Join the zany adventures and crazy gigs of Susan Hadley Planck as she mixes the culture of Scottish music with those of China, Japan, and Chile, all with a twist of humor that ties them together. What was it like to play bagpipes to Chinese performing the martial art of Tai Chi? Or on the Great Wall of China? The top of Fujiyama in Japan? At the base of Mt. Fitzroy in South America? Or to compete throughout the United States and in Scotland with her band? Imagine being one of 10,000 pipers marching down from Edinburgh Castle on the Royal Mile for the Millennium parade in the year 2000, and Prince Charles walks onto the competition grounds just as the author’s band began to play in their first Scottish competition. Peek inside the unique antics of bagpipe bands—the members’ personalities, their peripatetic lifestyles, and maddening struggles to get their bagpipes simply to work. Who are these people anyway and what attracted them to bagpipes in the first place? Discover how music—even as it is expressed through bagpipes—really is the international language.
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsCHAPTER 1: WHY?
CHAPTER 2: SHAKY BEGINNINGS
CHAPTER 3: BRIGADOON IN IDAHO
CHAPTER 4: CRISSCROSSING CHINA
CHAPTER 5: A START IN BEIJING
CHAPTER 6: EXCITEMENT ON THE LI RIVER
CHAPTER 7: WEST TO KUNMING
CHAPTER 8: SURVIVING THE DRIVE TO DALI AND LIJIANG
CHAPTER 9: WINDING DOWN IN HONG KONG
CHAPTER 10: HIKING THROUGH THE JAPANESE ALPS
CHAPTER 11: ANOTHER GROUP!
CHAPTER 12: INTO THE WILD
CHAPTER 13: THE OTHER JAPAN
CHAPTER 14: THE PIED PIPER OF PATAGONIA
CHAPTER 15: NOT A GOOD START IN SANTIAGO
CHAPTER 16: HEADING SOUTH TO SOUTH
CHAPTER 17: FARTHER SOUTH TO CHILOE
CHAPTER 18: FINALLY! PATAGONIA!
CHAPTER 19: ARGENTINA'S CONTRASTS
CHAPTER 20: I DON'T WANT TO BE IN A BAGPIPE BAND!
CHAPTER 21: DOWN HOME IN COLORADO
CHAPTER 22: BAGPIPES IN NEBRASKA AND TENNESEE?
CHAPTER 23: ARE COMPETITIONS ANY FUN?
CHAPTER 24: BRINGING COALS TO NEWCASTLE