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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-11-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Kevin
Re: Tunes for a new smallpiper

If it's not too late, you might consider asking John Walsh if he can add a lower thumb hole to your chanter to play C-natural. It's not one of the standard notes but you will very quickly wish you...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-11-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By Kevin
Re: Tunes with Great Stories Behind Them?

I don't know the original story behind "The Steam Train to Mallaig" but it might be of interest that it (now "The Jacobite Express") featured in the first few Harry Potter movies as "The Hogwart's...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-09-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Kevin
Re: tunes for a new smallpiper

Hi Murray,

There are so many tunes its hard to recommend just a few. The links below might be helpful but they are not all slow tunes. Some that you may already be familiar with might need to be...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-09-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By Kevin
Re: The end of the world as we know it...really?

"Nothing to see here folks!"; sounds like a cover-up to me :):):thumb:

Seriously though, I agree. Things come and go in waves. If there is anything to the reported decline, I would suspect it...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-29-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Kevin
Re: Rob Crabtree Smallpipe Question

Interesting discussion over there :) It really illustrates how un-phased we pipers typically are with tuning at different pitches at different times and still calling it A or D or whatever. Rob...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-28-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Kevin
Re: Rob Crabtree Smallpipe Question

It sounds like a D-chanter to me but I am far from pitch perfect. It is possible it was tuned a bit sharp or that post processing of the sound files sharpened it a bit. Jim McGillivray may know...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-28-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Kevin
Re: Repair of bass drone

Were exactly is the crack? If it is a tuning pin, repair (by replacing the pin) would likely be an economical option. If the break is more serious, replacing the whole part with a new one from the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-26-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Kevin
Re: Session In Toronto

It's a bit far for me to make it regularly but I would be interested in your tune list and, if visitors are welcome, I would try to come out once in a while.

Will this be a piper led session or...
Forum: Music 05-22-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kevin
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

Love the comments under the Honey Blo video :thumb:
Forum: Music 05-21-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kevin
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

Hi David,

Thanks for the clarification; I have to admit, I am a bit foggy on the exact geographical divides between the Middle East, South Asia and the Far East. In my response above, when I used...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-15-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Kevin
Re: Smallpipes & Whistle

This has the benefit of having an easier finger spread and takes less air than a (low) A whistle too.

Best regards,
Kevin
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-10-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Kevin
Re: Learning to march

I should mention that this is an excellent way to get a colicky infant to sleep :thumb:
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-10-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Kevin
Re: Learning to march

I think you have to find what works for you. My variation on this is a bit simpler:

1. March forward for the first line of music. If you reach the end of the road/stage/grass before the end of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Kevin
Re: Small Bluetooth transmitter?

I have had the same experience. The lag time makes it almost impossible to play. If it was either longer or shorter it might have been manageable. I can only assume that the Bluetooth protocols...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-06-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By Kevin
Re: 1944 Eindhoven ???

Those also look vaguely like Black Watch cap badges although the tartan seems to have a white stripe that the Black Watch Tartan does not. There are a few tartan and uniform aficionados on here. ...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-06-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By Kevin
Re: 1944 Eindhoven ???

Hi Heatherbelle,

I did a google image search of "Eindhoven Stone Churches" and found this ...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-05-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By Kevin
Re: Help! Sold my dad's pipes, want them back!

This link http://www.scotlandinternet.com/pipe-bands-in-scotland/

starts with a list of pipe bands in Aberdeenshire and Moray. You might have some luck contacting each of them to ask if any of...
Forum: Music 05-05-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kevin
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

Check out this recent and very informative thread http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167635&highlight=hijaz

Not oriental but the hijaz scale described by Panceltic definitely has...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Kevin
Re: Non "silk" drone cords?

Well Will, they're made of wool!
(Better late than never [emoji16])

Sent from my SM-G950W using Tapatalk
Forum: Music 04-23-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Kevin
Re: Bagpipe Music Index corrections - Help

Hi Robert,

Please consider this confirmed. I am looking at "His Complete Compositions" right now. In the TOC under marches it lists AGFED on page 32. There is no similar entry in the TOC for...
Forum: Music 04-23-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Kevin
Re: Bagpipe Music Index Corrections-Help

Hi Robert,

I don't have the book in front of me but are the tunes called something like FAGED and DEFGA? If yes, I think those are the actual titles. There are three wee tunes on a page and each...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-17-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Kevin
Re: First band practice

Congratulations on this milestone. The walking and chewing gum thing caused a bit of adrenalin when I first started out. Good ear plugs to protect your hearing are key but an added benefit, that I...
Forum: Music 04-16-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By Kevin
Re: Beginner Strathspeys

Orange and Blue is a good one for Strathspey beginners because there are two songs (that I know of) to the tune: Brochan Lom and Broken Down in Beauly. Singing the songs helps to get the Strathspey...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-16-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By Kevin
Re: Notes in Music?

You have likely already thought of this but, since you can't change the volume of a note on a bagpipe, the only ways to emphasize notes is to add embellishments or to play them a little longer than...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-11-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kevin
Re: Bagpipes and Gaelic

My great grandfather, who passed on when I was about 8 years old, was a native speaker and his children (incl. my grandfather) spoke a little Gaelic. As such, I got an early exposure to it at family...
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