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Forum: Music Today, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By CalumII
Re: Name of this Hornpipe?

It's Stuart's version of the High Road to Linton. There are various historical settings that are clearly the inspiration - John Burgess for starters - and Bobby MacLeod's variations, but most of it...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By CalumII
Re: Feather Bonnet Hack????

Sounds like it's the wrong size and/or badly made. A feather bonnet isn't exactly a baseball cap, but you should be able to wear it for a few hours without wishing for sweet, sweet death.


Make...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-24-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By CalumII
Re: Which pipemaker in these vintage photos?

Compare the red of the bag to the red of the hackle and in the carpet. Just an aged photo.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-23-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By CalumII
Re: Feather Bonnet Size

Mine is 11" not including fluff, and 14" including.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By CalumII
Re: Shouldn't there be threads in drone seats??

On conical bores: if it is good enough for mating components on metal lathes spinning at thousands of RPM under load, it is good enough for us.



The key is properly hemping the reed tenon so...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By CalumII
Re: Shouldn't there be threads??

There is absolutely no need for a drone reed seat to be threaded. Some reed seats are undersized, and could do with being reamed out, but generally the reed simply needs fitted properly.
Forum: Music 09-20-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By CalumII
Re: The Ben Loyal Collection by P/M Sandy Forbes

Music books these days tend to go out of print fairly quickly. My advice is buy them while they're fresh.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-20-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By CalumII
Re: Chatsworth Turn Around

Ah....so tempting to put up with something that's *nearly* right...
Forum: Side / Snare 09-19-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By CalumII
Re: How many lines?

You might be right Paul - thing is with drummers so many are used to working with only one leading tip that that corps' working practices can be very idiosyncratic.
Forum: Side / Snare 09-18-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By CalumII
Re: How many lines?

Not directly, because sticking is to some extent discretionary. My honest reaction is to tell them they should be able to read the rhythm perfectly well and proceed with common sense from there,...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 09-18-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By CalumII
Re: BWW on Chromebook?

I've no experience with Chromebooks specifically, but ABC is multi-platform and with the right toolchain unproblematic.
Forum: Pipe Bands 09-18-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By CalumII
Re: Dowco Triumph Street “ceases competitive operations”

Yes, there are quite a lot of examples over the years; it's not always the reason given for a band folding though...


Sponsorship is a double-edged sword: it's very easy to get used to, and to...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-17-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,015
Posted By CalumII
Re: Your Experience with Acetyl (Plastic) Highland Bagpipes

Delrin is a particular type of (branded) plastic which is a member of the family of plastics called acetal. Acetyl is something different entirely.
Forum: Side / Snare 09-17-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By CalumII
Re: How many lines?

Traditional percussion practice is to notate scores on one line for each instrument, with sticking indicated where necessary.


The Swiss invented a notation with notes on two lines for left and...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-17-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By CalumII
Re: Audience health issue

I have to admit that if I was told that I would be asking how reliable it really is. But medical advice is medical advice. We ain't doctors, and we don't know better.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-15-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By CalumII
Re: Stocks in Canmore Bag

Not being able to twist stocks is a good rule of thumb, but to be honest in practice stocks can twirl freely and still be airtight and last. I've got one on my sheep and it's tight as a drum.

...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-14-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By CalumII
Re: High B and C natural suggestions?

I think the best solution to MacArthur Road is to take those initial phrases down a bit: fA ~A2 fAgA | fAgd | e2 ef edBd etc. Or if playing with others, just play the low B and let someone else take...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-13-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,174
Posted By CalumII
Re: Tenor Drone all of a sudden won't tune

It will last a lot longer, but it won't stay in tune. It's plastic, it bends over two hundred times a second, and it will ultimately fatigue. I've got a 12 month old set of Ezeedrones in my band...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-13-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By CalumII
Re: 1 4-parted vs 2-2parted marches

There are a lot of great 2/4 tunes out there that have had the misfortune to only be blessed with two parts. They are great tunes and should be heard more often.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-13-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By CalumII
Re: The Possible Cultural Antecedents...

OLNEY isn't common metre though. The Denson Sacred Harp sets it to JEWETT (not the von Maber, a different tune), and NEW BRITAIN, but neither are particularly old.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-11-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By CalumII
Re: Pipe Bag Log and Inquiries

Yes. My sheep is Begg's smallest size and I have the drones tied in forwards, and I'm 5'9" and not ungenerous in the torso department.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By CalumII
Re: The Possible Cultural Antecedents...

The song itself is original to Stephen Fo(r?)ster, the author, I believe, but there are a large family of songs with similar sentiments, and probably many that have been lost since the kind of hard...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By CalumII
Re: Top 5 List

I've never been in a band that's done it, but I think it is a very good, simple idea that every band should do; I think it would have helped every band I've played in.





Yes. I think it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-11-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By CalumII
Re: McCallum’s new innovation

Frankly, I don't think it would be a bad idea for any piper. Makes a lot of sense to have a blowpipe that isn't fixed in one position. Though something that looks a little less like one of the more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-11-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By CalumII
Re: Pipe Bag Log and Inquiries

Can we see some pics or ideally video of you playing? Much easier to diagnose than trying to read the runes.



FWIW, a WMC should be a good fit for your build.



I suspect it's quite...
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