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Itchyknee
09-06-07, 01:59 AM
OK, lets make a list of classic tunes for the bagpipes that are not Scottish.

I'll start...

Highland Cathedral.

true_blue_piper
09-06-07, 02:01 AM
Yankee Doodle Dandy
The Hills of Montezuma
The theme tune to the Sooty and Sweep Show

Itchyknee
09-06-07, 02:03 AM
Happy Birthday

The theme to the zed cars

The lion sleeps tonight

true_blue_piper
09-06-07, 08:39 AM
Waltzing Matilda
Ode to Joy

Stormy
09-06-07, 09:25 AM
The Green Hills of Tyrol.
Going Home.
Jingle Bells.

true_blue_piper
09-06-07, 09:41 AM
Wings

Piper Mac
09-06-07, 09:55 AM
Minstrel Boy


Wearin of the Green

AlistairFyfe
09-06-07, 10:07 AM
Teribus


Originally from Wales I believe!

Piper Mac
09-06-07, 10:17 AM
Suo Gan

Itchyknee
09-06-07, 10:49 AM
Obli di olbi da

true_blue_piper
09-06-07, 10:52 AM
Obli di olbi da

a real classic there mate, but are we talking about the 2/4 version or the 6/8 ?

Wooden Heart

Itchyknee
09-06-07, 10:55 AM
I can play it in march strathspey and reel time.

Itchyknee
09-06-07, 10:55 AM
Rod Stewart's Do ya think I'm Sexy is a real crowd pleaser.

true_blue_piper
09-06-07, 11:00 AM
Ging Gang Goolee

think it was the inspiration for every tune that bands play in their medleys nowadays

Itchyknee
09-06-07, 11:06 AM
Thunderstruck (Gordon Duncan)

Werepiper
09-06-07, 11:08 AM
Thunderstruck (Gordon Duncan)

Love to be able to play that - it's awesome

We will Rock You - Queen

The Great Escape

Itchyknee
09-06-07, 11:09 AM
The theme to eastenders

true_blue_piper
09-06-07, 11:10 AM
aye, you can have yer Thunderstruck, but think of this : -

Ging Gang Goolee isn't a Scottish tune, and yet you can see that canntaireachd was obviously involved when you listen to the lyrics : -

Ging gang goolee, goolee, goolee, goolee, watcha,
Ging gang goo, ging gang goo.
Ging gang goolee, goolee, goolee, goolee, watcha,
Ging gang goo, ging gang goo.
Ohh, hayla, oh hayla shayla,
Hayla shayla, shayla,

Oh ho Hayla, oh hayla shayla,
Hayla shayla, shayla, oh.
Shally wally, Shally wally,
Shally wally, Shally wally,

Oompah, Oompah, Oompah, Oompah.

Itchyknee
09-06-07, 11:13 AM
Do you play it even or "dot and cut"?

true_blue_piper
09-06-07, 11:15 AM
I'm from the old school, so it's played pointed

The Teddy Bears Picnic

Itchyknee
09-06-07, 11:16 AM
Can You Feel the Love? Elton John

true_blue_piper
10-06-07, 02:09 AM
theme tune to "The Wombles of Wimbledon"

Itchyknee
10-06-07, 02:22 AM
Star wars - the imperial march

Lisa
10-06-07, 03:23 AM
I love Ging Gang Goolie!

As a former Girl Guide Leader, that was one of the songs we sang everytime we gathered!

Is it an Australian song? We tried to sing songs from around the world, and few stuck in our minds.... this one did! It's a favourite of the girls and leaders! Thanks True for mentioning it :)


Farewell to Nova Scotia
Maple Leaf Forever

rangerpiper
10-06-07, 05:23 AM
Love Me Tender
Wooden Heart

Werepiper
10-06-07, 12:01 PM
Danny Boy

redneck
10-06-07, 01:03 PM
The Sash ma father wore

Daddy's uniform

Build my gallows

Gunrunners..............yeeeeeee ha:vik: :vik: :vik: :Ceith: :tommy:

SDowns
10-06-07, 01:30 PM
Brian Boru
The Boys of Wexford
Four Green Fields
For Ireland I'l not Tell Her Name
Wearin' of the Green
A Nation Once Again
Amazing Grace
Green Glens of Antrim
Let Erin Remember
The Bonnie Bride of Gretna Green
Hamster Slayer
The Lovely Heather
Mason's Apron
ZudPiper
America's Bravest
On the Turning Away

Drumming g33k
10-06-07, 02:44 PM
I'm not sure it isint scottish but I'll try The Black Bear

Itchyknee
10-06-07, 07:04 PM
The Hellbound train

heatherbelle
10-06-07, 11:39 PM
The Banks of Allan Water
The Rose of Allendale
The Lass of Richmond Hill

Piper06
11-06-07, 02:18 AM
When the Saint's Go Marching In - my first paying tune. :Ceith:

Piper06
11-06-07, 02:20 AM
Since PoR is traveling this weekend, I will give you one for him.

Rocky Top - Very popular in Eastern TN

Terrance
11-06-07, 03:00 PM
Garry Owen
Irish Washer Woman
O'Donnell Abu
Dolan's A s s
Back to Donegal
The Last Rose of Summer
Jesus Christ Super Star

true_blue_piper
11-06-07, 04:25 PM
what's with all this green and white hooped nonsense ?

Itchyknee
11-06-07, 06:22 PM
Danny boy.

UpstatePiper
11-06-07, 06:45 PM
I'm surprised we had to get to page three before someone listed AG...

But here are two that have been fingered as not Scottish that I'm curious about:

Mason's Apron
Irish Washerwoman

Mason's Apron seems most likely to be of Scottish origin, despite having been adopted by the Irish in recent times.

Irish Washerwoman is more uncertain. Various authors give it Irish, English, or Scottish origins.

In either case, both tunes have been popular in Scotland since at least the early 1800's, when they were published by the Gow's. Doesn't 200 years of tradition make them Scottish, at least by adoption? :-)

Itchyknee
11-06-07, 06:49 PM
Bruce Gandy's Farewell to the Iron Horse

redneck
11-06-07, 07:40 PM
what's with all this green and white hooped nonsense ?

:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: class m8 :vik: :vik: TBP RULES :Ceith: :Ceith: :tommy:

Terrance
11-06-07, 08:39 PM
what's with all this green and white hooped nonsense ?

There Are No Stupid Questions, But There Are A Lot Of Inquisitive Idiots.:mutley: