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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-09-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Help with transition to pipes...

First, you're not doing anything wrong, by evidenced that you're asking questions. Good on you, Mate.

Even easy reeds can be too much when just starting on pipes. Everyone is different; and...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-09-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Help with transition to pipes...

First, welcome to the piping world

Second, I believe many will ask, "Do you have an instructor?" Most would agree that we cannot stress enough the importance of that individual on so many levels....
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-07-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: I hate taorluath

All good suggestions above, of course. An alternative is to rename it something else; your own name; own it; then you might really like it! :)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-04-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

Very good point! I remember, perhaps 11 years ago, doing a workshop for a group that wanted to start a band in their area. They all had started with the same instructor (who, by the way, should...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-04-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: This week's podcast is Chock full of old 9/8s

Wow! Some 'mach speed' fingers! Thanks for sharing! :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-02-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

Thanks, Andrew. That is very unfortunate, for I think we both (and many others) found Sandy to be incredibly generous (including keeping us all on the phone forever!). You're kind to have not...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-02-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: The Times Being What They Are...

No, Neil, your original post was very funny! We have a paucity of critical thinkers. But be assured that a number of us were cracking up over your post. :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-02-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

That is very interesting and curious. In the US, I believe it was Sandy St. James who started marketing his pipes around 1983/'84, when they were "G.P. Kilgour Strathspey". In typical fashion for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

Right. Mine, ivory, are massive. A bandmate has Robertson's from the 1950s; and, side by side, our pipes are almost identical. The only difference is that his mounts are more elliptical, whereas...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: "Orphan" Notes

Perhaps I'm simplistic; but I view it as the product of an organic substance that follows no rules.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

I truly appreciate the stories you gentlemen have shared about George and his brother. I love my pipes by George; yet the stories add something even more special to them.

I don't know how many...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-30-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

I envy that you met George. And from what I heard, your description is accurate. I was sad to hear that his experience over here was less than favorable. I'm sure he regretted it, and was glad to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-30-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

How cool, Steve! If they're like my set, you'll love them. Very Robertson in bold, yet not harsh, sound. I bought mine, too, through St. James. I miss him! (Although he sure kept me on the phone...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-30-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

Now you have me really curious, pancelticpiper! It would seem to be a good deal (not that I'm in the market) if they're in good shape. But your information on Robert and George is interesting. And...
Forum: Music 06-30-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Azerty (Breton tune)

What a fun, uplifting tune!!!! :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-29-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

My pipes were made by George Kilgour in 1984 (Silver and Ivory). They are stamped on the drones "G.P. Kilgour Strathspey". So the dates mentioned would not match his, given the label sited. When...
Forum: Music 06-28-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Speed Bonnie Boat

Thanks, Mates! I'm just imaging the scene of Colville (secretary to Churchill) and his colleagues sitting around a table, smoking cigars, and a piper marching around the table (at least as...
Forum: Music 06-28-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Speed Bonnie Boat

I just realized: Skyeboat Song?
Forum: Music 06-28-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By EquusRacer
Speed Bonnie Boat

I am reading a new, and outstanding, Erik Larson book (actually, all his books are outstanding), titled, "The Splendid and the Vile", about Churchill, family and the defiance during the blitz in...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Proper head gear?

That could apply to almost anything (e.g., shoes?); but's hardly the point. The paying client may have expectations contrary to what we'd prefer. That said, there are times when I've just said,...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Proper head gear?

Sadly, that's true. All we can do is try to fulfill some image that makes them happy, then play well and 'educate' as many as we can that we can create a beautiful sound and look good (in their...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Proper head gear?

With questions like that, it's good to look at it from the spectators' views (e.g., your clients), regardless of any level of their knowledge or sophistication. Many have a perception of a proper...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-22-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

What fluoresces? The ivory?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-21-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

Those are all excellent points, and my question is somewhat academic, given that I'll never take my pipes with ivory across any international border.

Not to impugn border or other agents, for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-19-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

Given the extraordinary resemblance to elephant ivory, I wonder if there is an increased risk of confiscation by an over-zealous (and skeptical) agent at some border. Any such experiences?
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