More video of some of the bands and lodges demonstrating at Clogher Co.Tyrone on the 12th

Another little video

More bands parading at Clogher Co.Tyrone on the 12th from Moochin Photoman on Vimeo.

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  • Mark McGregor

    Correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t those Brian Boru pipes 😉

  • Drumlins Rock

    well done Mark, very unusual they are too.

  • Mark McGregor

    Drumlins,

    You people are incredibly proud of the things – I bet most Belfast Orangemen couldn’t identify the differences caused by reeds and chanter I’ve had forced into my brain by an succession of bandsmen!

  • A Starck choice, Mark and DR.

  • The one and only ‘Prod’ Brian Boru pipe band are indeed Cavanaleck Pipe, Fivemiletown

  • Eglise en bois

    personally prefer the scottish version but know several bands use these so not as uncommon as they sound

  • Drumlins Rock

    not quite right there Quincey, to start off with the band in the clip is Glenageeragh, near Augher, there is also Newcastle Pipe band (who also wear saffron kilts btw) and Plumbridge I think, there is another one in Co. Down and possibly two in America, not sure what persuasion they are however!

  • Drumlins Rock

    (PS Cavanaleck may be within a stones throw of Fivemiletown, but it is in Co. Fermanagh, hence a different twelfth)

  • ranger1640

    On the Shankill we knew the pipe bands that used the Brian Boru pipes as snake charmers. Because of the high tone pitch they make.

  • Drumlins Rock

    http://ballymartin.com/brian_boru_pipes.html

    found the other one. It seems The Oregon Trail Band in the USA are not on the road at present. At most there are 10 bands, but only know of 5 at present.

  • ranger1640

    Drumlins, when you go onto the site in your link and click on band I know the 2 guys in the photo in the white shirts.

  • Drumlins Rock

    they are famous now for being in a Brien Boru band 🙂

  • Rory Carr

    I must say that I quite enjoyed this clip and the music was stirring without being too atavistic. One thing puzzled me however – I thought that the second band along was playing what to my ear sounded like Will Ye No Come Back Again, a staunchly Jacobite song. Shurely not?

  • Rory Carr

    Sorry, that would be the third band – the accordion band.

  • Reader

    Rory Carr: I thought that the second band along was playing what to my ear sounded like Will Ye No Come Back Again, a staunchly Jacobite song. Shurely not?
    One of the themes of this season’s ‘discussions’ on Slugger is that the tunes are endlessly recycled. A single tune can be used for a traditional party song, a hymn, a regimental march, a sectarian ballad or even by themmuns.
    When the tune is played without words, the listener decides how offended to be according to their own inclination and their opinion of the intentions of the player.

  • Nunoftheabove

    Quite a number of these band put out CDs and the like and some of them ‘introduce’ the songs along the road before starting to play them; surely the actual titles used on there would give clues as to which version was ‘intended’.

  • Reader

    Nunoftheabove: surely the actual titles used on there would give clues as to which version was ‘intended’.
    Don’t worry – I wasn’t playing one of those ‘corner boy’ tricks. I had already made my point about the playing of the Sash as a pretend hymn tune on the other thread.
    In line with both your point and mine, I note that someone had correctly identified the ‘Scottish Soldier’ tune by the announcement made by the band leader.

  • Toastedpuffin

    “I bet most Belfast Orangemen couldn’t identify the differences caused by reeds and chanter”

    “Most” being “almost all” I’d say.

  • HeinzGuderian

    “Most” being “almost all” I’d say.

    Ayee,whingers of the highest order !! 😉

  • toddydog

    I see they keep the best to the last!