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Forum: Beer Tent 09-27-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,352
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: First Exposure to Piping/Drumming

I heard pipes, both live and taped at a show , I attended, at age 12 and got hooked.
They announced that night that there was a person coming to town to teach piping. I promptly went home and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,742
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Bagpipe prices c1950

Re pipe pricing I recall a number of Shriners, that I worked with in Toledo, Oh. had purchased Hardie S&I pipes for about 250.00 per set. of course this was back in the early 1960s.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-24-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Scottish Hospitality

My first foray into competitive pipes bands was in Hamilton Ont. in 1974. I went up from the US, on weekends, to join a band there and ended up staying with a family, who I knew the son as I played...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Your favourite Worlds losses

My favorite was the late 90's and the 78th Fraser Highlanders, playing their medley ending with the old wife of the mill dust. They have resurected it a few times after. But I remember the first...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-05-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,218
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Funeral music in North America

I can't seem to open this up to read. If i click on the link it just brings me back to the Forum page. If I copy and paste the computer says it can't find what I am looking for.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-15-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Shipping Bagpipes within the USA: Tips for Safe Trip

El G has pretty much got it covered for you. But should be well, protected and padded.
Also consider shipping the quickest way possible. Overnight is prefered, as you might not want these...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-28-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,889
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

I have always held that there are many, many fine pipers out there in this vast world of piping, who have never won the gold medals. That doesn't preclude them from being great pipers. But these...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,889
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

I would agree with Colin MacLellan about R.S. MacDonald. Great player just never into the competition scene.
Another to add would be Neil Dickie. Excellent player and composer.
Last but not...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-07-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,338
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Pipers in the old days

To settle the question of what is on the chanter stock of Henry Forsyth's pipes. I owned these pipes for a number of years and on the stock was the Royal Coat of arms in raised or possibly cast...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,072
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Best sounding bagpipes youíve heard?

At the risk of really, really dating myself. I would have to say the finest sound I ever heard from a set of pipes, was Donald MacPherson in recital in Toronto in the 70s. I can't recall the year...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-05-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Reed scraping question.

It seems to me that this could possibly cause you to take off too much material. When I scrape a dry reed you can see the little bit of dust that you have taken off. I show that to my students for...
Forum: Music 02-27-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Favorite Composers

I am surprised that no one has put Roddy Campbell in this mix. In my competing days he was my favorite composer.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-08-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Wedding dilemma

I walked my oldest down the aisle, but we did have two pipers from the band. But I did write them a lovely 6/8 March for their recessional.
Forum: Music 12-11-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,909
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Lament at funerals

I had a request at a funeral once for As time goes by. I worked it out and played it for the daughter. She had made the request as it was her parents favorite song.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,397
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Need help identifying bagpipes

would go with either Sinclair's or MacPherson's with the tells as mentioned.
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-10-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Solo Competition Breakdown

I had a summer of breakdowns many years ago. Playing the circuit in Ontario, I couldn't buy my way through a contest. Sometimes I would break down early on in the tune and sometimes I would wait...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-11-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,354
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Head shakers

The DM of the band was driving to a gig and had a flat tire. He was kilted up and went back to the trunk/boot to get the spare out. With his back to traffic, a tow truck pulled up behind him and the...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-19-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,610
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Thick People

I once had a woman call me to play for her father's funeral. She wanted As time goes by for the funeral. I told her I would have to see if it was possible and would call her back. I did work it...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-12-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By classicbagpipes
Forum: Music 04-23-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,505
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: 6/8 Steamboat from the Nutcracker Ballet

As the one who opened this question so long ago. You have found the answer and I very much thank you for the information.

Now just as the composer of Green Hills, who heard the tune during the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-02-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,742
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Bagpipe prices c1950

I know my parents paid 147.50 for my first set of Hardies back in 1963 or 64. They came from Macphersons shop in St Catherines , Ont. And they were full ivory
Forum: Music 12-08-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Unexpeted Tunes in Bett Volume

I did know PM Hector Mcinnes way back in the late 60s. At that time he was an old man, but still quite with it mentally. I believe he had been a piper in Stenhouse PB. There have been some...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,902
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Bagpipes as carry-on luggage

I picked up a rolling back pack at a flea market that i use for travelling with my pipes. It only cost 5.00 USD and was worth every penny. I do have to break down the pipes bass drone all the way...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,176
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

I'm playing at my church's annual Rememberance Day service. I usually play flowers of the forest but talked them into When the battle's over, mentioning the worldwide push to use this tune.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-17-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Flights: London to Dublin

I have used Ryanair from Glasgow to Dublin and it was ok, you get what you pay for. But the flight isn't that long at all.
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