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Forum: Beer Tent Today, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 789
Posted By Steve Law
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

Flu not overlooked.... was specifically mentioned at the parade as being excluded from the horrific battle casualties.

Many times the word Ďawesomeí is overused, but I think itís entirely...
Forum: Beer Tent Today, 04:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 789
Posted By Steve Law
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

Pip.... we share the Green Hills/ Battleís Oíer, but add Lochanside to make a trio.

Over the years as work moved us around Iíve played with 5 bands and we all have that set in the bank... with...
Forum: Beer Tent Today, 04:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 789
Posted By Steve Law
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

Have to confess disapointment at our 0600.... 3 of us, 2 pipers and a drummer, plus 2 unexpectedly from BBC Radio... a guy on a bicycle and another on a motorbike.

Sadly due to the city centre...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Today, 04:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Steve Law
Re: First time jitters

Well done on a successful first.... always a good milestone to pass.

I find the nerves never completely disppear but rationalise by telling myself if I wasnít nervous I wouldnít care, and every...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 789
Posted By Steve Law
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

BBC radio turned out and interviewed us after successful 0600....just completed next parade at Thetford complete with smart USAF contingent supporting UK vets...off to Wymondham now for next vets...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 789
Posted By Steve Law
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

Similar here.... still dark but if the skyísclear we should see the beginning of the dawn.... :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 789
Posted By Steve Law
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

I’m guessing all who play will be familiar with the Battle’s O’er event organised by Bruno Peek and widely publicised via College of Piping on Facebook etc, so I’ll just mention it for any not aware...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-10-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Steve Law
Re: First time jitters

Agreed about the honour, Bob.

20 miles from the east coast of England weíre forecast a balmy 9C (48F) at 0600, surprisingly mild for mid November.

At risk of thread drift itís good to hear...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-10-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Steve Law
Re: First time jitters

Fully agree with all the above, but especially TF’s spot-on advice about tuning for what’s going to be a short performance.

I (and apparently the best part of 2500 others) will be playing tomorrow...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-09-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

Ordinarily Iíd agree, but truly it was her daughter in her early 20ís and HER contemporaries who Ďtrainedí me in the finer points of playing for dancing, where the primary aim is to support the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-09-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

On playing for highland dancing, as I frequently did at competion level in late 60ís/early 70ís, I learned early on that the best tempo for dance is whatever the dancers prefer....

The most...
Forum: Reviews 11-02-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Review: Fusion Bagpipe Case

That's a much better explanation of my thoughts earlier.... in this case I found myself speculating on which electronic chanter was used and were any gracenotes dropped!.

A good review nonetheless...
Forum: Reviews 10-31-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Steve Law
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-31-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,935
Posted By Steve Law
Re: I made my own pipe bag

Andrew, thatís beautiful work... thanks for sharing!

To cover that with anything would be sacrilege but as it stands it wouldnít go down well with Pipey!

Itís lovely to see someone trying...
Forum: Reviews 10-31-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Review: Fusion Bagpipe Case

Interseting and informative video, Nate (but please donít bother with the elctronic chanter background next time; itís very irritating! 😉)

I donít do air travel with pipes (not yet, anyway) but...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-25-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Band Practice

Loviní all of Callumís tips, especially having 50 kids learning :thumb:

Snag is, within maybe 2 hoursí drive of here in Norfolk I doubt there are 50 pipers in total, adding proficient and learners...
Forum: Reviews 09-15-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,550
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Braw tuning app

RJB,

Iíve used the app for about 18 months and didnít specifically ask for updates, but one day it just had a different face - quite radically different.

It still works fine and is very useful,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-12-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Pull your boot straps up for this one

Blue, if youíre working on Itchy Fingersafter only a month and itís recognisable youíre ceratinly not over the hill, age-wise!

My respectful suggestion would be to stay away from tunes altogether...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,631
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Tenor Drone all of a sudden won't tune

MAYBE the elephant in the room but Iíd be really disappointed if a drone reed only lasted a year and a half.

Then again Iím not playing 6 hours a day 5 days a week...

Swap around on the same...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-12-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Top 5 List for better band ensemble

My top 5 would have to include all 27 ideas above... theyíre right on the money :)
Forum: Reviews 09-12-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,550
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Braw tuning app

Braw will do several temperaments (didnít know such things existed before that!) and I find it extremely helpful in a band setting for speeding up and improving accuracy. For a normal carnival type...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-08-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,993
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Pipers dilemma

Repip,

Commiserations (inadequate word) on the limitations, but to me your choice is a no-brainer.

Keep the set you enjoy playing the most.... seems to me if you move that set on youíll always...
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-20-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,752
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Your first time competing

Pppiper/Nate,

What a thoroughly enjoyable read your article was- thanks both for writing and for sharing the link here.

I competed as a youngster 1965-1974-ish with some amateur success but...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-12-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Quality Bellows for SSP's

Thanks Calum, Appreciated 🤗

Iíll have a look...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-11-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Quality Bellows for SSP's

I bought a set of SSP plans a year ago from Simon Hope - he’s still in the wood turning business but not making pipes due to other projects, he told me.

I asked if he’d sell me plans for his...
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