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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-06-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,426
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Your 2019 setup?

I thought I'd pull off something different at the Sgt's. Mess dinner by playing a 1950's vintage Hardie blackwood chanter with a big old ivory sole. A nice, rich, warm sound for in and out the head...
Forum: Music 02-25-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Grey's Anatomy Solo Piper Tune?

2 pieces were played in the episode.

Rowan Tree, full band tune with seconds and solo tune at the end I believe was Wild Mountain Tyme.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-04-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,825
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: L&M Non-Zips - any left out there?

I turned my last L & M hide bag into a sporran, seemed a shame to just throw it away.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-05-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: QYR CoC/RSM parade

Yes, I'm the Pipe Major.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-04-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By Dave Sanderson
QYR CoC/RSM parade

This past Saturday the Queen's York Rangers held a change of command and RSM parade. The new commanding officer, Lt. Col. Stocker, is the 61st CO of the Rangers whose lineage goes back to the French...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-13-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,451
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: L & M Bags: what to do with old ones

I made one of those Jacobite type sporrans from my old one.
Forum: Pipe Bands 09-29-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
StB
Views: 2,679
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: StB

several sets, StB, Murdo, Wings, StB (high hand)
StB, Minstrel Boy, Maple Leaf Forever, StB(high hand)
Waltzing Matilda, StB, John Peel, Men of Harlek,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-29-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Dimensions for Making Drone Ribbons

I have 2 sets, one with snaps and one with velcro. I got the snapped set already done but had to secure a few of them, I would not want to contemplate sewing on all of them though the ones at the...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-28-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,968
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Messing with their heads.

In the USA telling an American I'm a Canadian representing an American loyalist to George III, wearing a black watch kilt, green uniform, and a bagpipe. No I'm not Irish or a Hessian?, no not all...
Forum: Drum Majors 09-10-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,951
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Drum Major goes for a drink

Yes, I know this was a "second go around", I was appalled while on the floor but it was unstoppable while in progress. Over, done and gone.
Forum: Drum Majors 09-10-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,951
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Drum Major goes for a drink

It was his last parade before "hanging up the mace".
Forum: Drum Majors 04-27-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,525
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Drum Major Change of Command

I'll post here where I never thought I would. My ongoing chemo recovery has left me without the effective use of my fingers due to numbness. Since late Fall I've taken up the mace as Drum Major and...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-26-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,911
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Drone air percentage

This is just a casual observation without any higher mathematics on drone to chanter airflow. I'm starting to come back after cancer surgery and chemo and have nueropathy in my hands(palms) and...
Forum: Music 01-17-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,046
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Downton Abbey...

Yes Greenpipe it looks like it was. Though a nice touch I was wondering why a so "English" show would have a piper.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,008
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Veterans & Remembrance Day, November 11th

We have done 2 Rem. parades this week, Sunday Nov. 8th for the Queen's York Rangers in Aurora, Ontario then today for Br. 139 Streetsville in Mississauga. Since I'm going through chemo I've had to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-11-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,304
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Henry Starck - bagpipe maker - gathering information

Les Cowell turned my set in the early 1950's and the projecting mount is identical to the one on the left. I've had this set for 20 years now and have had communication from Martin on this.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-30-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,346
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Beauty of the Beast

Quick answer. The invading American squadron arrived at York April 27, 1813, the army landed west of the fort and commenced the attack. A spirited action ensued but the heavily outnumber British...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-28-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,346
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Beauty of the Beast

Hey, I'm just "yanking the chain" along with everyone else. Though I will say one thing, since your bench mark is 1815 that should finish the never ending debate that the Queen's Rangers colours...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-27-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,346
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Beauty of the Beast

I showed this picture at band practice the other night to one of our pipers, who is a former CO of the Black Watch of Canada, Montreal. He mentioned the Offices Mess has several of these and...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-15-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,380
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Playing Pipes in a Cave

If we had a had a few more days in Gibraltar a few years ago we might have had a chance to play in St. Michael's Cave. As it is we have to make do with a cavernous Fort York armoury.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-15-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,143
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Pipe Majors Canadian Military

The info. on thre Queen's York Rangers is correct, we are a civilian band under contract by the regimental council. We have a variety of members from cadet to a former CO of the Black Watch,...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-08-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Members located around Barrie /Borden Ontario

Welcome to the Province. Our band is located in Mississauga, just to the west of Toronto. Our next performance is tonight at Fort York Armoury down by Lake Ontario by the CNE, there is a change of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-19-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Vintage Starcks, Bass Reed Options

I have the older version Kinnaird reeds in all three drones. Very stable, great sound, start & stop on a dime. Les made these back in the early 1950's.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-09-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,502
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: A Salute to David Naill & Co Bagpipes

Excuse me for a typo from 2003.

Check with Martin or Les for the connection between the brands.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-08-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By Dave Sanderson
Re: Piper's of the 18th Battalion Marching in Toronto, 1915

There has been 4 generations of my family parade through there since WW1.
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