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Forum: Beer Tent 07-04-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,896
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: The Piano Guys Performance

Completely non-offensive humour is as much fun as completely non-alcoholic beer......
Forum: Music 07-04-2016, 02:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,061
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Simultaneous 6/8s

Sounds interesting. Why not do the "remote recording" idea anyway with the people who've volunteered- I like the concept of the international collaboration :-)

I can see what people are up for...
Forum: Music 07-04-2016, 02:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,061
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Simultaneous 6/8s

Errrm - You're stretching my competence there I'm afraid. Can any of our talented moderators help out ?
Forum: Music 07-04-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,061
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Simultaneous 6/8s

Another thought - I'm going to the NPC gathering on 4th - 16th October. The team there are usually pretty open to experimentation. I may be able to persuade 4 folk to play together and record that....
Forum: Music 07-04-2016, 01:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,061
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Simultaneous 6/8s

If you're keen to have 4 different people play them as opposed to one individual multi -tracking (both are feasible) then a good way to do it would be to assign an order of playing to your...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-04-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 22,674
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Flowers of the Forest facts and myths

People looking for some kind of definitive answer around "the correctness" of when and where to play FotF aren't going to get one.

It's tradition/superstition/local preference - take your pick.
...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-03-2016, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,727
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Just Me?

Top players often have high A a little flat. This doesn't seem to matter from a "competition" point of view.

From a musical point of view - I don't like it.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-03-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: 440 Chanter

Yep. My single track mind can't handle it ;-)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-03-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: 440 Chanter

Its fun to play in lots of different keys - but what place has that in a discussion about pitch ?
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-02-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,247
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: The Battle of the Somme

I agree with the sentiment - but for interpretation of the tune it's worth remembering that the army pays for pipers to *raise* morale during battles.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-02-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,247
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: The Battle of the Somme

Actually - I've just a quick flick through Bewsher's "History of the 51st Highland Brigade" and the 8th bn was indeed part of the orbat for the Beaumont Hamel assault.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-02-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,247
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: The Battle of the Somme

The 7th Bn were at Beaumont Hamel.

The tune was written about a humorous (I guess everything is relative!) situation where a small element of HQ Coy "took" the village and in the confusion ended...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-02-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: 440 Chanter

When a violin A string sounds it vibrates at 440Hz. When you play the corresponding A on a piano you get 440 Hz. Flute - same A = 440Hz - and so on for any non-transposing instruments.

When I say...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-02-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,247
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: The Battle of the Somme

Like many beautiful places in Scotland that church has a fascinating social history.

It is an Episcopal chapel - in contrast to the more usual Presbyterian Churches of Scotland to be found in...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-02-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Where to find Army Brogues

I have to admit I was wondering why anyone would want them. After a couple of near disastrous incidents on parade in no.2 dress in my platoon commander days - including an undignified skite across...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-01-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Need help on Glasgow flat rental

Can you send a link or something ? I'm having trouble picturing where it is.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-29-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Need help on Glasgow flat rental

The closest match for your needs would be in the West End - round the Kensington Gate/Westbourne Gardens sort of area or into Kelvinside.

Most of the area is within an easy walk of Hillhead or...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-29-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,506
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Driving in Scotland

Tracked ARV previously common in infantry battalion recce platoons.

I spent some time tootling around Salisbury plain in one when recce pl cmd. Very useful for Piper Q's suggested new role for the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-28-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,163
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: A440 chanters

I use G1 Reeds which are specifically for A=440 chanters. They work well in both my chanters (Hamish Moore GHB and Garvie 3/4) - with a little tweaking and tape on most of the holes. I get pretty...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-27-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,163
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: A440 chanters

I use "long" EezyDrones with plastic reed extenders = 440 with no problem (Hardies 1960-70 vintage drones).
Forum: Soda Shoppe 06-27-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,637
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Clanrye reeds - are they any good?

I have a clanrye reed.

It's OK. It is also much less broad and much more durable than cane and therefore I think would be easier for Luis to handle.

However, to my ear it lacks the richness of...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,314
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Brexit

Keep buying chaps. We're going to need the trade :-(

For the sake of accuracy - Scotland voted 62% to 38% to REMAIN in the EU. The LEAVE decision was swung by England and Wales.

This isn't a...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-18-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,506
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Driving in Scotland

On numerous occasions I've found myself on a single track road sitting nose to nose with a visitor with a Passing Place 10 meters behind them and another one 200 meters behind me. The clue's in the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-10-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,163
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: A440 chanters

I have two A=440 chanters, one on a full set of GHB and one on a set of "three quarter" pipes (made by Hamish More and Nigel Richard respectively).

My primary reason for having them is to play...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-10-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,826
Posted By GordonLawrie
Re: Fighting noise ordinances

I seem to have the opposite problem to most people. My issues are inside the house. My wife, offspring and dogs are united in having no musical taste whatsoever - so I play in the garage.

Luckily...
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