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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Border pipe drones on ebay?

I messaged the seller because he has photos of two different sets of drones on there, but he's only selling one.

Now he acknowledges the photo mistake. Odd that he says he can't edit his listing,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-11-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,675
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: "B" Flat Set up

Exactly so! Half my gigs are Concert Pitch gigs. When "they" find out that there's a piper who can play in tune, they want to hire you.



Exactly. It was one thing when the competition pitch...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-10-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By pancelticpiper
Recent CITES change?

I just now read this online, posted 11 hours ago:

"At the latest CITES meeting just two weeks ago, after many years, the restriction on rosewoods for musical instruments was lifted...comes into...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-07-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Outlander tartans

Now that I've re-watched the video linked to (I had watched it a while back) I see that Kirkbright had already designed the tartan for Henry V, then "presented" his Henry V design to the showrunners....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-07-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Outlander tartans

I think it's a good possibility that when the showrunners and/or Art Director and/or Costumer decided to comp MacKay Weathered they didn't know what it was called. They might have found an image...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-07-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Outlander tartans

I was hanging out at the Outlander booth :thumb:
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-07-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Outlander tartans

Very interesting. Is there mention of the Art Director? For it is he/she who, in collaboration with the show runners, makes all the decisions as to the overall look of the project including the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-05-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Ebay custom Edenbourl bagpipes

One puzzling thing is why the seller thinks the pipes were made in Edenbourl.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-05-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By pancelticpiper
Outlander tartans

I think I'm safe in saying that the popularity of the Outlander TV series has impacted us pipers to some extent.

At our most recent Games, Pleasanton, there was an Outlander booth (resembling one...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-05-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By pancelticpiper
eBay custom Edenbourl bagpipes

You might be wondering what "custom-made Edenbourl bagpipes" are, and why they might be worth $2,500.

Here they are! Custom-made pipes that "you can't buy off the shelf"
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-05-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: eBay says Lawrie, what say you?

Yes I saw your G&C set on Ebay, it was beautiful, and the price was extremely reasonable.

I think you're on to something! Most of us here probably have a selection of stinky prune-like old...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 09-03-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Better teaching methods?

I don't teach any more but years ago I had quite a few students.

The instruments I was teaching were Highland pipes, uilleann pipes, Irish flute, and Irish whistle.

My overall method was for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-27-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Was there a rise in chanter pitch at the Worlds this year?

Two possibilities come to mind

1) it's driven by the judges. If the flattest bands were regularly winning, bands in general would trend lower, and visa versa.

2) ideas about pitch, like ideas...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,173
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Head shakers

Interesting. Our thing was set up differently, with instruments done in pairs, so one semester trumpet/French horn, one semester trombone/tuba, one semester oboe/clarinet, one semester violin/viola,...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,629
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

That's what I recall, that one piping judge noticed a piper wasn't playing, the other judge didn't.

Richard did a beautiful job of not showing any negative body language when he realized his bag...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-22-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By pancelticpiper
eBay says Lawrie, what say you?

To me these look nothing like Lawries.

What say the experts? The projecting mounts are very interesting.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,629
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

I know pipers doing a little test of the bag at the line is nothing new.

What I can't recall seeing before is a Pipe Major instructing all of the pipers to do it at the same time, when the band...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Logistics and Politics of the RSPBA

I looked at the available online numbers quickly and came up with:

RSPBA Scotland branches and RSPBANI taken together: 257 competition bands.

Land area of Scotland and Northern Ireland: 36,350...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-19-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Logistics and Politics of the RSPBA

The simple fact is that Scotland and Northern Ireland, taken together, have the greatest concentration of bands (most bands in the smallest area) of anywhere on earth.

Putting the Worlds anywhere...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-19-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A piper's eye

Not only that but it has the classic bead on top of square-shouldered band, a common GHB motif (usually seen at the top of chanters, but also on many drones).
Forum: Beer Tent 08-19-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Scottish Power - aluminium foil?

Wasn't the high that day 65f?

My Lord! If Mylar is needed for 65f/partly cloudy what should we be doing here, competing in 100f and cloudless skies?
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,173
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Head shakers

It's sweet revenge when your pipes are better in tune than the string quartet is!

They fight the same tuning battle we do. Sometimes the violins win, sometimes the pipes do.

I played at an...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-15-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,173
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Head shakers

A reason to bring smallpipes to the gig!
Forum: Beer Tent 08-14-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,173
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Head shakers

Actually we were discussing Bulgarian music, specifically the Ivo Papasov ensemble, which this eejit Doctor had heard.

But back to head-scratchers, one time I was out playing an a girl comes up...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-14-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,173
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Head shakers

The head-shakingest part is when a comment like that comes from somebody with a Doctorate in Music!!

The background is that I used to play in a dance band that played a number of Bulgarian dance...
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