Privy: ORIGIN Middle English, originally the sense of belonging to one's own private circle. From Latin "privatus," - withdrawn from public life.
Piper: ORIGIN Old English "pīpere." A person who plays a pipe, esp. an itinerant musician.
Ah yes, an “itinerant musician” who has “withdrawn from public life.” Perhaps by choice of instrument? Who knows? I do remember taking the “Kuder Preference Test” in grade school. My result was “vaudeville musician.” Everyone laughed at me. Of course, even then vaudeville was long since dead, yet I survive to this day. The proverbial “last laugh” I suppose.
DISCLAIMER: I make no pretense of expert or even proficient piping. In my case, what you hear is what you get. Like it or not. Were the pipes not so loud, I’d scarce have any audience at all.
These pages are for those kindred souls who squeeze personal gratification from the bag. My band days are behind me, with never the slightest interest in competition. But I always wanted to play that next tune. “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” Psalm 100. Oh, and play the pipes, too!
SOUND THE PIBROCH LOUD AND HIGH!
Rants and Disparagements may be directed to PrivyPiper@gmail.com.