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Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-30-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,071
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Brian Boru Chanter-Where to Find/maker

Apologies, I wasn't clear. We don't play Brian Boru drones or chanters, we play the highland bagpipe.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-30-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,071
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Brian Boru Chanter-Where to Find/maker

Hi there, I play with the Boru in Minnesota. We actually play typical highland pipes, not the Brian Boru variety. The pm's pipes are Starcks though!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-03-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Moose Valve "pop"

Does the bottle trap insert into the bottom of the stock? If so, take it out about a quarter of an inch and see if that makes a difference. I had this happen and that's how I remedied the issue.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-01-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,493
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: I want a set like this.

Here's another that they attribute to J and R Glen. They used to have more pictures, I believe you can unscrew the drone thistles.
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Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-01-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,493
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: I want a set like this.

Agreed. Thomas Glen, you can find more pictures of it on the National Museums of Scotland website if you do some digging.
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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-30-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,669
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: A rather special set of bagpipes

I agree that they don't look much like Robertsons. I quoted directly from the article but the fella is advanced in his years and perhaps he was mistaken.

As far as the chanter, maybe Donald...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-30-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,669
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: A rather special set of bagpipes

Hi, folks,

I recognized the picture of the Donalds from a Piping Times cover and dug out the issue. June 2002, an article was written about one of the other pipers in the picture. According to...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-11-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,926
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: pipes, kilts, khaki

These pics are great. I have to agree, I like these uniforms more than todays standard jacket/vest.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-21-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,206
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Interesting Pipes for Sale

If you look closely at the 5th panel of this JR Glen catalog, they're 'antique' pattern pipes are quite similar to the carved set.

http://www.thebagpipeplace.com/museum/page265.html
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,213
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: P/M Robert Reid's MacDougalls For Sale

The pic they are using was on the cover, blown up, of a Piping Times a few years ago. The metalwork on the pipes is engraved.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-13-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,861
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Irish "Scotland the Brave"

Wow. I've never had any problem playing traditional Irish tunes in Twelve years of playing in an Irish pipe band. And an Irish folk band. I think this is the worst advice I've ever read on this...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-30-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,234
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: L&M 'New Hide Bag' known as 'Nova'

If you look down the chanter hole, you'll see something, some kind of epoxy or something? It seals the bag before the welt is stitched on. You don't have to season to seal the bag because the...
Forum: Music 10-08-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: it's a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n' roll

I play it a couple of gigs a year with an AC/DC cover band. I tune my drones just out of principle really, because no one's going to hear the difference in tone when the chanter rests. Unless they're...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,440
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Chalice Lawries on Ebay??

I play a set of chalice Lawries and my Pipe Major plays a set of chalice Starks. So I can say I've compared them side to side. The Lawries are definitely more bulbous than the Starks. The Starks'...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-13-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,496
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Sinclair vs Henderson,et al

I think Sinclairs are overshaddowed by their chanters. However, there are plenty of good ones out there, not to mention the great makers that were spawned from his shop, ie. MacPherson,...
Forum: Music 08-05-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,484
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: 3/4...

Dark Lowers the Night ends with a B.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-21-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,082
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Getting Ghb to sound like Uillean Pipes

Vibratto will be more evident on the big chanter.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-14-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,723
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Piping Times Editorial!

He's been writing critiques for the contests for a looong time. He played with Muirheads. He probably has a pretty good ear for the music, considering what he does for a living. And he's entiled...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-08-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,328
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: The Queen's Piper....

Well, she's had nine pipers, a tenth if you count one of her dad's. There was only three before that. She's probably sick of pipes by now! :grin:
...
Forum: Music 06-28-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,426
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Irish funeral tunes?

Oft in the Stilly Night is a nice tune, and so is Mo Ghille Mear.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-10-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Yet another ID

Lawries, maybe?

Nevermind, beat me to it.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-10-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Drone Reeds - To change or not to change?

I'd be willing to bet that the tongues are just fine and you could just replace the bridles. I'm playing a set thats about eight years old and I replaced the bridles with o rings. They sound just...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-09-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Problems with small pipebag

Since a larger bag holds more air than a small, you'll need to blow more often; the small simply holds less air. You'll probably get used to it in a little while.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-09-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,005
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: MacLeod Pipes vs McCallum Pipes

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't McLeod Highland Supplies the former company of Kenny McLeod of McCallums? I don't know about current McHS pipes, but what was being made 10 plus years ago...
Forum: Music 06-04-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,362
Posted By Jimmy the Piper
Re: Looking for a good Irish set

Kelly, The Boy From Killane is a popular one to go with Wearing o'. If you can find music for Killaloe, that's a good 6/8. All the Way to Galway, The Minstrel Boy, and Dawning of the Day are all...
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