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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-19-2019, 05:50 AM
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

I don't.

It is interesting, the fake "castle" and the paper cutout of the child. We may never know what the story is behind that photo.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-08-2019, 10:30 AM
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

I have been on those pages a bit.

I suppose I was thinking of the mainstream Highland dress one sees in competition.

For sure there are Goth kilts and Punk kilts and Ren Faire kilts, things...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-04-2019, 02:06 AM
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

Well, I'm not sure that they will, at least regarding the clothing of pipers.

Because in Victorian times there was tremendous variety in Highland Dress.

You can see 20 photos of Victorian...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-04-2019, 01:58 AM
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

Thanks for that Barry!

I did want to mention that a couple bandmates of mine, a woman who is a fine fiddler and a man who is an excellent guitar player, were recently in Cape Breton and told me...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-03-2019, 04:24 AM
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

Time for some more photos!

c1860 some of the widest-splayed drones I've seen, and a quite symmetrical bonnet.

https://i.imgur.com/X94y8GP.jpg

Below, c1870 note that striped hose were...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-14-2018, 07:15 PM
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

The all-metal Highland pistols seemed always to be worn in pairs, from the 18th century depictions of Highlanders up to the time when wearing them fell from favour.

They have clips/hooks on the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-04-2018, 04:34 PM
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

Why do Ross and Forsyth have the same strange chanter stock?
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-03-2018, 04:13 PM
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

Yes it's strange. Are these the same pipes? Is this the same piper?

https://i.imgur.com/k1QbMaI.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kQ3ywug.jpg

Andrew Lentz' site says of the lower photo

"Henry...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-03-2018, 04:01 PM
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

I think water-traps go back much further, who knows how long ago. My c1905 Lawries had the water-trap built in: the blowpipe stock was blind-bored, solid across the bottom, with a much narrower hole...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-27-2018, 05:43 PM
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

Yes you don't often see drones that horizontal, but you do often see drones more angled that most pipers do nowadays.

(Note that he has ribbons on his outer tenor that don't go anywhere.)
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-27-2018, 05:48 AM
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

Continuing with some single photos.

This is one of my earliest, mid-19th century. One sees a variety of bonnet sizes and shapes then. That sort of hose appears in many 19th century photos but has...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-27-2018, 05:15 AM
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Pipers in the old days

Due to my closing my Photobucket account all the previous links to my photos are dead.

So for the benefit of those who are interested in such things I thought I would start a thread of vintage...
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