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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

Here's my review of the actual Ackland A-466 (B-Flat) drone reeds: https://youtu.be/CJp8LEjcX88 (spoilers: they are great!)
Forum: Industry News 01-31-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
One Year Anniversary of my YouTube Channel! Free tune download!

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my YouTube channel, and to say thank you to all of you who have supported the channel, I've made my tune "The Kirk of the Highlands" available for free! Links...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-29-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Re: Tuner?

I like BrawTuner for the chanter and Peterson's iStroboSoft for drones. I'll play for a bit with BrawTuner running without looking for a few minutes and then make any needed adjustment (which is...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-27-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
FS: Gallagher uilleann pipes, full set, fully keyed chanter - $9000 OBO

For sale: Full set of Seth Gallagher uilleann pipes (concert D). Mounted in imitation ivory and brass.

Chanter is fully keyed and has stop key. Reeded by Martin Gallen in 2017.
U-shaped bass...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-23-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

I thought your reeds sounded fantastic, and say as much in the video. Of course I want people to see the video, but one of the reasons to is to show off these reeds, even if they are a pre-production...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-21-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

For anyone wanting to hear an older design of Ackland's reeds in modern pipe tuning, take a look here: https://youtu.be/N5hsR9RT_tU
Forum: Beer Tent 01-14-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Re: Winter Storm

A few members of my band are going (Jimmy Love and Sean Flowers), but I don't think they're on the forum here...
Forum: Music 12-15-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Re: Monthly composition thread

Here's my take on it...

https://i.imgur.com/dK4aZhD.png
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-01-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Re: Unboxing a full set of Galloway uilleann pipes!

Thanks for fixing the link, guys!
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-26-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Unboxing a full set of Galloway uilleann pipes!

Had the rare opportunity to unbox a brand new set of Galloway uilleann pipes on camera! A full set made from ebony and mounted in purpleheart and brass. One of the most visually stunning instruments...
Forum: Pipe Bands 11-04-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Re: Band Management Software

My band uses the BAND app (available for iOS and Android). Allows easy syncing with either Google calendar or iOS/iCloud calendars and has a discussion board.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,563
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

Callum Beaumont appeared to be playing silver P. Henderson Heritage pipes and an Infinity blackwood chanter from the photo I saw...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-01-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Carbony Highland Whistle Review - a whistle with highland bagpipe fingering!

I had the chance this week to play and review a Carbony Highland whistle in A, a carbon fiber whistle that uses highland bagpipe fingering. This thing is pretty cool! Even the high G gracenote works...
Forum: Music 09-17-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Re: New 6/8 March: 1,000 Hours

The last line is the same as line 7 (second line of part 3) FWIW...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Unboxing and review of GlenCoe Black Watch e-Chanter

A new Unboxing video! This time featuring the brand new GlenCoe Black Watch e-chanter, a $150 electronic practice chanter that I only heard of recently. It gets a bit dramatic in the middle, but ends...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-29-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 458
A new unboxing video of a Daye set of Uilleann Pipes!

Thoughts folks in this sub-forum may be interested in an unboxing video for a set of David Daye uilleann pipes with his famous penny chanter! Many thanks to fellow forum member Peter Bailey Bagpiper...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Re: Valves in Drone Stocks

I think that's a bit of an over-simplification... There are a lot of options out there and they have different purposes and uses.

1. Elastic band valves: These are the most numerous, but my...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Re: Valves in Drone Stocks

Depends on the valves, as there are many on the market and function differently...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,205
Re: Pelican cases

As I shared in the most recent post on these Pelican cases, here is my review on the Pelican 1510 case: https://youtu.be/q4_q2wbT4s0

Spoiler: I think they're great!
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Re: Pelican 1510 Configuration

My review on the Pelican 1510 case: https://youtu.be/q4_q2wbT4s0

Spoilers: I think it's the best overall case available at the moment for bagpipes!
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-05-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Re: Skype lesson fees

$50 Canadian for an hour seems rather low, but I would guess it's market dependent. In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I am not aware of any music instructor (not specifically bagpipes mind you) charging...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-30-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Digital breakdown of "Scotland the Brave"

I've been working on reverse-engineering the the exact length of the gracenotes and such in our embellishments for sometime and think I've cracked the code! In my video here, I take a look at...
Forum: Music Groups 07-28-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,368
Re: Celtic multi-instrumentalists?

Depends on the set/show... Primarily highland pipes, with a bit of whistle and flute at the moment (1 per set or so). A few years ago, I had 1-2 uilleann pipe songs per set and 2-3 whistle/flute...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-24-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Video/exercise sheet for learning Low A, B, grip to C

New technique video! All about the A, B, grip to C sequence that starts so many of our tunes. Also introducing a new digital bagpipe MIDI example to help demonstrate the specific timing of this...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-24-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Re: New video/exercise sheet for learning Heavy D throws

Apologies for the delay in responding; just saw this question today. I used the program Amazing Slow Downer to analyze several tracks from Willie McCallum, Jack Lee, and James McGillivray from their...
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