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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-05-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By Armorican
Re: Outlander tartans

Is it not simply a question of owning the merchandising rights (as opposed to avoiding paying royalties)?
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By Armorican
Re: Scottish Power - aluminium foil?

https://youtu.be/1GfyB_lvUYU
Forum: Beer Tent 08-10-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By Armorican
Re: To pinch or not to pinch.....

A lot of people now use small elastic bands like these.

https://rghardiestore.com/bagpipes/bagpipe-accessories/Chanter-Reed-Bridles

Although it's far cheaper to buy them as orthodontic...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-09-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Armorican
Re: Questions for Breton Pipers

(1) To play with the standard GHB they'll use their standard bombardes & binioù kozh in B flat (or si bémol as they say). At 476 you'll be approaching their pitch ceiling but it's doable.

(2) In...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-09-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By Armorican
Bagad Championship Lorient 2019

All the videos from last Saturday here

https://vimeo.com/sonerion

Cap Caval are once again champions after winning both legs of this year's competition.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Armorican
Re: Billy Connolly and Aberdeenshire

Lonach Pipe Band

https://www.donsidepiper.co.uk/news/the-lure-of-lonach-1-311007

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Forum: Beer Tent 06-10-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,085
Posted By Armorican
Re: Tunes with Great Stories Behind Them?

Hector the Hero

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_the_Hero

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_MacDonald

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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-13-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,115
Posted By Armorican
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

At what point do you decide that a C is short/quick enough to play it open?

The idea that an open C is sometimes permissible comes from a time where tuning, especially in pipe bands, was much more...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-04-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By Armorican
Re: SSPs with keys?

Talk of the devilhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190504/55ae34acd7e6c35188ca6ac704859db8.jpg

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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-03-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By Armorican
Re: SSPs with keys?

I was impressed when I first saw it. Very simple but it works.

Often coloured tape will be used to make it easier to see.

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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-03-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By Armorican
Re: SSPs with keys?

There's a trick that Breton bombarde players use when they have to switch between, for example, C sharp & C natural during a performance.

They'll tape the note in question and adjust it until it's...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-03-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By Armorican
Re: SSPs with keys?

The first "pastilles" used on GHB chanters in Brittany were the wee plug things from the barrels of Bic pens with a hole drilled in them - worked fine for F natural. You'll notice that the McCallum...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-11-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Armorican
Re: Bagad Championships live stream

Cap Caval win again.

https://vimeo.com/315109108

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Forum: Beer Tent 02-08-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Armorican
Bagad Championships live stream

It's that time of year again. The first lef of the Breton bagad championship takes place at the Quartz Theatre in Brest on Sunday (10 February).

Those interested can watch live on these sites.
...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-30-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By Armorican
Re: Bagpipe component names in French

Not to forget

Cane reed - anche en roseau
Hide bag - poche en cuir
Sheepskin bag - poche en mouton

Almost as important as the translations is pronouncing things that don't translate with a...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-30-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By Armorican
Re: Breton duet

I think they're by Jorj Botuha, a bombarde player who along with Pascal Guingo on pipes has won the championship something like 9 times.

http://www.jorj-botuha.com/

To be confirmed...
Forum: Music 09-30-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,473
Posted By Armorican
Re: Waltzing Matilda

Australian lyrics to a tune written by a Scot.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltzing_Matilda
Forum: Beer Tent 09-29-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By Armorican
Re: Breton duet

I have a wee idea but I'm not at all sure. I'll find out.

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Forum: Beer Tent 09-28-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By Armorican
Re: Breton duet

A couple of wee points of interest. The Mahevas play with Bagad Ronsed Mor from Locoal Mendon, but the group they're playing with in the video is the Auray bagad, their local, friendly but deadly...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By Armorican
Breton duet

OK, here's one for you.

Ordinarily I'll pop on here from time to time and post links to the latest goings on in Breton bagad competition.

Before bagads existed, the tradition was to play "en...
Forum: Music 08-20-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Armorican
Re: Integration pipes/song/dance

In Brittany the vast majority of traditional music is dance oriented.

https://youtu.be/5NLrAnsmnug

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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-11-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By Armorican
Re: Looking for a piper's name

https://youtu.be/-sUXMzkh-jI

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Forum: Beer Tent 07-09-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Armorican
Re: Tune name?

https://pipingpress.com/2018/05/18/composer-charles-macleod-williamson-as-i-knew-him/
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-01-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By Armorican
What band in this vintage photo?

This photo was taken in Dol de Bretagne in Brittany, possibly late 50s but maybe later. Does anyone have an idea what band it may be?

Dol had a twinning thing going with Stirling in 68-69 so...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-27-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Armorican
Re: Bagad championship.

Happily there are more and more non-Breton pipers and drummers taking an interest in Bagad stuff, with maybe about half the top grade bands now regularly welcoming guest players from the "Scottish"...
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