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Forum: Beer Tent 06-29-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
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Re: Brisbane Australia: live piping

Unfortunately the piping scene in Brisbane has diminished quite a bit over the last few years.
At the moment there is only one G1 band in QLD (QLD Highlanders) and they are probally the last in...
Forum: Your Announcements 06-20-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
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NQ Scots First Recording

North Queensland Scots are pleased to release their first recording titled :-
"The Good The Bad and The Bonnie"

The band's music is an eclectic fusion of traditional, contemporary and original...
Forum: Music Groups 06-16-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,700
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Re: What are your favorite piping CD's???

Non Traditional......

NQ Scots - The Good The Bad and the Bonnie
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 01-01-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,606
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Re: Seasoning Recipe Curiosity

PB's was the best you could get.

Peter E. Burrows was the chemist who invented the stuff. He stopped making it in the last coupla years, and I've tried up the East coast of Aus. to get hold of...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-12-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,110
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Re: Love Tunes

Not Trad...composed by Major A.M.Cairns
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-26-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,712
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Re: Antique Bagpipe Cases/Boxes

I do hope you get good results Steve.
The end result depends on the timber used. I must confess I know nothing about woodwork.
When I got the case, it was dark brown and dirty/dusty. I was going to...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-24-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,712
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Re: Antique Bagpipe Cases/Boxes

Here's some photos of a case that contained some S/I Lawries from the 1920's.
Made from Silky Oak, it looked like yours when I got the pipes.

I gave it to a furniture restorer and for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-23-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 48,422
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Re: New plastic chanter reed

Only know of one low grade band here in Brisbane using them.
Could be the set up, but they sound rubbish.

No other band can play with this band, and if in the band you can't use a cane reed...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-18-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,833
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Re: What if pitch started going down?

Surely not !
We remember Shotts facing the crowd, two bass drums and inflating the tenor.

They had a winning formula, changed it, but weren't taken seriously, despite their record.
In fact, I'd...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,277
Posted By x-ray
Re: Ready to give up playing

I agree with Twitchyfingers.
Aspire to be as good as someone who has actually achieved something.

Have a look at Stuart Cassells outside the RHCP.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-09-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By x-ray
Re: My reeds got stolen

If you had said I drove away and forgot the kids, I could understand...

But piping stuff ?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-18-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By x-ray
Re: Reeds for a Lawrie bass

I was having trouble with 1926 Lawrie Bass.
Slieved the bottom section with a brass tube from a hobby store.
Took the bottom section in an found a tube that was an exact snug fit.
Then took it to...
Forum: Music 08-05-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,923
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Re: You're the Voice

Willing to be corrected...
Don't know where it was filmed, but if it was Sydney...

To do a gig like that you need a quality band, and by the look of the uniform it could be City of Blacktown.
Forum: Competition Results 07-30-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,864
Posted By x-ray
Re: Portland Highland Games- SFU vs. Triumph St.

Might be the recording, but SF has far better drone sound.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-21-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,936
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Re: Starck Bagpipes Restoration In Melbourne, Australia

Robert repaired my broken 1926 Lawries.
Does great work, very happy with the end result.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 07-13-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,722
Posted By x-ray
Re: Help! Stuck Blowpipe

Now you have it apart, re-hemp.

Only this time, don't put so much on.
As it gets moist and swells, you run the risk of cracking the stock.

Personally, I use waxed hemp covered with thread...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-06-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By x-ray
Re: Irish Junior Bands,...is there any?

There are juvenile bands, as far as I know.
I recall playing alongside St. Colemans (I think that was the name) in Lorient 2008.

A lot of younger players ( pipers AND drummers ) get tutored...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,709
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Re: Piper in McDonalds commercial

We had a Maccas ad. here in Oz advertizing Angus Burgers.
You didn't see it ?

Had a full band playing part of Thomas Saunders.

Often wondered if Karl Walford was paid anything by this...
Forum: Music 04-11-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By x-ray
Re: Name that tune?


You can listen to the Slow March version here
Forum: Music 04-11-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By x-ray
Re: Name that tune?

My mistake - as Col said, Slow March

Joe, the SG2 setting is a wee bit different to the Cowal setting.
Not that it matters much, as the SG have a habit of rearranging tunes.

Forum: Music 04-11-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By x-ray
Re: Name that tune?

I've got it in Fifth Cowal Collection pg.17

You may sometimes hear the first two parts played as a slow air.
Try it ... it's quite good !

Forum: Music 04-07-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By x-ray
Re: Name the tune

Sounds a bit like the first part of The Gael (Last of the Mohicans), but greatly modified.

Coulda been composed by someone in the band.....:shrug:

Good luck with your search.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-02-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,572
Posted By x-ray
Re: Have a look at the outstanding Center Bagpipes

Piping a haggis for Burns night.
Forum: Music 03-30-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,510
Posted By x-ray
Re: Miss Lillie Chlristie

Mrs Lily Christie.

Not in the Springbank Distillery Kintyre Collection.
( Mrs Lily Martin of Gigha - 4/4 - The only Mrs Lily in that book )

Edcath Collection Book 2 - pg.23

Forum: Beer Tent 03-30-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,413
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Re: Ivory Mounted Pipes Through Sydney Airport?

Bulls..t !
And that, my friend, is a case in point of little people in a low position of authority trying to big note themselves.
Just making up stories because you don't know any better !
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