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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Goodwill Find

I've seen bottles of Bagtight made by Scott’s Highland Services of Ontario with the same label. Rob Mathieson's Pipe Box shop in Aberdeen used to sell them in the 90's, along with the Bagpipe Bore...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-24-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Bagpipes Galore practice pipes?

I had a set once, but bear in mind this was quite a few years ago, more than a decade. The drones were simple lengths of brass tubing with what looked like some form of heat shrink plastic around...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-24-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Samhain Bagpipes?

I was just thinking that Tam o' Shanter is set in Ayr, well into the lowlands and far from the Highlands. The poem was also written in the last quarter of the 1700's, and we have an unambiguous image...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-22-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Samhain Bagpipes?

Tam o' Shanter by Burns was often read at Hallowe'en when I was at school in Aberdeenshire. It features Auld Nick piping at the witches coven, but I'd lay odds they'd be bellows pipes.

Nowadays...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-21-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,131
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Who invented the bagpipes?

General consensus? I have studied bagpipe history for decades, I made a BBC programme on the history of the bagpipe, where I spent weeks interviewing people in Ireland, I work in a museum that has...
Forum: Music 08-17-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,004
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Castle Dangerous - story behind the tune?

Yes, that's definitely a KOSB badge and glengarry.
Forum: Music 08-17-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,004
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Castle Dangerous - story behind the tune?

I always wondered what the story was behind that book. It was published by Motherwell Council, his local authority. Can't recall that happening with any other pipe books.
Forum: Music 08-16-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,711
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: YT Copyright Claim - Castle Dangerous

Yep. I was in a guitar band in the 80's, made several albums, got paid, band broke up, end of. CDs came out albums reissued, got paid more royalties than I ever made on the vinyl. Streaming started...
Forum: Music 08-15-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,711
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: YT Copyright Claim - Castle Dangerous

I can tell you how it works in the UK. All bands that compete in major competitions/military tattoos over here that are televised or broadcast on radio have their set lists recorded and collated by a...
Forum: Music 08-15-2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,711
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: YT Copyright Claim - Castle Dangerous

It's more likely that the OP has been caught up in an algorithm used by YouTube or Orchard Music/Orchard Enterprises. By disputing the claim, the OP might be lucky enough to deal with a human being...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: 20mm Drone/Stock Bores - 4,000 year old link to measurements

For those that believe them to be musical instruments, there are 3 schools of thought.
1. That they are part of an organ where the wind is provided by a bag, similar to the kind the emperor Nero is...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-24-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: The Sheepwife

Yes, for some content it is. Forum members have previously posted links here that just initiate a black screen with Video Not Available In Your Country for me.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-23-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Battle of Waterloo tune history

The first part certainly has strong similarities to the tune variously known as Bonaparte Crossing The Alps/Bonaparte’s March/Boney's March, which in turn has similarities to the possibly older...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-19-2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Smallpipe Drone Tuning

Depends what options the pipemaker offers. My set was made by Ross Calderwood.
My bass drone can tune to G, A and B if you put the tenor top on the bass, C if you remove the bass centre section....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-18-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,131
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Who invented the bagpipes?

The only thing accurate about it is the illustration, which clearly is NOT a bagpipe.
Forum: Music 06-21-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Looking for information on a tune The Gathering of the Clans

Gathering of the Clans or “The True Gathering of the Clans” is the alternate name for the piobaireachd Cogath Na Sith, War or Peace.

Here's a link to a PDF of it in Gesto's collection.
...
Forum: Music 06-21-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Leprechaun & Butterfly Slow Air - The Rogues

PRS Database shows it was composed by Lars Sloan, registered in Texas.
That makes it likely that it's the Texan piper Lars Sloan who also happens to be in The Rogues. You could try contacting him...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-05-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,349
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Kintail gone or not?

There's been several threads on Kintail , going back to the early 2000's.

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161355&highlight=kintail
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-31-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Alt Pibroch down?

The site's owner and main author, Dr. J. David Hester, passed away in September last year.
Forum: Music 05-30-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Seeking "Rogue's March" for GHB

It hadn't occurred to me to look on Wikipedia for sheet music, but, yes, that's it, and you are correct, it can be transposed up one note giving a C# and F#. Thanks.
Forum: Music 05-30-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Seeking "Rogue's March" for GHB

There is more than one tune by that name, and many names for that tune. Probably the easiest one is the version in the 1817 army fife book, but it requires a C natural, although it's also recorded as...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-28-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Swayne lowland pipes

Yep, that's Bill Telford, I've heard those pipes in person several times, great sound.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-25-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,654
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: perceptions on horse hair

As someone who is descended from ordinary rural highlanders and has photos of them dating back to the 1870's, I respectfully have to disagree. Apart from time spent in Highland regiments, none of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-18-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Reference to bagpipes in poem "The Battle of Flodden"?

This poem has been much discussed. There are 4 editions. Various people far more skilled than I place them between 1643 to 1650, over a hundred years after the the Battle of Flodden.

Shawms are a...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-03-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,654
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: perceptions on horse hair

Fantastic Keith, thank you. A strong link to the clothes being bought to impress the Londoners. The painting has been on display on loan for a long time, naturally I'm delighted it's now museum...
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