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Forum: Beer Tent 02-03-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,344
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Ivory Market Crashes

I'm a couple of glasses of cheap vino down here, but it seems to me that the governments holding confiscated ivory could sell certified pieces on the open market and use the proceeds to fund...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Which band is this?

RE: Pipe bands at Arlington

As an individual piper, I play at Arlington at the request of the family. If a family wanted an entire pipe band, as long as they adhered to the rules that apply to...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Which band is this?

Ah...Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band out of Chicago. No wonder I didn't know anyone.

SCK
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By Airborne92
Which band is this?

https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonNationalCemetery/photos/pcb.10154305783523976/10154305771843976/?type=3&theater


Can't see any insignia in the pic, but someone might recognize a face...
...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-05-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Santa Rosa (?) pic on eBay?

Those kilt hose look like the Army (U.S) knee socks I used to be able to get at surplus stores in the seventies. The Army wore them with khaki shorts in hot climates up until the late sixties...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-07-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,269
Posted By Airborne92
Re: in tune without tuning?

David...a cutting edge hornpipe? :roflmao:

But seriously, folks, over the years I've found that the more frequently I practice, the better in tune my pipes will stay.

SCK
Forum: Beer Tent 02-07-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,672
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Two-drone pipes in film

The ones on the right look exactly like my Lawries.

SCK
Forum: Beer Tent 12-16-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,948
Posted By Airborne92
Ford Commercial

Ran across this while looking for something else:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=q5WhXTKny2Q

(hope link works)

Anyone know who the band is?

Thanks,
Forum: Beer Tent 12-01-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,874
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Geez not again

Had a funeral gig at Arlington last Wednesday. 3pm, last one of the day. Cold rain mixed with snow. Standing in the Columbarium holding the pipes under my Band Spec, trying to keep them as warm as...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-27-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,271
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Where to buy a Jaccobite Blue bonnet

The Scottish Tartans Museum in Franklin, NC used to sell them, but a quick look through their website doesn't show them now. Perhaps you could drop them a line to see what happened to their supplier....
Forum: Beer Tent 09-27-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,322
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Body by Bagpipes

Or the penny whistle...


SCK
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,452
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Head Scratching Bagpipe Tunes....

The tenor drummers were actually dancers from the show; Stevie Kilbride taught them the routine in about three weeks (according to Lorne).

SCK
Forum: Beer Tent 04-05-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,915
Posted By Airborne92
Re: How to shorten a Sporran chain

Which most of them are these days. I wrap mine with electrician's or chanter tape.

SCK
Forum: Beer Tent 03-27-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,312
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Arlington National Cemetery

I've had the privilege of doing several funerals there. The basic rule is that anything outside the official military funeral is done at the very end. You're limited to five minutes (usually not a...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Airborne92
Re: L&M Fantastic Customer Service

I'll pile on here...A few years back I needed to have a 40+ year old horsehair sporran refurbished. Since I have no skills in that direction I contacted L&M (who officially is wholesale to the trade...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-13-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,070
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Gannaway bag smelling like rotted meat

Reminds me of the time I ordered a can of Airtight online. The vendor was apparently cleaning out his stocks in anticipation of the new plastic bottles. Mine was dented and rusted, and when I opened...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,088
Posted By Airborne92
Re: eBay "Suit Kilt" offer

Respectfully beg to differ :grin:

SCK
Forum: Beer Tent 03-10-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By Airborne92
Re: 70s Lawrie ABW pc =s $?

The ABW Lawrie PCs from that era had a marvelously mellow tone; I had one for forty years before it disappeared out of my pipe case one St. Paddy's week a few years back. I paid $11 for in in '70.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-05-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Ebay MacLellans

I was chatting with a piper a few years back who had a similar set (no silver) and he mentioned that the brass needs constant attention. He tended to polish them only before a competition.

That...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-10-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,414
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Granger pipes?

Regarding the dental floss, using it in lieu of hemp became fashionable in the early ''70's (at least in the States). I confess to having done it myself in about '71 or '72. They theory was that it...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-30-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,301
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Robbie Burns

Got an email from an organization I had done a freebee for last year (not Burns night) asking what my regular fee was. After checking around my area with some other pipers, I quoted the going rate....
Forum: Beer Tent 12-22-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,243
Posted By Airborne92
Re: So...when in the beer tent...

So, you like to chew your beer? :grin:

SCK
Forum: Beer Tent 12-16-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,126
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Tired of Weddings

Years and years ago the band I was in got booked for an event at a golf course. They wanted us to magically appear from the other side of rise and march down a slope towards the clubhouse, in the...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-13-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,870
Posted By Airborne92
Re: This little hobby of ours...

We did the Chieftains' gig at Kennedy Center St. Patrick's week this year, backed by the NSO.

Something I would never have imagined as a teenaged piper in Oklahoma lo those many years ago would...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-13-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,617
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Loch Lomond Pipe Maker

If you could post some pictures, I'd bet a lot of folks would be interested. There might still be some other Thistle pipes floating around out there.

SCK
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