Odious and Peculiar
Philology and esoterica: scribblings, ravings and mutterings.
O&P's Current Pick:
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Och, crivens, the Omanis can spiel a pipe like ony Scotsman!
The dancing is something too! Here's much more:
Thanks to Mrs. Peculiar, who was delighted to happen upon such an Omani piper at the Santa Fe Folk Art Festival earlier this summer.
To their great credit, McCallum Bagpipes is willing to accomodate the special needs of far-flung pipers:
Two military pipe bands belonging to the Sultan of Oman, who ply their trade seated upon the backs of camels, are suffering badly for their art. Proud men, resplendent in white uniforms and seated on bedecked and braided camels, they look magnificent until they smile, when they reveal large numbers of missing teeth.
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