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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-06-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Pipes of War - published 1920

There is a paperback reprint of the book, unfortunately with only black-and-white illustrations (Uckfield, East Sussex: The Naval and Military Press Ltd, n.d.).
Forum: In Memoriam 06-10-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,753
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Roderick D. Cannon

I was saddened to learn of the death of Roderick Cannon. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I published reviews of two of his books, and we talked on the telephone. His contributions to the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-25-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,514
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Pathe Clip - J.B. Robertson?

In the later 1960s I had the pleasure of hearing P/M J.B.Robertson play one of his competition 2/4 marches, in London. I remember that he was a little out of breath at the end, and I believe that in...
Forum: In Memoriam 08-28-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,991
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Alasdair Gillies

A great shock. Some years ago I had the privilege of taking lessons from Alasdair at St. Andrew's College, and of hearing him play on various occasions, both formally and informally. I treasure my...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-13-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,703
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Name this bagpipe

The hallmarks on the silver seem to indicate Birmingham, 1947 (see photo 9). I cannot discover the identity of the silversmith "D & N".

David Waterhouse
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,497
Posted By David Waterhouse
McCarthy Highland Services

Does anyone know what has happened to McCarthy Highland Services in Ottawa? On Wednesday 30 June I placed an order with Rob McCarthy, who responded that he would send out the items over the weekend....
Forum: Beer Tent 12-01-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,994
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Attention Robertson Owners

I own a handsome set of silver and ivory Robertson pipes. The ivory is chunky, but the hallmark letters on the silver (thistle pattern) correspond to 1928, if that is early enough for you. I agree...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,667
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: What are my drones?

I was interested to read about and see the pictures of Adam Sanderson’s ebony and ivory Hendersons, since I own a very similar-looking set, together with the original low-pitched Henderson chanter...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-01-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,987
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: colleges with bagpipe programs, pipe bands

I notice that Hillsdale College is another one with piping and drumming courses (in the Music Department). The instructors are Iain Macey and Devin Hahn. See the College web-site for details.
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-10-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,034
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Bagpipes and Christianity/ Military Uniform

I recognise that for Catholics the Mass is a solemn part of the service (transubstantiation and all that). I have rarely played during those moments, and only by prior agreement. Regardless of the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-09-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,034
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Bagpipes and Christianity/ Military Uniform

If you can find it, see Emanuel Winternitz, “Bagpipes for the Lord”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Vol. XVI, No. 10 (June 1958), pp. 276-86; reprinted in his Musical Instruments and their...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-17-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Old Angus McKay Book

Many years ago I examined the British Museum's copy of the 1838 edition of Angus MacKay's collection. The Leipzig edition of 1899 was re-engraved, and is quite inferior to it; but is the only one you...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-03-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: His Father's Lament for Donald Mackenzie

I too was fortunate to play The Desperate Battle medley with the City of Toronto band, in about 1972 under P/M Chris Anderson. The Glasgow City Police Pipers was one of his favourite jigs, which he...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 05-03-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Cane Drone Reed Bridles

Those rubber bands on John Wilson's cane drone reeds would have come from a Toronto branch of Grand & Toy, the office supply store chain. I still have a 1/4 pound box of No. 6 British Treasury rubber...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-16-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 468
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: I wonder whos pipes these were?

On looking again at Mr. Bingham's photographs, I suspect that he does not have the "MS. in 4 volumes entitled 'The Great Highland Bagpipe and its Music'". On the other hand, John Grant says in the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-16-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 468
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: I wonder whos pipes these were?

Further to my earlier note on John Grant (and I apologise for typing errors in it), Bridget Mackenzie, in her authoritative Piping Traditions of the North of Scotland (1998), twice refers to John...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-15-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 468
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: I wonder whos pipes these were?

The John Grant of Edinburgh who owned these pipes and wrote the books which acompany them should not be confused with Sheriff Grant of Rothiemurchus. John Grant also published privately a book...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 01-30-2007, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: 1911 encylopedia

The article in the 1910-1911 Encyclopædia Britannica (of which I am fortunate to own a set) was written by Kathleen Schlesinger. She wrote several books or articles on the early history of musical...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 01-26-2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 509
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Sharp...flat..How much can you hear??

For the information of Wulls (and anyone else), the cent system was devised by the mathematician Alexander J[ohn] Ellis (1814-90) in about 1880.

Pythagoras, who lived in the second half of the 6th...
Forum: Music 01-20-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: R.Burns tunes - FULL LIST?

See the following:

The Songs of Robert Burns, and Notes on Scottish Songs by Robert Burns, by James C. Dick. Together with Annotation of Scottish Songs by Burns, by Davidson Cook. Foreword by...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-09-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Piobaireachd Pitch

Jim McGillivray will not be surprised that I am still playing Hardie chanters from the late 1960s. And I still stop playing on certain notes because I think the telephone is ringing.

DAVID...
Forum: Music 11-16-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 791
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Willie Ross Recordings 1910-1930

Willy Ross was notorious for his fast playing.

When John Wilson made the comment about his 78 r.p.m. recordings I concluded it was simply a case of old men forgetting; but there are other factors...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-15-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: The Neverending Story...

Sorry Iain: Seumas MacNeill was a lecturer at Glasgow University in the Department of Natural Philosophy, now merged into the Department of Physics and Astronomy. And the University of Strathclyde is...
Forum: Music 11-15-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 791
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Willie Ross Recordings 1910-1930

John Wilson made a lot of 78 r.p.m. recordings. In later life he always said that he could not believe he had played the tunes so fast, and thought that something was wrong with the equipment...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 10-27-2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 405
Posted By David Waterhouse
Re: Pipes and Sporting Events

When I played with the 48th Highlanders on the ice at Maple Leaf Gardens we always attached metal cleats to the insteps of our shoes: far too dangerous otherwise! We also played for horse races...
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