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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-09-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By RonSchlie
Need new cane tubes!

Greetings all, it's been awhile!
Well the summers over and the leaves are starting to turn color here in upstate NY, so its time to get the materials needed to make chanter reeds. The cane that...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-16-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By RonSchlie
Chanter Reed Question?

I normally only make reeds during the winter to keep me busy while the snow covers my driveway again and again. Several members of our group have purchased new sets of Pinchbeck pipes and I offered...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-09-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Smallpipes & Mandolin's

Many years ago when I was a young man I played guitar and developed hard calluses on my fingers. I'm wondering if these calluses will effect my piping?
I remember my finger tips hurting if I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-09-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By RonSchlie
Smallpipes & Mandolin's

A week before Christmas my open mic. partner and I performed at a local music jam. There were several guitarist, 2 ukuleles and a bass guitar. As we were getting ready to play a gentleman with a...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-23-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By RonSchlie
Walking Away From It!

I'm angry at my bagpipes!
Here in the Northeast (USA) we have been experiencing tremendous temperature & humidity differences from day to day. Around the recent full moon we had temperatures as low...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-22-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Reed Making Weather

Update!
Things are progressing. The first two reeds I made I ruined of my own fault. On the first reed, I removed to much stock on the tip corners (I'll try turning it into a D reed) and on the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-31-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Reed Making Weather

I presently use two different sizes of tubing. Nate and I use a stainless metric tube (.210 O.D) instead of the normal 3/16 brass. The larger bore seems to produces a brighter reed w/more volume. ...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-30-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By RonSchlie
Reed Making Weather

The work bench has been cleared of Christmas wrapping supplies and replaced with all the materials & tools needed to manufacture small pipe chanter reeds. I've had several requests from folks who...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-16-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Bellows connector hose problem

I've been using c-pap tubing for years on my Hope bellows. It's very flexible and is easily cut to length. The ID is around 5/8" but if heated up under hot water it stretches. The downside to this...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-22-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Piper's Gathering 2018

This is great news!!!
Let us support our board and volunteer to assist any way we can.
Thank you, Lucas:thumb:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-21-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By RonSchlie
Piper's Gathering 2018

I have heard rumor that someone has stepped forward to lead our group. Have any of you heard of anything? If this is true we welcome you and look forward to working with you to continue this yearly...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-05-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Pipers Gathering, Christopher Layer, The Push Boat Song

Met with my instructor today and played The Push Boat Song for him using the cords only. I then had him listen to a recording of Chris performing his version of the tune at the Gathering. To my...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-05-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

A word on Sessions & Misc.
Our Syracuse and Rochester SSP group has a session once a month at a local church.(in fact it's this coming Sunday) Our leader has spread the word of it's existence to all...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-04-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Pipers Gathering, Christopher Layer, The Push Boat Song

Pete,
Thanks for the timing! I also noted there was some sections I could watch and pull the notes out (all I need is the simple melody).
For 10 years now I have been a poor student of learning...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-02-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By RonSchlie
Pipers Gathering, Christopher Layer, The Push Boat Song

Those who attended this years Pipers Gathering were entertained by piper Christopher Layer who performed a wonderful vocal/pipe tune named "The Push Boat Song". A week or so after we got home I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-29-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

That's great Bob!
I'll have to have my wife show me how to access Facebook on my iMac. I'm still living in the dark ages with all this computer stuff. If we continue to spread the word on The...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-28-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

I agree with your statement!! I remember starting with a cheap practice chanter $45 and gradually building up to 2 sets of pro quality SSP pipes. Is it better to work your way up or work your way...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-27-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

This coming Thursday our combined smallpipe group will assemble for our weekly practice. I will inform the group of this forum to voice their ideas, suggestions and piping stories. If you are...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-25-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

Yes, it was a great Gathering and I have heard from a number of people that it was one of our best! Unfortunately though, we have lost two of our board members who have been burned out by the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-15-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

The vendor tables are open to all at intermission and after the concert both days.
Sessions are formed after the concerts, but i'm not sure if those not registered or walk-ins are allowed. The...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-14-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

Eight of us from the Syracuse & Rochester smallpipe groups will be there.
We are hoping to play at the open mic/play circle Friday night and a possible informal pop-up performance somewhere onsite....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-26-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: Mics for small pipes

For 2 years now I have been using two Audio-Technica ATR3350 condenser mics. (may still be available from Amazon) with a Y adapter and plugging them into a Roland Micro Cube amplifier.
Using two...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-23-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: No bells in smallpipe drones?

Several members of our group play SSP made by a USA builder. His method of construction allows us to create copper tubing extensions that allow us to obtain more tones per drone. The drones are...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-16-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,924
Posted By RonSchlie
Re: A Sad Story

Some have given an opinion that Tom (not his real name) should have confronted the rude guitarist. With children and families in the audience Tom did the right thing by walking out. No bagpipe...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-13-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,924
Posted By RonSchlie
A Sad Story

I'd like to share a sad experience my playing partner (I'll call him Tom) and I encountered a couple of weeks ago.
For the past year or so we have been performing together at local open mics. or...
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