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Forum: Music Today, 05:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

But you play tunes in D and B minor over the A drones no?

Many old Highland pipe tunes are in G, some piobaireachd, some Strathspeys, some reels. New tunes are still being composed in G, I hear...
Forum: Adult Pipers 09-15-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Need advice to help with a decision

McCallum several years ago changed from that plated brass to solid aluminium alloy.

McCallum also changed the brittle imitation ivory they had been using to the strong stuff that Dunbar has used...
Forum: Music 09-15-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,066
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: "Wrongly" arranged and misprinted tunes

I'm in the middle of these things.

The Highland piper in me wants to track down the composer's original and hold it up as "the correct setting" and look askance at people who play it differently....
Forum: Music 09-13-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

Hard to tell what's going on there, it's 95% pipe organ and/or synth.

Sounds to me that there are gaps between notes that you wouldn't get on Scottish pipes, but would get on a keyboard.

Maybe...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: New MacLellan design

I know exactly what you mean! My c1905 (pre-John MacColl) Lawries are so slender and elegant on the outside, but like the Tardis bigger on the inside.

The profiles combined with the Ebony wood...
Forum: Music 09-12-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

Not at all! BUNESSAN fits perfectly on "the nine".

There's a key were you get the 9th AND the sharp 7th using ordinary fingerings: G Major.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoe7GlS1vKU&t=9s
...
Forum: Music 09-12-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

I looked up St Patrick's Breastplate on Hymnary.org (a wonderful site) and it calls the text, as usual in Hymn practice, by the first line:

I Bind Unto Myself Today

The tune is called ST...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,369
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Idea for G1 band MSRs

We have to look no further than our out Austin Diepenhorst who competes/has competed at high levels in solos and bands, who is blind.

So pure ear-learning is no hindrance whatsoever.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pirate Set?

What about the theme tunes from the Pirates Of The Caribbean, both the Disneyland ride and the film?
Forum: Music 09-10-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

Ah, I looked it up, 1938 and still in copyright, putting it out of reach for me.

I have to stay pre-1925, keep with Public Domain tunes.
Forum: Music 09-10-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

Interesting! I've only heard St Patrick's Breastplate sung to the tune heard in this video, the tune is also called St Patrick's Breastplate and is said to be an "Irish melody". (#370 in the 1982...
Forum: Music 09-10-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

Ah, I though sei was "zee"...oh well...

I did get that German "r" in Gepriesen right, I think...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-08-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,751
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: 2020 setup?

For several years I was playing a set of ABW Dunbars and those loved a Kinnaird bass. I found that in the tenors Ezees and Kinnairds pretty much sounded the same, just at different volume levels...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-07-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,369
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Idea for G1 band MSRs

I played in a band, only Grade 3 so not "premium", though we did get straight firsts at most contests, our PM was ex-FMM and one night at practice he played a set of jigs and we all picked them up by...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-07-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,751
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: 2020 setup?

Same ol' same ol' for me too.

1) 1940s Lawrie, modern pitch. Kinnaird tenors, Ezee bass. Sheep & Moose.

2) 1940s Starck, Concert B Flat. Ezee tenors and bass. Gannaway (no grommets no zip)...
Forum: Music 09-07-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

OK I finally put it up, it's today, Day 49.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ml5EwwgACQ&t=43s

I had to take a stab at the German pronunciation. That's the thing with Hymns, so many of the...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-07-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Retired Pipes

Years ago a group from Shotts & Dykehead was here in Southern California giving some workshops and performances. They had brought over mostly their younger players.

I was at an informal...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-07-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,369
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Idea for G1 band MSRs

It's long mystified me why most Highland pipers I've met over the last 40+ years can neither sightread well enough to play from sheet music a tune they've never heard, nor have ears good enough to...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-06-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,369
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Idea for G1 band MSRs

That's a great idea.

Because each band would, through its own past actions, be the determiner of which tunes they couldn't play.

Having a committee select which tunes must, or must not, be...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-02-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,369
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Idea for G1 band MSRs

For whatever reason the March repertoire has continued to maintain a larger number of tunes that the S or R.



For sure! There have been many years when, for whatever reason, half the G1 bands...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-02-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,369
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Idea for G1 band MSRs

Good point, perhaps the best approach is to only allow 4-parted tunes.

Of course the bands could play 4-part versions of them! Unless that practice was specifically banned.



On a rainy day...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-31-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,686
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

The existence/survival of such tunes suggests that it was standard practice, which is no surprise given that most Western Continental European bagpipe species play a short way up into the 2nd octave...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,369
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Idea for G1 band MSRs

Just updated to add the 2015-2019 tunes, in Grade One at the Worlds 1991-2019

46 Marches
25 Strathspeys
22 Reels
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,369
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Idea for G1 band MSRs

For me the MSR has always been the most enjoyable part of band competition.

The repertoire isn't quite as narrow as some would think. I wrote down every different March, every Strathspey, every...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,839
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Phones in Scotland

Last year I spent a week in London and a week in Dublin and, not needing to be in constant communication with work (as many people have to be) I kept my phone on airplane mode except when in a pub,...
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