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Post by the plod » Sat Oct 15, 2005 9:12 pm

Interesting..... looking at the map there are only 4 pipers in Ireland, fascinating..... they're tied with Japan.

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Post by snoogie » Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:25 am

Yeah, I was amazed by this fact as well...who would have guessed that Japan would have as many pipers as Ireland?

Just shows you how accurate many so called polling statistics are...all depends on who responds.

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Post by Bill » Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm

I must be going blind. I can only see three pins on the Ireland map.
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Post by ausdag » Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:57 pm

Is Willie Nelson an old country piper?
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Post by ausdag » Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:00 pm

snoogie wrote:Yeah, I was amazed by this fact as well...who would have guessed that Japan would have as many pipers as Ireland?

Just shows you how accurate many so called polling statistics are...all depends on who responds.

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probably 'cause the Irish blokes have better things to do than hang around forums, like playing their music.

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Post by djm » Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:37 pm

I am told that we are largely held in poor odure, both here and on C&F, in Ireland. Thoughts, questions, opinions, guesses, etc. held on these boards are by and large treated with contempt by them. I consider this to be a combination of ignorance (certainly by me) coupled with their lack of concern whether we "get it" or not.

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Post by ausdag » Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:03 pm

I simply see it as, it's Irish music, and Irish musicians, ie, those people born and raised in Ireland who play the music native to their culture, don't need to sit and wade through swags of threads by non-Irish musicians, blood line or no blood line, many of whom think they know as much or more simply because they attend a few WCSS, tionol or local pipers' groups.

These forums serve a purpose for us non-Irish musicians, ie, foreigners who play Irish music but who didn't have the 'music' already instilled in us from before our umbilical stubs dropped off. Irish non-musicians who weren't emersed in the music from a young age have the advantage of very close proximity to the music and the 'psyche'.

That Irish musicians choose not to join a forum is completely understandable. Those that do I recognise as having a special birthright in the whole scheme of things.

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Post by snoogie » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:22 am

ausdag wrote:
snoogie wrote:Yeah, I was amazed by this fact as well...who would have guessed that Japan would have as many pipers as Ireland?

Just shows you how accurate many so called polling statistics are...all depends on who responds.

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probably 'cause the Irish blokes have better things to do than hang around forums, like playing their music.

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:o Hard to believe they would choose playing music over the kind of intellectual discourse which graces these forums.! :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:

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Post by the plod » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:59 am

So maybe I ought to just call this the "Uilleann Pipers from Elsewhere Discussion Forum" since they can't seem to be bothered. :P

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Post by carlos » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:21 am

Bill wrote:I must be going blind. I can only see three pins on the Ireland map.
there are two pins in Cork

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Post by Bill » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:29 am

Well, the way I see it is that fifteen years ago the odds of my being able to discuss Uilleann pipes with anybody was pretty much zero. So, I don't feel the least bit slighted or even curious about any perceived lack of voluminous participation of Irish pipers. Besides, there's lots of pipers everywhere who don't spend time posting and talking to virtual strangers.
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Post by the plod » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:44 am

I agree with you Bill, I just think it's interesting, surprising really.

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Post by Bill » Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:07 pm

carlos wrote:
Bill wrote:I must be going blind. I can only see three pins on the Ireland map.
there are two pins in Cork
I Found It!! Sure looked like a small river on the map instead of a pin.
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Post by billh » Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:56 am

Ears first, fingers second.

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Post by Bill » Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:08 pm

That's a good rule to follow!
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