Music Night: Men in Kilts

Albannach, baby.  🙂

Just to clarify:  I maintain a reputation for music posts with Truly Crappy Music ™, but I’m branching out tonight.

Fun fact:  All music played while wearing a kilt is high quality stuff.  Don’t argue with me!

Music Night post — Knock yourselves out!

Kilts ‘n stuff — open thread

The Lost Bagpiper

As a bagpiper, I was asked by a funeral director
to play at a graveside service for a homeless man who had no family
or friends. The funeral was to be held at a cemetery in the remote
countryside and this man would be the first to be laid to rest
there.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods area, I
became lost and being a typical man, did not stop for directions. I
finally arrived an hour late. I saw the backhoe and the crew who
were eating lunch but the hearse was nowhere in sight.

I apologized to the workers for my tardiness and stepped to the side
of the open grave where I saw the vault lid already in
place.

I assured the workers I would not hold them up for
long but this was the proper thing to do. The workers gathered
around, still eating their lunch. I played out my heart and
soul.

As I played the workers began to weep. I played and I
played like I’d never played before, from Going Home and The Lord is
My Shepherd, to Flowers of the Forest . I closed the lengthy
session with Amazing Grace and walked to my car.

As I was opening the door and taking off my coat, I overheard one of the
workers saying to another, “Sweet Jeezuz, Mary ‘n Joseph, I have
never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic
tanks for twenty years.”

Our Jane sent me this, thinking this would be a great post — I agree!  With Wayne’s help, I was able to get it up.  (Yes, I know…it’s an open thread)

I think Briseadh na Faire will appreciate the thought.  😉 

I know Jane and I appreciate the kilts…