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Re: Different Programing
We saw Natalie MacMaster at the last Highland Games in Orange County, CA,
and she was great! I love Scottish fiddle playing, and she is incredible!
You should look up some of her CDs and invest in them.
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Sent: Friday, November 12, 1999 8:31 AM
Subject: Different Programing
> Last Saturday evening I was surfing the channels when I heard bagpipe
> I stopped on CNN and listened. I couldn't recognize the number that the
> band was playing. Looking closer the members of the pipe band were wearing
> black pantaloons and a flat topped hat. Looking closer I noticed that the
> pipes only had one drone.
> After the band finished, the announcer began talking about the number of
> bands in Spain and how bag pipes had influenced much of the music of the
> area. He went on and stated that the pipes had come to Spain from Eastern
> Mediterranean countries. They went on and showed a gentleman playing an
> electric bag pipe. (What do you think of that Rory?)
> Next seqment was a pretty woman playing a fantastic fiddle. It was Natalie
> MacMaster. She finished playing and talked about her childhood in Capr
> Breton, where if you didn't play the fiddle you were some type of outcast.
> was an interesting part of this program.
> The program went on and they began discussing Afro-Celtic music. Seems
> now believe that Celtic music has roots in the African Nations.
> This was an interesting program. I looked at the TV Guide for the name of
> thing and all that was listed for CNN at that time was "Special
> If anyone is interested, there are 2 great CD's on the market for the
> Holidays. Celtic Christmas is a collection of Celtic songs for the
> The other is A Piping Hot Christmas. The spirit of Christmas with rompin'
> stompin' pipes playing christmas music. Different but good.
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