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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-09-2019, 02:34 PM
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Posted By geopat
Medieval Irish [bag]pipes & pipers

Very interesting PhD thesis at
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-08-2017, 02:17 PM
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Posted By geopat
Re: The Pipes & Drums of The London Irish Rifles

Thanks for the kind words JP.

I'm the taller (and younger) of the two George Willis at the bottom of the second page of Appendix B.

Love your sign off - know exactly where you're coming from....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-26-2017, 04:30 AM
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Posted By geopat
Re: The Pipes & Drums of The London Irish Rifles

Particularly recommend the photographs and Appendix G
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-24-2017, 11:22 AM
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Posted By geopat
The Pipes & Drums of The London Irish Rifles

The following link takes you an updated digital version of the 100 year History of the Pipes & Drums of The London Irish Rifles. The 200 page .pdf file is too big to be "previewed" and then "scanned...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-04-2016, 02:49 PM
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Posted By geopat
Irish War-pipes

Accepting that the term Irish War-pipes was not coined until the late 1800's and that for the previous 150 years bellow powered pipes used by the Irish were called Irish pipes or union pipes or even...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-27-2016, 09:14 AM
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Views: 2,097
Posted By geopat
Irish Pipe Bands in London

For those interested in the history of Irish piping in London see the online book at
http://www.topicrecords.co.uk/a-few-good-tunes/files/inc/261cf51b41.pdf

pages 196-201 for pipers
pages ...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-06-2016, 09:52 AM
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Views: 1,384
Posted By geopat
Re: Connaught rangers

Thanks for the WW1 refs Sean. Much appreciated. George
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-05-2016, 02:07 PM
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Views: 784
Posted By geopat
Re: Waterford RGA

Waterford in the province of Munster, Ireland
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-05-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By geopat
Waterford RGA

Does anybody know anything about the Pipes & Drums of the Waterford Royal Garrison Artillery . I believe it was in existence in the 1890-1918 period.
George
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-05-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By geopat
Connaught rangers

Does anyone know of any statement or photograph to the effect that the Connaught Rangers ever had pipers?
I'm aware that Gratton Flood (1911) and Col. Fitz-Enz (2009) state the Rangers had pipers...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 07-13-2013, 06:05 AM
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Views: 16,714
Posted By geopat
Re: Scottish Two Droned Pipes

Context can be as relevant as content.

Though not for one moment denying your genealogy for these various illustrations, the piper first appeared garbed in Scottish “regimentals” in George...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 07-06-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,714
Posted By geopat
Re: Scottish Two Droned Pipes

Adam,

You neither sourced or gave reference to the illustration you used yesterday, although in a previous posting late last month you referred to a German engraver called Grose as the source.
...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 07-03-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,714
Posted By geopat
Re: Scottish Two Droned Pipes

Apologies fo the hiatus in posting but have been to a christening on the Isle of Man.

Adam, thank you for your comprehensive answers to my questions.
You certainly “sussed” me.:)
Although my...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 06-26-2013, 12:33 PM
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Views: 16,714
Posted By geopat
Re: Scottish Two Droned Pipes

Adam,

Lets cut to the chase to try and bring our dialogue to a end.

Q1 Was the addition of the bass drone to two tenor drone mouth-bagpipes the first time the bass drone was used in Scotland?
...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 06-26-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,714
Posted By geopat
Re: Scottish Two Droned Pipes

Then why did Cannon use it on the First and Second Editions of his book?
Did he want his book to be seen as fanciful?

Why was a "doctored" version used on the cover of Patterson's Bagpipe Music...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 06-26-2013, 12:52 AM
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Views: 16,714
Posted By geopat
Re: Scottish Two Droned Pipes

[QUOTE=Adam Sanderson;1236858], we don't know what type of bagpipe they were playing.

Agreed entirely.
There is no physical (i.e tangible) evidence prior to the 18th Century of any mouth blown...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 06-25-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,714
Posted By geopat
Re: Scottish Two Droned Pipes

Even to the extent of doctoring art work and faking pipes so as keep the GBH story pure.

More than anything else I'm a researcher of longstanding and common sense does play a part.
...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 06-24-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,714
Posted By geopat
Re: Scottish Two Droned Pipes

There are countless books and articles on the history of bagpipes but these contain little physical evidence of the existence of the instrument prior to 1700. Like most histories, these works are...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 06-22-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,714
Posted By geopat
Re: Scottish Two Droned Pipes

I'm not for one moment denying the existence of Scottish pipes with only two tenor drones in the 1700's. In addition to the physical specimens mentioned by Adam Sanderson, Patrick MacDonald (in a...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 06-18-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,714
Posted By geopat
Re: Scottish Two Droned Pipes

It's ten years since I researched the history of Irish piping for the introductory chapter to the book on the Pipes & Drums of the London Irish Rifles. In the intervening period much has been added...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 05-28-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,875
Posted By geopat
Re: Irish Guards new bit of playing

Whilst it's true the London Irish taught the Irish Guards the pipes, they originally wore the caubeen pulled to the right as did every piper in Irish regiments. The Guards were the first to pull...
Forum: Music 04-27-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,526
Posted By geopat
Re: Barren Rocks of Aden

Have spent over forty years trying to master the 3rd and 4th parts - including on our wedding night on a practice chanter. Possibly too much information:)
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-02-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By geopat
Re: London's Deptford Pipe Band

Thanks to the kindness of Dave Gallagher, a brief history of The Deptford Irish Pipe Band is available at http://st.louis.irish.tripod.com/irishwarpipe/id32.html
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-23-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By geopat
Re: London's Deptford Pipe Band

Am happy to supply (at no charge and by e-mail) a brief history of the Deptford Irish Pipe Band (including photographs and uniform details)

contact: geopat.willis@tesco.net
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-26-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By geopat
Re: London's Deptford Pipe Band

I hope to have a little history of the Deptford Irish Pipe Band (complete with photographs) to e-mail next week.

George Willis
Deptford Irish Piper 1957-2006
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