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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-28-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Lochie
Re: Question about Smallpipe reeds

Ezeedrone reeds have a strong reputation in the GHB world, and I have used them in the past. Dont just now, as there are a lot of other options available and I have found my preferred set up....
Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Lochie
Re: Aluminum ring on Chanter?

Mine too, still have it....tastes awful when you put it in your mouth. The mouth piece is the same wood as the body.
It's now 40 years old, and still alive.
It now has a place of honour in my band...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-05-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,591
Posted By Lochie
Re: Your 2019 setup?

I'm using Colin Maclellan's reeds since he helped design the chanter. I've also played a Husk reed in it as well with good result.
Hovers around 476 in the winter, and will go up to 480 under very...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-05-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,591
Posted By Lochie
Re: Your 2019 setup?

I've also been working with an Ayrfire Pipe Chanter for a year now, and I must say I'm very happy with it. I think it will be my go to chanter for now on. Certainly for band work, and if there's any...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-28-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Lochie
Re: Any Key of A practice chanters aside from the ES Chanter?

I have a Cowal, never tried to put it at 440 even though it's supposed to be able to go there. Perhaps I'll give it a try.
It's a gorgeous PC, and my favourite for travel since it's short, but with...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-17-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,525
Posted By Lochie
Re: Tunes for a new smallpiper

Unless the design has changed recently, it's a standard length blowpipe with a very long mouthpiece, complete with a standard issue flapper valve. Me and many other pipers I know, have sawed an inch...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-17-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Lochie
Re: Hair sporran length

Possibly not a hard and fast rule, more of a guideline due to the different sizes of the soldiers.
I was in the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa.
The soldiers and NCOs wore a slightly smaller and...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-11-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,856
Posted By Lochie
Re: Thick People

Almost all my gigs are in Canada, and I don't recall too many weird requests, most people know they want a piper, but leave it to me to choose the appropriate music.
Nobody has ever asked me to...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-11-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Lochie
Re: "Those Bloody Kilts" new book

Thanks for posting.
I look forward to getting a copy.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-09-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,525
Posted By Lochie
Re: tunes for a new smallpiper

A very nice pipe you've ordered, I've owned 3, still own one, and it's one of my favourites.
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shores comes to mind, as does the Mingulay Boat Song. There are many that fit and...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-08-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,843
Posted By Lochie
Re: Tunes with Great Stories Behind Them?

The Phantom Piper of Corrieyairack - Piobaireachd
A very cool story...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-05-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Lochie
Re: Valuation

Yup, I have an antique wooden pipe case with a brass handle that holds them perfectly.
I'm always astonished at how small pipe cases were 100 years ago, but then again they carried around a lot less...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-04-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Lochie
Re: Valuation

I've owned several. Generally worth a little less, but not a lot. Slightly less useful, but also slightly more scarce.
I've found that if you substitute a full sized chanter stock, it will take a...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-03-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Lochie
Re: Piping tuition in Edinburgh (august)

Not necessarily instruction, but a valuable learning experience none the less...
The Piobaireachd Society is hosting a showcase of piobaireachd on August 11 in the old part of Edinburgh
I hope to...
Forum: Music 05-29-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,305
Posted By Lochie
Re: Movie tune in Hyena Road

Correct Phil, it is not Raglan, nor is it Flowers of the forest.
The movie is on Netflix for those that have a membership. Right at the end.
I don't recognize it at all, and I've played pipes for...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-22-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By Lochie
Re: Conditioning an old leather bag

Whenever I'm tuning my band's drones, I can always tell who's using a leather bag, with airtight....
Not so many of them around anymore.
But since I've been at this game so long, I simply choose to...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-19-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Lochie
Re: Practice Chanter Reeds

For me ?
Walsh PC with water trap, with a Walsh Reed......done.
I have others, which I like and use...but anything past 20 minutes...I'm using the Walsh, or regretting not using it...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-16-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By Lochie
Re: Smallpipes & Whistle

Thanks very much guys, a D whistle it shall be.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-15-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By Lochie
Smallpipes & Whistle

The recent chat about added keys to smallpipes got me thinking about the opportunities such instruments provide for an expanded range of tunes.
It also got me thinking that maybe a whistle would...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-03-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,335
Posted By Lochie
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-03-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,207
Posted By Lochie
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

Hmmm, yes.
Once had a disgruntled judge point out that my setting wasn't what's in Scots Guards.
Probably because I did not take it from that book, i happen to own many more....
Oh well, i still...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,714
Posted By Lochie
Re: Learning Tunes By Ear

Thanks very much Tim!
I very much enjoyed them both.
I used to be a slave to the dots, but I've found that using my ears as much as my eyes is paying dividends. If I can't sing it in my head, no...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-24-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,256
Posted By Lochie
Re: SSPs with keys?

I have 4 sets of smallpipes, one of which is made by Kinnear and is in the key of C.
It's my only set that has keys, one for C Nat and the other for high B.
It's a gorgeous instrument, but I will...
Forum: Music 04-05-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By Lochie
Re: Which book(s) would it be?

I have over 125 books, mostly because I enjoy collecting them.
If I had to start over again due to a fire, I'd be content with Donald MacLeod's collection bound into one book, which I have, and a...
Forum: Bass Sections 03-31-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Lochie
Re: Pipe Major Seeks Advice

Appreciate the leads,
Thanks much!
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