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Forum: Beer Tent 02-07-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Another Odd Duck Music Question...

Yeah, those ear-worm bits of tunes or catchy jingles can really burrow in. My Mom used to go about the house humming a snippet of tune over and over until we would holler or hum another snippet to...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 01-10-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Piping in the Park

All I know is that when I begin my piobaireachd in the churchyard I use for practice, the pigeons line up on the roof ridgeline facing me and settle in wing-to-wing. I always get the mental picture...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 12-21-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Youngest bagpiper?

Geez! That bag is bigger than his torso. :woot:


JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 12-03-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By John Blunt
Re: On competition - is music a sport

In a word: no. I cannot view competitions (I'll use those I've experienced in junior high and high school here in the US) as sports. They are artistic, very hard-fought in their application and great...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-28-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,984
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Bagpipes as carry-on luggage

Same again here. You can pad with clothing; socks make very good wrapping for drone parts. Just don't have a knife or anything with you for cutting hemp and you should be good to go. Pipes will break...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-02-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Hallowe'en Piper Lantern by Nikola Holmes

OK, I can't stop: that Pumpkin's Fancy. :blush: :doh:


JMB
Forum: Music 11-02-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Tunes for Halloween..?

If this is just for fun, then: Ass in the Graveyard, Pumpkin's Fancy, Phantom Piper of Carriyairack (maybe just the ground), The Haunting, Devil in the Kitchen, Devil Among the Tailors, The Witch's...
Forum: Pipe Bands 08-30-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Circle measurements

3.37 feet to the meter. Pull out your calculator. It looks pretty close.


JMB
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-30-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Judges and Manuscripts

Not everyone is Andrew Wright. Encyclopedic knowledge. :woot:


JMB
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-17-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,607
Posted By John Blunt
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Written in crayon, perhaps? Then juiceboxes in the Beer Tent! :wave:


JMB
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-07-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,035
Posted By John Blunt
Re: competing without bag cover?

Always used to say those competing without bag covers were members of the L&M Pipe Band. :thumb:


JMB
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-21-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,740
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Is there any bagpipery in Bozeman, MT?

Wow, you're kind of in the hole of a very big donut. There is piping in Missoula, Great Falls, Billings, Helena and Kalispell, but I'm not familiar with any other in western Montana. All the places...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-11-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Interesting short read "The keening whine and thrilling drone of the bagpipes"

We have the Shadle Park High School Pipe Band here in Spokane (they're the Highlanders!) The pipe band has been around since the late 50's and, as I understand, they go the same fluctuations of...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Where can I get an economically priced kilt?

Not to mention a For Sale section, with several used kilts listed very reasonably right now.

JMB
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-16-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By John Blunt
Re: David Glen Edinburgh Collection

Robin:

I was speaking from my experiences with Games in the Northwest part of the United States. Many of the local Games will allow competitors in the lower Grades here (usually Grades IV or V) to...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-12-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By John Blunt
Re: David Glen Edinburgh Collection

Good, widely available source for piobaireachd for those in the lower grades who have competition events that call for the ground and next variation. Price is pretty attractive.


JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 04-12-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Flying with Pipes

I purchased an inexpensive aluminum hard case from Harbor Freight and flew with it from the US to the UK. With the pipes semi-disassembled and using some of my kit as padding (drones wrapped in my...
Forum: Competition Results 03-06-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Queen Mary ScotsFestival Competitions?

Page four of the Order of Play times offers the editorial opinion to a 2 AM start-- 'ew'. :grin:

JMB
Forum: Music 03-06-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Great 6/8 competition tunes

Another +1 for Mrs. Lily Christie. I also enjoy Bengullion; got to love those low G doulblings.

JMB
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 01-28-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By John Blunt
Did I Read That Right?

I was on a music download site recently and came across some new tune titles. They were on a couple of those tossed together albums done by "Various Artists" with a pic of a piper's silhouette on it...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-27-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Cleanliness is Godliness

Bit of science in the coppers folk wisdom. Metallic copper is a quite effective fungicide. We also use copper sulfate spray around here to combat white mold on the apple trees. I'm down with the...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 12-20-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,271
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Here's a good idea...

So long as it's not Neil Gow's Farewell to Whisky. :willy:


JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Keeping 'winter' fingers supple

I'm always glad to see when Forumites get out ahead of me on those things that flit through my mind. Great suggestions for the hands and their care (if only I had been so enlightened when I was...
Forum: Music 12-07-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,593
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Christmas tunes that fit bagpipe scale

I've always thought Adeste Fideles (Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful) made a great processional. 'In the Bleak Midwinter" is one that fits well, too.


JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Where Can I Buy Bagpipe Gift Items?

On one of your specific requests, these guys have t-shirts and polos with the skeleton playing the pipes:

http://www.bagpipecovers.com/tshirt.html

Hope that helps.

JMB
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