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Forum: Beer Tent 02-01-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Bagpipe ID ..maybe Starck?

No stamp on the drones or stocks. The chanter (which for some reason I retained when I sold the pipes) is stamped with (from memory) H Starck & Late Wm. Ross, Kentish Town, London NW.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-01-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Bagpipe ID ..maybe Starck?

Id wager a fair amount of money on these being Starck - probably from the 40s or 50s. The first set of pipes I owned was virtually identical & I know was made in 1952.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-27-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: 25th Jan Tattle

And I was just commenting to Roger this morning that we'd managed to get to the 27th January without any posts on BDF about Burns Night experiences..........and that's still the case! Well done to...
Forum: Music 01-20-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Tunes for Scottish Country Dancing

A few observations here......

A number of dances do have "preferred tunes" - at least to start & finish the dance with. For example, The Reel of the 51st's preferred tune is almost always "The...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-12-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,388
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

Character was originally plated by John Hannah. Later series it was recast to Ken Scott.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-05-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: In search of Dr. James Bett

Calum

Im reliably informed that there will be an article published in the Piping Times in the next couple of months about Dr. Bett. The contributor is Jeannie Campbell so Im sure it will have...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-04-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Chedari and friends

You'll find the Campbell Canntaireachd facsimiles are available to members on the Piobaireachd Society's website. Without checking, I think 'The Bicker' is there in Volume 1.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Queen's Piper on hiatus

Surprisingly few serving or retired army pipe majors in the London area these days! Certainly a huge reduction compared to say even 30 years ago.

And its not that simple either. Anyone with such...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-15-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: What are these pipes?

The link no longer appears to work but I'm presuming this is the set with an "Australian Naval connection " which went for 2853 (sterling). Short answer is "Don't know".

The item gathered my...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-13-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: 1 4-parted vs 2-2parted marches

At entry level junior and entry level amateur contests (for me as an adjudicator) 2 x two parted tunes well played with good continuity will always beat a mediocre or poorly played 4 part tune:)
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-30-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Airstream blowpipes - actually useful?

I've just acquired an Ayrshire Bagpipe Company "Big Bore" blowpipe and mouthpiece. Previously I was playing an Airstream mouthpiece with another brand of blowstick which (I thought) was free of any...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-27-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,028
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Just purchased Grainger & Campbell bagpipes

[QUOTE=Texas Gael;1330498].... you are getting an Asian-made Cocuswood bagpipe.

/QUOTE]

Certainly not the instrument grade Cocuswood which has been virtually unobtainable for the best part of...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-14-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,917
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: What the Masters are playing

Didn't get to see the Livestream & haven't caught up with it yet, but for many years Peter has played a button mounted set of Glen's.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-09-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Position of drones - bag size

A cautionary note.......look at the alignment of your spine & how you might be compromising healthy posture before you decide that "Big is Best".
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-05-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Pibroch tutor pt.1 audio tape

Bet you're kicking yourself that Concorde isn't still in service:grin:
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-05-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Pibroch tutor pt.1 audio tape

College of Piping (National Piping Centre, Otago St campus) library?
Forum: Your Announcements 08-05-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Piobaireachd Recital

The Piobaireachd Society is hosting a concert of Ceol Mor as part of the Edinburgh Festival "fringe" on Sunday 12th August. This is an opportunity to hear 4 of the world's top pipers perform eight...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-05-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: HLI dominating Worlds

Sorry Jim, I was using the term generally. Reid was not PM of a band that won the "World Pipe Band Championship" as far as I know, but I heard over the years a couple of accounts that the 7th HLI...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-04-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Questions regarding having pipes made

David Naill (Martin & Les Cowell) regularly remount pipes. Quite often these will be their own 'lower spec' models which the customer has later decided to add more expensive mountings too. Martin has...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-04-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Drone reeds for vintage pipes

I recently had a set of circa 1920 Lawries pass through my hands which I sold on. They tuned on the hemp line with a standard set of Ezeedrone tenors but these were adjusted to the maximum extent....
Forum: Music 07-30-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Auld Adam

Also can be found in the "Master Method for the Highland Bagpipe" by P/M James Robertson & Donald Shaw Ramsay (to whom the tune is attributed).
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-26-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: HLI dominating Worlds

A couple of famous Pipe Majors of "world champion" HLI bands.......
John MacDougall Gillies
Robert Reid

Interestingly, both were amongst the very best Piobaireachd players of the past 150 years...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-14-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Piper at Blenheim Palace?

Hi Kenny

I lost my money on that one then! Can I try and mask my embarrassment by saying it sounded great. I should have actually watched the whole video clip properly rather than making an...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-14-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Piper at Blenheim Palace?

Id put money on it being a Shepherd Orchestral (only because thats the standard issue chanter for the British army these days for playing with the Mil (brass) bands. Directors of Music of the Mil...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-13-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,509
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: New Ceol chanter?

Nope! At least not that I've noticed.
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