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Forum: Beer Tent Today, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: First Exposure to Piping/Drumming

My first (remembered, at least) exposure to live pipe band was when I was in High School and our band did a parade in Haverhill, MA in which there was a pipe band. (Clan Sutherland?) Later, when I...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-28-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Catalin Question....

This time of year I refer to my Catalin- mounted pipes as "Vintage Pumpkin Spice":woot:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-24-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: The Most Basic Beginner Topic: The Scale

…there's another alternate High A fingeringthat works ( depending on your chanter and reed, of course): o/xxx/xxxo. It's particularly handy if playing High G# and high B
:thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Wrong-footed

Yes, it's annoying for many. I believe the first two notes of Green Hills should be anacrusis (Pick-ups), but whoever notated that ( and many other ¾ tunes) didnt bother. But then again, as we only...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

My main chanter is my original McLeod chanter which I play in the G&M set it came with. The pipes and chanter is Blackwood. I have a back-up RG Hardie ABW chanter that sings at 466Hz.
My second set...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Drone Bore Mop

I use a shotgun rod for the larger parts of the droness and the stocks, but for the narrower sections, a .30 or .22 caliber rifle rod, with pieces of cut-up T shirt.
Forum: Music 09-22-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,776
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A Hymn a day

That's what I love about my old chanters and straight-cut reeds. I'm over 70 and will probably never play in a band,but do occasionally play with other musicians, so I'll keep on doing what IO've...
Forum: Music 09-19-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,776
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A Hymn a day

I understand, but if one CAN play the 9th and the leading tone, then why not do so? Borderpipers had been doing it for ages.
:shrug:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-18-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: The Most Basic Beginner Topic: The Scale

Aren't the high G and A fingerings shown often referred to as "piobaireachd fingerings?"
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-17-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Practice Chanter Air Volume Needs

That is intune for that chanter/ reed combination then. The frequency of Hi A should be twice that of low A.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-16-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Practice Chanter Air Volume Needs

Hi, J, you mentioned in another post that you have played several other instruments. Were any of them wind instruments? What Calum described is diaphragmatic breathing, something all brass...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Pirate Set?

The other "Spanish Lady" is hiding out under an alias, "Paddy Doyle" in "Waltons' Tutor and selection of Irish Airs for the BAGPIPES" #17, Page 10:thumb:

I have a Sea Chanty/Nautical medley I...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: New Member Introduction - John Visser

Welcome, fellow Bay Stater. There are a few bands within a manageable distace of Westboro, where you could get hands-on advice and tuition.:
Worcester Kilties, for one, https://wkpb.org/
Scots...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Pirate Set?

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I'll remember to look up the other name and source ( one of the Irish tune books I have), and report back.

We'll Rant And We'll Roar have variuos other lyrics, some assocuated with...
Forum: Music 09-14-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,776
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A Hymn a day

I would agree that it fits the G scale, but against A drones? Not my cup of coffee.
:shrug:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-12-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Pirate Set?

As noted above, Yes. In fact two "Spanish Lady" tunes fit- The one I mentioned which is also "We'll Rant and We'll Roar" and the Irish tune "What Do (CAN?) yoe do with a Spanish Lady" can be found...
Forum: Music 09-12-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,776
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A Hymn a day

I'll have to look up ST ROSE. BUNESSAN only works right if one has a High B IMHO, so not in the list for tunes of standard 9-note scale.:shrug:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Pirate Set?

How about "We'll Rant And We'll Roar" AKA" Farewell and Adieu Ye Fine Spanish Ladies" as sung by Captain Quint in Jaws.
other chanties:

Away Rio, Blow Ye Wins Westerly...

There are several...
Forum: Music 09-10-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,776
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A Hymn a day

There are several settings of St Patrick's Breastplate to different tunes, including to BUNESSAN("Morning Has Broken") and several others.




SLANE is the tune usually used for Lord Of All...
Forum: Music 09-10-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,776
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A Hymn a day

Got Fahter Zigh ( as in sigh) GePREEzen.:thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-31-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,951
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

edited for Typo ( see bold Italics above.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-30-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Identify Pipes

I agree with Jay, If not Gillanders or G&M, some thing of that lineage.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-30-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,951
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

I couldn't get the mp3s to play today:shrug: so I'll have to wait for the big reveal, I guess, to know what the tunes were.

Regarding the Musicological issues Panceltic brought up, given the right...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-29-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Pipe Band MSRHJ

FWIW, as I recall, Strathspeys were originally a variety of fiddlle reels, called Strathspey Reels , because that's the way reels were played by fiddlers in the Strathspey area. The seem to be...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-28-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Pipe Band MSRHJ

How about an event where pipers play strathspeys for a panel of dancers, who judge for danceability? :woot:
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