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Forum: Music Today, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: 1917 - The Wayfaring Stranger

I have really enjoyed being exposed to a lot of Appalachian music arranged for small and border pipes the last few years by Tim Cummings at the Spanish Peaks Celtic Music Festival.

You can find...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Middle drone issue?

You’ll find that if you take the Ross system out, it is your outside tenor you have to retune first.

Have you tried switching which hose goes from the drone to the cannister?
Forum: Music 02-15-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: What tune is he playing?

There’s no clip linked that I can see.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Rubber tubing for mouthpiece

I have found those from pipe shops run short, for me. Both bagpipe and smoking shops.

I use food grade silicone tubing. We are all at the mercy of incompetence, if not carelessness, apathy,...
Forum: Music 02-07-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: wanted tune

Its also on Jim McGillivray’s site...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-02-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Dry country Piper

As far as mounts coming loose, all I can say is: yep. One reason I don’t particularly care for metal ferrules.

Have you rehemped your pipes yet because the hemp is now spinning on the joint? After...
Forum: Music 02-02-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Seeking music for two tunes

Earl of Errol, 4 part dance:
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-31-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Squeak

High G gracenote from F to F or ...?
Forum: Competing Pipers 01-30-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Solo chanter

Looks like a couple sentences got garbled together there.

To clarify, Colin Kyo chanters are nothing like McCallum chanters. They are separate companies on different continents.

If you have...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Deura Reed Problem

So you (should) already know the primary way to adjust drone reeds is to move the bridle. Right Calum?



You don't say? You "finally" got the bass reed working. :thumb:



The trick is to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,082
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

I recorded a practice session with the 466 Ackland in my D. Glen pipes, you can hear the whole thing here:

https://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordpress/?p=4368
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Deura Reed Problem

If only he were to be so lucky to have moving the bridle solve his problem with these reeds! I have, as I’m sure we all have, tried to get these and others like them going when some poor sap comes...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-28-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Deura Reed Problem

Uuhhhhhhh....... ?:(

Those synthetic reeds are probably not representative of the current state, or art, of synthetic reeds. Why even bother? :shrug:

Garbage in, garbage out, no?
Forum: Beer Tent 01-28-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: tuner?

I have found iPhone apps to be unreliable. When I need a tuner I still prefer to have a Korg handy.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-27-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Bagad Men Ta Han-Rohan

It can be played on highland pipes because it is played on highland pipes in the clip you posted. Overlayed on top, starting part way through, are bombardes, I believe. This pairing is ubiquitous in...
Forum: Music 01-26-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Cockle shells - folk dance tune

It sounds like Highland Laddie is just a variation of this tune, or the other way around, not knowing which came first.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-24-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,082
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

I’ll give them a go, and I know what you mean about D Glens being finicky!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-21-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Favor PC reeds?

I used Walsh in my long Naill for a long time but recently realized when I took the top off that I forgot I’ve been used a similarly designed Erik Leiken. They’re easy to blow and in relatively good...
Forum: Music 01-14-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Did "Scotland the Brave" originate with "O'Donnell Abu"?

I had a guy ask me once to play Hail Britannia. He then proceeded to sing Scotland the Brave.
Forum: Music 01-13-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Did "Scotland the Brave" originate with "O'Donnell Abu"?

I dunno, you might first have to reconcile that the bagpipe version has been already modified from the “original” melody to fit the bagpipe scale.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-10-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,082
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

This blog post contains a recording of the first iteration of the Bb reeds before they were lengthened just slightly as mentioned in this thread. It is representative of the Ackland style reed...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-09-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,878
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: I LOVE my bagpipes

I have a whole blog dedicated to this very thing linked in my sig.

But I’ll tell you the story of my favorite set.

Chanter:
Someone posted about which pipes to buy on this very forum and I...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,231
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Wedding dilemma

Only tangentially related:

I hope there aren’t even bagpipes at my funeral. I want people crying for me, not because their ears are bleeding.

So, make for absolute certain your daughter even...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-06-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,292
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Lee and Sons vs. Gannaway

I have not. Though based on your description, I am unsure how it could be used to solve the problem of a very stiff, wide seam on a chanter stock tie-in.
Forum: Music 01-05-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Burnsn Nighty Tunes

Since you can pinch the high B: Ca the Yowes and Comin’ Thro the Rye, and if you’re really good at it, you could swing an older version of Auld Lang Syne.
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