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Forum: Beer Tent 02-11-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Armorican
Re: Bagad Championships live stream

Cap Caval win again.

https://vimeo.com/315109108

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Forum: Beer Tent 02-08-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Armorican
Bagad Championships live stream

It's that time of year again. The first lef of the Breton bagad championship takes place at the Quartz Theatre in Brest on Sunday (10 February).

Those interested can watch live on these sites.
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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-30-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Armorican
Re: Bagpipe component names in French

Not to forget

Cane reed - anche en roseau
Hide bag - poche en cuir
Sheepskin bag - poche en mouton

Almost as important as the translations is pronouncing things that don't translate with a...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-30-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Armorican
Re: Breton duet

I think they're by Jorj Botuha, a bombarde player who along with Pascal Guingo on pipes has won the championship something like 9 times.

http://www.jorj-botuha.com/

To be confirmed...
Forum: Music 09-30-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By Armorican
Re: Waltzing Matilda

Australian lyrics to a tune written by a Scot.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltzing_Matilda
Forum: Beer Tent 09-29-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Armorican
Re: Breton duet

I have a wee idea but I'm not at all sure. I'll find out.

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Forum: Beer Tent 09-28-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Armorican
Re: Breton duet

A couple of wee points of interest. The Mahevas play with Bagad Ronsed Mor from Locoal Mendon, but the group they're playing with in the video is the Auray bagad, their local, friendly but deadly...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Armorican
Breton duet

OK, here's one for you.

Ordinarily I'll pop on here from time to time and post links to the latest goings on in Breton bagad competition.

Before bagads existed, the tradition was to play "en...
Forum: Music 08-20-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Armorican
Re: Integration pipes/song/dance

In Brittany the vast majority of traditional music is dance oriented.

https://youtu.be/5NLrAnsmnug

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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-11-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By Armorican
Re: Looking for a piper's name

https://youtu.be/-sUXMzkh-jI

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Forum: Beer Tent 07-09-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By Armorican
Re: Tune name?

https://pipingpress.com/2018/05/18/composer-charles-macleod-williamson-as-i-knew-him/
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-01-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By Armorican
What band in this vintage photo?

This photo was taken in Dol de Bretagne in Brittany, possibly late 50s but maybe later. Does anyone have an idea what band it may be?

Dol had a twinning thing going with Stirling in 68-69 so...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-27-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By Armorican
Re: Bagad championship.

Happily there are more and more non-Breton pipers and drummers taking an interest in Bagad stuff, with maybe about half the top grade bands now regularly welcoming guest players from the "Scottish"...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-27-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By Armorican
Bagad championship.

It's that time of year again. The first part of the Breton Bagad Championship took place in Brest on Sunday.

Cap Caval won on the day and already look good for the 2 leg championship. Auray were...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By Armorican
Re: Bombarde

For anyone interested, here's a nice wee video on the making of bombardes & reeds. It's in French, but hey...

https://youtu.be/XE6X8AzUFKc
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-18-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,633
Posted By Armorican
Re: French Bagad pipe bands

Do you mean like this?

https://youtu.be/g6IqIMhGx6A

or

https://youtu.be/HxDwma0iQvk

Both suites are played with C naturals.
Forum: Music 10-03-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By Armorican
Re: Another 'What tune is this?'

The Vale of Atholl were, I'm pretty certain, the first pipe band to play it (30 odd years ago) and I think it's in the Duncan brothers' first book. It's been played by many other bands since.
Forum: Music 10-03-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By Armorican
Re: Another 'What tune is this?'

The easy club reel.

Here's the original

https://youtu.be/96w5ot1I_8U
Forum: Beer Tent 08-10-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Armorican
Bagad championships

The 2nd half of the Bagad Championship was held at Lorient on Saturday. Bagad Kemper won on the day, though this wasn't enough to prevent Cap Caval (with Lincoln Hilton guesting) winning this year's...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-05-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By Armorican
Re: Pibroch' By The Sea 2017

In the Breton language, the 'ch' sound in pibroch (or loch) is written c'h, thus pibroc'h is pretty much a Breton phonetic spelling.

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Forum: In Memoriam 03-31-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,149
Posted By Armorican
Pipe Major Iain McLeod, Edinburgh Police Pipe Band

https://pipingpress.com/2017/03/31/pm-iain-mcleod-edinburgh-city-police-pipe-band/

RIP Iain - a real gentleman.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-05-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,866
Posted By Armorican
Re: J&R Glen later models?

From what I remember, the "glendure" non heat seasoning first appeared around 1980ish.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-30-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,980
Posted By Armorican
Re: Copyright

On piping and pipe band CDs you'll find a huge number of "trad. arr." meaning that the named arranger should receive royalties. The problem is that many of the tunes aren't traditional at all, ...
Forum: Music 01-14-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,172
Posted By Armorican
Re: "Tuning intro" or "settling routine"

In the days before electronic tuners it was fairly common to play a set or two without drones to bring the chanter pitch up before tuning the drones individually. Nowadays I don't see the point...
Forum: Music 01-12-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,172
Posted By Armorican
Re: "Tuning intro" or "settling routine"

It's known as a tuning phrase and is used to check that your pipes are in tune, that your fingers are working and generally just to settle you down before playing. Pipers who've played for a number...
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