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Forum: Beer Tent 04-25-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
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Re: Games cancellations

And this just in, the Colorado Scottish Festival has been cancelled for 2020.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-25-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,443
Re: Games cancellations

Pikes Peak Celtic Festival has now been cancelled. June 20 & 21.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,527
Re: Parade cancellations

Denver's St Patrick's Day parade has been cancelled. It's supposedly the largest parade west of the Mississippi. Also, our Band has just made the call to cancel all of our pub gigs on Saturday,...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 01-23-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,573
Re: Loose chrome mount.

Regular super glue is what a pipe maker told me to use.
Forum: Competition Results 06-24-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Re: Pikes Peak Results?

We were completely rained out on Saturday with the promise of the same on Sunday. So, it was started at 9am Sunday straight through with no real break to get them all done before mass bands at 12pm....
Forum: Competition Results 06-23-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Re: Pikes Peak Results?

Grade 4 MSR:
3rd place Michael Collins Pipes & Drums
2nd place Pikes Peak Highlanders
1st Place High Desert Pipes & Drums

Grade 4 Medley:
3rd Place High Desert Pipes & Drums
2nd Place Michael...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,316
Re: Shouldn't there be threads in drone seats??

I really don't want to poke the bear or stir up the hornet's nest on this, but in all of the the anti-tap posts, I haven't seen one good reason why not. Other than, you don't have to if you do it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Re: Using Ross MCS, Drone Reeds Still Wet

I'm in Denver and use the Ross MCS. In fact almost everyone in our band does. It takes hours of playing before the drone reeds get any moisture on them. Try drying the litter out for 5 minutes or so...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-30-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Re: Beginner band in Colorado for me?

As Charlie said, lots to choose from. Here's a link (https://wuspba.org/bands-list/) to a list. Scroll down to Colorado. Although it sounds like NoCO may be a great choice for you. I'm with Michael...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Re: Colorado Great Plains..a lonely place for piping

In our Band, based in Denver, we have a piper that comes down from Greeley and yet another that drives up from Monument. They can't always make all practices and gigs, but make every effort to do so....
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-17-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,557
Re: Tuning a Band to Concert Bb

If it's for Paddy, Sean, Kevin & Matt, our band played for them in 2015. No such request for Bb chanters was made.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 08-31-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Re: CelticPipes bar line removal

Ah, thats the icon next to the entire line icon. It looks like a single measure with the big red X drawn through it. All the rest of the previous directions remain the same.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 08-30-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Re: CelticPipes bar line removal

Look for the "Structure" icon in the toolbar. It look likes a music staff (five horizontal lines). Click on it. It should bring up a small window that has music notation structure in it. Click on the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-12-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,617
Re: Celtic ancestry.

That's true. It's just what was given me. They do indicate overlaps of heritage, especially in GB. My Irish named ancestors go back in documentation to the 18th century in England. So, no diaspora...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-11-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,617
Re: Celtic ancestry.

According to my Ancestory DNA results:
40% English
26% Scandinavian
15% Irish
The balance is quite mixed, primarily European. I think my parents would have loved to have known.
With both...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-03-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,254
Re: Why an inverted bass drone Reed?

From my meager band experience, it is related to stock bore. Some of our members have classic pre-WWI pipes that have the narrower bore and have to use the inverted bass drone reed. My, and others,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-11-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Re: Length of the Blowstick (no joke...)

I found that different bags take different lengths of blowsticks. On my current Ross extended small I use a 12". On a Bannatyne extended small I used a 10". So, perhaps that might affect a choice...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-11-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,534
Re: Hearing Protection

Many folks in our band have had good sucess with the Earaser (https://www.earasers.net/collections/musician-s-hifi-earplugs) brand. What I like about them is they are not held in via compression of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-11-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,276
Re: Bagpipes in Museum collections

The Music Instument Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona has at least 19 different sets of bagpipes from all over the world, lest one forget it is an ancient and varied instrument. And, yes, there is a set...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-06-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Re: Question about tuning and Hz

Interesting, my band just bought the MacCallum MC2 Gold chanters last year and we pitch just around 475 real consistently. Does the reed make a difference in pitch as well?
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-22-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,912
Re: Dimensions Wooden Stand

PiperoftheMoore, Would you be so kind as to provide pictures of your version and perhaps guide or plans?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-04-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Re: Thread tape on tuning screw?

Having attended a class given by the great Terry Tully just this year at Winter Storm, he uses teflon tape on his tuning pins as well. He recommended wrapping the tape from the top to the bottom in a...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-03-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,470
Re: Looking for an Old Movie

FYI, The Desert Rats will be shown on TCM this coming Monday night, 3/6/2017, @ 11:45 pm ET.
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-29-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,341
Re: Tinnitus

I've had tinnitus since I can remember. Perhaps marching band in Jr. High. I don't know. However, I think once used to the lesser volume of sound, one can tune just as well. I tune the drones for our...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-11-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,498
Re: Anyone seen Jamie Cuthill?

I think he's fine. Just texted with him earlier this week.
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