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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-16-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,000
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: New Ceol chanter?

I've done some playing on the Ceol now.

What I did today was to take a Megarity reed that's been dialed in on my MK3 for a while now, reliable and steady, and stick it in the Ceol.

Each...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-16-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,069
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

Do you have the bore and mouthpiece specs of those blowpipes? The ones I didn't already post the specs of, that is.

When I measured my various blowpipes the other day I found out that my...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-16-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,266
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Vintage Lawrie Sporran, Patent No 174788, Manufacturer

Sorry reviving this thread because one of these RG Lawrie sporrans with the Patent 174788 stamps is up on Ebay now.

Here's the back of it. I don't think I've seen a sporran with three different...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-14-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,573
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: New Armstrong bagpipes?

Thanks for the review!
Forum: Beer Tent 11-14-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Military etiquette?

Interesting to see what Wiki says...

"In the United States, civilians may salute the U.S. flag by placing their right hand over their heart or by standing at attention during the playing of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-14-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,069
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

The last several days here in SoCal have been around 10%.

I'm sort of in the middle of the blowpipe issue.

1) On the one hand the pipes are a musical instrument. The purpose of every component...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-13-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

If form follows function, a March (if true to the idiom) would be played at a good typical marching tempo.

Here The Atholl And Breadalbane Gathering is played for marching at around 102 BPM
...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Military etiquette?

First, as a civilian who has piped at hundreds of military funerals I thank the military and former military who have contributed to this thread. It's nice to have things clarified.

I've always...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,388
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

Our band is playing at the USS Iowa at 1100. Just can't do the 0600 thing!

BTW on this day 100 years ago the battle was far from over for my grandfather. He had been listed as MIA for five months,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Drone tuning trouble

Clodhopper, for under $200 you can pick up a great-playing modern poly chanter which will solve your drone tuning issue.

Patrick has a thorough review of a number of top chanters currently on the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Drone tuning trouble

I really like the Braw Tuner phone app for tuning chanters.

For your purpose, to get a basic idea of where your chanter and drones are tuning at, an ordinary tuning app like the Plano Tuner might...
Forum: Music 11-06-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Christmas Carols for Bagpipes

Tannenbaum of course exceeds the range of the GHB.

As with any such tune, there are multiple ways of compressing for the limited range of the pipes.

1) You can put the tune in a range where...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-04-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,573
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: New Armstrong Bagpipes?

Now over a year has passed since this thread, and I'm reviving it because by now I'm sure that more Bob Dunsire members have experience with the Chris Armstrong pipes.

Now people have had time to...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-03-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Inverness pipers 1894 pic

I still like it!

https://i.imgur.com/07Sqesi.jpg
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 11-02-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,178
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: videos that give you chills

This is my favourite Amazing Grace of all. For one thing it uses a tune other than the oft-heard NEW BRITAIN.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmFKZmcGAW0
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 11-02-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,178
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: videos that give you chills

Wow that is amazing. There's nothing quite like the human voice singing with the pipes.

Those are my greatest "chills" videos, singing with the pipes. Up around the top is this- she has the voice...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 11-02-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,178
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: videos that give you chills

I studied Bulgarian gaida for a year under a master player and teacher, and I can tell you there's nothing random about it. It's every bit as difficult as the most difficult Highland pipe music to...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-02-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Inverness pipers 1894 pic

What struck me is that there are at least five pipers wearing the uniform of The Black Watch.

And that the civilian long hair sporrans lack tassels :thumb:
Forum: Side / Snare 11-01-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Question from a piper

Good point and fair enough.

I tend to like pretty much any drumming I hear. It's just that my favourites are the older things.

To me it's not as interesting when the snare drums play exactly...
Forum: Reviews 11-01-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Review: Fusion Bagpipe Case

In general I much prefer informational YouTube videos to not have background music.

I might not be alone- we're all musicians here- but I have a problem in general with background music because I...
Forum: Reviews 10-31-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Review: Fusion Bagpipe Case

Yes that's something pipers in the old days didn't have to account for, the extra bulk of bags having zippers, collars, MCS cannisters, and so forth.

I just have sheepskin and Gannaway with none...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By pancelticpiper
Gillanders on eBay?

These just came up. The starting bid is very low, the condition is amazing.

Strange that it has the typical Pakistani cords... it makes me wonder.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,389
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Backpack style pipe case

It came out very well, thanks!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Better than either is a narrated video, for getting a clear idea of how something works.

The one thing that...
Forum: Reviews 10-30-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Review: Fusion Bagpipe Case

Thanks for the video!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Better than either is a narrated video, for getting a clear idea of how something works.

The one thing that surprises me is...
Forum: Forum Related 10-30-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Automatic logout?

Suddenly today it was automatically logging me out repeatedly: I logged in, then when I went to reply in a thread it informed me I must be logged in to do so, I logged in again but when my reply was...
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