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Forum: Music 07-28-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By RJB
Re: Leaving Friday Harbor

Battlefield Band released the album Leaving Friday Harbour in 1999.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-23-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By RJB
Re: Bag Cover - loose or tight?

If you err on one side or the other, make it a little larger in diameter. If you like it, keep it. If you want it tighter, you can always sew a dart lengthwise, and make it smaller around.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-16-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By RJB
Re: What is your Willie MacCallum number?

This pandemic has lasted waaaay too long!
Forum: Beer Tent 07-13-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By RJB
Re: Best Bagpipe for Beginners or Pros

"And over that time I must have put at least 2 hours playing (attempted) time on it."

Wow! 2 hours of playing time in 65 years! That's plenty! :thumb:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-30-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By RJB
Re: Proper Doubling Cadence

What they said.

The way it was explained to me years ago was - when you slow down the tune tempo (as in just learning the tune), your embellishments should be very open to make sure your fingering...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-18-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By RJB
Re: Pipe Band Tuning

Unfortunately, those in our band in need of adjusting their instrument with a tuner haven't the first idea of what to do with it. They've been taken aside by a human tuner for adjustments for so...
Forum: Forum Related 06-12-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By RJB
Re: Posting

What I mean is - I posted, backed out, then went back to that thread, and it wasn't shown.

It's no big deal really, I just thought when one posted something, it would show up immediately.

Forum: Forum Related 06-12-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By RJB

Why does my latest posting disappear?

Recent postings on other forums show up immediately.

Forum: Pipe Bands 06-12-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By RJB
Re: Pipe Band Tuning

Spot on Calum.

That said, put another chanter in for practice at home, and cap your band chanter.

Prior to next band practice, put your band chanter in, tune drones, and show up early to fine...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,213
Posted By RJB
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

Major Manson's Farewell to Clachantrushal
Lord Alexander Kennedy

Both great 2/4's (IMHO)
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-04-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,345
Posted By RJB
Re: perceptions on horse hair

Pancelticpiper -

Any idea of who that young piper is in the third photo you presented, and why it was deemed important to superimpose his likeness in the photo?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-21-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By RJB
Re: What US or Canadian pipemaker would be best known for using regional animal produ

Egads! Walrus penile bone?!! Tha's got to be rarer than rocking horse $hit! I can't imagine it would be more acceptable than elephant ivory!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By RJB
Re: Chanter reed end of life signs.

This is a sign you’ve been isolated too long! 😉
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-04-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By RJB
Just waiting......

....for The Lament for the Pandemic Pipers
Forum: Music 03-25-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By RJB
Re: Worlds Grade 1 tunes

I assume you've checked RSPBA website?
Forum: Your Announcements 03-22-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By RJB
On-line competition

To all:

This is something a friend of mine put together, and she asked me to pass it along to all of you.

It looks like we may be unable to compete at our local contests for an indefinite...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-22-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,412
Posted By RJB
Re: Post Pandemic bag hygiene

I remember years ago smelling the inside of my bag. Whew, was that nasty. So, I put a copper inside my bag as a disinfectant. Shortly thereafter, I had a gig to play, not terribly important, but...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By RJB
Re: Burning calories

Just curious - are you interested in losing weight, or getting to a certain size?

The reason I ask is - I used to pay close attention to the scale until I found out I could actually reduce my...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-05-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By RJB
Re: Which of these two sets were Pipe Major Sam Scott's?

I love riddles.

I don't know....which one?
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-28-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,603
Posted By RJB
Re: Loose chrome mount

oiling the wood may create a surface to which glue will not adhere.

Just sayin'....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-26-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,501
Posted By RJB
Re: Problem with the cutoff...

Our whole band plays zippered Gannaway's. They're rock solid at both ends - strike in and cut off.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-22-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,304
Posted By RJB
Re: Bagpipe Backlash - McDonald's restaurant

I don't find this BS funny at all! Pipers have a hard enough time being taken seriously, and then this $hit happens! I hate it when pipers who've taken lessons for a short period think they're able...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-12-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By RJB
Re: How do you know that you ready to teach?

I don't know that you'll know until you try. You'll probably BOTH be learning, one how to teach and/or modify teaching methods, and the other how to play this amazing instrument.

I've seen...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-25-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By RJB
Re: Help confirming Ebay "find"

They might be Laurie's, but unless they changed the combing and beading, I don't think they're Lawries. At least they don't look like mine.

To your other questions -

#1 - Yes, play them long...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 01-25-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,603
Posted By RJB
Re: Loose chrome mount

Couldn't agree more Calum.

I've used several wraps of hemp, and once nice and tight, put a few drops of super glue to secure it.
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