A must for all bandsmen, bandswomen and those that are irked by our time spent with the bands.,
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This review is from: A Slunge in the Bidet: ...and other stories from the world of pipe bands (Kindle Edition)
Barham and Fiona have really concocted a masterpiece here. As Baz notes in the introduction, there is certainly a niche in the market for this type of product. This book is to print what stories in the beer tent are to competition banter; a meticulously put together piece of the most hilarious stories from throughout the pipe band world. I haven't laughed out loud so much at a book since Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy', and I really can't pay it a higher compliment than that.
I hope that this book makes a good few bob for an excellent cause, but I also hope that it inspires a whole new generation to take a more light hearted look at the pipe band world in which we are all a part. In a time of increasing competitiveness and a 'profesionalisation' of the top sections of competition piping and drumming, it is important that we remember that our hobby is there to be enjoyed. That will certainly make for a thoroughly interesting sequel...
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