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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-25-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,696
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

Original lead vocalist for AC/DC. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Scott
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,327
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Forum: Beer Tent 05-29-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,928
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: when to say farewell....

At 74 I still want to play every day. Arthritis and all. But... I no longer play GHB. SSPs and whistle and with a great group of friends of all ages. I limit my playing time because the sore paws...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-17-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,498
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Yanny or Laurel?

I can hear both. It depends on which system I'm listening through although through my Bose noise cancelling earbuds I hear both depending on which way I turn my head...:shrug: Not really. With the...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,403
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Well known pipers who play easy reeds?

Jack lee. After having a go on his pipes about 15 years ago, I spent a ton of time trying to get the lightness of his reeds matched with his great sound on my own pipes. The talent part was never a...
Forum: Music 02-23-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Gary West Galician?

All it says in the title on the sheet I have from Gary is "Galician March #1" Trad. Galicia, from Gary West.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-25-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,701
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Bagpipediscs.com no longer bagpipediscs.com......

Spelling is one thing. Over use of ellipses on the other hand...:mad:
Forum: Beer Tent 02-24-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,479
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Phones in Scotland

Scot, if your iPhone is unlocked, just go to the nearest EE shop and they will fit a sim that will work and set it up. We've done this the last two trips over and so far was simpler than any others...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-27-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: 150th Confederation Band this July in Calgary

This link will give you the info you need.

Calgary Stampede Pipe Band (http://www.bcpipers.org/2016/11/calgary-stampede-call-for-pipers-and-drummers/)
Forum: Competing Pipers 04-01-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,574
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Competition in your 30s

I had to take my shoes and socks off to figure this out, but, in 2003 I moved out of the cover of the BCPA's adult grade and into Gr. 2. There I was, 58 years old, competing with kids that barely...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,510
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Piping and Arthritis

This has been the case for me for many years now. Back before it was banned Vioxx was what helped me to the state where there was no pain.

Since then, I have tried just about every type of drug,...
Forum: Forum Related 11-19-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,603
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Banner dot

I put that in on day one to see if anyone was paying attention. It took 14 years.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-18-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,439
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Like a Joke Come to Life

Nah. That's our form of lullaby music. Puts anyone to sleep.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-16-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,439
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Like a Joke Come to Life

Up here we just use Bieber music. Drives everyone out.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Veterans & Remembrance Day, November 11th

I did my first Remeberance Day service in 1956. Since then I have played at services in eight or nine towns and cities across Canada and missed only two years up until 2012. All kinds of weather in...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-25-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,637
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: 79th Foot square-toe spats?


As an ex member of the Canadian Black Watch, we were told that is a notch taken from the front of the spats and added to the heel. It was done in...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,664
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: A ridiculous gathering

At this years Bellingham Games they were lacking a D/M so, massed bands marched onto the field played their way to the end, counter marched and went all the way down and out the way they came in....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-17-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,804
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: All 3 drones?

I play ssps that have four drones. The alto and bari can be tuned to E or D. Often I tune one E the other D. This makes it simple to switch. In sessions I stick to the tenor and bass in A. The bass...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-05-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Officially signed up to compete

Man, what's the rush? I played for 48 years before competing solo... Just couldn't get that birl to work.:grin:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-10-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: New bag for BP....

I have tried four different bags on my SSP/BP and finally found the "Right" one for me from EJ Jones (http://piperjones.com/). It's a new design for him, Cowhide bag with a swan neck. It would depend...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-28-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Customer service at its finest.

I had a set of SSPs made by EJ Jones last March. I was very happy with the result from the start but out of the blue EJ phoned me a month or so ago to ask how they were going and said he also wanted...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-31-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Problem Repeating Bars

Your code is missing the "Start of part with repeats" Markup under staff formatting. Why this is only affecting the second part I can't fathom but once you add these marks to each part, it seems to...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-20-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,586
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Watching fingers while playing

I also have been to numerous SSP tutorials. All around the table. Sessions after the tutorials are another matter. Since I have never been much good at ear learning, the dots are a must but not for...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,424
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Favorite Place to Play?

Quietly and far, far away.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-09-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,529
Posted By Ken MacKenzie
Re: Strange time related question

But, figuring out what was going wrong is the big thing. Fixing what was wrong will now be a snap. Big words and over analysis don't solve simple problems. Good on ya.

I'm still trying to overcome...
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