Friday, October 12, 2012

Manchester Pipe Band



The Manchester Pipe Band practiced in front of the "Boat Building" before a recent performance at a Hartford riverfront festival, Pipes in the Valley.  The band has been playing traditional and contemporary Scottish bagpipe music since 1914.  It is one of the country's oldest bagpipe bands in continuous operation.  Here is a link to a performance on YouTube.

You can see more photographs with reflections by clicking here.

Many viewers wanted to see the finished mandala.  This is the almost finished mandala yesterday, before it is dismantled tomorrow.

20 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful compositions!
I love the sound of the pipes!
Léia

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent images.

Marie said...

Yesterday I was surprised by the amount of architectural and geometric work in the Mandala, today by how much detail has been added so quickly!

Sharon said...

The Phoenix Firefighters support a group like this and they are simply a joy to watch. I must admit, I wouldn't want to spend an entire evening listening to bagpipes but, when done is these ceremonial ways, it is beautiful and impressive.

Lois Evensen said...

Love bag pipes and the fabulous Scottish garb.

'Tsuki said...

I hesitate... I don't know if I like best the pipe band standing in front of those nice reflections or the mandala, which is a really amazing creation, wow...

Audrey said...

jolie reflexion,merci du partage ;o)

bon w end !

Sylvia K said...

I do love your reflections for the day, Jack!! I would love to hear them play!! And the mandala is so colorful and beautiful!! Thanks for giving us another look at it before it is dismantled!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

jennyfreckles said...

Music that you either love or hate, I think. Glad you showed us the further embellished mandala - what a pity all that work then gets destroyed so quickly.

Karl Demetz said...

Two great images today, Jack.
I'm a little surprised about the Scottish clothes...

cieldequimper said...

You're going to make me cry Jack. That's what pipe bands do to me. But thankfully the mandala is there to dry my tears while I enjoy the marches and reels...

RedPat said...

I like the sound of bagpipes! That mandala is incredible and to think that it will all disappear.

Halcyon said...

Bagpipes are only good at funerals, in my opinion! :)
Love that mandala. It's a bit sad to think that tomorrow it will be gone. But that's life and I guess sort of the point of a mandala.

EG CameraGirl said...

The mandala is very beautiful!

Did you know that when Queen Elizabeth II is at Balmoral Castle she has a piper play underneath her window every morning? (I just learned that a couple of weeks ago and have been waiting for a chance to tell someone.)

Randy said...

That is one sound I can do without.

Laura said...

wow... what a gorgeous mandala!

Kate said...

For some people, bagpipes are an acquired taste, but I enjoy them.

Mandalas are so spectacular and intricate. Thanks for the photo.

VP said...

Love the Mandala and the pipes!

SRQ said...

Glad that low camera angle wasn't any lower...and looking up!

Black Jack's Carol said...

I taught high school band for many years, and at one point, studied trombone with a British teacher. He said of the bagpipes, "Thank Heavens they don't smell as well." It was his little joke to comment on the fact they often sound out of tune. That said, i have come to respect and appreciate them and enjoyed your link and reflection photos. The Mandala was stunning!