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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-03-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Alt Pibroch down?

Also discussion here:
http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169824

Andrew
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-02-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: First pipe band — any advice?

Joe,

This article might be helpful:
https://www.bagpipejourney.com/articles/joinband.shtml

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 05-07-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Hi All

“Long live, PBC!” :thumb:

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 05-03-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,503
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Famous pipers who, aren’t/weren’t Gold Medalists?

I’ve been waiting, but now I’ll share:
https://www.bagpipejourney.com/articles/whoswho.shtml

There are, no doubt, individuals missing from my list. If anyone can fill in gaps, drop me a note—try...
Forum: In Memoriam 04-27-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Lynn Easton

Condolences, Michael.

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 04-10-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Mostly Retired

Dave, also condolences on the loss of your wife. I'm glad you are doing ok regardless.

Andrew
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-28-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,586
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Drone reed price rise

You see, those reeds were personally played by the Bobs of Balmoral and blessed by St. Pope John Paul II before he died. They were also kissed by the Queen on two separate occasions.

Andrew
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-13-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: How do you know that you ready to teach?

I think it’s a given that an instructor should be able to play all embellishments properly. If they can’t, they have no business teaching. That said, all instructors don’t have to be pro level...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-13-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: How do you know that you ready to teach?

I'd like to double up on what Michael (EquusRacer) said. Being able to change up how you are instructing something so that your student "gets it" is key. Is it slowing it down? Is it showing it to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Off-brand "Bagpipe Trend" set: Lawrie? Pakistani?

See this discussion going on right now:
http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153826

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 01-26-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

Doug, I find your comment ironic. I’ve been sharing articles that I find interesting here for nearly 20 years—it has nothing to do with stirring up anything. BDF is where I continue to choose to have...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

Each to their own, I guess. She seems pretty popular in India . . . maybe I'm part Indian . . .

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 01-23-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

Published this week...
Meet Archy J, India’s First Professional Female Bagpipe Artist
https://in.makers.yahoo.com/meet-archy-j-indias-first-professional-female-bagpiper-artist-030040609.html
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-23-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Bag on 1970 Lawrie pipes?

I suspect the pipes sat idle for quite a while.

Andrew
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-23-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Bag on 1970 Lawrie pipes?

The bag she has is not a synthetic or hybrid. It leaks, but she loves the shape and size so was hoping to figure out the make so she can buy another . . . if the maker is still in business!

Andrew
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-22-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Bag on 1970 Lawrie pipes?

A woman emailed me, saying she was given a set of 1970 Lawries and loves the bag and is wondering what the make of the bag is. The bag is medium gray hide. The bag is original and has no stamps or...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-16-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,903
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

I don't believe the newspaper said anything bad, thank goodness.

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 01-14-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,903
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

Excellent. Good to hear. :thumb:

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,903
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

Well, she is the queen of England, right? Also the queen of a bunch of other areas too though, right?

It'd be like saying the president of California, which while technically correct, would not be...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,903
Posted By Andrew Lenz
World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

World renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School
https://www.heralddemocrat.com/news/20200110/world-renown-bagpiper-coming-to-scott-middle-school

I don't believe I've heard of Don Shannon....
Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,532
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Wedding dilemma

1. Ask the bride.
2. If pipes, ask a friend to pipe instead. I'd walk her up the aisle, no question.
3. Enjoy the experience!

And congratulations! :thumb:

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 12-27-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,938
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Bagpipes in a silent decline?

https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/scotland-must-stop-silent-decline-of-bagpipes-leader-comment-1-5066992

Thoughts?

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,195
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Forum activity levels

Jump in! The water is warm! The only newbies that get into trouble here are the ones that pretend to know more than they do. Like the one that drove off a world-class piper by arguing with him that...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,281
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: PM on the rampage!

Nah, just a discussion starter. (Thank goodness, right?)

Once, I did have a PM make me sit out during a recording after I had a bad drone strike-in . . . it was a tune that I'd won gold medal...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-22-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,281
Posted By Andrew Lenz
PM on the rampage!

You are at band practice. You are standing in the circle. The band strikes in and you hit an early 'E'. The pipe major stops the band. He storms over to you, stares you in the eye for a second, then...
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