View Full Version : Classic Bagpipe tunes (not Scottish)

09-06-07, 12:59 AM
OK, lets make a list of classic tunes for the bagpipes that are not Scottish.

I'll start...

Highland Cathedral.

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

09-06-07, 01:03 AM
Happy Birthday

The theme to the zed cars

The lion sleeps tonight

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

09-06-07, 08:25 AM
The Green Hills of Tyrol.
Going Home.
Jingle Bells.

09-06-07, 08:41 AM

Piper Mac
09-06-07, 08:55 AM
Minstrel Boy

Wearin of the Green

09-06-07, 09:07 AM

Originally from Wales I believe!

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

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

09-06-07, 09:52 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

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

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

09-06-07, 10:00 AM
Ging Gang Goolee

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

09-06-07, 10:06 AM
Thunderstruck (Gordon Duncan)

09-06-07, 10:08 AM
Thunderstruck (Gordon Duncan)

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

We will Rock You - Queen

The Great Escape

09-06-07, 10:09 AM
The theme to eastenders

09-06-07, 10:10 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.

09-06-07, 10:13 AM
Do you play it even or "dot and cut"?

09-06-07, 10:15 AM
I'm from the old school, so it's played pointed

The Teddy Bears Picnic

09-06-07, 10:16 AM
Can You Feel the Love? Elton John

10-06-07, 01:09 AM
theme tune to "The Wombles of Wimbledon"

10-06-07, 01:22 AM
Star wars - the imperial march

10-06-07, 02:23 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

10-06-07, 04:23 AM
Love Me Tender
Wooden Heart

10-06-07, 11:01 AM
Danny Boy

10-06-07, 12:03 PM
The Sash ma father wore

Daddy's uniform

Build my gallows

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

10-06-07, 12:30 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
America's Bravest
On the Turning Away

Drumming g33k
10-06-07, 01:44 PM
I'm not sure it isint scottish but I'll try The Black Bear

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

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

11-06-07, 01:18 AM
When the Saint's Go Marching In - my first paying tune. :Ceith:

11-06-07, 01:20 AM
Since PoR is traveling this weekend, I will give you one for him.

Rocky Top - Very popular in Eastern TN

11-06-07, 02:00 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

11-06-07, 03:25 PM
what's with all this green and white hooped nonsense ?

11-06-07, 05:22 PM
Danny boy.

11-06-07, 05:45 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? :-)

11-06-07, 05:49 PM
Bruce Gandy's Farewell to the Iron Horse

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

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

11-06-07, 07:39 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: