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Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-26-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,532
Posted By Don Watts
Re: eBay says Lawrie, what say you?

I'm looking at those flattish, squarish, projecting mounts. I'm putting $2 on GILLANDERS.
Forum: Pipe Bands 07-22-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Don Watts
Re: What does your band do for fun outside of playing?

As soon after Burns Nicht as possible, the Boise Highlanders would host an all-hands pizza party. This was not only for the members but for the families as well for their support.

When I was...
Forum: Your Announcements 06-04-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By Don Watts
Need funeral piper Spokane/Cd'A area June 8

Howdy.
Sorry for short notice -- this is for a friend.
She needs a piper for a memorial service on Saturday, June 8. This will be in the Spokane WA, Coeur d'Alene ID area. Please PM me, and I...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-15-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Putting a rest in the score BMW Gold

Hey, td, I'm 70 and overjoyed that I could remember where I put my book!
:wave:
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-14-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Putting a rest in the score BMW Gold

Hola!
On page 33 of the manual:

"Rests are silent periods in music. They are coded like melody notes. e.g. REST_4 is a quarter note rest."

There appear to be six options:

REST_1 REST_2 ...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-18-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Burns' Night Tunes

Happy Birthday!
Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,965
Posted By Don Watts
Re: What is your favorite tune?

Easy for me: the best 6/8 ever written, Mrs. Lily Christie. :wave:
Forum: Music 08-10-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Birl Tunes

Ha! Get those two, and you don't need to go any farther! :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-28-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By Don Watts
Re: A very nice thing!

Those kinds of things are so special, especially to beginning pipers, even self-described "hacks." I'll wager that her note stays forever in your pipe box or scrap book. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-27-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,641
Posted By Don Watts
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-05-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Serial Number??

It could also be a U.S. Social Security number. I did a cursory search and found that it could be a valid number from Tennessee. Back in the "olden days" before ID theft was so prevalent, it was...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-16-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,779
Posted By Don Watts
Re: The Good King...

"Joyeux Noel," 2005. Great movie! :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 12-06-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,090
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Question on Highland Attire

There's always . . . .

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Forum: Beer Tent 11-28-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,045
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Nevada has only 1 military piper?

Of course, there's Area 51, but nobody talks about their pipers..... if they have any...... or not ....... :wave:
Forum: Beer Tent 08-30-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,055
Posted By Don Watts
Re: 70s 80s hits on the Bagpipe

Can't help ya. I quit listening to the hits when CCR broke up.
:wave:
Forum: Beer Tent 04-30-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,576
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Ivory Burn

Just to add fuel to the . . . oh, nevermind.

You could check NPR:
...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,927
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Touring Scotland in July and want to play a set of pipes while there

Oh, my gosh, YES!
As Grade 3 and 4 pipers, my wife and I have been overwhelmed with the generosity and enthusiasm shown by pipe bands during our travels.

Australia welcomed with open arms by...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-09-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,467
Posted By Don Watts
Re: ISO Grandfathers bagpipes

And let us raise a glass and a toast to Mister Fox, wherever he is, and the entertainment he provided. This seemed to be heading in that direction. Ah, those were the good old days. :wave:
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-04-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,467
Posted By Don Watts
Re: ISO Grandfathers bagpipes

This is really starting to develop a certain aroma.... :shrug:
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-24-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,380
Posted By Don Watts
Re: To silver or not to silver

I disagree with Charlie here. They are 70's Sinclairs they are already good pipes. Excellent pipes probably. You are not increasing the value, you are increasing the cost. You ARE increasing the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,121
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Instrument of Terrorism

I read about the following anecdote here on the BDF many years ago. I apologize if it isn’t entirely accurate, but what a great story!

The pipe case went under the x-ray machine, and the scanner...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-15-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,329
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Pipes.. pristine or roached out?

Although I understand (but disagree with) your perceived "right" to do what you will with your property, you can no longer call them "19th century David Glens."
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-27-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,455
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Interesting Vintage Pipes on ebay

Seller has other pipe parts listed as well (the missing mounts?). I'd be very cautious.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-27-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,893
Posted By Don Watts
Re: Waterloo, anyone?

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Forum: Music 06-20-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By Don Watts
Re: ID of this most likely non-traditional bagpipe tune?

Well, since you've only been playing less than a year, you are going to be astounded at the number and variety of tunes out there! Welcome to the Forums and this bagpiping madness! :wave:
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