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Sep 19, 2022 - 6:21:46 PM
631 posts since 6/11/2019

If you watched the amazing funeral today, you saw on TV around 1100CDT, a piper playing alone and marching down a corridor, then out of the church--this was televised in place of, I assume, to give privacy while the casket was lowered and sealed into the grounds, untelevised.

This was a different tune to the one played at the pre-march church service, which they said was "Sleep, Dearie, Sleep."

Anyone know what the tune was that ended the whole thing? It was very moving. Made me want to learn the pipes, for sure.

Sep 19, 2022 - 6:40:26 PM

DougD

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I really haven't been following the ceremonies, but maybe this will answer your question: scotsman.com/news/national/que...y-3847980

Edited by - DougD on 09/19/2022 18:41:56

Sep 19, 2022 - 6:43:31 PM

13670 posts since 9/23/2009

I didn't hear the guy playing anything, but at one point I heard where they said she had a piper that played for her every morning...I found that amazing. I guess that proves she was definitely Scottish!

Sep 20, 2022 - 8:02:37 AM

631 posts since 6/11/2019

I found it...along with the video of the piper

A Salute to the Royal Fendersmith
 

That would require some long bows on the fiddle

Sep 20, 2022 - 8:18:15 AM
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10398 posts since 3/19/2009

Only slightly off topic, I found this: For most of her reign, the Queen was roused by the sound of bagpipes played beneath her window -- at all her residences around the country. The Piper to the Sovereign has for decades acted as a personal alarm clock, playing for 15 minutes each morning, as well as on state occasions.

A piper trying that in my neighborhood would get shot..

Sep 20, 2022 - 11:09:03 AM

81 posts since 3/15/2022

I'm not agreeing with the violent sentiment, but would rather a royal be shot than a piper...

Sep 20, 2022 - 4:14:35 PM
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Originally posted by TuneWeaver


A piper trying that in my neighborhood would get shot..


Mine, too.  Except that it wouldn't be due to the playing, but from collateral fire upon a road sign, or a deer.  And only after 0900, for nothing can rouse the no-accounts from their previous evening's sot until then.

Sep 20, 2022 - 8:52:40 PM
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DougD

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Groundhogpeggy - "I guess that proves she was definitely Scottish!" Maybe a little bit, but for the last several hundred years the British royal family have been mostly German.

Sep 21, 2022 - 10:20:19 AM

13670 posts since 9/23/2009

Ok...no argument there.

Sep 25, 2022 - 11:46:29 AM

haggis

Scotland

324 posts since 10/19/2009

.
To say Elizabeth was a German in not strictly true. She had German blood in her veins as well as blood from every other European nation.
The Queen's mother was Scottish. Elizabeth is a direct descendant of Mary Queen of Scots.

Edited by - haggis on 09/25/2022 11:50:46

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