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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-08-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Case for Smallpipes

Thought I would post an update - I visited our local independent music shop and found a gently used Bobelock featherlite viola case for a reasonable price. I extracted one of the inner pieces used to...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-25-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Case for Smallpipes

Thanks to all of you for the suggestions!
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-24-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By TrailingDrone
Case for Smallpipes

Any suggestions for a case for smallpipes?


Ideally I would like to find one that will accommodate a set with the drones left in the stock. In this case I would add padding so the drones do not...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-21-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,695
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Tunes for a new smallpiper

You asked about Hector the Hero - that works very well with your drones tuned to A and E.


There are some outstanding printed arrangements available from Tim Cummings at Birchen Music -...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-23-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,142
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Grrrr. Pipe failure at memorial service!

I'm so sorry this happened but I suspect that folks were understanding.

It is an interesting fact that there is a lot that can go wrong with a bagpipe. You've got 4 reeds to deal with, a blowpipe,...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-02-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,757
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: What other instruments do you play?

(French) horn.

It's funny, no one ever asks for a French horn at a funeral.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,837
Posted By TrailingDrone
Forum: Beer Tent 03-05-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,837
Posted By TrailingDrone
Piper at the Billy Graham funeral

Does anyone know the identity of the piper at Billy Graham's funeral last week?

That was a beautiful service.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,177
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: It's Been a Decade, any Hints on Getting Back in Piping?

You should get in touch with the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums, http://www.capd-online.com/ . Their PM is a well known local instructor and teaches pipes for a living.

I would hold off on...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-12-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By TrailingDrone
FS: MacLellan A440 (Bb) Poly Chanter - $150

This is a poly chanter pitched at an orchestral Bb. Perfect if you need to play with a church organ or a wind ensemble.

$150 including shipping within continental US.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-11-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,288
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: U.S. Dept of Homeland Security orders...Bagpipes?

The order even included 14 Sgian Dubhs!
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,283
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Kilt order gone wrong: Suggested Kilt MFR?

I've ordered two kilts from Higgins and have been very pleased. The only caution I'd note, is to not overestimate the required length, b/c if I recall they add an inch.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-31-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Insuring your bagpipes: advice?

Also, I'm not certain it makes sense to insure reeds. The pipes and chanters, definitely.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-31-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Insuring your bagpipes: advice?

Again, I doubt you will be able to get a rider on a homeowner's policy if you are ever paid to perform with the instrument. That's why these riders are not too expensive. If you're a professional,...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-26-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Insuring your bagpipes: advice?

You should be able to find a homeowner insurance company that will offer you an "inland marine policy" attached to your homeowner policy. My wife has one for her oboe (considerably more expensive...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-20-2007, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Yuma Arizona

I received my only speeding ticket near Yuma in 1982! It was between there and Phoenix. I was only going 68 in a 55 :(

I expect they've upped the limits by now.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-21-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 866
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Tuning competency vs level of playing

To some extent, the tuning issue is unique to pipers. Playing a bagpipe in tune is similar to getting an oboe, two clarinets and a tenor sax to play in tune. If we were playing the chanter in the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-20-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,803
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Biblical Bagpipe References

The only verse I know of is Daniel 3:5; the term used is translated as bagpipe in some, but not all, versions of the Bible.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-09-2006, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: checking for air leaks

I would say at least several minutes; otherwise you will be working too hard while playing. When I close off the stocks and inflate my hide bag, there is no discernable air loss after 15 minutes. ...
Forum: In Memoriam 11-09-2006, 10:08 AM
Replies: 437
Sticky: Bob Dunsire
Views: 125,039
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Bob Dunsire

My condolences to his family. What a fine man.
Forum: Music 11-08-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Looking For Advice for 1st Time Wedding Gig

A very well-mannered approach. But to be more clear, he should ask about his remuneration. :)
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 10-11-2006, 05:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,119
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Advice for Teen Piper - Ragged On by Fellow Students

No matter what activity your son chooses, there are going to be other kids who tease. That's the nature of kids (and some adults), unfortunately. The remarks are clearly based in jealously, and as...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 09-11-2006, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Blind Date and Piiper

I wonder what unfortunate experience has led you to such a moronic conclusion. My best guess is that you live in a plastic bubble, and that your single tie to the outside world is a television that...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 09-07-2006, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: So what IS a parochial hack?

Your original email and your response here display considerable tact and class.

Too bad your band isn't closer to Northern Virginia, I'd be interested myself.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 08-29-2006, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By TrailingDrone
Re: Weird harmonics for the common man

The microwave in our office kitchen hums close to concert Bb and in fact sounds like a distant set of (bad) drones. But I still can't help myself when I suddenly start off humming a tune along with...
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