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Forum: Beer Tent Today, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Iíve met my threshold and itís 15 degrees

Yes indeed!

Here's the beginning of our St Patrick's Day pub crawl... 75f and clear skies...

https://i.imgur.com/SgdN3Sv.jpg
Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: What's your least favorite type of gig?

I must say that in 40 years of doing St Pat's gigs in bars/pubs I've never seen those things!

I've played solo in pubs where the conversation was so loud I couldn't hear my own chanter! And...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: What's your least favorite type of gig?

You beat me to it Patrick!

Yes here in the States loads of people celebrate St Patricia on March 17th. It's long confused me. Being biased as I am, because one of my middle names is Patrick.
Forum: Music 03-17-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Favorite sea shanties anyone?

I suppose I need to point out that just as with Hymns, sea shanties are sets of words, each potentially sung to a number of different tunes.

That aside, I love some of the shanty melodies, which...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: What's your least favorite type of gig?

I'm a bit of an outlier here perhaps because around half my gigs are uilleann pipe gigs.

What is your least favourite is akin to my all-time favourite type of uilleann gig: sit in the corner and...
Forum: Reviews 03-11-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Dunbar's Delrin Kitchen Pipes :)

Ah, so these are in B flat?

I've found out at Highland Games, when Highland pipers have smallpipes, they're in Bb half the time and A half the time. (Many Highland pipers I've met are resistant...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-07-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: "Fuss Factor" of cold-wind pipes?

My perspective is that I'm keeping going two GHB sets, a set of uilleann pipes, and a set of SSPs.

None of them require "day to day inspection and adjustment".

I could grab any of those sets...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-06-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Photo: what bands?

Excellent Lloyd!

I see Isle Of Skye, and perhaps the Ancient Campbell and Weathered MacLean of Duart. What I don't see is the Stirling and Bannockburn, so you're probably right, same group but...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Ever feel like you've "Lost it"?

Now that I'm in my sixties, what I notice is how it comes and goes.

I'll be playing and everything will be nice and crisp!

But next time it's wooly fingers.

I just need to practice more! ...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-03-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: photo: what bands?

For sure it's just a stock photo.

I listened to a couple of the tracks online, yowza.

They're just a solo piper.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-03-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By pancelticpiper
Photo: what bands?

There's a funky CD widely available on Amazon Ebay etc that obviously used a stock photo for the cover.

It's of a parade, or perhaps a March Past.

First off, the white hose worn by most of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-01-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Bagpipe prices c1950

I checked, Highland Bagpipe Makers has a 1973 Hugh MacPherson price list, half engraved silver and half ivory is 215 Pounds.

In 1973 the Pound-to-USD exchange rate varied quite a bit, but indeed...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-28-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: This is driving me nuts - mouth-blown pitch vs. pipe-blown pitch

Seems to me you have two different things going on, two different issues

1) mouth-blowing a chanter at the same pressure you blow in the bag

2) getting a chanter to play at 479.

About #1,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-28-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Bagpipe prices c1950

For sure there has been inflation, but the seller says he paid "around $500" for the pipes. I take that to mean the actual dollar amount he paid rather than an adjusted-for-inflation equivalent...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-28-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By pancelticpiper
Bagpipe prices c1950

Just saw this full imitation ivory set on Ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-Grainger-Bagpipes-/292985316789?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276

The seller says he's the original owner and that he paid...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-26-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A New History of the Bagpipes Video

One of my university professors had an incredibly boring monotonous voice. If you listened past his dull voice you were rewarded with quite interesting lectures. That Antiquarian guy has nothing on...
Forum: Music 02-26-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Piper's Version Amazing Grace

Here is Judy Collin's version of Amazing Grace (tune: NEW BRITAIN variant) that the Royal Scots Greys/Royal Scots Dragoon Guards copied and recorded for their 1972 album Farewell To The Greys
...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-26-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Flat-soled ghillie brogues?

For sure suffering is not a viable option!

Comfort and foot-health are obviously paramount.

Why on earth wear ghillie-brogue style shoes at all?

They have never been universal, standard,...
Forum: Music 02-26-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Piper's Version Amazing Grace

Keep in mind that Amazing Grace is a hymn, a set of words, not a tune. There is no such tune as "Amazing Grace".

The hymn Amazing Grace has been sung to many tunes over the years, always has...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-22-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Oldest Pipe Bands

Does anybody know about this pipe band?

c1930.

Note the Pipe Major chevrons are upside down.

https://i.imgur.com/dqeJ3Ph.jpg

I don't know if this is the same band. (Chevrons sorted...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-22-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,512
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: 2019 setup, changes?

In 2018 I got a set of 1940s Lawries (from our fellow member Rooklidge) which immediately became my main band-pitch set.

The 2018/2019 setup:

-Begg Standard sheepskin bag
-no MCS
-Moose valve...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-22-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By pancelticpiper
Hagan bagpipes

You don't see Hagan pipes on Ebay very often

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Hagan-Bagpipes-African-Blackwood-Henderson-D-naill/233135826431?hash=item3647fa65ff:g:O~sAAOSwRcZcaE5P:rk:12:pf:0
...
Forum: Music 02-20-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 960
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Searching for tunes with a high B note

There are probably more tunes that need the high B than tunes that don't.

We're just used to the pipes' defective versions.

Scotland the Brave for one! The first note of the 2nd part is high...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers plaid brouche

BTW it's spelled "brooch" and pronounced "broach".

The thing to look for is that the pin itself, the needle-like part, is very sharp and fairly thin.

With a fine needle-sharp pin the threads...
Forum: Competition Results 02-19-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Queen mary results?

BTW Sunday felt more like Scotland than Southern California: rain, chilly, windy. Both days were challenging getting the pipes dialed in.
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