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Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,076
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: What is your favorite tune?

Heroes of St. Valery. A beautiful and grand little-played 4-part retreat. I don't understand why it's not more common.

Cheers.

Matt
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Chanter Reeds for Concert Pitch Bb Chanter

I ordered a medium and an easy. No bands. I'll report back.

Matt
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-22-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Chanter Reeds for Concert Pitch Bb Chanter

Thank folks. I ordered a couple of Shepherd Bb reeds from Pipers Hut yesterday afternoon.

Matt
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Matt Buckley
Chanter Reeds for Concert Pitch Bb Chanter

Post band and solo comp. scene, I am reviving my concert pitch Bb chanter. Anyone know of a good source for lower pitch reeds?

Thanks.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,102
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Piper at the Billy Graham funeral

I've felt for some time that Eric Rigler, at Reagan's funeral, set the standard for high profile funerals. Flawless piping and comportment. Tasteful, understated kit.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-23-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Walking Away From It!

So, at the risk of asking the obvious, are you keeping a moist sponge in your case? I'm in Vermont, with all the crazy temp. changes, and my chanter reed overall stays fine. I don't touch it. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-18-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Matt Buckley
Source for Piping History Books

I would like to purchase a few books, e.g. Donaldson, Gibson, Cheape, Cannon, etc. for gifts, but I have been unable to find a US vendor that currently stocks such things. Used to be easier in the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-02-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,734
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: When YOU are the father of the bride....

I come down on the side of hiring professionals to do the job.

Several years ago, I was asked to play Flowers o' the Forest for the memorial service for a friend. About halfway through the tune,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-20-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Border Pipe Recommendations

I know I'm a broken record on this point, but acquiring a chanter from a particular maker many years ago may or may not be an accurate picture of chanters made earlier, or later, or now by the same...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-05-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,562
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

I would add that bus lines and Amtrak come within 30 minutes of the Cairdeas site. For example, Alasdair White, fiddle instructor a few years ago, came up from NYC on Amtrak. Folks at the school...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-05-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,037
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Pipers at Dunkirk?

Three things come to mind:

David Moore, Hamish's father, was captured at St. Valery. Although he did play the pipes, my understanding is that he was in the medical corps.

And the late singer...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-16-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,520
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: A Sad Story

In addition to everything else, it's astonishing that the comments came from a guitar player at the session. Guitar players at sessions are not alpha, or even close to alpha. That role belongs to...
Forum: Forum Related 05-26-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,816
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Editing / Changing Name

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Forum: Forum Related 05-26-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,816
Posted By Matt Buckley
Editing / Changing Name

Is it possible to edit how your name appears? I not talking about the signature line.

Thanks

Matt
Forum: Beer Tent 05-02-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,249
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Practice Chanters: that sound

Well, here I go. Can't help myself.

Nothing new here, folks. If I recall correctly, Gordon Duncan recorded a track using a practice chanter 20 years ago on the Circular Breath CD.

And as...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-14-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,157
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: When did Scottish Smallpipes first appear?

Ok, so now I'm really confused. Richard, are you talking about conical bore pre-Colin Ross "smallpipes" or pre-Colin Ross cylindrical bore "smallpipes"? Is your 100-year old set a quiet,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-29-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Self Evaluation

Have you asked your wife if checking out the local widows is something you really ought to be doing? :)
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-16-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,175
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Oiling border pipes

Yep. He really meant it. At his request, one year at the Vermont Bellowspipe School I went in search for raw linseed oil, and found some at a horse farm nearby.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-04-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,447
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Another eBay head scratcher

I like that it comes with a "Ganna Way" bag. Sounds like some sort of Eastern path to spiritual enlightenment.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-04-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,447
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Another eBay head scratcher

I like that it comes with a "Ganna Way" bag. Sounds like some sort of Eastern spiritual path to enlightenment.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-02-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,626
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Voice recognition.......

I miss the world pre-internet. <sigh>
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-13-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,290
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Border Pipe Chromatics

Very interesting thread.

One more thing. Perhaps stating the obvious, almost none of these instruments are easily and quickly available. In general they are ordered months, and much more likely,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-01-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 792
Posted By Matt Buckley
Cairdeas - Vermont 2017

Hello All -

I received the following preliminary announcement a few weeks ago:

"We are excited to announce that Fin Moore and Gary West will be our main instructors for Cairdeas 2017. It is a...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,409
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Bagpipes from "The Crown"

I was watching the episode, and I noticed that Edward was playing (well, whoever was really playing) a very slow version of Flowers of the Forest. Presumably to denote the sadness of his exclusion...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-08-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,160
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Boarder Pipes... learning curve

An overall reminder. Not to be taken as criticism.

All of the major makers have refined their craft over time, and have made adjustments in manufacture. To state that this or that maker's...
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