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GUEST,Woody England's National Musical-Instrument? (1943* d) RE: England's National Musical-Instrument? 20 Nov 08

From: eric the red

No, the Irish gave Scotland the bagpipes, the Scots still haven't got the joke

But then didn't the Scots come from Ireland, so the Irish gave the Bagpipes to the Irish who still haven't got the joke????? Oh dear - this is all so confusing!

As the Irish were being so generous, no doubt they stopped off in each English county as well, making slight changes before introducing the locals to their instrument (!?!?!?!) - possibly an attempt to befuddle the neighbours while they were being economic migrants coming over here to dig medieval canals?

From: WalkaboutsVerse

Staying with "Merrie Olde Englande" (PB), Shakespeare, in "Measure for Measure," does have the recorder referred to as a "little organ" and, if you so wish, both may be heard, along with a mention of the "merry organ" in my Christmas recording of "The Holly and the Ivy",

WAV we're well ahead of you here. We've already worked out the size of your organ and that you spend a disproportionate amount of time playing with it ;-)

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