View Full Version : Men in Skirts

06-27-2011, 09:02 PM
This group showed up down at the park on Saturday for a practice. They formed a circle in the parking lot and played for about and hour.

There was at least one lady in the group12622

06-28-2011, 07:39 AM
Cool. I always like stumbling into impromptu gatherings like this. That's how I got my recent First Nations shots. It does look like a strange spot to decide to stop and play though.

06-28-2011, 10:59 AM
Cool sighting! I see a couple of lady pipers! I always call them men in knee socks. :)

06-28-2011, 03:32 PM
Typically when a pipe corp practices in their band uniforms, they have a paying gig soon near by. It takes a while to get them all tuned in (first the pipe major tunes his and then all others are tuned to his instrument) and humidity can effect their sound dramatically. These gigs are how they fund their kit (uniforms and drums - pipers must usually buy their own pipes costing anywhere from hundreds to thousands for one set) and their travels to competitions and gatherings - each of those kilts are upwards of $500 each (as they are hand sewn for each player with at least 8 yards of material in each imported from Scotland or imported finished).

07-05-2011, 10:17 PM
Thanks all. I don't usually carry my camera like that. Just got lucky!

07-06-2011, 07:45 AM
Nice catch Aub!