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"Cadence to Arms" as written by Matthew Edward Kelly Ken Casey

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  • +1
    General Comment"bagpipes are not an Irish instrument"
    This is like saying whiskey is not an Irish drink. Just because the scots have it as well doesn't mean that they invented it. Bagpipes, whiskey, kilts, the 'mac' in many Scottish surnames, the stone of scone, and a shitload of celtic culture was brought to Scotland by the Irish when they colonised it. Scotland was, for many years, considered to be a part of Ireland because Ulster established a colony there. Eventually, Scotland requested independence, and they got it and set up their own nation. But all that stuff was originally Irish. The scottish bagpipes were not the favourite pipes among Irishmen (we preferred the Uilleann pipes. They sound much nicer!), but were used because they're a lot more portable! They were played marching to battles and stuff.
    tronakon May 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThey were considered one and the same by the Romans, who didn't understand and feared them (hence the wall), but they actually weren't. The Celts that the Romans met in Scotland were of a different race to the ones in Ireland. It wasn't until after the Roman invasion of Britain that the two countries (and I use the term in loosest of senses) merged.
    As for Ireland being a region of Scotland, you're a wee bit off. In fact, it's the opposite. The kingdom of Alba was technically under the jurisdiction of the Ard Rí in Tara (old Ireland was never that clear cut), as I previously said. That is why Scots Gaelic is so similar to Ulster Irish.
    Just because you're a classics major doesn't mean you know Irish history better than the natives! In fact, the "classic" view of the world never really understood the Celtic way of life and they regarded them as savages, which was just plain stupid.
    tronakon December 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didnt even know that this song have those words!
    Bagpipes rule! This song is some irish jig that turns into Scottland the brave!
    myownprison333on July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!
    PyroDragonon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song brings out the irish in everyone..........
    Captain_Anarchyon September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh it sure DOES..i'd love to be in the pit during this song!
    opivybombshellon March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFuck a pit.
    BrianLovesJennieon April 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an adaptation of the traditional Scotland the Brave. There is nothing Irish about it; bagpipes are not an Irish instrument.
    MadWorldon June 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah, scotland the brave is one of my favorite bagpipe tunes.
    goodbaron June 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song was a spin off of an old Celtic bagpipe song, Scotland the Brave. Bagpipes played by Joe Delany of Boston.
    2yt4uon October 28, 2004   Link

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