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Forum: Music 03-20-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Kevin
Re: Favorite sea shanties anyone?

The Mingulay Boat Song is another you might consider. I have heard it sung like a shanty and it checks the seafaring box.

Kevin
Forum: Music 03-18-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Kevin
Re: Favorite sea shanties anyone?

Barrett's Privateers is a great song. It never occurred to me to try it on pipes but now I'll have to :)

The Old Polina is another great shanty that should fit on pipes.

I have also seen the...
Forum: Music 03-17-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Kevin
Re: Favorite sea shanties anyone?

Off the top of my head (and maybe stretching the definition):

What would you do with a drunken sailor
Run run away
Auntie Mary had a Canary (Cock of the North)
We'll Rant and We'll Roar...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Kevin
Re: Heat threshold for ABW Pipes?

I think the rate of change of temperature is more important that the actual temperature (within reason). I swab out my pipes then put them in the case before moving to a hotter or colder...
Forum: Music 03-07-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Kevin
Re: Looking for tune: Motorway/Motorway to the Isles?

I was starting to wonder if it is Road to the Isles played super fast :thumb:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-06-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Kevin
Re: "Fuss Factor" of cold-wind pipes?

I have a set of SSP with chanters and drones for A, C and D. All of them sound different and pleasing but I use the A chanter probably 96% of the time. For the use you describe, you would probably...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-06-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By Kevin
Re: Photo: what bands?

It's a head scratcher. Definitely looks like Toronto. What tartan did Celtic Flair wear in those days?

Kevin
Forum: Music 02-24-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Kevin
Re: Searching for tunes with a High-B note

Come by the Hills is a more recent song to the traditional(?) tune of Buachaill ón Éirne. You might have some more luck searching for the latter. It is typically in G-major so you will have to...
Forum: Music 02-20-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Kevin
Re: Searching for tunes with a high B note

The Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp by the late great Gerry Holland is another fine tune.

Kevin

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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-19-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By Kevin
Re: C natural Key or Back hole on chanter which is better?

This thread reminds me of the following quote:

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler " - Albert Einstein

:thumb::thumb:
Forum: Music 02-18-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Kevin
Re: Searching for tunes with a high B note

Come by the Hills is another beautiful slow air that just doesn't sound right without the high B.

Kevin
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-18-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By Kevin
Re: C natural Key or Back hole on chanter which is better?

Hi Barry,

I am just catching up on this thread and have to add my vote to the thumb hole alternative. I have been playing a Nate Banton (A-, C-, D-SSP) for about the last ten years. I have the...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-13-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,857
Posted By Kevin
Re: Your own funeral

This guy brought new meaning to a wake https://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2012/07/uncle_lionel_batiste_gets_send.html

Now if only we could figure out how to keep drones steady in the afterlife....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Kevin
Re: Teachers and diaphragm vibrato

Pick a finger 2 or 3 holes further down the chanter than the highest open hole (the note you are playing) then raise and lower that finger to open and close the hole. It works better on some notes...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Kevin
Re: Teachers and diaphragm vibrato

I agree that that sounds great but do we know that Neil was actually doing that intentionally? I only hear it on some notes, which may be intentional but also has me wondering if what we are hearing...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-27-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Kevin
Re: Transposing Help

Coincidentally, I just went through this exercise with the exact same tune (The Log Driver's) last week. It really doesn't fit Scottish pipes but you can get close by transposing the first part (3...
Forum: Music 01-11-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Kevin
Re: Music for Pipes and other instruments

Hi Richard,

Thanks for your thoughts and that very cool link. I think you confirmed what I suspected, that unison (or octave) playing is 95+% of what is available out there. A full ceilidh band...
Forum: Music 01-11-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Kevin
Re: Music for Pipes and other instruments

Hi John,

Thanks for those leads. Playing pipe tunes with fiddlers is good but I get the sense they feel a little hobbled playing only on their A and E strings. I was hoping against the odds that...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 01-10-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By Kevin
Re: Over thinking the movements

The only thing I can think of to suggest is having him repeatedly listen to a recording of the tune, slowed down enough to hear the embellishments but not so much that the melody and rhythm are hard...
Forum: Music 01-10-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Kevin
Re: Music for Pipes and other instruments

Hi Adam,

Thanks for these leads. I have the Orange Book and I agree that the chords are a great addition to a fine little collection. I will look into Matt Seattle's new book and some of the...
Forum: Music 01-10-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Kevin
Music for Pipes and other instruments

Hi,

I am guessing this is a long shot but has anyone run into any published collections of music arranged for multiple instrument voices including pipes? SSP and fiddle is what I am really...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-21-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Kevin
Re: Do any museum specimens or other old pipes have a baritone drone?

Thanks for the info Barry. I'm currently imagining the sound of GHB against D-chord drones filling the moisture laden air over the beach and up into the deep Meat Cove (outside blackfly season or...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-20-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Kevin
Re: Do any museum specimens or other old pipes have a baritone drone?

That is interesting Barry. Could you share who the piper was and which settlement in CB? (not that it's particularly relevant to this discussion; I'm just curious).

Given the preponderance of...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-17-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Kevin
Re: G Major (not G mixolydian) Smallpipe chanter

Hi Patrick,

The chanter sounds great. Your tune collections have grown since I last looked. Given that 'tis the season, you might consider adding "Silent Night" to your low F# collection and...
Forum: Music 12-05-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,627
Posted By Kevin
Re: Irish Funeral

Check out the tune list here https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=14033958&lid=14033958&&viewtype=songlist

Hopefully you already know a few of them.

Kevin
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