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In all the excitement about Ian Whitelaw who plays of course with Simon
Fraser University Pipe Band, World Champions three of the last four years,
there are quite a few Italian bagpipers mainly in Sicily who play the
wonderful sounding Zampogna whose drones point down so the Ferrari analogy
works a little way anyways.
From: Niven Sinclair <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 4:33 AM
>I learn something new every day. I never knew there was such a thing as
>the Sinclair chanter but that may not be surprising as I can't tell high
>from low doh but I would have expected our piper-in-chief i.e. you to keep
>me informed of such important matters and to blazon it across the Clan
>As other Sinclairs may be equally ignorant of the Sinclair name and fame
>in the world of the bagpipes, I'm copying this to the Discussion List.
>Well done, Rich, for getting such a champion to welcome our chief in
>California with his Sinclair chanter.
>Attached you will find a copy of my business card for your records. I
>will send some other material as well. I spoke with Judy and I asked
>her to find out if Malcolm has any favorite tunes that he would like me
>to play. In the pipe band world, people call me "Mr. Sinclair" because
>of my ability to work with the Sinclair chanter, made by Alistair
>Sinclair from Edinburgh. Surely, the Ferrarri of bagpipe chanters for
>pipe bands. The band I play with are, by the way, the current world
>champions, winning first last summer in Glasgow Scotland.
>If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I
>look forward to seeing you next Thursday.
>...and there is another coincidence because our Chief used to work
>in Government with an Ian Whitelaw who was Margaret Thatcher's
>Deputy Prime Minister.
>...but, surely, Ian must mean the "Rolls Royce" of bagpipe chanters.
>Whoever heard of an Italian bagpiper? But I'm sure we will..........
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