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Forum: Pipe Bands 06-21-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Transition to the Worlds

Yes I think it's critical to arrive enough in advance to play the pipes for several days so they can acclimate.

All sorts of issues can happen when dry-weather pipes are played in moist weather....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-20-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Chanter pitch and reed question

A chanter reed will have a certain depth in the reed seat which will give the best scale, the scale closest to perfect with the minimum amount of taping needed.

If you find the best placement for...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-16-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: After-hours C'eilidh

I'm not quite sure what you mean.

A 'party piece'?

If people want to dance, then it's appropriate dance tunes.

If people want to sing, then that particular song.

But if you mean a...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-14-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: The making of a painting of pipers:

There's a woodcut from 700 years earlier, in the St Blaise manuscript.

For paintings the earliest are from the 13th and 14th centuries.

During the Renaissance bagpipes were commonly played in...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-13-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,503
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Repro horseshair sporrrans (Pakistan); worth it or not?

What's a bit odd, and subtle, is that the Camerons' cap badge and sporran badge both featured St Andrew with his cross on a wreath, the but wreaths are shaped a bit differently.

So even if...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-12-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,472
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: What is your favorite tune?

I love that tune!

I learned it by ear off YouTube (some Grade One band, don't remember) and wrote it out. Easy to play and as you say wicked fun.

If I can only interest the band in it, I have...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-12-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,472
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: What is your favorite tune?

I don't know if other people are like this, but I'll get a certain tune stuck in my brain (in a good way) and I'll find myself humming it at odd times and playing it whenever I get a chanter in my...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-09-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Where to find vintage parts?

Be prepared to pay the CITES fees, he's in Canada.

I've always had Dunbar do work for me, but CITES has made it too expensive.

I need to find a US maker who is willing to do these sorts of...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-09-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,312
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Tired of the same old tunes at massed bands

Sorry the various national anthems are sung, not played on the pipes.

All the pipers band people have to stand in a dirty field with the sun beating down during that lengthy process.

That's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-08-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: 'Wet' vs 'Dry' blowers - a myth?

I think we might see a connexion :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-08-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: 'Wet' vs 'Dry' blowers - a myth?

Well the scientists can say what they want but experienced pipers know that you can have two pipers with the same setup and one will get the pipes soaking wet inside and another's pipes will stay...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-07-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,503
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Repro horseshair sporrrans (Pakistan); worth it or not?

Looks like good quality, but it's puzzling why they put a Black Watch sporran badge on a Cameron Highlanders sporran.

I myself would switch out the badge for the proper one. Genuine Cameron...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-06-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,312
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Tired of the same old tunes at massed bands

Apropos of this discussion- a Massed Band playing a reel!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4TRYwId7y4&t=681s
Forum: Beer Tent 06-06-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,312
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Tired of the same old tunes at massed bands

Part of the thing here is that we play four: The Star-Spangled Banner, O Canada, God Save The Queen, and Flower Of Scotland.

It takes a while, just that.

Perhaps we can get them to add Amhran...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-05-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Army issue bagpipes?

Not sure if the above was clear.

The 19th century price-lists show the makers offering bagpipes in either three, or four, different sizes.

These are called:

No 1. "the great Highland or...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-04-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Army Issue?

In those old price-lists bagpipes are offered in three or four different sizes.

The largest size is consistently called the "great Highland or military bagpipe" by several makers. This is to...
Forum: Music 06-04-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Name for style of pipe music

It seems to me that the Highland pipe style predated the widespread use of pipes in the military. Who can say, though? We don't have recordings.

About accidentals, that's something else not...
Forum: Music 06-04-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Name for style of pipe music

That's exactly what I was talking about. In most genres of piping all the pipers put note-bending in any tune composed by anybody whenever the whim strikes. It's the not the special provenance of any...
Forum: Music 06-04-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Tied notes

Yes you use dotted notes whenever possible, within bars. It looks cluttered and amateurish to have a quarternote tied to an eighthnote, rather than a dotted quarternote.

Use ties to connect notes...
Forum: Music 06-04-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Name for style of pipe music

You're describing what the rest of the bagpipe world calls "bagpipe music".

Because if you listen to uilleann pipe music, French (not Breton) pipe music, Bulgarian pipe music, and many other...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-31-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: When to say farewell....

I'm 61 and I too see a diminishing of speed in my fingers.

With bands, I need to stick with Grade Four because my fingers can't handle the higher-level music.

Parades, I'm done with those....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-30-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: World War I Tunes

If you mean played in the army by regimental pipers, it would depend on the regiment somewhat. You can look through the various regimental collections to get an idea of which tunes tend to be used...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-30-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Army Issue?

I would like to know too. I think Starck made pipes for the army at one point, and as I recall Lawrie did too. Hopefully somebody will chime in with that information.



For probably 100 years...
Forum: Competition Results 05-30-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Costa Mesa

I didn't listen to piping solos on Friday or Saturday, but I did on Sunday and the judges were both the imported UK judges and local ones.

The couple piping judges they fly in for the band...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-28-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Practice Chanter hertz

I think he means it's tuning at A=440 in the usual sense of that phrase, as used by musicians.

When an orchestra is "tuned at A-440" it's understood that all of the instruments are capable of...
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