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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 04:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,974
Posted By CalumII
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

I think if you took every chanter that was played in the top six at the top four or five competitions in the last year, you would have a list considerably longer than "old ABW Naill". And I can't...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-14-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,566
Posted By CalumII
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

No, not really. I mean, it's not exactly what they'd choose to listen to a recording of at home, but listening fairly is what they're there for.


As for what you "should" play, at that level,...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-13-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,566
Posted By CalumII
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

I think this is true, but I think also competitors have themselves to blame a bit for this. If you really believe in what you are playing, stick to your guns and let them get used to it. Every now...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-09-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By CalumII
Re: Hole-spacing whistle vs. GHB

When you've only ever played one chanter, any change is difficult to adapt to. When you have played lots of different chanters, adapting to them is part of your normal practice.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-05-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By CalumII
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

No-one who knows me could accuse me of being the world's most organised person, but bitter experience has led me over the years to make a point of, before leaving the house, working through...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-03-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By CalumII
Re: Why is it still ivory that's No.1?

Historically, ivory was prized as there were few materials that were strong yet easily carved in any direction, and in a time when material science was limited in the colours and finishes a substance...
Forum: Music 10-03-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By CalumII
Re: The Curse of Uluru CD

There is one medley on it listed as



10 MINUTE MAN/AILISH AND REBECCA BEANIE'S JIG/CALL TO THE GATHERING/SUSAN MACLEOD/THE NEW PARADIGM


I can't find any other records of it - it's not in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-30-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,356
Posted By CalumII
Re: Dale Jackson's new synthetic chanter reed

I think this conversation has run its course, but in short (a) 'Harley' (I can't help noticing there seem to be multiple people with similar writing styles) was not ambiguous in what he asked for;...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-27-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By CalumII
Re: Heriot & Allan

I don't know of any official contact details, but Anne Sessoms is on Facebook and you should be able to find her through the Northumbrian piping group.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By CalumII
Re: Canmore zipper durability?

It's unusual, but I did have an old Ross zipper bag I was given by a band in 2002 that lasted well over a decade. They tend to go at a weak spot and if they happen to not have any weak spots, they...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By CalumII
Re: Canmore zipper durability?

In my experience the zip is the most reliable part of the bag.
Forum: Music 09-24-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By CalumII
Re: Burning Mill At Messines

You'll know Andy Parsons, Rod? He'll have a copy, with enough prodding. If not give me a shout and I'll get you his email.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By CalumII
Re: Gibson PC reeds of different sizes?!?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GPZRXPFZSevrngf_Pm-A-gqmddAfUiLZ/view


I don't think it's allowing embedding.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-18-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,491
Posted By CalumII
Re: Gordon Walker

As pointed out, Gord would without doubt have had a Disclosure Scotland certificate. It's a basic safeguard, but it isn't foolproof.


From my perspective as a (private) teacher I insist that...
Forum: Side / Snare 09-18-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By CalumII
Re: John Kerr drum scores

Have a look at this link (http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/misc.php?do=showrules), it might help.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-16-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By CalumII
Re: Border pipe drones on ebay?

I agree, the weird bit on the standing joint is where someone removed the width of the mount so they would fit in a common stock.


Stock itself looks distinctly homemade.


All in all, I would...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-16-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By CalumII
Re: STOLEN: Silver & ivory Robertsons (UK)

This is the link that Peter tried to post above:



https://www.flickr.com/photos/184412435@N03/
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,491
Posted By CalumII
Re: Gordon Walker

It may come as a massive surprise to you, but piping isn't actually a happy family where all are equally treated and all are equally welcome. I have heard some hair-raising stories over the years...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,491
Posted By CalumII
Re: Gordon Walker

Well, seeing as our own piping media have done absolutely nothing to report on this story, we must take what we can.



I don't understand why our own outlets have been so quiet about this...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-11-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By CalumII
Re: The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, London, 1840s

Just to be clear, I'm not making any serious suggestion that there is any connection to Donald Ruadh - just a passing comment!
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-09-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By CalumII
Re: The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, London, 1840s

Well, if it was significant enough to have a cap badge then there was obviously some momentum behind it, which is worth knowing.


I can't spot anything obvious in the newspaper archives, but they...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-07-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By CalumII
The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, London, 1840s

I was at a meeting of the Gaelic Society of London tonight, where we had an interesting talk on a recently discovered minute book of the society from 1830.



One interesting tidbit that tickled...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-06-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By CalumII
Re: Why can some pipes play 2 octaves?

Probably a better way of phrasing it is why *can't* GHB chanters jump the octave.



The answer to that is they are deliberately designed to be resistant to it.



In general, a musical...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-01-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By CalumII
Re: Rspba

For minor contests, the responsibility lies with the organisers to get the info to the RSPBA. In the early days of the online results, it used to take weeks but most have now got the process pretty...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-29-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By CalumII
Re: Adjusting strength on glass-fiber Rocket bass reed

It does lower the pitch, but in my experience it usually makes the reed more resistant to stopping.
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