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Pipes in Popular Culture

Postby RobSay » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:05 am

The Now Show is a topical comedy show on Radio 4 - well worth a listen in it's own right. This weeks show featured a little bit of incidental music on Northumbrian pipes .. in a sketch on Scottish Water .. made me giggle anyway :)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... Episode_5/ @ ~16:00

(Apologies to anyone outside the UK - you'll probably not be to get to it ...)

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Re: Pipes in Popular Culture

Postby Julia Say » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:41 pm

were'nt they Scottish small pipes on the Now Show? (But it was an excellent piece!)

and in the same week, the item on the Breakfast show about the International Bagpipe Day made it into "Oddbox" - a collection of 10 weird videos aired in the previous week.

The "weird" bit however was not not Jean-Pierre, who received favourable comment, but the presenter, Charlie something or other's attempts to get a noise out of the gaita.
One day the Beeb'll learn that letting presenters "have a go" is not a good idea with bagpipes.

<sigh>

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Re: Pipes in Popular Culture

Postby John Gibbons » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:09 pm

In view of the budget VAT increase, should we amend this to
'Pies in Popular Culture'?

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Re: Pipes in Popular Culture

Postby OldTomsRant » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:26 pm

As played by John Armstrong of Carricks Bakery?
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Re: Pipes in Popular Culture

Postby John Gibbons » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:56 pm

Perhaps playing that great 5-parter 'Greggs' Pies'?
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Re: Pipes in Popular Culture

Postby Francis Wood » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:50 pm

Perhaps playing that great 5-parter 'Greggs' Pies'?


Played by the Quintet of the Hot Club de Morpeth?

Which would, of course, incur the VAT.

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Re: Pipes in Popular Culture

Postby John Gibbons » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:08 am

Though perhaps VAT exempt on a Snowy Monday, or any of The Cold Nights of Winter!
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Re: Pipes in Popular Culture

Postby OldTomsRant » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:24 pm

Talking of pipes in popular culture, did anyone see that Geordie/Cuban fusion "The Benwell Vista Social Clurb"?
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