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Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,530
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: It's started ... ! First St Patrick's Day Story

This is one source that covers this topic.

Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-15-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,506
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Burning Fiddle Priest of Cape Breton

As was the case in Presbyterian Scottish communities on occasion, these fire and brimstone clergymen - The best known case of this in Cape Breton occurred during the pastorship of Father Kenneth...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-15-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,917
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Thoughts on drone reeds that can handle extra moisture

I have found Murray Henderson of Strathmore Bagpipes, Harmonic Deluxe Drone Reeds excellent. He states on his website that:-

"Carbon fibre tongues will allow you to concentrate on the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-30-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,929
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Reed Music - Bagpipe Documentary

Thank you for posting this, it is much appreciated. I have watched the 7 episodes and feel this is a must see for those who are playing any type of bagpipe. A very clear description given about the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-19-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By Jim Fraser
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,495
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Making "The Purchase" soon

I don't think that anyone can go wrong with Murray Henderson's Strathmore's and reeds. As you can see from the other posts, there are so many good pipes being made these days that it very much up to...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-18-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,810
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Harsh. Ban Bagpipes on St. Patrick's

It was the Scottish bagpipes she wanted banned. Not all bagpipes.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-24-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,574
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: The great in GHB

Thank you very much for information about this site, I really enjoyed these interviews and it took me back to when I was in my youth. Thanks again.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-21-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,866
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: deep or shallow breathing?

Have a look at this and see what you think. Certainly makes you think about how easy some people make it look.

Forum: Beer Tent 01-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Police Line of Duty Funeral

Some great tunes here but, I would check first to see which country they identify with. For example, it could be quite embarrassing to play some Irish tunes if the person has no connection with that...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-04-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,211
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Redundant low Crunluaths and the a mach

The quote below is taken from a book by Angus MacPherson ' A Highlander Looks Back'. Angus was the son of the above mentioned Calum Piobair He mentions that this statement below was printed in...
Forum: Music 11-03-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: March of the King of Laois Alan MacDonald version

Maybe Colin Macrae of Invereenat(s) Lament some times Invereenat (Inbhirinaid) is spelt Inverinates, is what you are after???? I think from memory it is in William Ross collection.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-19-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,446
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: New Chanter question... Strathmore or Hardie?

Unfortunately I can't make any comments about the chanter designed by Mr Dunn but, I can do so about the Strathmore. I have a ABW and a plastic Strathmore and have had no problem with them what so...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-06-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Poly Pipes Hand Turned?


Although, he is based in New Zealand which might put you off, his poly pipes are made by hand. They have a good sound as well.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-04-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,973
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Scottish bagpipes in Ireland

Maybe I am missing some thing here but the statement that I questioned was that "There were more Scottish bagpipes and pipers at home in Ireland that in the all of Scotland". This to my way of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-03-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,973
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Scottish bagpipes in Ireland

There were more Scottish bagpipes and pipers at home in Ireland that in the all of Scotland.

Is this really so?
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: One of those days...

I like that. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,845
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: powderhorn

Hello Donnie, for what it is worth, I for one are really pleased to see you posting on this site and think you have contributed a considerable amount. I always look forward to your questions. I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-22-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,811
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Solo Blackwood Chanter...

{No-one has mentioned Murray Henderson's Strathmore. Very nice, similar hole spacing to the Colin Kyo and a much warmer sound and heaps more volume than the Kyo. Got a very good review on P&D from...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-10-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,294
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: finding good drone reed combo


(I'll bet there are some top bands in England playing all Shepherd chanter and drone reeds and winning competitions as well as top soloists.)

What top...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-11-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,588
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Seve Ballesteros Funeral

The urn had been brought to the church by a procession led by piper John Stewart, 41, originally from Falkirk.

Mr Stewart, who has worked as a greenkeeper since moving to Vitoria in 2002,...
Forum: Competing Pipers 04-06-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,453
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Heaven on earth

Indeed! She is at one with her father's designed bagpipe and reeds. She certainly makes these Strathmore drones and chanter sing.

For one so young this is an outstanding performace.
Forum: Competing Pipers 03-29-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,453
Posted By Jim Fraser
Heaven on earth

Listen to Faye Henderson - this is out of this world!!!!!!!

Forum: Beer Tent 02-17-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,042
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Strathmore Bagpipes Retailer in New England/New York Area?

We might not know who makes the Strathmore bagpipe, but what a pedigree Murray Henderson has as a performer, and in recent years performing playing his own design of Strathmore pipes.

He has been...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-25-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By Jim Fraser
Re: Drone reeds for Strathmore bagpipes

If I were you I would contact MUrray Henderson direct, he is the designer of Strathmore pipes and reeds.

He is a very nice person and will go out of his way to help you. Search Strathmore...
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