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Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,617
Posted By WACpiper
Angus Maccoll Playing Bells of Perth

Hi Guys - one of my favorite recordings of all time was Angus Maccoll playing The Bells of Perth (I think at Oban) it was a youtube video that I used to watch constantly, but it seems to have totally...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-29-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Question about Bag Size

I'm sure you are right about this, but since I don't play with a band or know many pipers I'll just have to wait until I can make a roadtrip to a good retailer. Knowing me though I'll probably just...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-27-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By WACpiper
Question about Bag Size

It occurred to me yesterday that I am still playing the Medium sized Canmore zip-bag that I got when I was twelve years old and if memory serves...quite a bit shorter than I am now (When online...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-20-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,274
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Touching Base

Hey Bill!

Funny of you to pop up on here again after a hiatus as I have recently done the same. I was away from the pipes (and the forum) for a few years, but am now back at it. When I pulled out...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-18-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Bagpipe Supplies - Pittsburgh Area

Thanks for the replies. I caught some DIY energy and wound up making one out of some old suede and I cut a bit of metal from a soda can to hold it in place. I took a good picture of it, but can't...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-18-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By WACpiper
Bagpipe Supplies - Pittsburgh Area

Not sure where to post this, but does anyone know of a supplier in the Pittsburgh / Western PA area?

I was just playing my pipes when suddenly air started coming back up through the blowpipe -...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,380
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Did Alasdair Gilles pass away??

Well - I just did some more internet searches and it seems that yes, indeed he has left us. I should have done more research before posting the initial thread, I'm sorry if I'm bringing up some sad...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,380
Posted By WACpiper
Did Alasdair Gilles pass away??

Hello, all!

Some of you may remember me, I was pretty active on here four years ago, but then I graduated college, moved into a tiny apt in Brooklyn, and stopped playing seriously/competing. I'm...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-16-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By WACpiper
R.G. Hardie w/o combing and beading?

Hi all - My girlfriends mother is an antique dealer and she alerted me to an item going up for auction that is listed as a set of R.G. Hardie bagpipes. There is one photo - it doesn't show much...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-11-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,434
Posted By WACpiper
Re: MacLellan Antique Style

The original pipe - that 'Culloden' pipe was for sale on Jim McGilvary's site a while back. I check his vintage listings several times a week (I've been on this forum long enough to be absolutely...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-16-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,058
Posted By WACpiper
Drone Reeds for Gibson

I've got the EZ drone reeds in my gibsons that came with the pipes in 2003 - I think they sound awesome, and Gibson isn't kidding when they talk about the 'umbrella' of sound. I'm mostly a 'if it's...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,745
Posted By WACpiper
Re: How did you learn.....

Sandy Jones' "Beginning the Bagpipe" was my first tutor - I think it's incredible as well. I haven't started teaching yet, but it is an aspiration of mine once I become a more accomplished player...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 33,632
Posted By WACpiper
Re: New acquisitions thread!

Neither can I :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-13-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,797
Posted By WACpiper
Re: which reed for Kron ABW chanter?

I play a MacPhee in my medallist and I think it's incredible - maybe you should try one of those
Forum: Beer Tent 05-13-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,416
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Gibson Bagpipes - is there a problem?

I got an email from Kim today - she apologized for the long wait for a reply - i guess my email wound up in her spam folder haha. Well one of the reasons I love this forum is the chance to vent...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,325
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Atherton first edition??

Hooks - How long was your wait??

and bstodg - how long is yours?

Just curious
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,416
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Gibson Bagpipes - is there a problem?

Mr. Inquisitive -

That is an awful problem to have - I can't imagine waiting for pipes like that for so long, I hope they arrive soon and safely. My attempts at contacting them have also been...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,325
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Atherton first edition??

Yeah Dave - just keep rubbing it in...:grin: (just kidding) that is really incredible - what style are you getting? what kind of mounts? I'm obsessed with his pipes and plan on ordering some maybe...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,325
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Atherton first edition??

David - I feel the exact same way! I kept telling myself to just be patient and not post about it, but obviously it was no use. I would say that it'll be something documenting him making a set, but...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,325
Posted By WACpiper
Atherton first edition??

I'm sure I'm not the only one that looks at Dave Atherton's website more than a few times a week. Recently a new tab, titled "first edition" has popped up - when you click on it the page says,...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-11-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,416
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Gibson Bagpipes - is there a problem?

I don't have any idea why they're hard to get a hold of, but I emailed them a while ago about a cracked bass drone I have (I was asking how much a replacement or repair would cost) and have yet to...
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-10-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,710
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Pipe Bands in LAs Cruces, New Mexico area

My first teacher was a woman in El Paso named Mahrla Manning - she was the PM for the bel-air HS pipe band and had her own band at the time as well, Empyre Pipes and Drums I believe. She was a great...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-10-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,570
Posted By WACpiper
Re: First tune?

I think this was a great idea -

Air - Scots Wae Hae
2/4- High Road to Gairloch
3/4- When the Battle's O'er
4/4- Scotland the Brave
6/8 - Pibroch of Donald Dhu
strathspey -(none yet :( )
reel...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-09-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,670
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Picking a solo chanter

I'm looking forward to that
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,670
Posted By WACpiper
Re: Picking a solo chanter

I recently purchased my first ABW solo chanter. After several months of listening to lots of different chanters I settled on the Kron medallist. I couldn't be more happy with it - not that it is of...
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