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Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,425
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Gordon Walker

As there has been mention of "the moderators" often on this thread, I thought I'd chip in.

First, I'm surprised this story has come up now, it's been common knowledge since at least the 2nd of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-09-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, London, 1840s

All I can tell you is that I had a beautiful cap badge for the The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, London, (except written in Gaelic), and I asked for information about it on this forum round...
Forum: Music 08-27-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Inisheer

The site you refer to is illegal and has been ordered to be taken down in the past due to legal action by some very well known pipers and composers, one of whom is an international lawyer as well as...
Forum: Music 08-22-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Jane Campbell tune

Folks, there's been a rise in people sharing music on here and providing links to banned sites that have been the cause of legal action between members of this forum and the banned sites.
Please...
Forum: Music 08-22-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Inisheer

Folks, there's been a rise in people sharing music on here and providing links to banned sites that have been the cause of legal action between members of this forum and the banned sites.
Please...
Forum: Music 07-29-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Rakes of Mallow pipe tune

I think it's just one of those tunes that has several titles. If you listen to the English Morris Dance tune "Rigs of Marlow", (transcribed by Cecil Sharpe in the 1800s after hearing it in...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-28-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Question about Smallpipe reeds

The reeds are smaller and have inverted tongues. I don't know much/anything about mouth blown smallpipes/folkpipes, but the dimensions suggest they use a similar sized drone reed to bellows blown...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-19-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Billy Connolly and Aberdeenshire

Lonach pipe band. He used to live in Candacraig House. I used to see Billy in the area, sometimes with people like Robin Williams and Steve Martin. Once a year he would provide drink for the men of...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-05-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Are replica pipes comparable to the original?

I used to have a set of antique MacRaes, I now have a set of the new MacRae SL4's. They don't sound exactly like my old MacRaes, but they are far steadier, far easier to strike in, and take a wide...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-29-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,696
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: I.D. Cover sketch on S. Jones tutor

A lot of the time it was a matter of numbers. At the Battle of Bannockburn there were over 2000 English cavalry. It would have been impossible to capture and ransom such a huge amount. Around two...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-28-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,696
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: I.D. Cover sketch on S. Jones tutor

It was a method used throughout Europe. In the Kelvingrove museum, where I work, we have a large collection of medieval weapons and armour. One section is devoted entirely to the injuries suffered by...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-27-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,973
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: OK, Who Knew?

I don't know who the guy is, but the playing seems OK to me, even though his posture is not something I'm used to seeing.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-27-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,696
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: I.D. Cover sketch on S. Jones tutor

Not all ballock knives have the ballocks at the guard. The ballock knife is generally considered the ancestor of the dirk. The main difference is that the handles of ballock knives tend to be turned,...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-25-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,696
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: I.D. Cover sketch on S. Jones tutor

It's a ballock knife. We have several in the museum where I work.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-25-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Case for Smallpipes

A pal of mine uses a soft alto sax case he was given. The pipes fit in the long section and the bellows fit in the bit where the horn would go. Works for border pipes too. ...
Forum: Music 06-21-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,705
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Row me home to Islay

The sheet music download seems to be a page out of Julia Gordon's book, Songs and Airs of Scotland Book 2. This book does contain the tune, but it's an arrangement for accordion, like the rest of the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-15-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Tunes for a new smallpiper

Hi Murray,
If you already have some musical ability, then may I suggest the LBPS publication, Suggested Session Tunes (https://lbps.net/j3site/index.php/lbps-publications/suggested-session-tunes),...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-07-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Vintage photo - 1944 Eindhoven ???

Could well be. The 2nd Batt Glasgow Highlanders led by Lt-Col. P. Hunt were certainly in Eindhoven in Sept 1944. The badge is very similar to the 42nd BW....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-02-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: SSPs with keys?

Well, I learn something new every day, I'd no idea such a thing existed. At the Glasgow Smallpipers group on Tues evenings, we have used good old electrical tape to turn our sharps into natural. Like...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-24-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: SSPs with keys?

I don't have a set with keys, but most smallpipe makers in Scotland offer it as a choice. A high B key is the most requested one, but Julian Goodacre, say, also offers a keyed chanter that allows...
Forum: Music 04-19-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: The way old friends do. Air

Guys, I've had to delete a number of posts here. I don't want this forum to get in trouble again. The tune is not an "air", it's a very well known song written by Bjorn and Benny from Abba and...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-08-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: bagpipes and Gaelic

I started with the Gaelic in 1970 at the old Aberdeen Academy. I was only 10 and played no instrument, but the amount of Gaelic music and song we studied must have had some influence on me.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-01-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Maybe time for new Electronics...

I bought a Technochanter in 1996. It stopped working in 2013. Anders repaired it for the cost of postage.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-20-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,288
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: WarMac Pipe Chanters

Mid 70's definitely, especially if the plastic has that slight "mottled" effect. Must be played with McAllister gut buster reed for that real 70's sound.
Forum: Side / Snare 03-13-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: The "CoP Tutor" for Snare Drum?

You are in luck. The 3 RSPBA Structured Learning books are now available free in PDF form from the RSPBA site. They cover drumming as well as piping to a graded level.

Book 1 (Elementary) link is...
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