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Piping-inspired art

Posted by Jackie on August 17, 2008

Near George Square, another feature of Piping Live! was an exhibition in Hutchesons Hall on Ingram Street of art that had been inspired by particular pipe tunes. The people working there said that I could take one or two pictures as long as they weren’t for commercial use – as I don’t make a penny from this blog I’m assuming that it’s OK to post a picture here as it’s certainly not a commercial site. But if anyone from the NTS, Hutchesons Hall or Piping Live! thinks otherwise, just let me know!

Some of the art work was really lovely, and it was really interesting to see how differently the brief had been interpreted. My only minor niggle was that by the side of the pictures there was an explanation about the particular pipe tune which had inspired them, but no information about the artist.

5 Responses to “Piping-inspired art”

  1. Curly said

    I love the swirling sound of Scottish pipes.

    Great work on your blog today and a very appropriate picture.

    I’ve just racked up two years at South Shields Daily Photo and I hope to be passing here in two years time to compliment you again! Keep up the good work!
    Thanks to everyone who has passed by and left a comment or some encouragement, it makes it all worthwhile.

    from Curly at South Shields Daily Photo

  2. Your series on the pipers has brought to mind a few years back the U.S. fine clothing store, Nordstrom, did a Scottish event in the men’s department. They featured clothing made in Scotland or clothing made using Scottish themes, such as the plaids. The histories of the plaids were given. They even hired a piper to play inside the store in Walnut Creek, California. The acoustics were horrid for the poor piper!

  3. Katya said

    Being the starry-eyed romantic that I am, I really apppreciate such a display as this! It is always so cool to read or hear the stories behind artwork and as much as I love the pipes, this display must be awesome!!!! As you say, though, too bad there wasn’t a brief intro for the artist himself/herself.

  4. Kris said

    Did “Mull of Kintyre” get a run? What about “It’s a long way to the top (if you wanna rock ‘n roll)” by AC/DC?

  5. Lara said

    art inspires art!

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