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Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,019
Posted By 123456
Re: redpipes

The way technology's going it won't be long before we have a way of recording top pipers, storing the recording on a disc, and then playing it back through some kind of speaker amplifier system. Then...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-17-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,253
Posted By 123456
Re: Piping in Episcopal church wedding

Sorry, somebody's been telling you stories.
The Scottish Episcopal church can trace its roots back to 1582 when the Church of Scotland rejected government by bishops and the church split in two....
Forum: Beer Tent 07-11-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,872
Posted By 123456
Re: Hostility From Uilleann Pipers

The problem with uilleann pipers is that when they hear the GHB being played it reminds them that they've wasted their time learning a lesser instrument. This tends to make them a little agitated. A...
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-26-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By 123456
Grade five band tempo

The band I play with is obssessed with playing as fast as possible. What tempo would be ideal/typical for a grade five band? We play mostly marches.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-01-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,365
Posted By 123456
Re: Challege to Bagpipe History

Yes it's all an English plot to destroy Scotlands culture.

England = bad politicians and lying journalists

Scotland = good politicians and truthful journalists

:rolleyes:
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-02-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By 123456
Re: Piping Interest in UK compared to USA, + Overseas

I would argue that here in Canada piping has become part of Canadian culture rather than a demonstration of purely Scottish culture. Maybe it's the same in the U.S.

Roots and ancestry are less...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-01-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By 123456
Re: Piping Interest in UK compared to USA, + Over

Go visit England and see how many people who live there were born in Scotland and Ireland. We're talking millions of people.
For every Scot who moves to America each year hundreds move to England....
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-01-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By 123456
Re: Piping Interest in UK compared to USA, + Overseas

Quote from pancelticpiper


I'd be willing to place a bet that apart from recent immigrants every English person has some Scottish and Irish roots. The British Isles has been a huge melting pot...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-10-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,783
Posted By 123456
Re: More Ignorant Journalism

That's "Mr 456" to you. :)

Thanks for the beer. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-03-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,783
Posted By 123456
Re: More Ignorant Journalism

[quote=kilberryroddy]"Whether or not the GHB was 'banned' after the forty five will always remain a matter fro conjecture. The letter of the law and the spirit of the law in terms of how it was...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 11-26-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By 123456
Re: The Twelve Days of Christmas

The 11 pipers cost $2213 per performance (up from $2124 last year).
Thats $201.18 per piper. :banana:
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 11-26-2007, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,554
Posted By 123456
Re: Moral dilemma

Bagpipers always seem pretty much aware of the murkyness of history. It's the people who think having one grandparent from Dundee and owning an Alexander Brothers CD makes them a Mel Gibson style...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 11-25-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,554
Posted By 123456
Re: Moral dilemma

My problem is that I try to be honest which is difficult when you have to contradict what everyone else is saying.

Here's a quote from the Fergus Scottish festival Scottish History Web...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 11-24-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,554
Posted By 123456
Moral dilemma

I'm wondering how other bagpipers cope with the following problem. If people ask questions about Scottish history should you:
a)Attempt to explain Scottish history as fairly and accurately as you...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-25-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By 123456
Re: Bag pressure -manometer

I'm using your custom ruler and it reads 42". I just tried another reed (a medium Ross) and it reads 32". I just played for twenty minutes without stopping for a break!
I blew the 42" reed in myself...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-24-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By 123456
Re: Bag pressure -manometer

I've just reviewed the instructions and I still don't get it. The water is moving up 21 inches on one side which (according to the instructions) you then have to double to allow for the 21 inches the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-24-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By 123456
Bag pressure -manometer

I just made myself a manometer (using Andrew Lenz's design). I'm getting a reading of 42 inches. This seems high as I'm using an easy Ross reed that's well blown in. I've been practising for 20-30...
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