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A few days ago, I learned something that makes for another interesting folk music puzzle. It concerns the origin of the unusual name of a particular Scottish band. Your goal is to work out the name, find what's unusual about it and why.
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Hmmmmm....

Does the band's name contain the name of a -
food? animal? school? tool? car? landmark? city? country? geographical area? famous person? little-known person? component of the solar system? color? number? letter of the alphabet? body of water? type of clothing? name of a business? slogan? profanity? rarely used word or words? word or words that are difficult to pronounce?
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Hmmmmm.... Look out for FAs, by the way... :p

Does the band's name contain the name of a -
food? animal? school? tool? car? landmark? city? country? geographical area? famous person? Within certain parts of Scotland, he's famous. little-known person? But most people outside Scotland will never have heard of him. His name, btw, is not the unusual part of the band's name. component of the solar system? color? number? letter of the alphabet? body of water? type of clothing? name of a business? slogan? profanity? rarely used word or words? word or words that are difficult to pronounce? None of the others.
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Is his name part of the band's name? Does the name take the form of "Person and the Somethings"? Is there a noun in the name? A verb? Are there any words in the band's name? Any numbers? Punctuation marks? (I've heard of a band where the band's name is !!! - is this relevant?)
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Is his name part of the band's name? Yes. Does the name take the form of "Person and the Somethings"? No. Is there a noun in the name? Several. A verb? No. Are there any words in the band's name? Yes. Any numbers? No. Punctuation marks? No. (I've heard of a band where the band's name is !!! - is this relevant?) No.
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Could the nouns be considered to be a list? Are any other people's names in the band name? Would the nouns be considered objects? Tangible? Intangible?
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Could the nouns be considered to be a list? Two of them, in a sense. Are any other people's names in the band name? No. Would the nouns be considered objects? Except for one, yes. Tangible? Yes. Intangible?
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Is the word "and" in the band name? Do the words rhyme? With the name? Do all the words have something in common? With the name?
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Is the word "and" in the band name? Yes. Do the words rhyme? With the name? Do all the words have something in common? With the name? No to the rest.
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Not counting the person's name, are there two nouns in the band name? Three? Four? Five? More?
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Not counting the person's name, are there two nouns in the band name? Three? This. Four? Five? More?
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Beside the three nouns, the person's name and the word "and", is there any other word? 1, 2, 3, 4, etc?

Are there any adjectives?

Is the person's whole name (i.e. name AND surname) included in the band name?
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Beside the three nouns, the person's name and the word "and", is there any other word? 1, 2, This. The words are "of" and "the." 3, 4, etc?

Are there any adjectives? The person's name might be considered an adjective.

Is the person's whole name (i.e. name AND surname) included in the band name? Just the surname.
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Is the person's name in the possessive (i.e. Murphy's)? Does the name go "surname noun of noun the noun"? Do the "of" and "the" evenly intersperse with the nouns? (Does that make sense?)
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Is the band name something like "surname noun and the noun of noun"?

Does the band name include references to other artists? Or is it a pun on some more famous artists/songs/albums? (Ex. The Sergent Pepper's something?)

Concerning the 2 nouns which are objects:
Are these objects rare or common? Do they exist in nature or are they man-made? Are they smaller than a tennis ball? a basket ball? a chair? a car? bigger than a car?
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Is the person's name in the possessive (i.e. Murphy's)? Yes, sort of, though there's no "'s". Does the name go "surname noun of noun the noun"? No. Do the "of" and "the" evenly intersperse with the nouns? No. (Does that make sense?) I think so.

Is the band name something like "surname noun and the noun of noun"? No.

Does the band name include references to other artists? No. Or is it a pun on some more famous artists/songs/albums? (Ex. The Sergent Pepper's something?) No.

Concerning the 2 nouns which are objects:
Are these objects rare or common? Common, though one is generally rarer than the other. Do they exist in nature or are they man-made? Manmade. Are they smaller than a tennis ball? a basket ball? No. a chair? Yes. a car? bigger than a car?
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Are the objects tools? Electronic devices? Pieces of furniture?

Are they connected to one or more of the following fields: music, sports, religion, military, politics, theater, hunting, fishing, industry, transportation?
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Are the objects tools? Electronic devices? Pieces of furniture? None of these.

