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Forum: Beer Tent 10-23-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,811
Posted By piobair
Re: Queen of Ivory Arrested...

I always feel bad when we have this discussion because I have ivory on my pipes. I love my bagpipes, they are 1915 Hendersons. YAY they are finally antiques and maybe I can feel less bad about it. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-01-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,313
Posted By piobair
Re: California Ivory Ban

Not really. First let me say, getting the CITES certificate and the ACCURATE paperwork from CITES is the biggest PITA I've ever gone through. Hours of research and effort, then forking out the...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-07-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,963
Posted By piobair
Re: U.S. Ivory Ban Clarification: You CAN Own/Buy/Sell Many Real Ivory Pipes in the U

The one thing I have found in getting the CITES info is that don't get confused in trying to get import/export papers. You want what somebodye else said, is a "passport" for them to travel across...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-30-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,471
Posted By piobair
Re: Solo Competition Travel Distance

my sympathies. My closest competition is four hours and it's a tiny little games. To get to a decent size is either 6 or 8 hours or more. It usually means taking a day off work and all that. So...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,399
Posted By piobair
Re: Where are you putting your pipes when not playing?

Chanter in a Piper's Pal, and both in my case. Very rarely do I ever leave them out. Of course, I live in a desert, so I need to keep as much moisture in them as possible.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,381
Posted By piobair
Re: Favourite tunes

I absolutely love John McColl's March to Kilbowie Cottage. Working on it now. Other very favorite marches are (my all time fave) Jeannie Carruthers, Duke of Roxburgh's Farewell to the Blackmount...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,824
Posted By piobair
Re: Metro Cup

It's not broadcast anywhere is it?
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,650
Posted By piobair
Re: Ivory - a dissenting opinion

Oh goodie, I can sell my Henderson's next year. NO! They are NOT for sale.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,040
Posted By piobair
Re: Appreciate Our Moderators

Volunteers are so very often unsung heroes. They do alot of work, go the extra mile and most the time for no reward at all, except for the "well done" or "thanks" that come along occasionally. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-27-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,370
Posted By piobair
Re: Really handy listing on eBay

It would be good for making one of those fun lamps they have at Winter Storm. But actually, not for $100
Forum: Beer Tent 08-11-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By piobair
Treasure Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games

I hope this is an ok place to post this. I'm the piping coordinator for the Treasure Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games (could it be any longer?) held in Boise, Idaho every year. We are a very...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,980
Posted By piobair
Re: Ivory Sales Banned in New York

I'd just like to say that Art Enriquez at the Blaine Washington port..US side, is very knowledgable and is very helpful if you are going into Canada from the US with ivory. I went through...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-17-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,507
Posted By piobair
Re: Ivory ban

When I read that it made me physically sick. I have ivory on my pipes and I seriously am considering having it replaced. My set was made in 1915, but as long as people have ivory and other people...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-18-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,945
Posted By piobair
Re: Head Scratching Bagpipe Tunes....

Oh dear God. All these are examples of why our instrument is as maligned as it is. Thanks guys, you put me off eating my lunch! haha:sick:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-21-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,834
Posted By piobair
Re: Ivory restriction

I consider myself very lucky in that I have the letter and documentation from the person I purchased my set from in 1976. I also have a CITES permit. But it was a nightmare getting it, and...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-21-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,264
Posted By piobair
Re: eBay "Suit Kilt" offer

When I bought my first kilt, I was in Edinburgh and I had gone in to try it on after having ordered it. Of course it had the basting in it, and I remember looking at it and thinking, I didn't order...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-09-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,991
Posted By piobair
Re: Total Ivory ban in the US?

I have gone through ALL the trouble of getting CITES papers from US, Canada and UK. The last time was 2010 going to the UK. I got all the papers signed and bla bla bla leaving the US and then went...
Forum: Music 09-12-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By piobair
Re: Fort Ground Grill music

It used to be framed and up on the wall in there. Many a night of beer in that place caused many a hangover in class the next day. Or so I've been told.:thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-09-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,100
Posted By piobair
Re: Great Story

A totally unselfish thing to do. What goes around comes around so I hope Matt gets rewarded many times over for his honesty and integrity.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-09-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 759
Posted By piobair
Competition forms

I know this is the beer tent, but I figured I'd reach the max people here. Does anybody have a bagpipe solo competition adjutication form I can use for a template to create one? TIA for anybody who...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-28-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,129
Posted By piobair
Re: The use of ivory on pipes today...

It's not import/export. It's transporting them. I've been through that hassle so much I could scream. That's what I thought I had to have, and import/export but that's not what I was doing. I was...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-02-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,989
Posted By piobair
Re: Worlds Internet Streaming???

Bob Worrall has posted he'll do a shout out to anybody who asks. That was about two weeks ago I think. It's only being done on the Sunday.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-18-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,088
Posted By piobair
Re: What's your (piping related) "prized possession" ??

I would agree. I have two battered copies, and after my pipes, they would sure be it. They are both signed by various and important pipers. Great stuff in those books.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-18-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,088
Posted By piobair
Re: What's your (piping related) "prized possession" ??

My 1917 Ivory Henderson bagpipes. Anything else could be replaced I think.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-18-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,616
Posted By piobair
Re: When To Give It Up?

I'm in the doldrums right now and think I should hang mine up as well. But I take private lessons from a really good instructor who is so insightful and helpful that I'm eternally grateful. He...
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