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Forum: Piobaireachd 01-20-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By John Dally
Re: Easy introductions to Piobaireachd?

Search Barnaby Brown on YouTube for different resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D16Ezmli-FM

The altpibroch web site has a page with Gaelic pronunciation as well as loads of other...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-06-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By John Dally
Re: Earliest pibroch competition in North America

D.C. Mather won the piping competition at the first Seattle World's Fair in 1909. I'm not sure if it was a piobaireachd competition.
Mather was in Seattle at the same time as John Ironside, a...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-04-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By John Dally
Re: Nigel Richard R.I.P

The importance of Nigel's work in pioneering modern Border pipe design and manufacture cannot be understated. He was kind, modest and never put himself above others. He was genuinely devoted to the...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-28-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By John Dally
Re: Ceol Sean Down?

Is it too late to do this?
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-27-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By John Dally
Re: Question about this interesting "open" crunluath

Rab Wallace made a vague comment in the last PS "Talk Piobaireachd" session, which was led by Jack Lee, about the way Donald MacLeod played his crunluaths later in life. I gathered they were...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-14-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,496
Posted By John Dally
Re: Roddy MacLeod launches “Hebridean” range of Pipes

Robert Reid, the Northumbrian small pipe maker and innovator, was an umbrella maker.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Reid_(pipemaker)
Forum: Music 12-04-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,994
Posted By John Dally
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

Go to the sources:

https://www.piobaireachd.co.uk/what-is-piobaireachd

https://www.altpibroch.com

https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/musicfiles/manuscripts/allanmacdonald/
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-29-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By John Dally
Piobaireachd Society concert on line

The online Piobaireachd Society concert just concluded, and it was a great show. The performances were are all superb, played on fantastic bagpipes. I don't know if it will be available for...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,653
Posted By John Dally
Re: Gordon Walker

Good advice. You could lead by example.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,653
Posted By John Dally
Re: Gordon Walker

We can always count you, Adam, to tell us what's what.



Someone does. There's always a good reason for it, and it's appreciated.



If that isn't clear by now it never will be. Just...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-09-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,984
Posted By John Dally
Re: 1950's Robertsons

VERY interesting. I had no idea which was which, but the second recording sounded like the sort of tone I'm looking for. All three samples are very pleasing, but I just prefer number 2. It's...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,653
Posted By John Dally
Re: Gordon Walker

It seems a feature of Dunsire that some moderators, who have the power to block people and close threads, prefer to comment on the waywardness of some people and threads rather than quietly take...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-06-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By John Dally
Re: What IYO is the best piobaireachd teaching package or book

The Piping Centre offers on line teaching. Even the best books can only take you so far. There are so many subtleties you can easily go astray without a teacher.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-03-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,207
Posted By John Dally
Re: Baritone, ugh!

A baritone, or alto, should be so well integrated with the other drones that you almost don't hear it. It should really only enhance the harmonics and not stick out. You should also be able to tune...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-03-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By John Dally
Re: Pipe Major Evan MacRae's memoir?

I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-02-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,496
Posted By John Dally
Re: Roddy MacLeod launches “Hebridean” range of Pipes

It would be interesting to see how the different "endorsement" designs differ from each other and other designs in the manufacturers' line up in detail.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-02-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By John Dally
Pipe Major Evan MacRae's memoir?

Did PM Evan MacRae's memoir, tentatively entitled OVER THE CHINDWIN TO LOCHABER, ever make it into print. Google revealed nothing.
Forum: Competition Results 11-02-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By John Dally
Re: Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2020

It would be impolite to hijack the thread further, but with regard to the seminal work of Kilberry those interested in recent research would do well to read William Donaldson's books on the subject,...
Forum: Competition Results 11-01-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By John Dally
Re: Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2020

Stuart's performances are always flawless and musical, and the sound of his bagpipe is always fantastic.
I didn't know he is a piano turner by trade.
Forum: Competition Results 10-31-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By John Dally
Re: Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2020

So many incredible performances! Jack's piobaireachd was fantastic. Angus MacColl's MMSSRR was outstanding.
Forum: Music 10-30-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By John Dally
Re: Name that nameless tune

The first tune is "George Johnston" by James Barrie of Vancouver Island. Is that the tune you were curious about? It's in A LIFETIME OF COMPOSITIONS, a collection of tunes made by James and his...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-29-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By John Dally
Re: Time management as a multi-instrumentalist

Does anyone here use one of the "Piper's Journal" to help manage their time and goals? What's in them that can't be done using a bullet journal or other time management tool?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-29-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By John Dally
Re: Willie McCallum Custom bag vs. Gandy Bag

Another thing to consider is that Willie is a bit larger than Bruce. How much does each individual's size factor into the design?

After being a little frustrated with how much seasoning the...
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-28-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,559
Posted By John Dally
Re: Need advice to help with a decision on GHB

Good on McCallum for standing by their product.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-28-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By John Dally
Re: Willie McCallum Custom bag vs. Gandy Bag

Aren't they significantly different in shape and material? Correct me if I'm wrong (I have only played the Willie bag). Isn't the Gandy bag only available as a swan neck sheepskin? The Willie bag...
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