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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Tuning chamber concern

Personally I want the bores of the tone chambers to be nice and parallel.

Now you said that the tone chamber got narrower as it got deeper?

So if we are seeing the drone upright the chamber is...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + Today, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Swayne lowland pipes

Yes the chanter appears to be the Swayne "Lowland" style, designed for GHB fingering.

Swayne's "Border" chanters are designed to use what I would call Continental fingering, the fingering of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: H. Starck Tone

I play a Starck (London) set, but from a later period, possibly from the 1940s.

Their tone is unlike anything I've played- not like old Henderson, or Lawrie, or Glen, or any newer pipes.

The...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,487
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: perceptions on horse hair

Actually the photos were showing ordinary Highland dress in the Victorian period, rough tweed jackets, spats for the field, and so forth. These are not the aristocracy but ordinary people. Look at...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Medley Challenge

With pipe band tunes it's

Pipe Major Willie Gray's Farewell>The Atholl and Breadalbane Gathering

that I'll slip into one from the other.

I think it's much worse in Irish music.

There...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Composition methodology

I still use pencil and paper!

Not only that...I draw the lines with a ruler, when I run out of printed paper.

Or with no ruler, when I'm out someplace and have an idea.

That's notation...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-21-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Swayne lowland pipes

I used to have a Swayne "Lowland" chanter (Scottish fingering) and it was very nice.

At the same time I had Garvie and Moore "border" style chanters and the Swayne was different in that it had a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-21-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Experience with Hamish Moore highlands...?

For those interested in reproductions of 18th century Highland pipes which are made from the original materials (local Scottish hardwoods and real horn mounts) there's Julian Goodacre in Peebles.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-21-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Anyone know of a maker of cow horn mounts in the UK?

Julian Goodacre in Peebles makes Highland pipes and smallpipes with real horn mounts.

https://goodbagpipes.com/index.php/my-bagpipes/scottish-bagpipes/great-highland-bagpipe

He has measured a...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-19-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Shipping Bagpipes within the USA: Tips for Safe Trip

Those uilleann pipes were like that, except without the cardboard. It was just rolled in that brown shipping paper. Miraculous that nothing was broken, how uilleann pipes have all those long slender...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Shipping Bagpipes within the USA: Tips for Safe Trip

Almost always when I get a set of pipes in the mail that's been damaged, the damage has come from within, not from the outside.

It's when they leave the pipes (mostly) assembled and put them in...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,697
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Many years ago we got a new piper in the band, he showed us his pipes, there were rubber O rings on each tuning pin that you could move up and down to mark where the drones were tuned.

He was...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-12-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Playing Gaita and singing at the same time?

Traditional gaita bags are so small! Seems it would be tough to sing and play.

Not so with the gaida. The bags are huge and the instrument is very air-efficient so you don't have to blow into the...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,620
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

There are very few tunes that I dislike playing.

The one that stands out above all is The Sound Of Sleat. It's just because a band I played in 40 years ago played it all the time, we played it...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,697
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

In 45 years of piping I can't recall ever being given any advice that wasn't good.

My problem has been not listening to it!
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-09-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: War Office Order 1854

https://i.imgur.com/KCMpk4E.jpg
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-08-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: War Office Order 1854

About the 42nd Foot's "music" tartan, it was the ordinary Government Tartan with red replacing black.

It was worn by 42nd Foot bandsmen and pipers in the 18th and well up into the 19th centuries....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-08-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: War Office Order 1854

The dress of the pipers of the Highland regiments pre-1881 is fascinating, for one thing there's twice as many regiments to look at! The piper's dress of the post-1881 named regiments is well known. ...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-03-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By pancelticpiper
Billy Roleston smallpipes

Some items stamped Roleston have come up on Ebay.

Smallpipes with Brian Boru style chanter
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-02-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,487
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: perceptions on horse hair

It's because most people nowadays don't know how Highland Dress evolved, that they think long hair sporrans are particularly military.

In the early 19th century the original small purse-like...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-02-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Possibly: a New Pipe... but Old... Tune?? :)

6/8
LA | F HA HG F2 E | D3 F3 | E HG F E2 D | C6 |
D3 C2 B | LA3 B2 C | D3 C2 B | LA3 LA2 LA |
F HA HG F2 E | D3 F3 | E HG F E2 D | C6 |
D3 HB3 | HA3 D2 C | BDC B2 C | D6 ||

Fine enough till...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-01-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Bag fullness.

cool Aaron, that's such a well-written description!

It reminds me of the first Highland Games I attended, I was just a beginner, and it was the first time I saw pipers and bands in person.

My...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-30-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Glen Miniature HB bag options?

Thanks for that! It explains the reed trouble I was having!

My miniature pipes came with no chanter, which was fine, because I wanted a modern A=440 Scottish Smallpipe chanter anyhow.

When I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-29-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: eBay Irish smallpipes

Sorry, the Gibsons I was talking about are the other set this same guy was selling on Ebay, here in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE-EvCSQUO0

The blonde wood ones, no I don't know...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-28-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: eBay Irish smallpipes

Not sure which set that is, that guy had what appeared to be two different sets, one I think was made by Gibson but in a lighter wood than they usually use.

It was basically a Gibson smallpipe...
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