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Forum: Competing Pipers 06-30-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By C. Martin
Re: The Mental Game

Bruce Gandy also regularly talks about these issues at the Celtic Arts Foundation Winter School in Sebeck WA.
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-30-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By C. Martin
Re: The Mental Game

WUSPBA had a sports psychiatrist talk about such things at a workshop a few years ago. The web site of "The bulletproof musician" is a great source of musician specific information.

This is...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-30-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By C. Martin
Re: Service Pipe Bands History

I am specifically interested in US, bands at this point. Still existing or not. I have found reference to a few police and fire bands scattered around the US in the 50's and 60's but not many.
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-30-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By C. Martin
Service Pipe Bands History

I asked this a while ago and didn't get any replies so I thought I'd ask again.

I've been doing a bit of research into police and fire bands. Despite the current proliferation, and claims they...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-03-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 738
Posted By C. Martin
Service Pipe Bands in USA

I think we are all familiar with the formation on the FDNY and NYPD and various Emerald Society fire/police bands in the early 1960s. Are there any records, recollections, or surviving members of...
Forum: Your Announcements 01-30-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 634
Posted By C. Martin
Redding Bagpipe Competition

This year's Redding Bagpipe Competition will once again be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Redding, CA. March 3 and 4 with light music on Saturday and Piob. on Sunday. Grades 1-4

We will have a...
Forum: Competing Pipers 11-14-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,511
Posted By C. Martin
Re: Competition pitch, solo

I play the Kyo also, with the same affection for it. My first CK laminate model seemed to pitch in the high 478-480s quite easily. My current one pitches low as yours does with the same Gilmore...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-13-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,396
Posted By C. Martin
Re: Colin Kyo Chanter tuning flat

Back to the original post on CK chanters tuning flatter.

I've been with Murray since his original chanter which was rather on the sharp side with 485 being common on a warm day.

I got one of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-18-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,128
Posted By C. Martin
Re: Old Gillanders - remove the catalin?

I've never quite understood the idea that a set of pipes can't be altered. I can understand if a set was rare or a unique example of a particular make, but these are bog standard GM pipes. In...
Forum: Competition Results 03-11-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 787
Posted By C. Martin
Redding Bagpipe Competition

From the WUSPBA Northern Branch.

Thanks to all who attended!

Redding Solo Bagpipe Competitionhttps://wuspbanb.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/stflorianpiperssoc.png?w=150&h=150
Saturday, March...
Forum: Your Announcements 01-08-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,017
Posted By C. Martin
Redding Bagpipe Workshop

A great workshop with the Redding Bagpipe Competition judges, Jack Lee, Liz Tubbs, Ken Sutherland, will be held Sunday March 5th. Morning till noon. Red Lion Hotel, Redding CA.

Price will be...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-08-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,665
Posted By C. Martin
Re: sound

What Jim says. Plus the obvious, in that Grade 4 players don't produce the sound that grade 1 and open players do on an individual basis. Reeds, blowing, general instrument set up and care, time on...
Forum: Your Announcements 12-30-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 991
Posted By C. Martin
Redding Bagpipe Competition

The Redding Bagpipe Competition is fully sanctioned and taking registrations. We will have piping grade 1 through 4 with 4 events each grade. :thumb:

Go to our web site: ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,072
Posted By C. Martin
Forum: Your Announcements 11-18-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,180
Posted By C. Martin
Redding Bagpipe Competition 2017

The Redding Bagpipe Competition will be held March 4th 2017 at the Red Lion Inn in Redding, CA. We have added a third judge and will be adding events and hope to add a Grade 1 competition.

We...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-16-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By C. Martin
Re: One cane tenor louder than the other

With cane reeds, part of the set up process is to find two reeds that will make your two tenor drones sound the same. I think having a large selection of reeds to go through was always a trick of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-31-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,599
Posted By C. Martin
Re: Lee & Sons cowhide bag

The cut and make of the neck is a bit stiff. I massage it a bit to break it in and make sure I pay attention to that area during seasoning.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-07-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By C. Martin
Re: Powell River Company Pipe Band

They put out an LP that comes up sometimes on Ebay. Good recording for the day. The company "imported" some good players for that band that went on to make quite the mark on piping, especially on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-06-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,021
Posted By C. Martin
Re: Good pipes for playing in Bb

The whole discussion seems a bit of the cart before the horse. I know Patrick's criteria was pipes with modern reeds but it seems like it should be modern reeds that allow older pipes to tune back to...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 07-03-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,148
Posted By C. Martin
Re: Clanrye reeds - are they any good?

The way I teach, and practice taking out the chanter is to grip the stock and changer bulb with my thumbs stick out and rest against each other. Then I loosen the chanter and slide my thumbs against...
Forum: Music 06-13-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,957
Posted By C. Martin
Re: Inveraray medley - Skye

Inverary's version was featured on the Dojo University site. You can try there too I suppose. Inverary's version is a bit differant than the version played at the CAF concert, which is a tad...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 04-06-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,928
Posted By C. Martin
Re: Willie Ross recordings online

I believe most of these are not posted to YouTube. I don't recall the person who posted but he posts a lot of 78rpm record recordings.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,056
Posted By C. Martin
Re: Nancy Reagan Funeral Piper?

The news service I saw stated that he was the same piper as Pres. Reagan's service. I thought, "boy Eric Rigler has sure aged!" :grin:
Forum: Competition Results 03-10-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,062
Posted By C. Martin
Redding Bagpipe Competition

I'm a little late getting these posted but here are the unofficial results from last Saturday:
Results from the 5th Annual Redding Solo Bagpipe Competition.
Grade 4 - Slow Air -20 Competitors
1....
Forum: Your Announcements 02-21-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By C. Martin
Redding Indoor Piping Competition

Just a reminder, Feb. 27th is the deadline to register for the March 5th competition in Redding CA.

http://www.reddingbagpipecompetition.com/

Hope to see you there!
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