Glen Coe – Pumpkin’s Fancy – Theater het Kielzog

During the corona lockdown we gave a unique concert stuffed toys in the Kielzog theater in Hoogezand. We opened the concert with Glen Coe – Pumkin’s Fancy and we had to do this concert without our violinist Dieb.

Glen Coe

Glen Coe is a fantastic volcanic valley in the Scottish highlands. The valley is named after the river Coe flowing through it.

The song, the melody of which we play on the bagpipes, is about the “Massacre of Glen Coe” The Glen Coe Massacre from 1692, in which 37 men of the Clan Donald were slaughtered and at least 40 women and children perished.

Pumpkin’s Fancy

Composed by Dublin piper (GHB variety) Terry Tully, This is one of the first hornpipe tunes our David learned. The song is characterized by the slides that you hear in the song.

Video: “Loch Lomond” at David’s

Slowly darkness falls over my garden and the torches are lit.

From my balcony I watch until I can play.

“Loch Lomond” is a well-known Scottish traditional. We play it also, with our torches and the bagpipes

After the song we play “Farewell to the Creeks”. It’s standing in “The Scottish Guards”. It’s also a traditional Scottish tune.

We can not do it here inside. So we’re going back to the garden

Have fun watching this video! “Loch Lomond” at David’s

So, enjoy!, David

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Video: “Glen Coe – The Pumpkin’s Fancy – Crossing The Minch” at David’s Home

Welcome to my house!

These are my own favourite melodies, with which we often start our concerts.

“Glen Coe – The Pumpkin’s Fancy – Crossing The Minch” at David’s

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Video: “Caledonia” at Maceál’s – At Rapalje’s home #4

A real crowdpleaser,

again recorded at my home. David plays the Irish bagpipes, or “Uilleann Pipes”, in this song about Scotland.

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Video: David (Scotland) the Brave!

“Scotland the Brave” (Scottish Gaelic: Alba an Aigh)

is a patriotic Scottish folk song and one of the main contenders to be considered as a national anthem of Scotland. In June 2006, the song came second to Flower of Scotland in an online poll with more than 10,000 votes to determine the nation’s favourite unofficial “anthem”. The song is used to represent Scotland in the Commonwealth Games.

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Video: What David did before Rapalje – Rapalje Show #46

This is the final episode of our Rapalje Show Special in which we tell you all about us.

Now it is up to David to tell you everything about his background and how he started to play the bagpipes!

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