Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I was trying to find another hornpipe and couldn't bring the one I wanted readily to hand, so here's something much better: a smashing band rendition of "His Father's Lament for Donald MacKenzie" by Texas' St. Thomas Episcopal School Pipe Band.

(I just re-read that intro and realized that "smashing" in strict English might be a little at odds with the deliberate beauty of a piobaireachd like the one above, but if you buy into the supposed etymology of the word, it comes, they say, from the Irish is maith sin, which simply means, "That is good." Which it certainly is.)


Mahri said...

Wow! Is maith sin, indeed! Thanks for that.

Molly said...

It really is rather exceptional, innit?