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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-20-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,370
Posted By TCulbert
Re: C natural Key or Back hole on chanter which is better?

I'll throw my support at the C-hole as well. I've been generally dissatisfied with Scottish pipe makers' key designs; Until pipe makers come to grips with keywork design, I'd advise players to keep...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-11-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By TCulbert
Re: Repertoire: Top Five Tunes?

I've found this to be quite regional. The rep at mid-atlantic sessions and the rep at northeast sessions have not had that much overlap. That said, here's some common tunes that most will know:
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Forum: Pipe Bands 12-18-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By TCulbert
Re: Tuning a Band to Concert Bb

It is for Paddy, Sean, Kevin & Matt. Communication with them has been difficult as there've been multiple layers of local bureaucracy imposed by the local booking organization. We're also working...
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-17-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By TCulbert
Tuning a Band to Concert Bb

Our band is slated this spring to perform with a certain internationally-known Irish musical group who often include local pipe bands in their touring performances.

Word on the street is that the...
Forum: Music 12-17-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,195
Posted By TCulbert
Re: The Correct Placement of Beatings in Highland Bagpipe Music

Well, no. This is evidence that somebody didn't truly know how it should be written. Choice of time signature is not arbitrary. Putting a tune in 3/4 vs 4/4 brings with it implications on beat...
Forum: Music 12-17-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,195
Posted By TCulbert
Re: The Correct Placement of Beatings in Highland Bagpipe Music

I can see it resulting in a real mess in collaborative performances (e.g. massed bands). Taking "Green Hills" for example, if one band treats the first two (eighth) notes as pickups and another band...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-17-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By TCulbert
Re: O-Rings: Dunbar P1

That's funny, I just emailed Dunbar yesterday on the exact same question. A student in our band is moving on to pipes and has a secondhand set of o-ring P1's, missing an o-ring. I'll post Dunbar's...
Forum: Music 12-15-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,195
Posted By TCulbert
Re: The Correct Placement of Beatings in Highland Bagpipe Music

I'm pleased whenever this issue gets raised. As someone who came to the piping world with a significant musical background already, the notion of a strong-weak-weak beat pattern in 3/4 time was...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-15-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,371
Posted By TCulbert
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

I will be there, coming from Central PA. First-timer, looking forward to finally experiencing "The Gathering".
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-21-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,661
Posted By TCulbert
Seasoning Bellows-Blown Bag

Simple question: Is it necessary or advisable to season a leather bag on a bellows-blown smallpipe? Having lived with a leather GHB bag for many years, I'm familiar with the process but will admit...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 12-30-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By TCulbert
FS: Banton Border Pipes in A, 2008 - $2200

For sale: Nate Banton border pipes in A.

IMPORTANT: I will be attending the Shepherdstown, WV Pipers Weekend Jan 13-15 and will bring these pipes with me. I am only currently accepting offers...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-30-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By TCulbert
Re: One Unstable Drone Reed

William - The drones reeds are your typical synthetic style. Plastic body, flat plastic tongue, flat rubber bridle...

Twitchy - All joints on the pipes are quite secure.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-29-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By TCulbert
One Unstable Drone Reed

I've been coming to grips with my bellows-blown smallpipes off and on for about a year now (competing time drains of grad school require that I set them down for a month or two periodically).

I'm...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-05-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 670
Posted By TCulbert
FS: Seth Hamon Uilleann practice set - $400

For Sale - Seth Hamon Uilleann bagpipe practice set. Purchased a few years ago in a fit of bagpipe collecting; deemed too loud for apartment living.

Chanter wood is unknown, doesn't look like...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-05-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 705
Posted By TCulbert
FS: Shepherd Smallpipes - $550

For Sale: Shepherd Scottish smallpipes. I know little about their history - I bought them secondhand locally a few years ago and never really got around to getting them set up. Seem to be in...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-01-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By TCulbert
Delco Midatlantic Workshop 2009

Just curious - is the Delco workshop happening this year? Registration forms available?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-20-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By TCulbert
Re: Chanter that plays with an organ

My B-flat Maclellan Chanter has worked out great for playing with pipe organs. Tuning the drones to the chanter is very manageable. You also need to be aware that pipe organs themselves are rarely...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-16-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By TCulbert
Re: Jaw Pain or TMJ?

I forgot the most import part -- TMJ is most often fundamentally caused by jaw clenching/teeth grinding which we do due to stress - even if you don't recognize it as such! If it's not just a bad...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-16-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By TCulbert
Re: Jaw Pain or TMJ?

I'm a fellow TMJ sufferer - in the past it's gotten so bad that I can barely open my mouth wide enough to fit a spoon in. I've heard many dentists who, when they hear of TMJ problems, automatically...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-21-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,214
Posted By TCulbert
Re: Weird gigs to Pipe at ?

Our pipe band in college played before all the football games (football was HUGE at our college) and at the tailgates. Warming up one morning, a well-dressed gentleman approched the band and asked...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-21-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,899
Posted By TCulbert
Re: Earplugs Must Be Worn at the Worlds!!!

The symphony orchestras are running into this too. No more Mahler for you!

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/arts/music/20noise.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Forum: Pipe Bands 03-11-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,787
Posted By TCulbert
Cold Weather Attire

Just curious what other bands out there do for cold weather attire for those infamous biting cold St Pattys, Christmas, etc parades? We've historically always used those black commando sweaters...
Forum: Music 08-17-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By TCulbert
Tune Histories

Our band's been compiling histories and stories behind tunes to provide some banter between sets during concerts. Anybody have any background for "The Piper of Drummond" or "Hot Punch" or who the Dr...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 08-03-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
Posted By TCulbert
Re: pipes on planes?

Samuel L Jackson: "I want these *********** pipes off this ************* plane!"
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 08-01-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By TCulbert
Re: Bagpipes in rap video?

Not the first intermingling of bagpipes and rap, however. Back in 1992, the music video for House of Pain's "Jump Around" featured extensive clips of pipe bands in St Pattys Day parades. No pipe...
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