Davy B’s thirteen comments

  • This is not a feckin waltz

    I was 15 when this tune made its breakthrough into the Pipe Band canon. It is in 6/4 timing and remains one of the most dignififed and frankly beautiful tunes ever written for the pipes. more…

  • GS McLennan

    Just to slightly disagree with Kenny. more…

  • Ass In the Graveyard

    Magic on the box more…

  • Dancing Feet

    I play it in D on the box. It works a treat. more…

  • Dolina MacKay

    Guys loads of good comments here on a great tune. The comments about the endings are valid but don't beat anybody up about it. Played this in Shotts Pipe Band in my first year there many years ago and if any tune suited Tom McAllister's sound and his view... more…

  • Dawning of the Day

    Its getting played more and more by Scottish Pipe Bands these days which lets you know how far that culture has come. more…

  • Sine Bhan

    Played this with Shotts and Dykehead in our number one competition selection in the 1982 season. Lovely stuff. more…

  • Heights of Casino

    This is not a Scottish Jig. As a Scottish musician whose best accomplishment (though not the only instrument) is the pipes, I get fed up with people calling these great 6/8 marches jigs. more…

  • Lexy McAskill

    I am 45 now and first played this tune in pipe band competitions when I was 14. This year I started picking up the traditional flute. Its brilliant on the pipes, its brilliant on the whistle and its astonishing on the flute. Its a tune that needs feeling ... more…

  • Re: Hobbyists vs. Trad Musicians

    I was brought up steeped in Traditional Music but I still practise as much as I can. I don't now nor have I ever consciously set aside time for it in terms of practice sessions. I just play whenever the opportunity comes up which is at least once a day. T... more…