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Forum: Competing Pipers 09-10-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Solo Competition Breakdown

I had a summer of breakdowns many years ago. Playing the circuit in Ontario, I couldn't buy my way through a contest. Sometimes I would break down early on in the tune and sometimes I would wait...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-11-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,472
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Head shakers

The DM of the band was driving to a gig and had a flat tire. He was kilted up and went back to the trunk/boot to get the spare out. With his back to traffic, a tow truck pulled up behind him and the...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-19-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,245
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Thick People

I once had a woman call me to play for her father's funeral. She wanted As time goes by for the funeral. I told her I would have to see if it was possible and would call her back. I did work it...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-12-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By classicbagpipes
Forum: Music 04-23-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,781
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: 6/8 Steamboat from the Nutcracker Ballet

As the one who opened this question so long ago. You have found the answer and I very much thank you for the information.

Now just as the composer of Green Hills, who heard the tune during the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-02-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,721
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Bagpipe prices c1950

I know my parents paid 147.50 for my first set of Hardies back in 1963 or 64. They came from Macphersons shop in St Catherines , Ont. And they were full ivory
Forum: Music 12-08-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Unexpeted Tunes in Bett Volume

I did know PM Hector Mcinnes way back in the late 60s. At that time he was an old man, but still quite with it mentally. I believe he had been a piper in Stenhouse PB. There have been some...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,095
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Bagpipes as carry-on luggage

I picked up a rolling back pack at a flea market that i use for travelling with my pipes. It only cost 5.00 USD and was worth every penny. I do have to break down the pipes bass drone all the way...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,177
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

I'm playing at my church's annual Rememberance Day service. I usually play flowers of the forest but talked them into When the battle's over, mentioning the worldwide push to use this tune.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-17-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Flights: London to Dublin

I have used Ryanair from Glasgow to Dublin and it was ok, you get what you pay for. But the flight isn't that long at all.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-04-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Video of really bad dancing bass drummer

If you you tube Indian Army Beating Retreat, you will see a whole massed pipe band dancing along.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-26-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Center pipes

I have a student. That owns the family set of Ceners and they are excellent. They seem to lock in very quickly and even with his inexperience they sound good.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-25-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Piobaireachd High A

It is Terry Lee that plays the Piobaireachd Hi A
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-29-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,205
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Your Experience With Acetyl (Plastic) Highland Bagpipes.

I have an ABW set and a Dunbar P4. T he plastic have a nice sound and are my back up pipes for weddings and funerals. Normally the tenors don't move from one gig to the next. Love them!
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-09-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Fix leaky bass stock for cheap?

Years ago in my old band, one piper played his old set for years with electrical tape around both badly cracked tenor tops.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-30-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,851
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Old Geezer Group on FB

Though myself an old geezer, i have been playing for 55 years and still going strong. But I do have a retiree school teacher that I am teaching. I would take about 10 of players like him and could...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-29-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,038
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

I have told my students over the years that probably most of the world class solo pipers, don't play heavy/strong reeds.
I would have to think that they would want an easier reed, they can then...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-23-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Most Unusual Bagpipe Material

I have one of Jack Dunbar's impregnated maple chanters in my collection. It was made at a time when ABW was hard to come by.

Also Sinclair used some light coloured wood to make chanters as...
Forum: Music 04-15-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: "A Book of Old Songs"

Should be able to find on addall website, with the ISBN number. This the best website to find any old book like this.
Forum: In Memoriam 03-29-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By classicbagpipes
PM Sandy Hain RIP 1928-2018

PM Sandy Hain ex Black Watch passed in the hospital in Cleveland Ohio. He was a musical player and instrumentalist and taught many of the pipers in the Cleveland area from 1958 on. He enjoyed...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-23-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By classicbagpipes
FS: Lawrie S&I GHB, sticks & stocks, 1977 - $2000 OBO

I have for sale a set of Lawrie ca 1977 silver and ivory ABW pipes. They even have the extra hallmark stamp for the Queen' Jubilee. The silver design is distinctive, a runic design as I have never...
Forum: Pipe Bands 01-19-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,726
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Unique oopses’s

We had two brothers in the band, who both left their pipes at home for a competition. The parents thought the boys had put them in the car and vice versa. Needles to say lots of scrambling to find...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-18-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Source for Piping History Books

I have found addall.com is the best place to look for books. This website has a place to look for new and used books. It searches the web and if the book is out there it will find it. Can...
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-18-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Tuning a Band to Concert Bb

the Atlanta PB played with Celtic Woman when they taped a dvd here in Atlanta. We had a multitude of older chanters taped down to proper pitch and we bought the drone extenders to get the drones...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Keeping 'winter' fingers supple

I was playing for the dancing comp at Orlando in Janurary and it was cool, probably high 30s low 40s F. I found that when I started that I was squeaking all over the chanter. but as soon as I found...
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