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Forum: Piobaireachd 05-28-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Alt Pibroch Club?

I'm also glad to hear it hasn't ceased. I love having a wee troll through.
Forum: Music 05-23-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Composition methodology

Absolutely, great tip.



YES! I do this, I play other instruments and some of my best compositions are from this very message. An idea, so fleeting that it is only there for a few minutes before...
Forum: Music 05-23-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Composition methodology

Using different software might help? I use the PiobMaster software (I know, unpopular) and note the tune down on that as I go on that.
No code, just drag and drop notes and embellishments onto the...
Forum: Music 05-20-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Barry Shears: Tune identification assistance

A quick internet search brought up this:

B5.1 My Daughter's Lullabye
Written-By – B. Shears*
B5.2 Cronins Favourite
Arranged By – B. Shears*
Written By – Trad.*
B5.3 Milk In The Well...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Take your birl finger and rub it on your nose, in the crease of your nostril. Never buy cream again. That's a pro tip right there!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Your Naill will play accidentals when properly set up. The only thing wrong with your birls is lack of practice with that the PH chanter.

If you want to buy and play poly pipes then do so. If you...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-19-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,755
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

I don't know the tune listed, but yeah High G is the smokiest, most haunting note on the chanter, next F which is the saddest most grief stricken note imo
Forum: Beer Tent 05-13-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,416
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Jeeeezzz! That is a fantastic howler!!!:grin:



Many's a good pound has gone to a bad pipe :mad:



My Granddad was quite a man :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,416
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Worst Advice Ever?

With tongue firmly in cheek, what is the worst advice in piping you have ever been given?

On here we strive to provide help and information in an accessible way, but what of the anecdotal tosh and...
Forum: Music 05-10-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Tune ID help

Helps if I read the original post, but I don't I don't hear a 2/4 in that track? :grin:

Tunes are,
Ben Gullion,
AA Cameron's Strathspey,
Nellie's Strathspey,
Cota Mor Ealasaid,
A' Sireadh...
Forum: Music 05-10-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Tune ID help

Ben Guillion
Forum: Beer Tent 05-10-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,755
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

I thought I should mention that it is me playing in both videos, I wasn't being..... Well, negative towards a fellow player.

Raibeart ID'd the first. Thank you sir.

The second, after loads if...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-10-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,755
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Forum: Beer Tent 05-09-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,755
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

Tunes I never get tired of? Tough one as I'm terrible with names, I just play them!

Slow Airs
Hector the Hero
MacCrimmon Will Never Return

2/4 (too many to mention, favourite at the minute) ...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,755
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

Please God No!! I'd rather have boiling motor oil poured in my ears than hear that!

In a solid second position on the hate chart is Amazing Disgrace.

Both tunes have a lot of Ds and usually...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-03-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,733
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: perceptions on horse hair

That was interesting, thanks!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Bag fullness.

You've got to do what you've got to do to maintain the sound you are trying to maintain.

The important thing here is the roll the arm plays in technique, for maintaining a steady sound. It is the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-30-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Bag fullness.

I'm presuming you mean you don't blow it up like a balloon? That the bag is filled, but that you aren't trying to blow it up and burst the seams?

How you have described, constant arm pressure, is...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-29-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,266
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

That is very very true. Sadly, in order to be respected (broadly speaking) you have had to have had success in competition. I know a very influential piper, that has won the gold medal, who believes...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,266
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

Whenever I see him I worry he’s NOT gonna burn his pipes.

Fixed it for you :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,266
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

Aye, a bit like yer man from Korn. Forget his name, but I think he 'played' the pipes on Shoots and Ladders.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,266
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,266
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

I suppose you could add the Maccrimmons etc to that list
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,266
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,266
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

Gordon Duncan.
Ian Duncan.
Ross Ainslie.
Ali Hutton.
Gary West.
Spud the Piper.
The Unipiper.
Barnaby Brown.
Bob Shepherd.
Did Patrick Molard win a gold medal?
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