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Forum: Music Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

Another thing to keep in mind is that theme-and-variation pieces have existed in other piping traditions, namely the Northumbrian pipes and the uilleann pipes.

In Irish traditional music you...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Piper in The Crown Season 4

But that's the thing, every musician heard on a studio production, film or television, is like that. It's just that we notice it when it's an entirely different instrument.

I did a TV show where...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-28-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Changing birl style

Sounds like the so-called "figure 7" where the little finger goes downward over the hole, then is drawn inward towards the hand.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-28-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Piper in The Crown Season 4

As Matthew said, sounds in film are nearly always dubbed in later.

A film set is an eerily quiet place. The background extras might look like they're chatting, but they're chatting silently. The...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Changing birl style

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFQNvnxzNvc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXohcVWOmrs
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Changing birl style

My first Pipe Major had amazing rippling birls, and he did the one described above, the sweep up & down, the little finger staying straight the whole time.

I've always done the tap & pull and...
Forum: Music 11-22-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

Here's canntaireachd and piping together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCHRQuITwWs&t=14s

Here's a pipe band playing Ceol Mor, very effective I think.
...
Forum: Music 11-22-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

I don't know why I didn't think to mention it, but I think that Ceol Mor sounds much more musical and makes more musical sense when sung.

It's called canntaireachd "chanting".

There's a series...
Forum: Music 11-21-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

I think it helps to realise that Ceol Mor isn't an isolated unique style, but a very old, and very widespread, music format.

Traditional music traditions with strikingly similar structure exist...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Roddy MacLeod launches “Hebridean” range of Pipes

I can't find the specs of the WWI Hendersons and mid-19th century Alexander Glens I used to own, but of the specs I do have of pipes I've had more recently there's a narrowing of the bass bottom over...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,062
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Catalin Question....

Like this set...not full catalin mounts, just at the tops, to let you know this set as been there and done that.

https://i.imgur.com/5fVekBn.jpg
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Highland goose to start?

That's very interesting! I've never had a goose-student so this is news to me.

However that exact issue is known in the uilleann pipe world, where beginners will get a so-called "practice set"...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,062
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Catalin Question....

Personally I don't see the point in making superb-quality vintage pipes look like run-of-the-mill modern pipes.

That aged catalin testifies to the pipe's quality and vintage.

I have a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-17-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,175
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Chanter tuning struggle, the high notes

That's what I've experienced: if you take an old very weak reed and open it up with a mandrel the High A can cease to sound altogether!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-17-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Stupid Beginner Question: Chanters

I don't think it's a stupid question at all.

Because it raises another question: Why don't any of the hundreds of other species of bagpipe have something akin to a Practice Chanter?

You learn...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-17-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipe ID

I've seen at least one pipe-flipper on Ebay.

Something will come up with a very low Buy It Now, the flipper snaps it up and it's back on Ebay within hours for several times the price.

IIRC...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Roddy MacLeod launches “Hebridean” range of Pipes

It's puzzled me for sure, why so many modern so-called reproductions of vintage pipes change from the original big-bore bass bottom to a narrow bore.

And some pipers who play vintage sets will...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-15-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Why is one PC supposedly better than another?

It would be interesting to see what the size of the bore is, not only of the body of the PC but also the bore in between the top of the chamber and the end where the mouthpiece is attached.

The...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Why is one PC supposedly better than another?

About which PC is "better" I suppose I should define what I mean.

To me there are the following things:

1) intonation. That's #1 for any musical instrument, I should think. It amazes me when...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Yet another pipe ID Logan???

One would think that a book listing all known Highland bagpipe makers would include everyone regardless of what they do when they're not making bagpipes.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipe ID

A thing that scares me off about many such vintage pipes is when there are no measurements given.

Up until around 1930 most makers made fullsize pipes and pipes just under full size, around 7/8...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By pancelticpiper
Yet another pipe ID Logan???

The seller says somebody says these could be Logan pipes.

Highland Bagpipe Makers has very little info on Logan, but suffice it to say that this Ebay set certainly doesn't look 120 years old!
...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-09-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,573
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Bulgarian Kaba Gaida

I don't. I only have seen his videos, it's all I know about him, sorry.

I will say that he's a much better player than I was on Gaida. I just got to a basic level where I could play in a band.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-05-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,573
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Bulgarian Kaba Gaida

A few months ago I sold off the last of my Gaidi on Ebay, some very nice vintage instruments with good reeds to boot.

Also I sold my Macedonian Gaida, a lovely vintage instrument.

So now I'm...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-05-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Baritone, ugh!

Yes on SSP's which have a tenor and two sopranos, in effect. A higher drone would be playing the chanter's High A!!

Almost like the tiny screaming drone that's right in your face on some Spanish...
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