Are they connected to one or more of the following fields: music This., sports, religion, military And this., politics, theater, hunting, fishing, industry, transportation?
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Are both items connected to both music and military? Or is one connected to music and one to military? Is either of the items an instrument? Both of them?
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Are both items connected to both music and military? This. Or is one connected to music and one to military? Is either of the items an instrument? Both of them? This.
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Is one of the items a trumpet? Bugle? Drum?
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Is one of the items a trumpet? Bugle? Drum? This, and it's drums.
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The other instrument: Is it woodwind? Brass? Stringed? Percussion?

The "possessive surname": is one of the nouns used with the surname and the word "of" (as in "the drums of Murphy")?
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The other instrument: Is it woodwind? Close. Brass? Stringed? Percussion?

The "possessive surname": is one of the nouns used with the surname and the word "of" (as in "the drums of Murphy")? Yes, but now that I think about it there are two possessives in the name.
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Does the instrument require a reed?
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Does the instrument require a reed? Yes.
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Is it a clarinet? Oboe? Bagpipes (don't know if that needs a reed)?
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Is it a clarinet? Oboe? Bagpipes This. (don't know if that needs a reed)? Turns out it does.
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Interesting...I did not know that.

So in the band name, we have:

-a surname which is "-ish" in the possessive
-"of"
-"the"
-"drums"
-"bagpipes"

Is this all correct? Did I miss anything?
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So in the band name, we have:

-a surname which is "-ish" in the possessive
-"of"
-"the"
-"drums"
-"bagpipes" Just "pipes", actually.

Is this all correct? Yes. Did I miss anything? The word "and."

There's one more word, which might be harder to work out, though once you get in the right category I'll tell you.
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Is the extra word a/an [LTPF list of parts of speech, including articles]? Is the phrase "drums and pipes" in the band name? Vice versa?
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Is the extra word a/an [LTPF list of parts of speech, including articles]? Noun. Is the phrase "drums and pipes" in the band name? Yes. Vice versa?
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Is the noun a tangible object? If so, is the object a tool? Electronic device? Piece of furniture? Instrument?

Is it connected to one or more of the following fields: music, sports, religion, military, politics, theater, hunting, fishing, industry, transportation?
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Is the noun a tangible object? I wouldn't call it an object, but it is tangible. If so, is the object a tool? Electronic device? Piece of furniture? Instrument? None of these. It's also multiple.

Is it connected to one or more of the following fields: music, sports, religion, military, This. (You had to know this was a military-history puzzle, didn't you?) politics, theater, hunting, fishing, industry, transportation?
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Is this last noun the name of a weapon? Of a war/battle? Of a military body? A military "position" (e.g. soldier, lieutenant, etc)? is it related to military service?
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Is this last noun the name of a weapon? No. Of a war/battle? No. Of a military body? Yes. A military "position" (e.g. soldier, lieutenant, etc)? Yes. is it related to military service? Yes.
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Recruit? Grunt? Is it a noun stricly used within the Scottish military, or is it used elsewhere?
Is it related to army? Navy? Air force?
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Recruit? Grunt? Neither. Is it a noun strictly used within the Scottish military, This. or is it used elsewhere? It's been used elsewhere, but so far as I know is not used today in the same context by anyone else.
Is it related to army? This. Navy? Air force?
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Colonel? Major? General? Lieutenant? Brigadier? Regiment? Battalion?
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No, I didn't realize this was a military history puzzle. *SMACKs self* And yes, I should have expected nothing less from a Jenburdoo puzzle.
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Colonel? Major? General? Lieutenant? Brigadier? Regiment? Battalion? The unit is one of the latter two, depending on context. It is a Highland regimental band -- of the Gordon Highlanders, to be precise. You have all the puzzle pieces now; put together the rest of the name, and then figure out what's unusual about it. Please don't look it up.
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So if I get it right, is the name "The drums and pipes of [surname] regiment/battalion"?
Or rather "The [surname] regiment/battalion of drums and pipes"?

Is "Gordon" the sought-after surname?
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So if I get it right, is the name "The drums and pipes of [surname] regiment/battalion"? Yesish...
Or rather "The [surname] regiment/battalion of drums and pipes"?

Is "Gordon" the sought-after surname? Yes. The name is "The Drums and Pipes of the Gordon Highlanders."

