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Young Piper

Learning to play bagpipes - a breath of fresh air

Young Piper thanks to Bob McLaren

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Keep calm and bagpipe on. - Unknown

Where words fail, music speaks. - Hans Christian Anderson

Music is the soundtrack of your life. - Dick Clark

Inspiration is remembering the future. - Unknown

Canned music is like audible wallpaper. - Alistair Cooke

Music is a means of rapid transportation. - John Cage

Rock and roll: music for the neck downwards. - Keith Richards

In rock music terms I'm like a dinosaur. - Belinda Carlisle

Music is spiritual. The music business is not. - Van Morrison

Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. - Pablo Picasso

Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion. - Scottish Proverb

My dad's Irish music was such a huge influence. - Dido Armstrong

Making music should not be left to the professionals. - Michelle Shocked

Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things. - G K Chesterton

Inspiration fires you up; motivation keeps you burning. - Stuart Aken

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. - Elvis Costello

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable. - Samuel Johnson

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals. - Charles Baudelaire

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen. - August Rush

Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell. - W H Auden

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare. - Mike Myers

When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it. - Sigmund Freud

Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail. - Luciano Pavarotti

No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration. - Cicero

People haven't always been there for me, but music always has. - Taylor Swift

If in the afterlife there is not music, we will have to import it. - Domenico Cieri Estrada

Amateurs wait for inspiration. The real pros get up and go to work. - Harvey Mackay

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense. - Joseph Addison

When you've heard one bagpipe tune, you've heard them both. - Jack Finney

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. - Kin Hubbard

You can run out of garlic, but you can't really run out of music. - Jace Wayland

All music is folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing a song. - Louis Armstrong

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. - Thomas Edison

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. - Elvis Presley

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. - William Stafford

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff. - Frank Zappa

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. - John Erskine

Each soul is tuned to a different pitch. Music is about harmonizing the soul. - Wu-Tang Clan

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below. - Joseph Addison

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. - Mary Kay Ash

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. - Bo Bennett

As far as single payer, it works in Canada. It works incredibly well in Scotland. - Donald Trump

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. - William Congreve

I think my music is like anchovies - some people like it, some people get nauseous. - Barry Manilow

My advice would be if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't. - Simon Cowell

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. - Victor Hugo

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration? - George Eliot

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. - John Lennon

Great music is as much about the space between the notes as it is about the notes themselves. - Sting

I have a difficult time doing an Irish accent; even now, it kind of fades slowly into Scottish. - Robin Williams

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought. - E Y Harburg

I think of inspiration as desire infused with spirit and topped with an almost reckless optimism. - Fred White

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. - Evan Esar

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet. - Oliver Herford

Boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. - Jack Handey

Whatever music sounds like, I am glad to say that it does not sound in the smallest degree like German. - Oscar Wilde

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. - Leon Uris

I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry. It certainly wasn't there before that. - Van Morrison

What's the earth with all its art, verse, music, worth -
Compared with love, found, gained, and kept? - Robert Browning

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised. - Christian Nevell Bovee

Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpoints to hack post-horses. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays. - Oscar Wilde

The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular? - David Sarnoff

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. - Johann Gottfried Von Herder

There's a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I'm not there yet. - Randy Pausch

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is quite untrue that British people don't appreciate music. They may not understand it but they absolutely love the noise it makes. - Sir Thomas Beecham

The great outdoors is a theme with me; a walking holiday in Scotland is perfect - Culloden and the forests of Aviemore are both favourites. - Erin O'Connor

When I know that, if I have no inspiration whatsoever, when I come and I just feel empty, I have nothing, I know that I can still play the scene. - Christopher Walken


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