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Forum: Beer Tent 10-04-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,454
Posted By Rafe
Re: Queen's Piper on hiatus

Is there no backup? Couldn't he get someone to cover for him? I can't imagine just not showing up.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-25-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By Rafe
Re: Most Unusual Bagpipe Material

I have a set of pipes MacHarg bagpipes in impregnated maple. I haven't done much with them since I got them. Michael MacHarg told me that his grandfather made them. I don't know the actual age. They...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-14-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By Rafe
Re: When you get tagged again and again on social media

I think about this whenever I'm tempted to share something with someone "because they'll love it".
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,639
Posted By Rafe
Re: Amazing Grace Walk-off

I like to play Amazing Grace graveside at the end of the service, then walk off playing Going Home. I'm usually headed toward my car.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-15-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,756
Posted By Rafe
Re: A Sad Story

Why give a stranger that much control over your life? If he doesn't like the seating he can make his own adjustment.
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-01-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Rafe
Re: Is anyone using a phone app to organize band events?

Thanks to those who actually answered the question. I'm trying out TeamApp.
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-28-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Rafe
Is anyone using a phone app to organize band events?

I have just discovered a category of apps that is for organizing sports teams. Team App is an example. You can schedule games and practices and members can enter their availability. You can use it...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-07-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,991
Posted By Rafe
Re: Interesting 17th Century Pipes?

I'm curious about how this could work. Is there a reed at the bottom of a bifurcated drone with 2 tunable ends? Would that work? It seems like there would a pressure issue, but I don't know much...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-03-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By Rafe
Re: Instructor/Band in Denton TX?

Denton is just a ways north of Fort Worth. He should consider checking out the Fort Worth Scottish Pipes and Drums. Look for our Facebook page.
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-12-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,487
Posted By Rafe
Re: Tips for maintaining concentration

When playing with the band it helps me to focus on the pipe major's fingers at all times.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-03-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,785
Posted By Rafe
Re: Gordon Highlander piper in India

I think whenever there are 2 or more it's called " a disagreement".
Forum: Competition Results 11-17-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By Rafe
Re: 2015 Salado Scottish Gathering & Highland Games

Yeah, John. I saw your name on the lists and was looking around for you. You weren't the only no-show. Sorry you weren't able to make it.
Forum: Competition Results 11-17-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By Rafe
2015 Salado Scottish Gathering & Highland Games

I don't have the results for the band and solo competitions. I just want to thank Rose Adams and Steve Draper and all their many minions for putting on a beautifully organized competition once again....
Forum: Beer Tent 09-23-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,766
Posted By Rafe
Re: California Ivory Ban

On Facebook someone on the McFarlane's Vintage & collectible Bagpipes, ltd group asked everyone to post the maker of the pipes they are playing. Most people couldn't resist listing the details. So...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-11-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,420
Posted By Rafe
Re: Twisted

Ignoble bass

Untamed animal ferril

A round beret cap

Playground ride slide

Ridge climb mount
Forum: Beer Tent 11-03-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,958
Posted By Rafe
Re: Accidentally bought a bagpipe

They look a lot like the Sinclairs on this page.
Look half-way down the page.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,583
Posted By Rafe
Re: The Aging Piper

"Apart from sex, playing the pipes is the best daily physical workout you can possibly participate in."
With sex, it's better exercise, but more difficult to stay on the tune.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-28-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,495
Posted By Rafe
Re: any top grade pipers use drone valves ?

I use them on the bass drones only. With the current setups I can bring up my pipes without any strike in. The drones just come in when I want them to with a little extra pressure. The bass is...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-24-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,395
Posted By Rafe
Re: Serious Question

Perhaps this question would be better asked on a forum for deaf people. It took me about 2 seconds to find this.
10 seconds more and I had a list of threads about music.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-20-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
Posted By Rafe
Re: Carryon case for US

I've used a backpack. Mine is made to carry a laptop but it has a large central section. I break down the drones and wrap everything in towels and put it all in that section. With the laptop, the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-24-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,544
Posted By Rafe
Re: Cracked Stocks Already on New Pipes ?

Out of curiosity, did you ask an internet forum for opinions before going to the manufacturer to see what they would say?
Forum: Beer Tent 03-30-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By Rafe
When is the maker no longer the maker?

Once you start replacing the pieces in a set of pipes, how far can you go before you really can't say it's a set form the original maker anymore? As a hypothetical, say you have an old set of pipes,...
Forum: Music 11-01-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,758
Posted By Rafe
Re: Kids songs and nursery rhymes

Nic Nac Paddywac (sp?) Also known as Barney theme song.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-18-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,684
Posted By Rafe
Re: So I ordered some more Husk reeds...

It sounds like you think it would be more efficient to deliver every item of mail directly from the sender to the recipient. It would be interesting to see how you would organize something like that.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-20-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,056
Posted By Rafe
Re: Customer Service - good and bad.

McCallum has always been extremely helpful whenever I've had any questions or problems with my bagpipes. It's one of the main reasons I never hesitate to recommend them to anyone asking where to get...
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