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Author:  Tunborough [ Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:35 pm ]
Post subject:  The Guelph Line

At the 2012 world championships, the 78th Fraser Highlanders played a medley that began with "The Guelph Line", and "Silver Creek". Does anyone know where these tunes come from?

Author:  pancelticpiper [ Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Guelph Line

I have the DVD of The Worlds 2012, and it gives the composers:

The Guelph Line Doug MacRae

Silver Creek James MacHattie

Doug MacRae is the Pipe Major of the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band.

James MacHattie is the Principal of the College of Piping, PEI Canada.

Here's an article about James MacHattie

Author:  Winterdance67 [ Tue May 08, 2018 6:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Guelph Line

[Thread revival. - Mod]

Guelph line is a road off the 401 in Ontario that runs over the top of Guelph

Author:  Tunborough [ Thu May 10, 2018 8:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Guelph Line

I know the road well. I was on it a couple of days ago, and have driven most of its 40 km length into Burlington more than once. The Guelph Line actually ends where the road leaves Halton Region, quite some distance east of Guelph. Silver Creek is farther east than that, but still in Halton.

It was the tune I was wanting more information about. I wonder if the tune got its name when the band drove the Guelph Line to get to the Scottish Festival in Fergus from their home base in Toronto. I tried contacting the 78th Fraser Highlanders through their website, but received no response.

I'd be interested in learning the tune on whistle, but I'd probably need a lot of tonguing or glottal stops to even approach the percussive style that suits the tune so well.

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