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Forum: Beer Tent 10-02-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: When YOU are the father of the bride....

I come down on the side of hiring professionals to do the job.

Several years ago, I was asked to play Flowers o' the Forest for the memorial service for a friend. About halfway through the tune,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-20-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Border Pipe Recommendations

I know I'm a broken record on this point, but acquiring a chanter from a particular maker many years ago may or may not be an accurate picture of chanters made earlier, or later, or now by the same...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-05-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield, CT

I would add that bus lines and Amtrak come within 30 minutes of the Cairdeas site. For example, Alasdair White, fiddle instructor a few years ago, came up from NYC on Amtrak. Folks at the school...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-05-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,631
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Pipers at Dunkirk?

Three things come to mind:

David Moore, Hamish's father, was captured at St. Valery. Although he did play the pipes, my understanding is that he was in the medical corps.

And the late singer...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-16-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: A Sad Story

In addition to everything else, it's astonishing that the comments came from a guitar player at the session. Guitar players at sessions are not alpha, or even close to alpha. That role belongs to...
Forum: Forum Related 05-26-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Editing / Changing Name

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Forum: Forum Related 05-26-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By Matt Buckley
Editing / Changing Name

Is it possible to edit how your name appears? I not talking about the signature line.

Thanks

Matt
Forum: Beer Tent 05-02-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,231
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Practice Chanters: that sound

Well, here I go. Can't help myself.

Nothing new here, folks. If I recall correctly, Gordon Duncan recorded a track using a practice chanter 20 years ago on the Circular Breath CD.

And as...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-14-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,552
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: When did Scottish Smallpipes first appear?

Ok, so now I'm really confused. Richard, are you talking about conical bore pre-Colin Ross "smallpipes" or pre-Colin Ross cylindrical bore "smallpipes"? Is your 100-year old set a quiet,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-29-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Self Evaluation

Have you asked your wife if checking out the local widows is something you really ought to be doing? :)
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-16-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,856
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Oiling border pipes

Yep. He really meant it. At his request, one year at the Vermont Bellowspipe School I went in search for raw linseed oil, and found some at a horse farm nearby.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-04-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,096
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Another eBay head scratcher

I like that it comes with a "Ganna Way" bag. Sounds like some sort of Eastern path to spiritual enlightenment.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-04-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,096
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Another eBay head scratcher

I like that it comes with a "Ganna Way" bag. Sounds like some sort of Eastern spiritual path to enlightenment.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-02-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Voice recognition.......

I miss the world pre-internet. <sigh>
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-13-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,868
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Border Pipe Chromatics

Very interesting thread.

One more thing. Perhaps stating the obvious, almost none of these instruments are easily and quickly available. In general they are ordered months, and much more likely,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-01-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 726
Posted By Matt Buckley
Cairdeas - Vermont 2017

Hello All -

I received the following preliminary announcement a few weeks ago:

"We are excited to announce that Fin Moore and Gary West will be our main instructors for Cairdeas 2017. It is a...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,373
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Bagpipes from "The Crown"

I was watching the episode, and I noticed that Edward was playing (well, whoever was really playing) a very slow version of Flowers of the Forest. Presumably to denote the sadness of his exclusion...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-08-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,860
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Boarder Pipes... learning curve

An overall reminder. Not to be taken as criticism.

All of the major makers have refined their craft over time, and have made adjustments in manufacture. To state that this or that maker's...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Downton Abbey piper part 2

My guess is that it's Richard Butler on Northumbrian Smallpipes and Janet Bennett on harp.

Matt
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-28-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,049
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Lowland Pipe Gracing

Well, some form or another of smallpipe has been around a very long time. Did you really mean to refer to smallpipes with a Highland scale? And certainly conical bore bellows pipes have been around...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-09-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,206
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Grattan Flood - Histories / His Stories

So, tenthpiper, are you Will on session.org?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-09-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,206
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: Grattan Flood - Histories / His Stories

The session.org thread includes, among other things, a discussion regarding the banning of the pipes, or lack thereof, after Culloden. I've read Donaldson, Gibson, Cheape, Cannon, among others. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,518
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: What do you do if there's a disaster performing?

Or, I would add, when it's someone else's extremely important, or even once-in-a-lifetime, event. Nothing funny about that.

Matt
Forum: Beer Tent 02-09-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,518
Posted By Matt Buckley
Re: What do you do if there's a disaster performing?

Perhaps my view is a bit extreme, but I believe 98% percent of equipment-related disasters are avoidable.

My credentials are modest. Played in a very good Grade III pipe corps., and that's...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-05-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By Matt Buckley
Vermont Bellowspipes and Fiddle (Cairdeas) 2016

At some point reasonably soon, the official powers that be will announce the particulars of the 2016 School taking place the week of July 25th. Tentatively, Fin Moore and Angus Mackenzie are...
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