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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage Today, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Donald MacDonald pipes owned by Colonel Jack Churchill

I believe Churchill also had a set of full silver Robertsons. There was an article on them in the Piping Times 4 or 5 years ago. Owned now by a lady up Forres way.

JM
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-18-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,756
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: MacDougalls?

I'm a firm believer that if a vintage set can be put into playing condition while maintaining the integrity of the physical instrument, then it should be done so and played. Hearing the tone as it's...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-06-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pipes of War - published 1920

As I recall there were only 200 copies of this book printed at the time, and there was also a book of WW1 tunes that accompanied it. Very rare to find both. Beautiful book.

JM
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,231
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: PM Bill Livingstone's sound...

I'm pretty confident that Bill played a 1960s Hardie chanter on his WGP recording. Bill loved the old Hardie. We all did, and many of us -- myself, Colin MacLellan, John MacKenzie, Bob Worrall --...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,227
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Dating Glen pipes

Insides only. The idea is to reduce the moisture absorption tendencies inside the drone. What cracks a drone is the inside absorbing moisture and swelling while the outside stays as is. The pressure...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-28-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Reproduction Renaissance

I'm not sure that Pierre is offering them widely for sale though, is he?
Forum: Industry News 05-27-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Robertson, Glen reproductions now available

My long-promised Robertson and Glen reproduction sets are now available on my website.

The Robertson set is a reproduction of a 1940s full ivory bagpipe acquired from double Gold Medallist Ian K....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,732
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Old Better than New?

I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet, but one of the theories about why old drones tend to be superior to modern ones is that back then the ebony and cocuswood were coming from older, larger...
Forum: Music 05-11-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,978
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pipe Major Willie Ross Playlist

Hi there, some of you might already know but I have a youtube channel where I upload pipe/ pipe band music. I have a playlist of historic recordings of Pipe Major Willie Ross. If anyone one is...
Forum: Music 05-11-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,978
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pipe Major Willie Ross Playlist

Interesting channel, in more than one way for me -- I see you have biographies of players stolen word for word from my pipetunes.ca (http://www.pipetunes.ca) website, with no credit given. I see you...
Forum: Music 05-05-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,832
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: In search of The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Not an easy arrangement, and there are no great ones of a tune like this, but:

http://pipetunes.ca/tunes/battle-hymn-of-the-republic-the/...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-29-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: John MacColl's medals

Thanks for the kind words folks.

The Medals were apparently being sold privately and were offered to the National Piping Centre. I was approached by the Roddy MacLeod to see if I might know of...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-28-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,718
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: The Piper's Meeting - Available Now

I bought this book in Glasgow last week and looked through 20 of tunes on the plane on the way home. I think it's a fantastic publication. I like the tunes I saw and I like the way they are...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-03-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,601
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: How do you identify bagpipes?

The biggest flaw I see in identifying older pipes is people's unwillingness to leave some sets unnamed.

Folks are all too quick to attach to a set one of the five or six big names: Henderson,...
Forum: Music 03-03-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Crossing the Minch/Pipetunes

I received written permission from the DM family to offer Donald's tunes on the site shortly after the site came online in 2007. I spent about two weeks worth of time typesetting, recording and...
Forum: Music 02-22-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,416
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Legal to sell music already in the public domain?

Thanks for the good words folks. Interesting about readers here not knowing about the site. I actually have had banners on this forum for years, banners on the pipesdrums website, Andrew Lenz's...
Forum: Music 02-14-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,416
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Legal to sell music already in the public domain?

Thanks to those who have defended my website in this thread, though in truth I'm not sure it needs much defense.

Clandyrile: I'm thinking you have the business savvy of a 6-year-old wlth a...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-06-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,025
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Donald Varella

My understanding was that the four-parted version was done by P/M Angus MacDonald, who preferred to leave Donald MacLeod's name on this version when it was published.

JM
Forum: Industry News 11-17-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,005
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Vintage collection expanded...

A lot of vintage pipes have come my way in the last few months. Quite a remarkable collection of lovely and historic sets on view on my vintage page here. Scroll down through the preamble until you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-27-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Ian K MacDonald's setup?

Ian's Naill chanter is very old. Late 1970s I think. I believe it still has an original ivory sole.

JM
Forum: Beer Tent 10-17-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Barry Rosenfeld of NY?

Anybody know piper Barry Rosenfeld in NY state? We were having some dealings and he had some health issues and went quiet for a few weeks. Then he was better and sent me a deposit for some pipes I...
Forum: In Memoriam 10-09-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,871
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Angus Nicol

Angus was an absolute fixture at the Argyllshire Gathering for as long as I can remember. He was always good to me. His kind are more important than we know until they are gone.
Forum: In Memoriam 07-10-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,666
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Ron Fleming

Thank you! Not very often someone answers a question I asked 8 years ago!!

Jim
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-15-2016, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,906
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: When were long PCs invented?

First I ever saw were by George Alexander in the 1960s, but he may have been making before that. Interestingly, given what Roddy says, George Alexander was related to the Starcks. See Ron Bowen's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-15-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,539
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: David Glen pipes made from a metal alloy

Interesting. I figured one of their deficiencies would be that they would get wet quickly, but that certainly wouldn't be a problem in the desert!

Still, it's not like after the war they started...
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