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Forum: Beer Tent 08-08-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,782
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Who makes this reed?

When I first started competing more than 15 years ago, I used the concert Bb chanter that came with the concert Bb set made by Hamish Moore. I was marked down for having a "dull" "unpleasant" sound...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-29-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Rob Crabtree Smallpipe Question

Jim -

Thanks for weighing in.

Matt
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-28-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Matt Buckley
Rob Crabtree Smallpipe Question

Interesting discussion going on over at session.org. According to one individual, on Rob's first CD, the small pipe tracks appear to be sounding in Eb, as in an Eb set of pipes. A half-tone higher...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-18-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By Matt Buckley
Cairdeas - Vermont 2019

Just thought I'd give an early shout out regarding the 31st Annual Vermont Bellowspipe School, now known as Cairdeas. Still several spaces left.

www.cairdeas.org


Check it out if you...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-18-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Piping Books

Traditional Gaelic Bagpiping, 1745 - 1945. John G. Gibson


Great, great read. Among other things, it addresses in detail myths like the banning of the pipes.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,275
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

When I was in the scene, one of my favorite venues was the Manchester NH Indoor Competition. Just piping, no Scottish Cheese.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,817
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

"May I make note... that there are none here... or anywhere
else... who are immune to... or who are exempt from... a bad
reed... or bad temp/humidity difficulties... or sudden fidgets...
or just...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,810
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: What is your favorite tune?

Heroes of St. Valery. A beautiful and grand little-played 4-part retreat. I don't understand why it's not more common.

Cheers.

Matt
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Chanter Reeds for Concert Pitch Bb Chanter

I ordered a medium and an easy. No bands. I'll report back.

Matt
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-22-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Chanter Reeds for Concert Pitch Bb Chanter

Thank folks. I ordered a couple of Shepherd Bb reeds from Pipers Hut yesterday afternoon.

Matt
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By Matt Buckley
Chanter Reeds for Concert Pitch Bb Chanter

Post band and solo comp. scene, I am reviving my concert pitch Bb chanter. Anyone know of a good source for lower pitch reeds?

Thanks.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,781
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Piper at the Billy Graham funeral

I've felt for some time that Eric Rigler, at Reagan's funeral, set the standard for high profile funerals. Flawless piping and comportment. Tasteful, understated kit.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-23-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Walking Away From It!

So, at the risk of asking the obvious, are you keeping a moist sponge in your case? I'm in Vermont, with all the crazy temp. changes, and my chanter reed overall stays fine. I don't touch it. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-18-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Matt Buckley
Source for Piping History Books

I would like to purchase a few books, e.g. Donaldson, Gibson, Cheape, Cannon, etc. for gifts, but I have been unable to find a US vendor that currently stocks such things. Used to be easier in the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-02-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,361
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: When YOU are the father of the bride....

I come down on the side of hiring professionals to do the job.

Several years ago, I was asked to play Flowers o' the Forest for the memorial service for a friend. About halfway through the tune,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-20-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,990
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Border Pipe Recommendations

I know I'm a broken record on this point, but acquiring a chanter from a particular maker many years ago may or may not be an accurate picture of chanters made earlier, or later, or now by the same...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-05-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,300
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

I would add that bus lines and Amtrak come within 30 minutes of the Cairdeas site. For example, Alasdair White, fiddle instructor a few years ago, came up from NYC on Amtrak. Folks at the school...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-05-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,203
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Pipers at Dunkirk?

Three things come to mind:

David Moore, Hamish's father, was captured at St. Valery. Although he did play the pipes, my understanding is that he was in the medical corps.

And the late singer...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-16-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,910
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: A Sad Story

In addition to everything else, it's astonishing that the comments came from a guitar player at the session. Guitar players at sessions are not alpha, or even close to alpha. That role belongs to...
Forum: Forum Related 05-26-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,151
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Editing / Changing Name

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Forum: Forum Related 05-26-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,151
Posted By Matt Buckley
Editing / Changing Name

Is it possible to edit how your name appears? I not talking about the signature line.

Thanks

Matt
Forum: Beer Tent 05-02-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,778
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Practice Chanters: that sound

Well, here I go. Can't help myself.

Nothing new here, folks. If I recall correctly, Gordon Duncan recorded a track using a practice chanter 20 years ago on the Circular Breath CD.

And as...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-14-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,989
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: When did Scottish Smallpipes first appear?

Ok, so now I'm really confused. Richard, are you talking about conical bore pre-Colin Ross "smallpipes" or pre-Colin Ross cylindrical bore "smallpipes"? Is your 100-year old set a quiet,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-29-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Self Evaluation

Have you asked your wife if checking out the local widows is something you really ought to be doing? :)
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-16-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,541
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Oiling border pipes

Yep. He really meant it. At his request, one year at the Vermont Bellowspipe School I went in search for raw linseed oil, and found some at a horse farm nearby.
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