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Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 01-28-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By John Blunt
Did I Read That Right?

I was on a music download site recently and came across some new tune titles. They were on a couple of those tossed together albums done by "Various Artists" with a pic of a piper's silhouette on it...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-27-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Cleanliness is Godliness

Bit of science in the coppers folk wisdom. Metallic copper is a quite effective fungicide. We also use copper sulfate spray around here to combat white mold on the apple trees. I'm down with the...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 12-20-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Here's a good idea...

So long as it's not Neil Gow's Farewell to Whisky. :willy:


JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Keeping 'winter' fingers supple

I'm always glad to see when Forumites get out ahead of me on those things that flit through my mind. Great suggestions for the hands and their care (if only I had been so enlightened when I was...
Forum: Music 12-07-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Christmas tunes that fit bagpipe scale

I've always thought Adeste Fideles (Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful) made a great processional. 'In the Bleak Midwinter" is one that fits well, too.


JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Where Can I Buy Bagpipe Gift Items?

On one of your specific requests, these guys have t-shirts and polos with the skeleton playing the pipes:

http://www.bagpipecovers.com/tshirt.html

Hope that helps.

JMB
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-06-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Piobaireachd as Rock?

Seems I recall that the Wicked Tinkers gave "...Squinting Patrick.." a go on one of their albums.

JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,832
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Amazing Grace Walk-off

I'll second Paul on this. Last time through the tune, have arranged for a strolling away from the rest of the folks and it comes off as a gradual diminuendo. Several have told me this is their...
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-24-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Thread for late-comers to piping?

Another two cents worth. I began at 49, as an aid to my son, who wished to learn the pipes. I had extensive experience learning low brass and woodwinds in high school and college. I figured: I can...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Thoughts on age of these pipes on eBay?

My, aren't those beautiful in their simple lines.

JMB
Forum: Adult Pipers 09-26-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By John Blunt
Re: The Hills of Argyll (Pipe Tune)

Yes, a google search of "YouTube" and "Hills of Argyll" lists about eight choices of video for the tune. :wave:


JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Pipe idenitification

I'm gonna have to say those are out of Husquavarna Envinrude's shop out in the woods. I'll second those sculpting skills. :thumb:


JMB
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-24-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By John Blunt
FS: Ancient MacKenzie kilt, size 37-39 - $190 shipped

I have to thin out the herd and my loss is your gain. I have a kilt in Ancient MacKenzie, pleated to the stripe, medium weight, by House of Edgar. The particulars are: waist: between 36.5 inches at...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-07-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Pleasanton weather?

Somehow, that just seems wrong to me. Congrats to anyone who can get through a piob at that temp, though. :thumb:


JMB
Forum: Competing Pipers 08-29-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Montana Piping Competitions

The Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering (BCGG) in Hamilton is very competitive in the solo piping. Chanter, beginner, Grades IV-II and an Adult grade (age 60+.) Quite a nice piobaireachd...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-16-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,837
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Celtic ancestry

From another: English, French, German, Scots, Irish. Can't get on with anyone. Western European Mutt, all American. :wave:


JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Grins & Giggles Piping on da swamp coast

The Hokey Pokey with proper feet in and out and turning yourself about gets a laugh.


JMB
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-07-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Interesting use of Canntaireachd

He'll be lifting cattle before you know it. :grin:

JMB
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-26-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,984
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Pipers at Dunkirk?

Saw the film over the weekend with my son, a WWII history buff. Quite enjoyed it, although the narrative structure keeps you on your toes, temporally speaking. That's all I give away. It's a good bit...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-21-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Wicked Tinkers on the Gong Show

Alright, who thinks Mike Myers' persona of the host looks like Robin Williams with a peanut allergy? :smirk:


JMB
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-29-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Ground & first variation competition question

My experience has been the ground, the next variation and no further repeat of the ground. In the NW, this seems to be the standard, in both BCPA sanctioned and non-sanctioned Games.

JMB
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-21-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Going Pro

Ron:

I have a t-shirt that reads on the front: "will play for beer" and on the back is written: "will stop for cash." Glad to hear of your good experience. I've been paid for gigs with everything...
Forum: Music 06-20-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Help with the name of a specific tune

According to Bob Pekaar's searchable database, the tune is in:

Pipe Major Donald MacLeod's Collection Of Music For The Bagpipe, Book 4; Bagpipe Music Index, 57 Clark Street, Glen Ridge, New Jersey...
Forum: Music 06-20-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Help with the name of a specific tune

Apple Music lists the name as "An Island Lullaby." The first tune in the set is "Cronan (na Callaich." ) Is that the one you were looking for?

JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 06-19-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Pipe Band Vests/Waistcoats? Like Sandy St. James'?

Don't forget those ears and the nose, too. Says a guy who can get a sunburn watching fireworks. :(

JMB
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