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Forum: Competition Results 03-03-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By Geology-George
Phoenix Highland Games

Anyone know the results of the band competition?
Forum: In Memoriam 01-31-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Geology-George
Maureen Lee MacDonald

https://www.bcpipers.org/2019/01/the-passing-of-maureen-lee-macdonald/
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-24-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By Geology-George
Re: When was the First Medley Competition?

Working on fuzzy memory of things past....


The first time I recall a medley competition was with the Seattle Pipe Band in the very early 1970's at what was then called the "Piper Drummer Stag". ...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-17-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,559
Posted By Geology-George
Re: Anything on streaming The Worlds?

Are we able to watch the BBC broadcast direct here in the US or does it require one to VPN in?
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 07-03-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By Geology-George
Pipe Band Drumming vs Other Style

Interesting juxtaposition of drumming styles


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUyQKbnjD5s
Forum: Beer Tent 12-11-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By Geology-George
Re: Hand cream?

Lubriderm mixed with Banana Boat Aloe Vera After Sun
Forum: In Memoriam 10-20-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By Geology-George
Andrew Bonar - 1966-2017

I just heard that Andrew Bonar died 13 October 2017. A notice was posted on the Pipes-Drums web page:

https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/andrew-bonar-1966-2017/
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-19-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,388
Posted By Geology-George
Re: Celtic ancestry

There is the possibility that Rob Roy MacGregor is my 7th great grandfather (take with a block of salt left out for the cows....)

Also a very good chance that I am related to the "Piper"...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-02-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By Geology-George
Re: Foot Tapping

Perhaps the rules have changed, but I do remember looking it up and seeing that "foot tapping" was not allowed in Piobaireachd competition a that time as I was thinking of challenging the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-28-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By Geology-George
Re: Foot Tapping

I can't remember the grade level, either Grade 4 or Grade 3, and when we checked the rules, it did forbid the foot tapping for Piobaireachd under the BCPA regulations.
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-28-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By Geology-George
Re: Foot Tapping

I thought that tapping one's foot for Piobaireachd was not allowed in competition. My son was disqualified at one competition for tapping his foot.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,391
Posted By Geology-George
Re: How Sherlock Holmes detects the piper

I remember reading about Dr. Joseph Bell who is the person Conan Doyle modeled Sherlock Holmes after. Dr. Bell made observations just like Holmes and surprised people who he had never met revealing...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-18-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By Geology-George
Re: Bagpipes in Advertising

This is probably from the 1930 to 1940 time frame.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-18-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By Geology-George
Bagpipes in Advertising

Totally out of the realm of playable, but an unusual use of bagpipes in advertising. I believe my face can get that red when practicing....
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Forum: In Memoriam 03-02-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By Geology-George
Betty MacLeod

It with great sadness that I report the passing of Betty MacLeod, 94 years of age. Betty passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Betty was a great supporter of the...
Forum: Competition Results 02-19-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,627
Posted By Geology-George
Queen Mary Games

Any of the Results posted?
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-09-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,442
Posted By Geology-George
Robert The Bruce

Interesting article from the BBC

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-38242781
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-15-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,401
Posted By Geology-George
Burning Fiddle Priest of Cape Breton

While researching family connections in Cape Breton I came across a reference to Reverend Father Kenneth MacDonald who collected and burnt fiddles of his parishioners. I did a quick look see on the...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-06-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By Geology-George
Re: Bagpipe Instruction - Atlanta, GA

Thanks all for the information. I will pass this on and we shall see what happens...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By Geology-George
Bagpipe Instruction - Atlanta, GA

I have been tasked with recommending a Bagpipe Instructor in the Atlanta, Georgia area by one of my colleagues. He recently approved an overdue expense payment for me and as part of the agreement, I...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-18-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By Geology-George
Re: Short Mouthpiece

I use an Adjustable Wylie Blowpipe. One can shorten it quite a bit and the tip remains the same.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-21-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,350
Posted By Geology-George
Re: The nerve of some people!

Pipe band I was in practices in a city park every summer while preparing for competition. All the proper channels and forms are followed and the practice area is in the center away from residential...
Forum: Music 12-12-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By Geology-George
Re: Red hackle pipe band recording with organ

Was this the "Red Hackle In Concert" album?

I have a copy of this album and have one track converted to digital form, however, my stereo set up that enabled me to record from a turntable to the...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 11-29-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,114
Posted By Geology-George
Re: A Matter of Theft

Piper MacKay, not known for his good character, hired on as a deck hand for a local steamer. At the same time a young man with abundant documentary evidence of his honesty, was also hired. Shortly...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-05-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,692
Posted By Geology-George
Re: Piping on the space station

The physics of the whole thing is interesting. I guess he had his foot snagged somewhere to keep him in place.

In "weightless" conditions, Newton's "equal and opposite reaction" law would...
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