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Bagpipers & Scottish Tartan

Post by Sophie Ng » Mon, 31 May 2010 10:23 am

Hi all

Hope that someone in this forum can help me on this. I'm getting married to a Scotsman soon and I'm planning to have a bagpiper for my wedding ceremony.

Does anyone here know of a good and reputed company with bagpipers for weddings? The second question is whether anyone here knows where we can rent or buy an "authentic" Scottish tartan? I'm putting quotation marks here as my hubby-to-be is quite fussy and he does not want to wear one of those touristy kinds.

Thanks for any help in advance!

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Post by 24601 » Mon, 31 May 2010 10:50 am

Hey!

Congrats on the up-coming wedding. I have Scottish family so know how important the correct tartan is. You need to remember that each family name has a differnt tartan (different colours and patterns) you should be able to check online which belongs to your partners family. I'd don't you'd get the exact tartan here. Even in England it is hard to come by all the family tartans. I expect best bet is order online from Scotland and have delivered.

As for bagpipes I'm afraid I have no idea but wouldn't of thought too many people here could play it is a tricky instrument and sounds awful if played badly!

Best of luck with it all!
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Mon, 31 May 2010 11:05 am

For a Bagpiper, best would be to contact the St. Andrews Society for a lead, if there is no member of them preparing a post here.

Secondly, with regards the kilt, I would say if you plan to buy one then get it from Scotland and have it sent over, or hand carried by the Groom's parents/family that might be coming for the wedding.

The whole package of kilt, jacket, sporan, shirt/tie etc. is expensive so the saving of 17% VAT for shipping to Singapore is great in combination of the knowledge it's from home.

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Post by durain » Mon, 31 May 2010 5:02 pm

dont forget the sgian dubh. i had one with my kilt. :)

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Tue, 01 Jun 2010 9:40 am

That's actually one you have to be more careful about...... laws regarding concealed weapons etc.

Okay, so a lot of countries have no idea but depending on where travels take you it is better to be prepared.

This is why many now are just the handle without blade.

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Thanks.

Post by Sophie Ng » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:01 am

Thanks everyone for the info.

My fiance has just placed an online order with a Scottish website for his kilt. His family does not belong to any specific clan and the closest to his name is the Gordon clan.

I also found a group of Singaporeans who are passionate about the bagpipe and might be using them for the wedding. But first of all, we need to know how they sound like! My fiance wants them to play the "Highland Cathedral". Apparently it's a very well-known song.

This is so exciting to be able to see my fiance in a traditional kilt. They do make men look so sexy!!
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Post by durain » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:09 am

Sophie Ng wrote: They do make men look so sexy!!
only if they go commando! :D

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Post by raden888 » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:10 am

Is your fiancee a real Scotsman ? :lol:

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Post by Sophie Ng » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:15 am

Well, he has already lost his Scottish accent after having lived in London for a decade so I guess he is more English than Scottish ..... :D

I usually have to try very hard to get him to put on the Scottish accent ....

Do they really go commando underneath? I sure hope that it is not windy on the day of the wedding ....(our wedding is in a garden ....)

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Post by wcs » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 1:02 am

I guess you have never seen this famous picture of the Black Watch guard in HK then?

http://www.scottishwebcamslive.com/pictures/kilt.jpg

(spoiler alert - the link shows a lily white bum under a kilt, if it offends you, don't click the link! )

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Post by ksl » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 11:52 pm

wcs wrote:I guess you have never seen this famous picture of the Black Watch guard in HK then?

http://www.scottishwebcamslive.com/pictures/kilt.jpg

(spoiler alert - the link shows a lily white bum under a kilt, if it offends you, don't click the link! )
I've seen one better than that with the Queen! :oops: keep searching :wink:

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Post by wcs » Sat, 05 Jun 2010 7:38 am

Now you have me experiencing mixed emotions...curious to see that pic, and horrified at what might come up if I search on "image + kilt + white + bum + queen" on the internet! ;)

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Post by ksl » Wed, 03 Nov 2010 11:34 pm

wcs wrote:Now you have me experiencing mixed emotions...curious to see that pic, and horrified at what might come up if I search on "image + kilt + white + bum + queen" on the internet! ;)
I was searching for something else when i found this thread from long ago. I never replied then, but i will now, try searching without the BUM!

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