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Forum: Beer Tent 09-13-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: The Possible Cultural Antecedents...

A.G. also works surprisingly well to House of the Rising Sun by The Animals.

Back to the original topic, though.
Pip01, Hard Times Come Again No More is a kind of nice tune, but sounds a bit like...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-03-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Pakistani pipes laid to rest...

Very nice job on the painting! You may have increased the value of the pipes by making them into art. One of my painting instructors used to say "If you're wondering if your painting needs anything...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-27-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,395
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Just purchased Grainger & Campbell bagpipes

I intentionally bought a set of those on ebay some years ago for a bar gig set. They took a fair bit of work to get the best out of them, but after I fiddled with them, I liked the sound of them so...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Tartan Paint - Colours available?

A blue/green screen matching paint for a whole room could be fun.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-01-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Never Leave your pipes in the car in high summer.

In my bedroom, but we have central air conditioning.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-30-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Never Leave your pipes in the car in high summer.

We've been having a bit of a heatwave in Michigan with temps in the mid 90's F (low 30's Celsius). In Michigan, that's pretty hot, and it's most definitely not fun doing a gig in this by any means. I...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-23-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Piper's Bonnet Case ideas?

In metric, the closest equivalent would be a 20 litre bucket.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-14-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: The making of a painting of pipers:

DaveB, I've always liked that painting. Someday, I'd really like to go to the national portrait gallery. Any other piper paintings, there? The third floor of the DIA has a lot of Flemish and Northern...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-13-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By TwitchyFingers
The making of a painting of pipers:

The Detroit Institute of Arts has been doing conservation and restoration on the 1566 oil-on-panel painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, "The Wedding Dance."
In the video, you can see how infrared...
Forum: Music 06-04-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,096
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Name for style of pipe music

Kitchen piping?
A man I knew, who could be a bit stodgy at times, called it "Tinker Piping", as a pejorative on Ireland's tinker culture, but with a nod to a freer open style.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-04-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Set of mouth blown J Center smallpipes on Ebay (UK)

Also, I wonder if the baritone drone was inspired by some of the Henry Starck pipes? Would these be called smallpipes at the time or parlor/chamber pipes?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-03-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Set of mouth blown J Center smallpipes on Ebay (UK)

Nice set! It's interesting to see what looks like a bass, tenor, baritone configuration and the keyed chanter.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-27-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Homemade Bag Cover by a Non Sewer

Looks very good! Might look into making one like that for myself. Thank you for the idea. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 04-27-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Londonderry Air?

There was a schmuck yelling Freebird at a gig once. After about the eighth time, I turned to him and said, "The best sound Skynyrd ever made was when the airplane crashed." The crowd laughed and...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Londonderry Air ?

I agree with Bob. I've looked up recordings of arrangements by pipers who claim it works. It doesn't. It simply does not sound good in any tasteful realm of this aspect of the multiverse. Lots of...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-25-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Leading a procession

That's why I carry a tin whistle. If you hear me playing Danny Boy on the pipes, take my keys away, for I'm in no shape to drive. I've actually had to lead out a funeral procession playing Danny Boy...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-20-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,471
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Grrrr. Pipe failure at memorial service!

Condolences on your father in law, Andrew, and the bad luck of the blowpipe. That's one you absolutely could not have seen coming.



About 20 years ago, I was playing a bit of tin whistle...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-20-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Leading a procession

Stately, as said above is correct. No one's going to jog with the casket, so they're not expecting you to do a quickstep. Even if you do end up way ahead, they'll catch up. Just set your eyes on a...
Forum: Music 04-10-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Doctor MacInnes's Fancy ?

In the late 90's, Doctor MacInnes's Fancy had a slight cameo in a trip hop club tune:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHVMdGL0kno
Forum: Beer Tent 04-10-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,245
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: modern image.

Ah, whatever happened to the spritely, yet dignified quickstep?
Forum: Music 04-06-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,365
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Playing older settings of tunes

In the early 90's, in fact it was the last time I competed solos, I got dinged and chastised by a judge for playing the "other" published setting of Troy's Wedding. When my instructor (also a judge...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-05-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Pipe chanter reed with low volume

The main difficulty I can see is getting a reed to be lower volume, but not too easy to blow. By their nature, quieter reeds are going to be very easy to blow, so even a border pipe or smallpipes...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-05-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Yet Another Odd-Duck Question

I used to play the hymn, Sent Forth By God's Blessing which has The Ash Grove for the tune. A guy in my band sang the naughty words The Maid of the Mountain to the same tune and I never played it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-03-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Something to clean a funky smelling hybrid bag?

I gave it a rinse with a non alcohol mouthwash and then a couple more rinses with water. Threw in a smooth piece of fine silver to hopefully prevent bacterial growth.

Thank you all for the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-03-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Nicked the sheep - tips for repairing a hole?

I put a hole in a synthetic bag a few years back and ended up putting a groove around a dowel and sawing a small flat section of the dowel off. After sanding and smoothing it, I made the hole a...
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