Piping Today Magazine “Grey’s Notes”: Found! Willie and Johnny’s personal text messages

December 30, 2014 on 8:18 am by Michael Grey | In From Piping Today Mag, Humour | Comments Off on Piping Today Magazine “Grey’s Notes”: Found! Willie and Johnny’s personal text messages

GREAT things surely do come from some of the most unlikely places. And last month in the heart of the Black Isle a truly great happening came to be.

A dusty box of old electrics was uncovered in the back of a North Kessock antiques shop. The box, full of old transistor radios, fax machines and BlackBerry phones (or, more specifically, the early Scots version, the BlaeBerry), festooned with cobwebs and assorted muck, turned out to be a find of historic netherlornic proportions.
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Fleshmarket Close (Glad It’s Not Trad)

March 31, 2010 on 6:55 pm by Michael Grey | In Music, Stories | 7 Comments

Of all the tunes I have built the one that gives me the most copyright grief is “Fleshmarket Close”. This tune wasn’t two years old and it appeared on a recording, a vinyl recording, with the dreaded “public domain/traditional” note. I won’t bother mentioning the offending parties – but it was not a bagpipe group. It was a “folk” band. Anyway, the cool part – especially thinking about it today – was the vinyl record bit of the story.
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