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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-31-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Colin Ross RIP

Colin was one of the people who got me started on my piping journey almost 30 years ago. My first set was actually a loan of a simple set ...(which I didn't get on with!) and he then recommended a...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-08-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: new book of dance music available

Great news, look forward to getting that one..

One bit missing from your announcement ... the title!

"Play it Like You Sing It" (http://www.bradanpress.com/)


cheers
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-02-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Were Border Pipe chanters tuned differently in Northumberland and Scotland?

An interesting question and the lack of immediate reply (or even furore!) indicates that the answer is no it hasn't been corrobated - but then neither has it been contradicted. There is an...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-27-2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Advice on Dave Shaw NSP

Dave is online (a little bit): http://www.daveshaw.co.uk/html/northumbrian_smallpipes___pict.html

Dave's sets are well made, well tuned and very stable. They are generally considered to be quite...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-21-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,661
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Seasoning Bellows-Blown Bag

It very much depends on the leather and the craftsmanship. I've had my current (Jackie Boyce) bag on for ~20 years - never needed seasoning and is perfect playing condition. The leather was double...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-14-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,292
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Quality of Ross / Burleigh Northumbrian pipes?

Morning - I didn't respond to this earlier as I had a direct interest in the auction; I rescue non-playing sets and restore them to the playing condition - and as it turns out mine was the winning...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-05-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,532
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Northumbrian Pipes

Morning - Whilst it's worthwhile practising NSP repertoire on any instrument you already play, I would disagree with deliberately choosing recorders and whistles (especially if you currently play any...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-01-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,532
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Northumbrian Pipes

An interesting question - I would normally tailor the advice to the person however there are some general principles that always apply and that I always emphasise as people start out on the NSP:

...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-07-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Fully mounted vs half mounted NSP

Part 2: Advantages & Disadvantages


Unmounted - simple, unfussy, generally cheaper ... but also potentially less robust
Half-mounted - 'normal' - a set of drones that will last longer than...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-07-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Fully mounted vs half mounted NSP

It's not a precisely defined term in the NSP world - however there are generally accepted principles you can apply. Each maker will have their own view as to what a fully decorated means .. and some...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-31-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,938
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Electronic NSP

There was a chap by the name of Charlie Young who built a decent 7k NSP back in the 1990's. I had a 10 minute play on it but I've not seen one in the last 20 years and they certainly never made it to...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-17-2016, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Pronunciation of "Clough" as in Tom Clough

First - let me say you have excellent taste! The Clough family pipers are musicians of legendary quality; their music & style has been passed on but we only can only hear Tom Clough in the three...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-19-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Unknown BP 'Parts' vs 'Pipes'

Hi Matt - You can still get to the images like this:
1. clicking on the Closed image thumbnail / See original listing
2. Scroll down the page
3. click on the main image

Should be there for a...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-18-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By Rob_Say
Unknown BP 'Parts' vs 'Pipes'

Morning - this came up in on of my eBay wanderings:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152086908992
(it expires shortly and I'm not bidding - but it has me puzzled as to what it actually is!)

The seller...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-09-2016, 03:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,957
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Grattan Flood - Histories / His Stories

Ad hominem.



You are confusing my clearly expressed critique of a statement with WHGF's appeal to a false authority to establish a fact.



Again you are confusing my critique (an opinion)...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-08-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,957
Posted By Rob_Say
Grattan Flood - Histories / His Stories

Hello - I had the misfortune to be directed to a recent thread on 'the session' forums where William Henry Gratton Floods 'History of the Music of Ireland' and the 'The Story of the Bagpipe' were...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-15-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Gumtree NSP Restoration

Hi - without seeing them, it's hard to determine whether the stocks you are describing are replacements or not. It is relatively common practice in NSPs to make the stocks out of non-tone woods and...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-07-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: NSP Reed

Hi Leo - don't know if you managed to make it to any of those dates (or the Manchester day) but if not; I've just learnt that the 11th Oct in Gateshead is actually being billed as a 'Pipes fettling...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-29-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: NSP Reed

Hi Leo - not surprising that they're a Burleigh set - he has been by far the most prolific producer. Bag and bellows replacement is not uncommon especially on older sets - replacement of 'static'...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-23-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: NSP Reed

Congratulations! There are a number of possible causes and potential fixes - if this is your first set of pipes then I would advise not touching anything but rather to find a local NSP'er who can...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-22-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,469
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Old Painting: BP / Lowland style pipes

A quick search throws up: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/wilkie-the-bag-piper-n00329

I think you're entirely correct, I'd forgotten about that one.

cheers

Rob
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-21-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,469
Posted By Rob_Say
Old Painting: BP / Lowland style pipes

Found this little picture whilst looking for some furniture. I'd say it was drawn from life rather than some of the more imagined pictures.

Anyone come across it before or care to comment?
...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-21-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rob_Say
Re: Anyone know of a small border pipe bag?

The medium Bannatyne bag is I think 248mm in depth (10.5"). Coming from the smallpipes (and BP) world - that counts as x-large and you need a certain size of frame to play a bag that size without...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-04-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By Rob_Say
FS: Fred Morrison SSP D+A combo - 1200/$2000

Combination set of Fred Morrison SSP for sale - bellows blown, plain mounting, no switch, fully reeded (Ezee drones I think) - what you get with this combination set is:

Drones & chanter key...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 04-25-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By Rob_Say
FA: R. Gillanders Chanter & Robertson PC - 0.99 NR

Clearing out unused piping bits:

Old GHB chanter labelled 'R GILLANDERS - DUNDEE' which gives it a date of 1926 - 1956 (prior to both 'G&M' and 'G..&Sons'). This is in very good condition for...
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