Mark Knopfler : Piper To The End   Leave a comment

Yes, “A Piper to the end.”

The Immortal Jukebox



A kindling of the imagination.

I am scrolling down the myriad programme options on my TV menu when I see a documentary called, ‘Pipers of The Trenches’ and immediately press the record button as it unites my interests in History and Music.

Resolving to watch the programme later I punch the play button on the CD in the car (selected by my son) and at once emerges Mark Knopfler’s wonderful family tribute and lament, ‘Piper To The End’.

What else could I write about this week!

A heartfelt tribute to Mark Knopfler’s uncle Freddie, a Piper for the 1st Battalion Tyneside Scottish who died at the age of just 20 in May 1940.

A song and a performance imbued with deep affection and love.

The musical arrangement has a powerful and tender sway suggesting fathomless depths of feeling at such tragic loss.

The interplay between Mark Knopfler’s Guitar…

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Posted February 29, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

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