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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-15-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Garry
Re: Adjusting drone reeds to chanter strength

Do you mean all shutting off together with the chanter at the end of your set? If so, it is a matter of technique. You know when your last tune is to finish and shortly before that you allow your bag...
Forum: Music 11-14-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Garry
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-27-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By Garry
Re: Why are some better than others ?

Did somebody say KFC?:grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By Garry
Re: Why are some better than others ?

Answers to this are endless. I have been referred to many a glowing report of some highly regarded person outstanding in his/her field and have occasionally (to someone who understands my sense of...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-15-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,357
Posted By Garry
Re: How far will you travel for a gig?

I once received an email requesting I play at a Burns supper and to address a haggis in Ashgrove. The email address ended in "uk". I live in Ashgrove in Brisbane, Australia. I knew there is an...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-13-2020, 03:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By Garry
Re: Air Efficiency Problems

Sounds to me like blowstick or valve problem. Does your blowstick have a flapper valve? I found it a good investment to have an internal stock valve which does a much better job than the flapper. It...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-09-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,815
Posted By Garry
Re: Has pitch topped out?

Look in your old tobacco tin. Doesn't every one have one of those in their pipe case full of old reeds?:thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 10-09-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,815
Posted By Garry
Re: Has pitch topped out?

Since I got my first set of pipes in a wooden pipe case (gulp--about 63 years ago) , I haven't thrown out a chanter reed-- just kept buying as the need arose and have a bunch in an old tobacco tin....
Forum: Pipe Bands 07-27-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By Garry
Re: Road to the Isles plus ????

79ths Farewell to Gibraltar would be my pick.
Forum: Music 06-29-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Garry
Re: Speed Bonnie Boat

The lyrics demonstrate this is (I think) the ultimate defiance in the face of the enemy.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 06-24-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By Garry
Re: "Hemp" Wax?

If Covid 19 won't stop you playing someone else's pipes (!), I reckon that should do it. Maybe that was your idea in the first place by putting it out there. Mine are sanitised, not sanitary bowled....
Forum: Competing Pipers 01-09-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,149
Posted By Garry
Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

O wad some pow'r the Giftie gie us
To see oursel's as ithers see us
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-06-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By Garry
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

Short for "Call the Ewes"
Forum: Adult Pipers 08-02-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,935
Posted By Garry
Re: Peaks and valleys of the learning process

All this talk about sweet G spot and peaks and valleys had my mind wandering along the wrong path. However once you reach a certain age, the greatest reward from your bagpiping comes when you are...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-27-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,388
Posted By Garry
Re: Piobaireachd

But if ye can say "It's a Braw bricht moonlicht nicht", it's all richt if ye can.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-21-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,010
Posted By Garry
Re: WarMac Pipe Chanters

My War-Mac is stamped 1987 Garry.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-18-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,010
Posted By Garry
Re: WarMac Pipe Chanters

Was there ever a Warmac wooden chanter? I bought one once (so described)to replace my Hardie chanters. Maybe it was plastic? Good chanter though. Cheers, Garry.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-18-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,128
Posted By Garry
Re: Bagpipes and Gaelic

Great discussion, although it's all beyond my ken. I too had a beautiful grandmother and grandfather who could speak it, and regret not asking them to teach me. Lots of people would pronounce Gaelic...
Forum: Music 03-06-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By Garry
Re: Australian Tune

Many thanks to Twitchyfingers!!!! Queenslander members (of which I am one) should collectively hang our heads in shame for not knowing this. I regularly play at a Remembrance Day ceremony on 11th...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 01-13-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,973
Posted By Garry
Re: What the bartender misunderstood

Or overstating about the wrong end:grin:
Forum: Music 01-13-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Garry
Re: Name of march

Just a slip of the pen, I know, but actually its Cabar Feidh:thumb:
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 12-07-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,482
Posted By Garry
Re: Piping in the Park

Maybe they all rushed off to get their own pipes and drums to get you into a massed bands situation??:(
Forum: Beer Tent 11-28-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,516
Posted By Garry
Re: A homecoming of sorts

A sterling silver sole sounds like a great start, if the chanter came with the pipes originally! Good luck.
Forum: Music 10-01-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,813
Posted By Garry
Re: Waltzing Matilda

[QUOTE=Garry;1331624][QUOTE=d303burrous;1331501]Am preparing a presentation in November to commemorate the end of WW1 which illustrates the role of bagpipes during that war.(QUOTE)

REPLY:I have...
Forum: Music 10-01-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,813
Posted By Garry
Re: Waltzing Matilda

[QUOTE=d303burrous;1331501]Am preparing a presentation in November to commemorate the end of WW1 which illustrates the role of bagpipes during that war.(QUOTE)

REPLY:I have the sheet music in my...
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