Monday, June 30, 2014

A Winning Set

Here's something smashing from Inverary and District at the European Championships this past weekend. They took 1st with it. (Other results at Pipes/Drums, of course.) I thought the acceleration coming out of the slow air particularly impressive. It certainly lends a lot of excitement to the set; the very idea of the control and attention it must take to keep that many players glued so tightly to the tune at that point rather boggles the mind.

And what is with the inhabitants of Inveran inspiring such exceptional tunes? My favourite is still the reel "Mrs. MacPherson," (I don't care how many times I hear that one; I'm still not tired of it) but "Helen Black," that kicks off the set above is quite splendid as well.

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