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Forum: Piobaireachd 03-24-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Difference between a Salute, Gathering and a Lament?

Well, (imitation is flattery and it is a good way to start).

It does certainly add another weapon to the armory, but it still comes back to the question of how firm the base or ground is. It is...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-23-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Difference between a Salute, Gathering and a Lament?

One of the main problems with these discussions is that to really make any sensible conclusions requires starting from a firm base. This is not helped by the number of tunes with more than one title,...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-14-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Composer of an old Piobaireachd

Such a short question but a long complicated answer. I have previously covered the background to the tune here
https://www.academia.edu/37436269/The_Pipers_Warning

To paraphrase the event would...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-22-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Sharpness War

Well yes, correct in parts. A history of pitch as it pertained to the Highland Bagpipe from circa 1850 on-wards first compiled by me as an extended briefing note to Barnaby Brown then ended up as a...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-08-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Inverness-shire Militia Pipe Band?

Things are sounding tetchy so to get back to the Inverness-shire Militia but taking in these later posts and a bit of a mystery albeit with a solution.

Firstly though a short note on 'militias' ...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-25-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,853
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

It is true that there are several musettes in Scottish museums claimed to have 'belonged to' Prince Charles Stewart , one if I remember correctly is in the museum at Fort William. Although it is...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-23-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By K Sanger
Re: First written evidence of pipes in battle

Indeed I would agree, 'Very romantic', as much of the commonly believed background to the 'Highland pipe' actually is. I am not sure why anybody would look at 'ancient ecclesiastical' records for...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-24-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By K Sanger
Re: First written evidence of pipes in battle

The original question was looking for references to the great Pipe in Battle or a military formation so the previous two posts are both in a way correct but also illustrate how the answers are not...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-22-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By K Sanger
Re: First written evidence of pipes in battle

Theise were about 1000 and had bagg-pipes (for the most part) for their
Warlike instruments'. [/I]

Oops, a slight mistake as the diarists name was John Aston, an extraneous 'L' crept in, it...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-19-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By K Sanger
Re: First written evidence of pipes in battle

The first problem with this sort of discussion is the fact that while today the 'highland pipe' dominates, prior to its adoption by the post 1707 'British Army' the Lowland pipers and pipes were...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-13-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Chedari and friends

The Campbell material is progressive, that is it was a concept that evolved over time from Donald down to Colin Campbell. The reason it was initially conceived may have been quite simply to resolve...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-29-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Wanted: tone-hole spacing for Robert Burns' stock-and-horn.

There is information on it published in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol 84, (1949)

The Stock and Horn by Lyndesay G Langwill.

The volumes are accessible online...
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-05-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Pibroch tutor pt.1 audio tape

Send me your address through the email link and you can have it.

Keith
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-05-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Pibroch tutor pt.1 audio tape

Well I have an original copy of the tape although I am not sure what condition it will be in. I am not sure I ever played it but bought the tutor because it had the canntaireachd syllables 'blocked'...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-28-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,768
Posted By K Sanger
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Well having spent a very long time working in the health service we found it helped considerably if you knew the difference.

Mind you I still look back with some amusement about an occasion when...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-28-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,768
Posted By K Sanger
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Heatherbell I think we have ground towards some sort of consensus but inspired like all good ideas by the rather good Riesling I have just had with lunch, I would like to suggest a solution that...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-26-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,768
Posted By K Sanger
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Your music sounds interesting and what inspires it is relevant, though I doubt if the St Kildans ever had a bagpipe or any other instrument at least while on the island. It was marginal living and...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-25-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,768
Posted By K Sanger
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Well to continue with the other two musical examples you gave.

Well what I hear is ‘imitative’, the piece played on the harp was actually taken from an early publication of pipe tunes, although it...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-23-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,768
Posted By K Sanger
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Well I did say with my tongue in cheek, yes in that first clip I hear it as a Trumpet Voluntary played on an organ, but since Trumpet Voluntaries were first composed for and played on organs that...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-22-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,768
Posted By K Sanger
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

I do not think I have been called a 'traditionalist' before so to make sure I checked the dictionary. I am not sure it fits, after all in our private conversations I have made clear that change is a...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-21-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,768
Posted By K Sanger
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Unfortunately nothing about the historical past can be definitive, the best that can be achieved is an informed opinion. Ironically it is just a few weeks ago that Hugh suggested to me that we should...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-19-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,768
Posted By K Sanger
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

[QUOTE=Texas Gael;1329347]Kenneth Mackay of the 79th Highlanders famously played his bagpipe outside the square during the French cavalry charges at Waterloo. His tune was Cogadh no Sith - Peace or...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-19-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,768
Posted By K Sanger
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Not usually. many of the older records of payments to pipers refer to 'the pyper and his man'. That is pipers had a servant who would carry the pipes. Prior to a battle the piper might play to keep...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-15-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,768
Posted By K Sanger
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

It has sort of been done before. Some years ago at a PS Conference the late John MacLellan was giving a talk and started by playing part of a ground on his PC followed by taking the same phrase...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-24-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,819
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Oak Bagpipes Cameron

Well as an ongoing work of mine I know that Barclay actually had access to quite a range of woods. However for the record as far as the woods available generally in Scotland around in the 17th C goes...
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