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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-22-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By John McCain
Re: Experience with Hamish Moore highlands...?

Hamish Moore made both the "Black Kintail" A440 highlands as well as a more modern pitch set inspired by his old Hendersons IIRC.

I have a set of the A440s. The chanter is ridiculously easy to...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 04-09-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By John McCain
Re: Choice of pipe music engraving software?

I use Sibelius also. It's the most powerful music notation/engraving software and it has an amazing bagpipe notation plug-in (which I think was developed with the guidance of Jim MacGillivray). But,...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-01-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,909
Posted By John McCain
Re: Best sounding bagpipes you’ve heard?

I've fortunate to attend many concerts, competitions, recitals, and workshops and have heard some fantastic playing and pipes, but the best so far was in a Celtic Colours concert around 2003. John...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-29-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By John McCain
Re: Sound File Sharing Help

Using Dropbox, or its ilk, works well for what you’re describing you need.
Forum: Music 03-27-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By John McCain
Re: Worlds Grade 1 tunes

Basically, they all played Highland Wedding, Susan Macleod, and John Morrison of Assynt House.

Glad I could help.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-23-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By John McCain
Re: Pipe Case Alternatives

I like that I can control the humidity in a Pelican (Et al.) case and it's not possible in a fabric case.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-20-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By John McCain
Re: How big of a pitch range can you get out of your chanters?

With no wind and a silver sole, I bet I could do 50 yards/meters.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-10-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,388
Posted By John McCain
Re: Alternative bagpipe mounts.

Go to Roddy MacLellan's page. Not only will he do extremely custom work, but it's of the highest quality and superior design. I've seen some of the most beautiful and some of the not so beautiful...
Forum: Music 03-06-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By John McCain
Re: Embelishments or not

I think leaving embellishments out will help the tunes be identified and enjoyed. May want to put in an occasional high g grace note to demarcate the start of a phrase.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-05-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,862
Posted By John McCain
Re: Fake 'ivory'

Send them to me. Happy to play them.
Forum: Music 02-27-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By John McCain
Re: Searching for Angus MacColl compositions

That's one tune in one of PM Angus MacDonald's books
Forum: Music 02-27-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By John McCain
Re: Favorite Composers

I'm in agreement with most of the leading composers (Donald Macleod, the P MacLeods, Gordon Duncan, MacLennan, Ross, Lawrie, MacLellan, etc.). Some less well-known composers I enjoy are Angus Lawrie,...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-24-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,152
Posted By John McCain
Re: Pipers Dojo Cruise

If you signed up and paid for bagpipe instruction and the instruction was available, and then you chose not to attend, how is it their fault? My understanding from Dojo pals who went was they got an...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-23-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,152
Posted By John McCain
Re: Pipers Dojo Cruise

My understanding is that attendees got less cruise (which the Dojo can’t control) and more instruction (which the Dojo can control).

You accept some risk sailing out of Newark in February, right?...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-17-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By John McCain
Re: Beginning SP help

More Power To Your Elbow is a Lowland and Borders Piping Society book. www.lbps.net

There are many resources there.

Smallpipes Survival Guide was written by the pipe maker, Ray Sloan. Contact...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By John McCain
Re: ABW-Ebony Distinction

I asked a pipemaker this and he said that it is difficult. He said that if he could see the grain, it was likely ABW.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,880
Posted By John McCain
Re: Atherton pricing disparities...

I think Dave's pipes are amazing. They're as good as he says they are.
Forum: Music 01-27-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By John McCain
Re: Cockle shells - folk dance tune

Agree with Patrick. There are a couple of versions on thesession.org that would work for you.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By John McCain
Re: Manometer

If you use one, then you’ll know information about your playing. If you don’t you won’t. Piper’s Dojo has a nice one at a good price (it’s what I use). Or build your own.

Lots of folks say they...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,077
Posted By John McCain
Re: I LOVE my bagpipes

Very cool. Thanks!
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,077
Posted By John McCain
Re: I LOVE my bagpipes

Post photos! We'd love to see them.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-06-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By John McCain
Re: Unique Pipes

Looks like her mounts have been gnawed on. Sure enjoyed her playing.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-22-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,241
Posted By John McCain
Re: PM on the rampage!

Ain’t our hobby fun and rewarding
Forum: Beer Tent 11-30-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,275
Posted By John McCain
Re: Pelican 1510 Configuration

Sale was temporary. The “waffle iron” is back to regular price.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-27-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,275
Posted By John McCain
Re: Pelican 1510 Configuration

There’s a good price on the 1510 with foam at Amazon now:

https://www.amazon.com/Pelican-1510-Case-Foam-Black/dp/B0002SKHIK
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