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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-04-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By Barry Shears
Scotch Four Strathspeys and reels on the SSp

Hi Everyone,
Here is another clip from the book launch last fall in Cape Breton . The tunes are all contained in my new collection of music, stories and photographs "Play it Like You Sing it"...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-05-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Barry Shears
Skype lesson fees

Hi Everyone,
Is there there a going rate for Skype instruction? Cost per half hour or an hour? I have seen as high as 50 dollars (CDN) per one hour +, but I was wondering if there is a standard...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-11-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Tunes with Great Stories Behind Them?

If you are looking for light music stories my new collection of traditional music has 249 melodies and most have stories and tune history attached , 86 have Gaelic and English words associated with...
Forum: Reviews 06-05-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 505
Posted By Barry Shears
Book review by Iain McInnes

Check out the Pipes Drums website https://www.pipesdrums.com for a review of my new collection of music and history "Play It Like You Sing It". You can order it from me at a author's discount...
Forum: Music 05-31-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Is it supposed to sound like that? availability

Thanks everyone for the advice, The guy here in the band doesn't need his copy any more so we will trade one of my music books for it. It s a dandy little musical aid.
Cheers,
Barry
Forum: Music 05-23-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Barry Shears
Is it supposed to sound like that? availability

Hello,
I am looking to purchase a copy of Carolyn Watts musical theory book "IS it supposed to Sound Like That? Any leads? I found a copy in theUK but the price and shipping is prohibitive so a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-04-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: GDED gracenote timing in Donald MacLeod's reel: Roderick MacDonald

Patrick, I used to play the short long short long sequence for these notes (as those in the last phase of tunes like the Sheepwife and Smiths of Chilliechassie, especially in competition, but after...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-19-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Polypipe makers mark

Or runways, Bob, OOPS! I have checked out the dunbar web site and they appear to be an earlier set without the stamp in the cord channels. Very well made with nice polished bores. Missing a...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Bagpipes and Gaelic

I took courses through Ulpan a few years ago and that was very helpful, Atlantic Gaelic Academy is also good. The latter is now under the umbrella of the Gaelic College in Cape Breton.
Barry
Forum: Beer Tent 04-16-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Bagpipes and Gaelic

Thanks for the feed back, very much appreciated . I suppose I am lucky (or unlucky) to have a had a Gaelic speaking grand mother. She didn't teach the language to her children since she was punished...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-16-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Barry Shears
Polypipe makers mark

Hello,
I juts picked up a set of poly pipes with a tarmac chanter but the style of drones looks more Henderson to me, so I thought Dunbar, but I guess War Mac made poly pipes also. Anyone have any...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By Barry Shears
Bagpipes and Gaelic

Hello,
I was thinking the other day about bagpipes and their affiliation with the Gaelic language, ie: tune titles in Gaelic, piobaireachd, Gaelic songs played on the bagpipes, etc. So I have a...
Forum: Music 04-07-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: a new recording of old tunes

thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.
Forum: Music 04-06-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Barry Shears
A new recording of old tunes

I have just posted a short youtube video of scottish smallpipes and guitar for anyone interested. The three jigs performed were collected from the northern tip of Cape Breton and have been published...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-06-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Smallpipes and Guitar

Here are a few tunes from my new collection of old music played on smallpipes with guitar

https://youtu.be/jNCSPhhGZBU


Check it out
Thanks,
Barry
capebretonpiper.com
Forum: Beer Tent 03-23-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,341
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Piping Books or Scottish culture books

Both of Gibson's books have a lot of history and my new publication "Play it Like you Sing It: The Shears Collection of Bagpipe Culture and Dance Music from Nova Scotia (Vol. 1&2) adds...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-14-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 42
Posted By Barry Shears
WTB/WTT: Henderson bass top

Hi everyone,
I am looking to buy a Henderson bass drone top section mounted casein with and a nickel ferrule (full casein would work too) . If you have one for sale or trade let me know. I have...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-18-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: C natural Key or Back hole on chanter which is better?

Thanks so much for all the helpful comments. Now I only have to make a decision.. Confession : I do suffer from a paradox of choice. Be that as it is what a great discussion group for all things...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-17-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By Barry Shears
C natural Key or Back hole on chanter which is better?

Hello,
Everyone. I am ordering a new SSP chanter in A and I am undecided on which works better: C natural key or a C Natural hole drilled on the back of the chanter covered by the thumb ? I don't...
Forum: Industry News 02-15-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By Barry Shears
Items added to web site

Hello,
Juts a heads up to let everyone know that I have added another few items to my web site capebretonpiper.com
I now have listed an old flat combed set of pipes formerly belonging to piper and...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-02-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Were the drones of the NMS' "Waterloo Pipes" from a bellows-blown Border pipe?

The bellows pipes were more popular in the 19th century when pipers played more for social dancing rather than the display dances such as Sean Truibhas, sword dance etc, and since they play for long...
Forum: Music 02-02-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Tune ID help?

The tune is a Cape Breton fiddler Jerry Holland composition entitled In Memory of Herbie Macleod. It is found in Jerry 's second collection of fiddle music you get a copy of the book from Cranford...
Forum: Music 01-05-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By Barry Shears
Corcellette related tune

I recently read an old clip about a gathering of 25th battalion veterans in Halifax in the 1920s when PM Jock Carson played a lament entitled "Corcellette". I haven't been able to find this tune....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-21-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Do any museum specimens or other old pipes have a baritone drone?

"That is interesting Barry. Could you share who the piper was and which settlement in CB? (not that it's particularly relevant to this discussion; I'm just curious)."

Sure. The piper was Dave...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-20-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Do any museum specimens or other old pipes have a baritone drone?

Not much to add, but years ago I interviewed an old piper from the northern tip of Cape Breton and when he played the GHB for me , he removed the bass mid section before he tuned the pipes, not sure...
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