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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Whare to find spare stocks?

Twice in 30-odd years of piping, I've had a bag fail usually at the start of a wedding gig. In both cases I was able to "Magiver" a repair in a few minutes and pipe on. I'd much rather be able to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Where to find spare stocks?

I'm looking for a full set of stocks to tie into a spare bag. Poly would be fine- any suggestions?
Forum: Beer Tent 11-18-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Amazing Grace Walk-off

Some of these may vary in custom by region:
* Taps- usually for a military funeral. If I know it's to be a military funeral and no honor guard, or no bugler with the honor guard, I'll bring the...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-15-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Tuning low on pin

I think you might mean "sleeving the reed" by inserting a section of brass ( or plastic?) hobby tubing inside the reed. The outside diameter of the should be nominally the same as inside diameter of...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-12-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: How does one contact Jon Swayne?

I can verify that Jon Swayne's Lowland chanters do use GHB fingering, but can also easily cross-finger an almost chromatic scale ( No low g# unless you half-hole) and easily pinch a high B...
Forum: Music 11-12-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Hebrew/ Israeli tunes

Erev Shel Shoshanim on GHB nneds to be in B minor with the ability to play a G sharp, or, if your chanter cross fingers easily ( and dependably), A minor, which is much more comfortable against the...
Forum: Music 11-10-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Hebrew/ Israeli tunes

Bill, now that I know you're playing smallpipes, that brigs up another issue- the scale. Many Israeli or Jewish tunes use a scale with notes not in the nine "usual suspects". That's something that...
Forum: Music 11-09-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Hebrew/ Israeli tunes

I have had requests for Jewish tunes ( Israeli or otherwise ) on occasion, mostly for weddings, so of course I play what I can, usually Erev Shel Shoshanim, which I got from David, if I remember...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-07-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Playing before a Wedding

I thought my worst was about 20 years ago. The bride arrived 45 minutes late and I had to play before ( add 45 minutes to that), processional, music during the ceremony and a recessional then music...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Amazing Grace Walk-off

Bear in mind that the "Tradition" of pipers playing Amazing Grace only goes back a few decades to 1972 when The Dragoon Guards arranged and recorded it after listening to Judy Collins' record. The...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-06-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: PC recommendations

Some plastic SSP chanters are basically plastic practice chanters and use plastic reeds. Other than that, I'd agree, Patrick.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-06-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: PC recommendations

I have an A 440 PC- actually a Cushing SSP chanter, but Mark made a PC top for it. Probably anyone who makes Poly SSP Chanters could make you one.
Forum: Music 11-06-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Deoch and Dorus

Deoch an doruis ( pron. JOCHK un DOAR-ish) means "a drink at the door"- a stirrup cup or Parting Glass- see also the thread on "The Parting Glass"
Forum: Beer Tent 11-05-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Your Remembrance Day Observances

BTW That is for NEXT YEAR, 11Nov2018, 6 AM local time.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-04-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,255
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Your 2018 setup - making any changes?

Update: I put up the pipes the other night in practice for a couple of gigs and d found them hard to play- tested the bag and sure enough, not holding air. I seasoned the bag, which is two weeks shy...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-04-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Reed for Vintage Chanter?

The bigger problem may be getting drone reeds to match the older chanter...
That said, I'd first find out where the chanter likes to pitch. Some of the reed makers on here could probably set you up,...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Playing before a Wedding

I've had weddings where I only play before, some only after, some with also the processional and recessional or, really, any combination of the foregoing.

The toughest is when I have to play the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Your Remembrance Day Observances

There was something a while back, but we'd best search for it. as it is, I'll be playing for a Veterans' luncheon at Wentworth Institute of Technology on the 10th, a retirement at a local VFW post on...
Forum: Music 11-03-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: The Parting Glass

There are three different tunes for "The Parting Glass":
The one in Irish Tunes for the Scottish and Irish War Pipes (http://www.ceolsean.net/content/GlenIris/GlenIris_TOC.html), available online at...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-01-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: When YOU are the father of the bride....

Ah. But what if your child asks you to do it?:shrug:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,255
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Your 2018 setup - making any changes?

Not planning any change for 2018:, chanters depend on whether or not I'm to play with other instruments
1979 G&M BP2 with original McLeod chanter plays between 466 and 470 Hz,
Gannaway bag, Selbie...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-30-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,735
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Brighde Chaimbeul

Thanks, Don, I've never run into that before.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-30-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,735
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Brighde Chaimbeul

SNIP
Interestingly, I recently heard that she and her sisters are the daughters of Gaelic poet/novelist/actor Aonghas PÓdraig Caimbeul (a.k.a. Angus Peter Campbell), who some might remember as the...
Forum: Music 10-30-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Playing "Taps"

I'm pretty sure the words are a much later addition to the tune, but i can't see any reason not to play the end part again, slower, as you suggest.
I've only played Taps on bagpipes once, for a...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-23-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: When YOU are the father of the bride....

Way to go, Peter! What did you name the tune?
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