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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-17-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Barry Shears
SSP concert

check out the Upper Potomac Piping weekend SSP concert from last night

https://youtu.be/ObpMV8LcY7s
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-10-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Info on MacPherson pipers

Aad, Sorry I don't have anything to add to your MacPhersons at this time. My plate is pretty full with discovering just who these old pipers were, where and when they came from and if anything...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-08-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Info on MacPherson pipers

Thanks for the offer Lochie. It would be nice see what info he has. After raiding S MacNeill's paper on the pub society web pages, it appears there were two MacPheroson families who supplied pipers...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-07-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Info on MacPherson pipers

Thanks Jim and Roddy. I will check out the piob. soc. link too. I came cross a MacPherson piper in the late 19th century in PEI who said he was piper to Cluny MacPherson for 17 years before...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-07-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Barry Shears
Info on MacPherson pipers

Hello, Everyone
I was reading a bit on bagpipe news about Angus MacPherson and his wife (of the march Inveran and the reel Mrs MacPherson of Inveran fame) and in the interview with Dr John...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-24-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: History of the practice chanter?

The practice chanters were known as feadan in Nova Scotia too, and many folks in local communities could make a chanter from young maple or one of the other young trees available, even if they...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-05-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Barry Shears
Earliest pibroch competition in North America

Hi Folks,
I was wondering if any one knows of when the earliest pibroch or ceol mor competitions were held in North America. San Francisco had a vibrant piping scene in the 1870s but the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-03-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Archival recordings now included

Matt if you are referring to the Gathering of the Clans Vol. 1 some of the older tunes were taken from Glens but most of the other tunes were arranged by me for the pipes drawing on what some...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-29-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Archival recordings now included

Thanks Guys,
Matt, There very few published books of pipe music brought from Scotland since most couldn't read music. MacDonald Gunn and Mackay , and later the Glens drew from similar oral...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-24-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By Barry Shears
Archival recordings now included

Hello all,
I wanted to let everyone know about recent additions to my web site
https://capebretonpiper.com/

check out archival performances by Alex Currie, Joe Hughie MacIntyre and his brother...
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-26-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,363
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Your first piobaireachd and who taught you it

MacCrimmon will never return. I tried teaching myself that one and then I moved on to The Desperate Battle of the Birds, and ordered a tuition tape from Donald Macleod. From then on it was mostly...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-11-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Canmore bag size?

As far as I can see the blue rubber stopper in the end of the tube, may have rubbed the inside of the bag creating a small hole . Why the stitching leaks so bad is anyone's guess. Perhaps it is used...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-11-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Canmore bag size?

I have two medium size canmore bags that I am quite happy with. I bought a canmore hybrid bag medium late last year but the bag leaked after 6 months. Come to think of it , improbably started to leak...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-14-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By Barry Shears
Angus Macmillan Fraser recording and history

Hello,
I was wondering if anyone out there had a good recording of Angus MacMilan Fraser's 78 rpm record they would like to give me? Fraser was from Lost River Quebec, but sent most of his adult...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-02-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,572
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Funeral music in North America

Thanks to everyone who viewed the article on funeral music , almost 500 readers from around the world. There is another article up there now dealing with funeral customs among the Gaels of Nova...
Forum: Music 06-21-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Looking for information on a tune The Gathering of the Clans

Oh Perfect Adam, I thought I remembered seeing it somewhere, but I couldn't find the alternative title in Glens either so I started to wonder if I had it wrong. I have never been through Gestos....
Forum: Music 06-21-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Barry Shears
Looking for information on a tune The Gathering of the Clans

Hi everyone, back to the well of information that is Dunsire,
Co-vid19 gives one plenty of time for more research and writing so here goes
I was researching early pipers in Prince Edward Island...
Forum: Music 06-05-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By Barry Shears
Tune history for slow march "Good Bye"

Hi everyone, I am going through a stack of music I have collected over the past 40 years , working toward a Volume 3 of Play it Lie You Sing It and I came across a slow march with our a composer's...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-05-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,572
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Funeral music in North America

Not sure about the link, it seems to work for some and not others. I must confess to having a similar problem with some readers when i posted the link on the FB page, but the problem corrected...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-04-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,572
Posted By Barry Shears
Funeral music in North America

Hi Everyone,
Just a heads up to let you know about a recently published article on funeral music. Thanks to everyone on the forum who contributed to my post on funeral music a few months ago. I was...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-03-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Macrimmon shall never return author

You can build on Virginia's research with my own field work (and that of a few others from the 1950s) in Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia. I have included more information about the melody and...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-01-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Macrimmon shall never return author

Lots of variations for this tune( in the ceol mr tradition and the pibroch song genre), and stories surrounding the circumstances of its composition. The light music setting most heard nowadays...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-01-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By Barry Shears
Early piping and fiddle competitions in Britain

Hello,
I just had an opportunity to view several piping and violin medals from the 1890s and two were presented buy two organizations I am not familiar with, so hence my inquiry . Has anyone ever...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-23-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,554
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: old pipes in the seaforth museum

Thanks,
I was hoping someone had his email address. I checked out the museum on line and he is not listed as being on staff.
Barry
Forum: Beer Tent 02-18-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By Barry Shears
Advice on recording from a 78 or wax cylinder

Hello Everyone,
Can anyone help me with advice on making copies of a recording on 78 rpm record or wax cylinder recordings? In the case of the wax recording, I tried using my phone placed close to...
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