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Forum: Competition Results 06-24-2019, 09:52 PM
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Re: Pikes Peak Results?

We were completely rained out on Saturday with the promise of the same on Sunday. So, it was started at 9am Sunday straight through with no real break to get them all done before mass bands at 12pm....
Forum: Competition Results 06-23-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Re: Pikes Peak Results?

Grade 4 MSR:
3rd place Michael Collins Pipes & Drums
2nd place Pikes Peak Highlanders
1st Place High Desert Pipes & Drums

Grade 4 Medley:
3rd Place High Desert Pipes & Drums
2nd Place Michael...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,877
Re: Shouldn't there be threads in drone seats??

I really don't want to poke the bear or stir up the hornet's nest on this, but in all of the the anti-tap posts, I haven't seen one good reason why not. Other than, you don't have to if you do it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Re: Using Ross MCS, Drone Reeds Still Wet

I'm in Denver and use the Ross MCS. In fact almost everyone in our band does. It takes hours of playing before the drone reeds get any moisture on them. Try drying the litter out for 5 minutes or so...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-30-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Re: Beginner band in Colorado for me?

As Charlie said, lots to choose from. Here's a link (https://wuspba.org/bands-list/) to a list. Scroll down to Colorado. Although it sounds like NoCO may be a great choice for you. I'm with Michael...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Re: Colorado Great Plains..a lonely place for piping

In our Band, based in Denver, we have a piper that comes down from Greeley and yet another that drives up from Monument. They can't always make all practices and gigs, but make every effort to do so....
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-17-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,207
Re: Tuning a Band to Concert Bb

If it's for Paddy, Sean, Kevin & Matt, our band played for them in 2015. No such request for Bb chanters was made.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 08-31-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Re: CelticPipes bar line removal

Ah, thats the icon next to the entire line icon. It looks like a single measure with the big red X drawn through it. All the rest of the previous directions remain the same.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 08-30-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Re: CelticPipes bar line removal

Look for the "Structure" icon in the toolbar. It look likes a music staff (five horizontal lines). Click on it. It should bring up a small window that has music notation structure in it. Click on the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-12-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,203
Re: Celtic ancestry.

That's true. It's just what was given me. They do indicate overlaps of heritage, especially in GB. My Irish named ancestors go back in documentation to the 18th century in England. So, no diaspora...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-11-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,203
Re: Celtic ancestry.

According to my Ancestory DNA results:
40% English
26% Scandinavian
15% Irish
The balance is quite mixed, primarily European. I think my parents would have loved to have known.
With both...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-03-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,970
Re: Why an inverted bass drone Reed?

From my meager band experience, it is related to stock bore. Some of our members have classic pre-WWI pipes that have the narrower bore and have to use the inverted bass drone reed. My, and others,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-11-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Re: Length of the Blowstick (no joke...)

I found that different bags take different lengths of blowsticks. On my current Ross extended small I use a 12". On a Bannatyne extended small I used a 10". So, perhaps that might affect a choice...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-11-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,374
Re: Hearing Protection

Many folks in our band have had good sucess with the Earaser (https://www.earasers.net/collections/musician-s-hifi-earplugs) brand. What I like about them is they are not held in via compression of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-11-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,079
Re: Bagpipes in Museum collections

The Music Instument Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona has at least 19 different sets of bagpipes from all over the world, lest one forget it is an ancient and varied instrument. And, yes, there is a set...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-06-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,199
Re: Question about tuning and Hz

Interesting, my band just bought the MacCallum MC2 Gold chanters last year and we pitch just around 475 real consistently. Does the reed make a difference in pitch as well?
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-22-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,717
Re: Dimensions Wooden Stand

PiperoftheMoore, Would you be so kind as to provide pictures of your version and perhaps guide or plans?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-04-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,306
Re: Thread tape on tuning screw?

Having attended a class given by the great Terry Tully just this year at Winter Storm, he uses teflon tape on his tuning pins as well. He recommended wrapping the tape from the top to the bottom in a...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-03-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,176
Re: Looking for an Old Movie

FYI, The Desert Rats will be shown on TCM this coming Monday night, 3/6/2017, @ 11:45 pm ET.
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-29-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,953
Re: Tinnitus

I've had tinnitus since I can remember. Perhaps marching band in Jr. High. I don't know. However, I think once used to the lesser volume of sound, one can tune just as well. I tune the drones for our...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-11-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,454
Re: Anyone seen Jamie Cuthill?

I think he's fine. Just texted with him earlier this week.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-10-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,799
Re: Anyone have a experience with Soutar Bagpipes?

Canning carbon fiber regular, not inverted.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-07-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,799
Re: Anyone have a experience with Soutar Bagpipes?

Although I have only ever played a set of ABW Soutars for a little over 5 years, I can say they are quite reliable, easy to tune and great to play. The others having stated the easy strike-in I can...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-19-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,338
Re: Winter Storm in Kansas City

Without a doubt for me was Terry Tully's class and the Band Master Class on Sunday morning. Watching Richard Parkes and Terry work with St. Andrews Kansas City Pipe Band was really tremendous. Also...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-30-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,613
Re: Waistcoat pattern

Here's link to someone who seems to taken all of the work out of vest ordering!


I hope this helps you out. Our band orders from restaraunt...
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