Now for Step Two: What's unusual about this name?
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Is there an actual Gordon Highlanders regiment? Does this group consist of members from the regiment? Does the band have any drums in it? Pipes?
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Is there an actual Gordon Highlanders regiment? Does this group consist of members from the regiment? Does the band have any drums in it? Pipes? Yes to all.
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Is the "unusual" thing related to the grammar? To the pronounciation? To the number/order of the words? To one particular word out of the 8? To the meaning of the words? Any double/hidden meaning relevant?
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Is the "unusual" thing related to the grammar? To the pronounciation? To the number/order This. of the words? To one particular word out of the 8? To the meaning of the words? Any double/hidden meaning relevant? No.
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If the name of the band was "The Gordon Highlanders Drums and Pipes", would you still find it unusual?
And what if you swapped "Pipes" and "Drums"?
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If the name of the band was "The Gordon Highlanders Drums and Pipes", would you still find it unusual? No.
And what if you swapped "Pipes" and "Drums"? Yes. Good work. The typical term for a pipe band is "the pipes and drums", but the Gordons call it "the drums and pipes" instead. Why?
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Is "drums and pipes" a typical expression in the military world? Do the Gordons call it that way because of a second meaning of one of the words, or of both of them?
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Is "drums and pipes" a typical expression in the military world? No, other military bands use "pipes and drums." Do the Gordons call it that way because of a second meaning of one of the words, or of both of them? No.
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Was there another "pipes and drums" band from the same regiment, so that they swapped the words in order to mark the difference?

The reason why they chose this unusual name, is it related to: the band itself? the regiment? the music style? the instruments they use? Is it a geographical reason? an historical one? political? religious?
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Was there another "pipes and drums" band from the same regiment, so that they swapped the words in order to mark the difference? No.

The reason why they chose this unusual name, is it related to: the band itself? the regiment? the music style? the instruments they use? This. Is it a geographical reason? an historical one? This. political? And this. religious?
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Do they have more musician playing drums than pipes? Do they actually have musicians playing drums? Pipes? Other instruments?

Relevant the military grade of the musicians? Maybe drums are played by higher-grade soldiers?

Relevant when they formed? If so, LTFP list of centuries/decades? Any symbols/logos involved?
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Do they have more musician playing drums than pipes? Irr. Do they actually have musicians playing drums? Yes. Pipes? Yes. Other instruments? Irr.

Relevant the military grade of the musicians? No. Maybe drums are played by higher-grade soldiers? Irr.

Relevant when they formed? Yes. If so, LTFP list of centuries/decades? 1790s. Any symbols/logos involved? No.
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Was the phrase "drums and pipes" used in the 1790s instead of "pipes and drums"?
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Was the phrase "drums and pipes" used in the 1790s instead of "pipes and drums"?
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Was the phrase "drums and pipes" used in the 1790s instead of "pipes and drums"? Not necessarily; just by this unit, I think.
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You say politics is relevant...was the name used as a protest of some sort? A satire? In support?
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You say politics is relevant...was the name used as a protest of some sort? A satire? In support? None of these.
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Did they choose this name in order to: differentiate their band from something/someone else? emphasize something? send a message to someone? create a slogan? represent something/someone?
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Did they choose this name in order to: differentiate their band from something/someone else? emphasize something? Close. send a message to someone? create a slogan? represent something/someone?
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I have the feeling of turning around and coming back to the same point...

Did they want to emphasize their instruments? Their music? Their political "membership"?
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Did they want to emphasize their instruments? This. Their music? Their political "membership"? The political aspect of their choice of words is minor, and reflects a state of society at the time they were raised.
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Was the state of society chaotic? Horrific? Or is it a system of government we're trying to find?
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Was the state of society chaotic? Horrific? Or is it a system of government we're trying to find? No to all.
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What were they willing to emphasize about their instruments: their shape? quality? sound? price? model? decoration? color? material?
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What were they willing to emphasize about their instruments: their shape? quality? sound? price? model? decoration? color? material? None of these.
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Are they emphasizing a physical aspect of the instruments? How many instruments there are?
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Are they emphasizing a physical aspect of the instruments? No. How many instruments there are? No.
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Did they use a particular type of drums with respect to the other bands?
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Did they use a particular type of drums with respect to the other bands? A different kind? No, or irr.
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Is there anything relevant about their drums (that they are willing to emphasize), or we are on the wrong track?
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Is there anything relevant about their drums (that they are willing to emphasize), Yes. or we are on the wrong track? The drums themselves aren't all that important. The question is why they come ahead of the pipes, unlike in all other pipe bands?

As a hint, remember that Scottish nationalism was crushed a short time (well, fifty years) before the regiment was raised.
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Are drums (or pipes) more traditionally Scottish (English) instruments? Are they willing to affirm their Scottish nationalism by choosing this name?
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