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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-02-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By Armorican
Re: Chromatic bagpipe chanter

Tudual Hervieux in Brittany has just unveiled his new fully chromatic bombarde. A similar amount of metalwork would be required for a pipe chanter.
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Forum: Beer Tent 10-17-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Armorican
Re: Jazz chord accompaniment

Works fine!

https://youtu.be/TIJXeQkBsls
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-19-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,374
Posted By Armorican
Re: Who invented the bagpipes?

Has anyone ever written an article claiming that "bagpipes were invented in Scotland"?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-18-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By Armorican
Re: "Orphan" Notes

I'm not sure about Xavier, but the McCallum bagad chanter comes with 3 different grommets for the Cnat, each with a slightly different bore, to get it properly in tune (depending on the reed). Even...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-17-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Armorican
Re: Does anyone know the French piping (cornemuse) scene well?

I'll speak to my Breton friends who know far more than me.

Is it solely current makers that you're looking for or are you interested in historic makers too?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-16-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Armorican
Re: Does anyone know the French piping (cornemuse) scene well?

In terms of the GHB in Brittany -

Pierre Blanchet (no website that I can see), Trignac (St Nazaire), GHB maker

Xavier Boderiou, Landrevarzec, https://boderiou.com/

Fanch Gourvès (no...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-15-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Armorican
Re: Does anyone know the French piping (cornemuse) scene well?

I live in France (Brittany) play pipes and speak French.

I'll do what I can to help if you tell me what you're after.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-27-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Armorican
Re: Bagad Men Ta Han-Rohan

The Bagad Men ha Tan is/was a project consisting of musiciens from a few different established bagads who got together to play music composed and orchestrated by Pierrick Tanguy, one time leader of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-05-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By Armorican
Re: Outlander tartans

Is it not simply a question of owning the merchandising rights (as opposed to avoiding paying royalties)?
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By Armorican
Re: Scottish Power - aluminium foil?

https://youtu.be/1GfyB_lvUYU
Forum: Beer Tent 08-10-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,548
Posted By Armorican
Re: To pinch or not to pinch.....

A lot of people now use small elastic bands like these.

https://rghardiestore.com/bagpipes/bagpipe-accessories/Chanter-Reed-Bridles

Although it's far cheaper to buy them as orthodontic...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-09-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By Armorican
Re: Questions for Breton Pipers

(1) To play with the standard GHB they'll use their standard bombardes & binioù kozh in B flat (or si bémol as they say). At 476 you'll be approaching their pitch ceiling but it's doable.

(2) In...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-09-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By Armorican
Bagad Championship Lorient 2019

All the videos from last Saturday here

https://vimeo.com/sonerion

Cap Caval are once again champions after winning both legs of this year's competition.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By Armorican
Re: Billy Connolly and Aberdeenshire

Lonach Pipe Band

https://www.donsidepiper.co.uk/news/the-lure-of-lonach-1-311007

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Forum: Beer Tent 06-10-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,223
Posted By Armorican
Re: Tunes with Great Stories Behind Them?

Hector the Hero

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_the_Hero

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_MacDonald

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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-13-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,936
Posted By Armorican
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

At what point do you decide that a C is short/quick enough to play it open?

The idea that an open C is sometimes permissible comes from a time where tuning, especially in pipe bands, was much more...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-04-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,005
Posted By Armorican
Re: SSPs with keys?

Talk of the devilhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190504/55ae34acd7e6c35188ca6ac704859db8.jpg

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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-03-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,005
Posted By Armorican
Re: SSPs with keys?

I was impressed when I first saw it. Very simple but it works.

Often coloured tape will be used to make it easier to see.

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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-03-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,005
Posted By Armorican
Re: SSPs with keys?

There's a trick that Breton bombarde players use when they have to switch between, for example, C sharp & C natural during a performance.

They'll tape the note in question and adjust it until it's...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-03-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,005
Posted By Armorican
Re: SSPs with keys?

The first "pastilles" used on GHB chanters in Brittany were the wee plug things from the barrels of Bic pens with a hole drilled in them - worked fine for F natural. You'll notice that the McCallum...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-11-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Armorican
Re: Bagad Championships live stream

Cap Caval win again.

https://vimeo.com/315109108

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Forum: Beer Tent 02-08-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Armorican
Bagad Championships live stream

It's that time of year again. The first lef of the Breton bagad championship takes place at the Quartz Theatre in Brest on Sunday (10 February).

Those interested can watch live on these sites.
...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-30-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By Armorican
Re: Bagpipe component names in French

Not to forget

Cane reed - anche en roseau
Hide bag - poche en cuir
Sheepskin bag - poche en mouton

Almost as important as the translations is pronouncing things that don't translate with a...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-30-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Armorican
Re: Breton duet

I think they're by Jorj Botuha, a bombarde player who along with Pascal Guingo on pipes has won the championship something like 9 times.

http://www.jorj-botuha.com/

To be confirmed...
Forum: Music 09-30-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By Armorican
Re: Waltzing Matilda

Australian lyrics to a tune written by a Scot.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltzing_Matilda
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