Welcome to
the forums at bobdunsire.com
bobdunsire.com forums bobdunsire.com forums
You can reset your password by going here. Be sure to try your current email and any email addresses you may have had in the past.
Otherwise please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the forums. In order to help you, please provide the following info: Your Display Name from the old forum and any possible email addresses you would have used before. Without that info we cannot locate your account.


Go Back   Bob Dunsire Bagpipe Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Platinum Sponsors
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 1.16 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Matt Buckley
Forum: Beer Tent 09-27-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,338
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Stories of a broken Pipe Bands Australia

To paraphrase Sayre's Law: All this vicious fighting about [piping] politics is because the stakes are so low.
Forum: Music 09-06-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Current Obsession w/Kantara to El Arish

Patrick -

Thanks for the reply. You may well be correct. But I'm not completely convinced it's a typo, given that Fergussan wrote it and it is in the Fergussan collection. And the E works.
...
Forum: Music 09-05-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Matt Buckley
Current Obsession w/Kantara to El Arish

I am rediscovering Kantara to El Arish. Brilliant, brilliant tune.

I have a question about just one note, but I think it actually makes a difference in the feel of the tune. In the 1939...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-08-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,700
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Who makes this reed?

When I first started competing more than 15 years ago, I used the concert Bb chanter that came with the concert Bb set made by Hamish Moore. I was marked down for having a "dull" "unpleasant" sound...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-29-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Rob Crabtree Smallpipe Question

Jim -

Thanks for weighing in.

Matt
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-28-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By Matt Buckley
Rob Crabtree Smallpipe Question

Interesting discussion going on over at session.org. According to one individual, on Rob's first CD, the small pipe tracks appear to be sounding in Eb, as in an Eb set of pipes. A half-tone higher...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-18-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By Matt Buckley
Cairdeas - Vermont 2019

Just thought I'd give an early shout out regarding the 31st Annual Vermont Bellowspipe School, now known as Cairdeas. Still several spaces left.

www.cairdeas.org


Check it out if you...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-18-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Piping Books

Traditional Gaelic Bagpiping, 1745 - 1945. John G. Gibson


Great, great read. Among other things, it addresses in detail myths like the banning of the pipes.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,692
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

When I was in the scene, one of my favorite venues was the Manchester NH Indoor Competition. Just piping, no Scottish Cheese.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,552
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

"May I make note... that there are none here... or anywhere
else... who are immune to... or who are exempt from... a bad
reed... or bad temp/humidity difficulties... or sudden fidgets...
or just...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,965
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: What is your favorite tune?

Heroes of St. Valery. A beautiful and grand little-played 4-part retreat. I don't understand why it's not more common.

Cheers.

Matt
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Chanter Reeds for Concert Pitch Bb Chanter

I ordered a medium and an easy. No bands. I'll report back.

Matt
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-22-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Chanter Reeds for Concert Pitch Bb Chanter

Thank folks. I ordered a couple of Shepherd Bb reeds from Pipers Hut yesterday afternoon.

Matt
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By Matt Buckley
Chanter Reeds for Concert Pitch Bb Chanter

Post band and solo comp. scene, I am reviving my concert pitch Bb chanter. Anyone know of a good source for lower pitch reeds?

Thanks.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,841
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Piper at the Billy Graham funeral

I've felt for some time that Eric Rigler, at Reagan's funeral, set the standard for high profile funerals. Flawless piping and comportment. Tasteful, understated kit.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-23-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Walking Away From It!

So, at the risk of asking the obvious, are you keeping a moist sponge in your case? I'm in Vermont, with all the crazy temp. changes, and my chanter reed overall stays fine. I don't touch it. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-18-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By Matt Buckley
Source for Piping History Books

I would like to purchase a few books, e.g. Donaldson, Gibson, Cheape, Cannon, etc. for gifts, but I have been unable to find a US vendor that currently stocks such things. Used to be easier in the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-02-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,425
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: When YOU are the father of the bride....

I come down on the side of hiring professionals to do the job.

Several years ago, I was asked to play Flowers o' the Forest for the memorial service for a friend. About halfway through the tune,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-20-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Border Pipe Recommendations

I know I'm a broken record on this point, but acquiring a chanter from a particular maker many years ago may or may not be an accurate picture of chanters made earlier, or later, or now by the same...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-05-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,376
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

I would add that bus lines and Amtrak come within 30 minutes of the Cairdeas site. For example, Alasdair White, fiddle instructor a few years ago, came up from NYC on Amtrak. Folks at the school...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-05-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,409
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Pipers at Dunkirk?

Three things come to mind:

David Moore, Hamish's father, was captured at St. Valery. Although he did play the pipes, my understanding is that he was in the medical corps.

And the late singer...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-16-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: A Sad Story

In addition to everything else, it's astonishing that the comments came from a guitar player at the session. Guitar players at sessions are not alpha, or even close to alpha. That role belongs to...
Forum: Forum Related 05-26-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,179
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Editing / Changing Name

????????????????????????????
Forum: Forum Related 05-26-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,179
Posted By Matt Buckley
Editing / Changing Name

Is it possible to edit how your name appears? I not talking about the signature line.

Thanks

Matt
Forum: Beer Tent 05-02-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,940
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Practice Chanters: that sound

Well, here I go. Can't help myself.

Nothing new here, folks. If I recall correctly, Gordon Duncan recorded a track using a practice chanter 20 years ago on the Circular Breath CD.

And as...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Silver Sponsor

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:04 PM.