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Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,666
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Bagpipe woods

I suppose the problem here is the fact that the term 'bogwood' tends to be a generalisation for all manner of woods found in bogland conditions. The stricter definition is the remains of century old...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,666
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Bagpipe woods

Genuine 'bogwood' would certainly not be suitable for pipemaking. Indeed to make anything from it requires it to be worked while still wet as once it dries out it is brittle and can often be mistaken...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-25-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Early Canntaireachd Recordings

If you go to Tobar an Dualchais and enter Canntaireachd in the search box or try via this link below there are several tunes recorded around the 1950's so the sources would be older than that
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-22-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Who invented the bagpipes?

Arguments such as who first 'invented' the bagpipe are usually best avoided but with 'lockdown' having deprived me from burying myself in archives the mood is reckless.

The chances of the bagpipe...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-18-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Who invented the bagpipes?

Sounds like a paraphrasing of comments made by Francis Collinson in his 'The Bagpipe' pages 44-56.

Keith
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,733
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

Oddly Jeannie Campbell's books on bagpipe makers has little to say on the Kilgour simply including them as a sort of add on to Robertson.

I am not sure if it is of any help but shortly after the...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-15-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By K Sanger
Re: The Sheepwife

Well I am not sure who composed it or gave it that name but as you can find it here in Donald MacDonald's publication of 1826 it is well out of copyright
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-09-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Donald MacDonald Collection

[QUOTEThanks for responding, I'm so excited to read the biography![/QUOTE]

Don't get too excited, nothing Roddy or I wrote was easy reading and we both have a fetish for multiple footnotes. Still...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-08-2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Donald MacDonald Collection

The question posed is a little confused but reading between the lines it is possible to identify the points at issue. I would not describe the biography of Donald MacDonald covered in the two edited...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-02-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Macrimmon shall never return author

The definitive explanation of the background to this tune including the various Gaelic and Scots songs was by V. S. Blankenhorn 'Traditional and Bogus Elements in MacCrimmon's Lament', published in...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-28-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Alt Pibroch Club?

It is I understand a temporary hitch due to forgetting that it needed a change of controller following the late David Hesters demise. The distraction caused by the coronavirus did not help.
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-08-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By K Sanger
Re: War Office Order 1854

Not quite what I said which was that by the time of the original post inquiry of 1854 the earlier practices would have still been around although with the slow but ever grinding administrative...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-08-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By K Sanger
Re: War Office Order 1854

Sorry, an example of being divided by the same language, I have only just realised that is a question. So with lockdown time on my hands I will try and give an answer, albeit a long winded one. Since...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-06-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By K Sanger
Re: War Office Order 1854

War Office letter of the 28/1/1854 PRO WO3/115/387 is the one you want for the establishment of one Pipe Major at one shilling and ten pence per diem and five pipers at one shilling and a penny each...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-03-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,366
Posted By K Sanger
Re: perceptions on horse hair

Talk of the devil as the saying goes. This item, unfortunately without the very good scan of the actual document which was used for illustration, comes from the latest 'Retour', the newsletter of the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-01-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,302
Posted By K Sanger
Re: The Holinshed Texts

It is good to have source the original and posted it and it along with the whole thread raises the problem of looking back with a modern world viewpoint. Looking back over the thread to the start...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-27-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,302
Posted By K Sanger
Re: The Holinshed Texts

You do not need a French etymological dictionary as you will find it in the Oxford English dictionary. The first citation there is for Chaucer circa 1384. It will have entered 'English' via Norman...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-26-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By K Sanger
Re: What was used to tie drones together in the 18th century?

As the original question was about what was used to tie the drones together in the 18th Century I will try and pull the thread back to my comfort zone. Here are some links to illustrations from that...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-23-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By K Sanger
Re: What was used to tie drones together in the 18th century?

In all probability... we used the same quill sharpening service.

Well I used a cut-throat razer I inherited from my grandfather, it also proved useful for scraping reeds.

Keith
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-22-2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By K Sanger
Re: What was used to tie drones together in the 18th century?

Well the few pictorial examples suggest a variety of 'any suitable cords'.

Other than Cumming, Grants piper, who was in any case reflecting his boss, Col Alexander Grant of Grant's military post...
Forum: Music 12-13-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,693
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Lament at funerals

The story behind Lochaber No More, well that title dates to 1724 when Allan Ramsay wrote the words 'Farewell to Lochaber and farewell my Jean' to an existing tune called 'King James March to Dublin'...
Forum: Music 12-12-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,693
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Lament at funerals

This opens an interesting can of worms Barry. The tune goes back at least as far as the early 17th C, as it occurs in the Skene Mandora MS dated to circa 1615-1625, so feasibly could extend back to...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-09-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,684
Posted By K Sanger
Re: Forum activity levels

Adam I am curious, did any of the people using pseudonyms ever under their different aliases argue with themselves?

One point from an earlier post in this thread relating to numbers of viewers...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-12-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By K Sanger
Re: The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, London, 1840s

It was really the second 'poster' I was replying to and just picking up on the question of Donald Ruadh having left any papers. The idea of items turning up in attics is always possible, it is not...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-10-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By K Sanger
Re: The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, London, 1840s

Only just realised this thread is not referring to Donaldson's book. Well Glenurquhart not really my period, I do make the odd excursion this side of 1800 but mostly I work backwards from that date....
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