Monday, July 16, 2012

Triumph St. Pipe Band

Most of the photos I took at the Skagit Valley Highland Games didn't come out well. Really the only photos that did turn out well were of Triumph St. Band when they took the stage.

(All the other competition was on the grass, but for some reason this band wound up on stage.)

FYI, Triumph St. is the second best band locally, "locally" being the entire Pacific Northwest, and I'd say they're one of the top in the world. To sit down and let their music pour over me was pure bliss.

I wasn't able to get the whole band in one photo.





After their first (or second?) set one like piper stepped forward for a solo. As you can see, his band mates were passing around water behind his back. And rest of the pipes joined in after a minute or so.

This song was actually a pìobaireachd (pea-brok), which I was amazed to hear a band performing. It's sort of the pipe version of classical music, and...I'll just have to share a YouTube of it later. I can't explain it. But it's the sort that is usually played solo, and a band really has to work for it to come out well, and if they pull it off it's a sign of just how good they are.



They also did one rather non traditional music, with a shaker and other stuff. Here you can see one little drummer with finger cymbals, looking so adorable as she waits for her place to join in.

3 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hey, does the Tall One wear a dagger down his sock?

Toriz said...

They sound fantastic!

Sarita Rucker said...

Debra -- Unfortunately no. I should get him one for Christmas...

Tori -- Yes they did sound fantastic! :)