agree there is surely no sound as emotionally stirring as the massed pipes and drums. Never ceases to raise the hairs on the back of my neck.

    Even the Russkies who see them perform on Red Square periodically agree.

  3. I always liked Robert Heinlein’s description:

    “Pipes seem very odd when you first hear them, and a tyro practicing can set your teeth on edge – it sounds and looks as if he had a cat under his arm, its tail in his mouth, and biting it.”

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