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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-31-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Thoughts and experiences on-line lessons

I've been taking on-line lessons, via Skype, for about 10 years now, and it has taken me from a beginning piper to placing in grade 1 competitions, so I would say it works.

As previous posters...
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-27-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Is there any bagpipery in Bozeman, MT?

Last I heard, from one of their members, the Great Scots band was no longer functional, but as always, they may come back?

The games in Great Falls and Hamilton are the only ones with piping...
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-22-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Is there any bagpipery in Bozeman, MT?

I've already been in contact with Brad, and gotten him in contact with the PM of the closest band, but for general information here is what is going on in the state as far as piping and pipe bands...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-14-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,337
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Why am I so nervous

Warpiper,

The nerves thing hits everyone it seems, even the best at the highest levels, so donít feel like you are alone.

Some things that were suggested to me, that seem to have worked, are...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 03-16-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Recording app

I've also had good luck with the voice memo app on my i-devices. I've played around with others that create "better" recordings, but at the end of the day, the built in voice memo recordings are just...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-05-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Credit Card Payments

I've used the Square app and reader now for a number of years, and I would highly recommend it for the person that occasionally needs to take a credit card. The fees are quite reasonable, you are...
Forum: Music 03-04-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Grim King of the Ghosts

It is in their Ascension concert music pack (but it doesnít include the harmonies sadly), which you can purchase and download from here: ...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Pipe Band Research

It might help if you were to tell us what "marketing purposes" you are collecting the information for so we can decide if it would be something we would be interested in or if its just going to...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-11-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Reaching out to those who have only been on the chanter ready for first pipes

The likely reasons you haven't been able to move the pipes are price and condition. First your asking price is way too high. It looks like I can get a brand new set with no bag or drone reeds for...
Forum: Music 11-02-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Wolfstone and American Rogues set

There have been a number of discussions of this over the years. Here is one that l think answers your questions:

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151714

And if for those...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-12-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,506
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Introductions - new piper

If you had a leather bag, you might be able to get away from a MCS depending on how much of a wet blower you actually are, but you will likely need one with a synthetic bag. As for which one, that...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-09-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Lament for John Morrison of Assynt House

And, at least in Donald Macleod's Book 6, there isn't a crunluath a mach variation.
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-15-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,400
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Is it an "e throw"? (Lament for Mary McLeod)

There are plenty of errors in the written notation, but when you are using free scores found on the internet, you increase them exponentially. I would suggest you invest in either the Bilberry book,...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-14-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,669
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Birls, Low-G gracenotes in Piobaireachd

Those "strange little things" certainly do occur more often than not, but thats one of the things I like about piobaireachd.

In your reading, if you can find a copy, you might want to look over...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-14-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,669
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Birls, Low-G gracenotes in Piobaireachd

One thing to keep in mind, piobaireachd, like light music, has many different types of tunes under its broad heading. You wouldn't try to phrase a jig like a 2/4 march I'm guessing, nor would you...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-13-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,669
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Birls, Low-G gracenotes in Piobaireachd

In listening to all of those examples, although there are differences in how tight (or crisp) the various players play them, I don't think any of them are as tight as they would be in light music....
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-13-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,669
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Birls, Low-G gracenotes in Piobaireachd

Could you give an example of a tune where you are finding this issue? It might help get you a better answer to have a specific situation/tune to discuss as things often change between tunes depending...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-21-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Pipers Pal

I've been flying with the Piper's Pal chanter caps (usually at least two in the case) and the flat/square reed holder with the same type of gels in it for many years now and haven't run into any...
Forum: In Memoriam 06-04-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Sandy St. James (1933-2017)

Very sorry to hear this, but it explains why I have been unable to contact him for the last few weeks. And you are correct, his phone calls were always very enjoyable with lots of stories and piping...
Forum: Music 03-27-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By CelticHiker
Name of Tune please

I believe that is Lord Lovet's Lament, Variation II.
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-13-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,702
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Piobaireachds similar to the sound of "The MacGregor's Salute"

Another way to increase your listening samples, and without emptying your wallet on CD's you may never listen to again, would be to purchase a Piobaireachd Society membership. They have a fairly...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 12-05-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Joining in the circle

I found it beneficial to make a recording of the band playing through their sets, then when I practiced at home, I put in my earphones and played along a few times each practice. Did each one from...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-25-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Morrison SSPs/Reelpipes - mixing drones for all A config?

I don't know what it would sound like as I haven't tried playing them with that configuration, but I did just check and it is physically possible to switch the drones as the holes in the common stock...
Forum: Pipe Bands 10-19-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,266
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Massed Bands

I am by no means an expert in massed bands, or bands in general, but based on the comments that I hear at the games I attend, massed bands going away wouldn't hurt many piper's feelings. It is a rare...
Forum: Music 10-19-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,066
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Help identifiying slow air played by Alex Gandy

Is that Cha Till MacCruimean (MacCrimmon Will Never Return)?
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