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Forum: Beer Tent 08-09-2019, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Graineag
Re: Bagad Championship Lorient 2019

Merci braz, Armorican!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-05-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,466
Posted By Graineag
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

Ah, yes. You're quite right. I guess I was thinking ironic in the sense that the two culprits taking out groves of arundo donax are development and protection from development.

But yes, it is an...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-05-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,466
Posted By Graineag
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

I've heard from a friend of one prominent UP reed maker in CA that arundo donax suitable for reedmaking is growing more scarce in his neck of the woods. Some cane has been cleared away for...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-03-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,620
Posted By Graineag
Re: Video and audio recordings

Lately I've been recording practice sessions with iRecorder on my iPhone 7. Took a few tries to get the mic placement right so it didn't clip. Nothing special, but it works better than I expected.
...
Forum: Music Groups 08-02-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Graineag
Re: Celtic multi-instrumentalists?

I'm a serial monogamist when it comes to instruments.

Currently, I play GHB, smallpipes, uilleann pipes, wooden flute, whistle, and--just to be extra obtuse--Arabic and Turkish ouds (different...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-27-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By Graineag
Re: Piobaireachd

Yes, I was somewhat surprised by the transcription too. It's not how I would have transcribed it in IPA myself, and I'd be curious to hear the transcriber's rationale though I doubt (s)he would...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-24-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By Graineag
Re: Piobaireachd

Chan eil Gidhlig on ghln agam, ach...

The good people at www.faclair.com list the following pronunciation:

pobaireachd: /piːbɛrjəxg/--the /j/ should be in tiny superscript, but I can't get...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-23-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Graineag
Re: Mic-ing smallpipes?

If it's for home recording, I've had nice results from the Blue Snowball Ice USB mic. Haven't actually tried it with the smallpipes yet, but they worked well for my uilleann pipes.

For live and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-23-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,264
Posted By Graineag
Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

Yes, I'm very happy to see this thread revived.

If I ever won the lottery, one of the first things I'd do is track down Pierre Blanchet and order a set of his Donald MacDonald reproductions. (Of...
Forum: Music 07-19-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Graineag
Re: tunes from Rory Campbell

Rory put out a music collection called "Field of Bells: Music for the Tradition, Book1" quite a few years back. [Edit: I just looked it up: It came out in 1999!] I have it buried on my shelf...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,496
Posted By Graineag
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Aaaaand it's back to the Ezeedrone tenors for me. Finally got the bridles back juuust so. If only they were slightly less fidgety.

After checking out the drone samples on Will McKenzie's thread, I...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-07-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By Graineag
Re: "Aha" moments that propelled your playing forward

Two epiphanies readily spring to mind.

1.) I had been playing for about four or five years. I was an able player (Grade 3 at the time) but not a great one by any stretch. I was spending 6 months...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-05-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,496
Posted By Graineag
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Na h-abair e.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-04-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By Graineag
Re: Does different price mean different quality?

Re: the question of telling much about the sound of a piece of wood--certainly some luthiers who make string instruments have pretty advanced techniques for figuring out exactly what sort of tone...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-04-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,496
Posted By Graineag
Re: Your 2019 setup?

OK, I'll bite.

1920s ebony Lawrie drones, all Kinnaird Evo drone reeds, Colin Kyo blackwood chanter w/Troy molded reed, Canmore synth-hide zipper bag w/Moose valve and Trap-dri water trap.

I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-25-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Graineag
Re: Reeding a Colin Kyo for 475 Hz

FWIW, just about every Husk reed I've ever tried in my Kyo blackwood chanter (made a couple of years ago) pitched right around 475.

I know there would be some extra costs involved, but they're...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-01-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By Graineag
Re: Interested in Troy Reeds

I bought a couple of easy ones just recently, and they registered at 35" of water when I tried them with the pressure gauge on my chanter. I wonder if they opened up at all in transit...? (This was...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-29-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Graineag
Re: Sealing Boxwood Mounts

I seem to recall that Cillian Briain (who made the 1/2 set portion of my "Frankenpipes" set of uilleann pipes out of boxwood) just coats boxwood components of his pipes with a bit of Danish oil.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-04-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,434
Posted By Graineag
Re: Drone reeds for vintage Lawrie pipes

I have a set of 1920s Lawrie drones that I acquired almost a year ago. I went a bit crazy acquiring different drone reeds to try. My experience was that many types of reeds went well in the tenors,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-28-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By Graineag
Re: thread on using thread for pipe joints

Some pipers and pipe makers still do experiment with cork-lapped joints and tenons, but the general consensus is that they don't stand up well over time to the combination of friction and moisture...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-25-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,722
Posted By Graineag
Re: Most durable synthetic bag?

When I attended a workshop with Stuart Liddell the other week, I think he said that he played the same old black Ross bag for 15 years. He apparently retired it last year and switched to a new...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-15-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Graineag
Re: George Moss and the crunluath a mach

Are you one of Jay's students? I was as well. (Tell him Channing says hi when next you see him.) My experience with Jay (as best as I recall) was that he often taught tunes that Jimmy (or D.S....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-15-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Graineag
Re: For those using the tone protector chanter cap

I'm sure Jori would be happy to let any users know his preferred method for rejuvenating the Boveda packets.

What I found was from an instructional Youtube video on reviving the packets (I think...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-14-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,678
Posted By Graineag
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Allan MacDonald noted that there's a piobaireachd arrangement in one of the old manuscripts (I can't remember which) of "Gabhaidh Sinn an Rathad Mr" ("We'll Take the High Road"). Similarly, some...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-09-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By Graineag
Re: Music Theory: What makes what?

This can be hard to suss out from tune books printed in the past 80 or so years or more.

If you go on Cel Sean (www.ceolsean.net) and you look at old piping books like "The Piper's Assistant",...
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