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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-11-2018, 04:47 PM
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Posted By J.R.
Looking for examples of old Pakistani catalogs

Does anyone (I'm looking at you OCRichard) happen to have any images of the old Pakistani catalogs from the 80s and 90s - the brittle paper ones from Tango Trading or Geoffrey Enterprises? I'm giving...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-29-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By J.R.
Sealing Boxwood Mounts

I have a set of drones with full boxwood mounts that I suspect have not been sealed. I've read that maritime varnish can be applied to help protect the relatively soft wood and keep it clean. Anyone...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-29-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,478
Posted By J.R.
Re: Estimated total pipers worldwide?

Make a sheepskin pipe bag that doesn't require seasoning and sell if for $25. They'll come to you.
Forum: Heads Up 08-28-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By J.R.
Looking for a snare to accompany in NYC on 9/13

Looking for a snare to accompany me at a show in NYC (lower east side; Clinton St) on 9/13 at around 7. I need about a minute of accompaniment for a 6/8 (with roll off).. Play in street clothes - I...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-24-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,692
Posted By J.R.
Re: Is the Worlds killing the pipe band world?

Dan, I think that comment is pretty fire retardant, at least in my experience. :thumb: There are some thin skins in the pipe band world, and not just on the drum heads.

I don't think there's...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,692
Posted By J.R.
Re: Is the Worlds killing the pipe band world?

I've been following this thread with some interest. I think it's worth putting time and energy into cultivating top flight bands in the US, even if not everyone is going to play with them. A lot of...
Forum: Competition Results 08-22-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By J.R.
Re: So... how about the Worlds?!?

The Dunedin scores are... whoa! Considered alongside their Maxville result, I think it can be argued that they're knocking on the door of Gr 1. Without knowing much about them (and suppressing my...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-17-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By J.R.
Re: Highland Circus fairylore small pipes, questions.

You might want to track down Matt Farrigan, the creator of the pipes. Iím not sure if heís on social media, but his son Kenny plays with the Schenectady Pipe Band (I think).

I played a set for a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-08-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By J.R.
Re: Value/Buying Advice for RG Hardie Pipes

I remember playing one of his his chanters (with metal soles I think?) in a band maybe 10 or 15 years ago, and I think they had been turned some time before I showed up. As I recall, they were pretty...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-04-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By J.R.
Alternative to Garvie Session Pipes

I know there are a few used sets of Garvin session pipes floating around, but Iím curious if there are similar mouth blown ďborderĒ style sets on the market, preferably under $1500.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-10-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,857
Posted By J.R.
Re: Interesting eBay auction

I remember being a kid and getting those rice-paper catalogs from Sialkot and being blown away by the prospect of scoring "actual" silver and ivory pipes for $100 or a kilt for $25. I imagined...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-21-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,967
Posted By J.R.
Re: New EUSPBA grade 5 for solos

Over the last 30 years or so I've played in a few unsanctioned contests within the confines of the EUSPBA and they were all judged by competent judges and used standard rules (like tune type, timing,...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-20-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,967
Posted By J.R.
Re: New EUSPBA grade 5 for solos

Hot take. Personally, I think it depends on the event. I've played at a few unsanctioned comps over the years, and they all had value, especially when decent players were involved. Even if the field...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,357
Posted By J.R.
Re: Gift pipes - what would YOU do?

I'm with McSwegen - it's not like the guy who was gifted them did anything wrong. If he, like many of us, likes to change up pipes every few years, sure - give the family right of first refusal when...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-19-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By J.R.
Re: Simon Hope Smallpipes

Have you checked out David Daye's Penny Chanter page? He has a link to a short video demonstrating bellows (and bag) making. I also found this tutorial on youtube:...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-29-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 70
Posted By J.R.
WTB: Garvie Session Pipes in A

Looking for a set of (playing) Garvie Session Pipes in A.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-12-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By J.R.
FS: Banton A/C Smallpipes - $2200

I have a set of exceptional Banton bellows-blown smallpipes (2012) in mesquite with nickel and horn mounts for sale. They're 4 drone pipes with A and C chanters (both with split stocks) and an extra,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-05-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By J.R.
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

I've seriously considered going to both The Pipers Gathering and Carideas in the past, and while I am much closer to both than people living out west, it's still hard for a car-less city dweller to...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-19-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By J.R.
Curious listing on eBay

Anybody see this? Some red flags popped up, if not for the set then definitely the listing.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-09-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By J.R.
FS: Shepherd poly chanter w/sole - $125

Selling a Shepherd (Mk3 I believe) poly pipe chanter. Very good condition, nice sweet tone and extremely easy to reed.

$125 US plus shipping.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-31-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By J.R.
Bellows bother

I'm playing a set of smallpipes that I believe are powered by Hope bellows. The problem I'm having is that the tube connecting bag to bellows usually pops out of the block built into the bellows at...
Forum: Reviews 03-31-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 784
Posted By J.R.
Ted Anderson Hemp

I'd been having a hard time finding the right hemp for small pipe drones. The yellow stuff I usually used for highland pipes was too thick and various threads tended to come unbound, even with...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-16-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By J.R.
Re: Smallpipes + Choir

Hopping on to add another recommendation for ANY of Tim Cummings' books. I wish a band would build a medley around his Appalachian tunes.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-14-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,633
Posted By J.R.
Re: When did Scottish Smallpipes first appear?

What was practice chanter technology like 100 - 200 years ago? It seems like a no-brainer to build a bagpipe around a practice chanter. It's certainly something most GHB players probably toyed with...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,101
Posted By J.R.
Re: How do the Scots pronounce "Gillanders"?

You might not be a grammaticist, but that was one of the most informative posts I've read on the boards in a while!
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