Originally Posted by California Dreamer
Odd, but Amazing Grace always makes me cry. They played it at my dad's funeral, as they carried him out of the church. It's never left me.
Good call. I've played this at many funerals, and it always makes people cry.
Even before I saw this post, I was going to post a bagpipe youtube. Bruce Gandy playing one of the most famous, and certainly saddest, piobaireachd ever written:
The Gaelic for the title is Cumhadh na Cloinne
. Patrick Mor MacCrimmon, one of the best of the famous MacCrimmon piping clan, had eight grown sons when a raging fever hit their town, and seven of his sons died. He wrote this to express his grief. This is just the ular
or "ground" of the song. In piobaireachd you start with the ground, do a number of iterations, then end with a restatement of the ground.
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