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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Piping Books or Scottish culture books

A lovely book which is about a highland life that revolved around piping is Angus Macpherson's "A Highlander Looks Back".

That's Angus Macpherson, who, as the son of Malcolm (of the Macpherson...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-11-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Bagad Championships live stream

I didn't hear everyone but I heard Cap Caval. Enjoyed it. Thanks for posting the link
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-07-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Rocket Reed question

Very similar story from me as well, also in v old ebony pipes (2 sets) - it doesn't worry me. The volume must still be there because there are two drones, just well in tune. I guess it all depends...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-28-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: A homecoming of sorts

Good luck. You never know.

Many years ago, the drum major in my band in S Africa discovered an old set of pipes in his next door neighbours garage, bought them for the equivalent of about $10...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-27-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,660
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Glenfiddich Livestream?

Oh yes. Very good so far.
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-22-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: How many actually use Binneas

Bob Brown recommended them many years ago when I attended a residential workshop with him. He didn't play everything the way it is written there (neither do old Macpherson recordings as someone else...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,660
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Roddy MacLeod High-A

Maybe the clue is in Shawn’s paragraph 4 - “more free but not free enough”. If you are prepared to risk the reed, try doing what Shawn describes (minute quantities of cane at a time) and see if you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-27-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,704
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Most durable synthetic bag?

It seems very old fashioned, but I have found the MacMillan Valve/Water trap (available via the College of Piping - as it was - shop) to be amazingly efficient at keeping water out of the bag, which...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-17-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,101
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Chanter reed issues, going from low to high elevation

Much to the chagrin of visiting pipers, this was standard stuff in Johannesburg where I learned my piping and led a band One learned to live with it but there always was a lot of footling around...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-15-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Reeding a new Naill chanter

I've been using Naill chanters since the 19080's and have never thought of them as temperamental, or particularly difficult to reed. In fact I've generally found them as easy if not easier to reed...
Forum: Reviews 05-13-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,739
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Best Reed for CE Kron Chanter

Colin, I am using one of your reeds in my Kron and they work really well together (the reed being the "indestructible" one I told you about - it's at least 4 years old and still going strong despite...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-12-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: 1998 Kron Medallist?

I didn't know that - you learn something new on this site every day. Mine is a really nice chanter and is number 1742!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-07-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,907
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Naill Drones in the Low 470s?

Surely you can make the tongue a little longer by moving he bridle? Not usually advised on a modern synthetic reed like an EZ, but it works, with very tiny adjustments. That makes the reed flatter...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,597
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Most Unusual Bagpipe Material

Not politically correct these days, but in the 1950s or 60s, Fred Sandeman, a Scotsman who then lived in what was then Rhodesia, made a compete set, chanter and all, out of Ivory. A picture of Fred...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-25-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Putting' it out there...

You're to be congratulated for putting your money where your mouth is, so to speak. Many people have commented on the constraints that are felt by pipers against anything unusual, fuelled by the...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 03-02-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Bagpipe music writer for iPad

I've purchased Tunebook. Thanks for the advice.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-02-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,145
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

These are wonderful photos.

Thanks and keep them coming if there are more.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-18-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Bagpipe music writer for iPad

Thanks, Callum. I'll look into this. I also use Android so something that is common to both (eg a text based system) would be good.

Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-18-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By RichmondPiper
Bagpipe music writer for iPad

This might have been asked before, but is there some software/app for writing pipe music on an iPad? I already have the Windows version of Celtic Pipes but being able to fiddle with ideas on the...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-18-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By RichmondPiper
WTB: Shepherd Mk1 Polypenco chanters

Grade 4 band needs a few more chanters for new members. Our existing chanters are (we think) Mk1 and although about 12 to 15 years old, we find them easy to set up, are used to them and like the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,191
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Smallpipes

Second that. I love mine.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-01-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Whare to find spare stocks?

I bought a set of these. Nicely made etc.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,176
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: When YOU are the father of the bride....

This. At least, that's what I did for those reasons (and the walk down the aisle).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-01-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Analog vs Digital

1. manometer
2. More difficult. Of course if the Manometer is bouncing, the chanter note is probably coming and going. But, tuners have some gaps. Recently, I decided to set up a second chanter...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,766
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: New Hybrid Bag - Moisture Control - Help!

Bannatyne bags are about the worst (certainly of the several types of bag I've tried) as regards moisture retention. Unfortunately they are, for me anyway, also about the most comfortable bag to...
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