Mudcat Café message #2066738 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102139   Message #2066738
Posted By: PNB
02-Jun-07 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: Changing musical interests.
Subject: Changing Musical Intersts
I started learning how to play the Highland pipes about 15 years ago. Got very serious about it, to the point it became an obsession. Trying to improve all the time. Learning tunes for the band that I played in. Doing parades, weddings and funerals. The whole nine yards. My wife and I even started a Celtic store. Have owned 29 different sets of bagpipes over the years. Bought, sold, traded. Kind of catch and release with bagpipes. Still have a few sets to get rid of and will keep a set, just in case the bug ever rears its head again.
Well, as life goes, I have lost interest in piping and have switched to ITM and STM. Have switched over to Zook, mando and Octave Mando. Has anybody else gone through this? I have friends that stayed with piping for over 45 years and still have the fire in the belly. In some ways, I feel guilty considering the blood, sweat and tears that I put into piping.
Just curious of this happens a lot.