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Forum: Beer Tent 10-09-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,706
Posted By BGP
Re: Why is it still ivory that's No.1?

Moose antler is most common. My understanding is that most other types have too many voids/open grain inside.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-07-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By BGP
Re: New Bag Required !!

Why not get a zippered hide GHB bag? provided they don't have prepunched holes they should be fine McHarg makes such a thing http://www.weepiper.com/bags.htm

Perhaps Lee and Sons also (I don;t...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-13-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By BGP
Re: Leather Pipe Bag Tie-in Issue

Were they good and soaked? The leather needs to be wet right through to stretch.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-30-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By BGP
Re: The latest in Italian/Scottish cuisine: Highlander Crisps, Crunchy and Brave!

huh!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Patatine-sancarlo-highlander-pezzi-082531/dp/B06XTSFXMV
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,233
Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

In case anyone can't wait https://imgur.com/gallery/PAt99oQ
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-31-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,224
Posted By BGP
Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

What do you mean only "allowed" to make 4?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-04-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By BGP
Valuation

How does the value of a 3/4 sized (vintage or otherwise) set compare with a full sized one?

I would think they are less valuable as they wouldn't be used in a band or for competition and so less...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-28-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By BGP
Re: Repair of bass drone

Yes contact Dunfion first.

Michael MacHarg also does good repair work he is in VT.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By BGP
Re: Rocket Reeds?

Probably no one knows how they were tailored, what parameters were changed in what way for what differences?
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-10-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By BGP
Re: Learning to march

I feel that's too much detail, you want to be thinking about the marching as little as possible.

I suggest starting with PC and setting a metronome and tapping the appropriate foot at the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By BGP
Re: Non "silk" drone cords?

Wool drone cords

https://www.jhiggins.net/drone-cords/?sort=featured&page=2

https://rghardiestore.com/Wool-Bagpipe-Cords
Forum: Music 03-27-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By BGP
Re: Piob High G/A vs High G/A in Piobaireachd competition

Damh, If the tune has High A's but no high G's I would advise using the usual 'normal' high A. Otherwise make a decision for one or the other.


In tunes which have both, I personally play Piob A...
Forum: Music 03-25-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By BGP
Re: Piob High G/A vs High G/A in Piobaireachd competition

Piob HighA is up to personal preference (you shouldn't be penalized either for using or not). Piob HighG is expected for Piob.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-21-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,233
Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

David Glen drones and Kinnaird reeds.

I had an McC2 at one point and disliked the enormous holes and IMO weird bottom hand spacing.

I’m finding the Aurora is quite comfortable, so far I’m...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-20-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,233
Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Needs just a bit more tweaking but it’s almost where I want it

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mm356qmv2mi2ehf/20190320-133205-0001.m4a?dl=0
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,233
Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Well, I ordered one. I haven’t spent a lot of time with it yet...
First impressions- it’s quite comfortable, it has a slightly greater finger spread than a Kyo (see picture).

It balanced at 476...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-24-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,233
Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

I sent him a message asking. He says it’s completely different.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-11-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By BGP
Re: Thickness of leather for bags

4oz according to this guy http://www.borisfavre.com/workshop-tips/bag.htm
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-09-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,233
Posted By BGP
Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Has anyone tried it?

I’m left wondering- how many chanters has he had a hand in designing now? Is this actually different from the “Gael” chanter? What are the hole size and spacing like? (I...
Forum: Music 12-17-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By BGP
Re: Odd/obsolete embellishments

Thank you Barry, I look forward to reading it.
Forum: Music 12-10-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By BGP
Re: Odd/obsolete embellishments

In the second example the tune contains a number of 'normally' written grips, so I'm assuming with this 'open' one the middle note of the grip is fatter than usual to create the jig type group of 3...
Forum: Music 12-09-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By BGP
Odd/obsolete embellishments

In looking through old, 19thcentury, settings such as on the Ceol Sean online library; I’ve often encountered odd grip/strike like embellishments (particularly in jigs) some of these appear to be...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-14-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By BGP
Re: ID on Practice Chanter?

Pakistan. That’s typical Pakistan engraving.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-23-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By BGP
Re: MacGillivrary Website

no. It's been completely reworked though. New site. maybe you're using an old link?
Forum: Music 07-26-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By BGP
Re: Steps in Learning a New Tune

Light music?
For individual tunes. Break it into manageable chunks, like one or 2 measures at a time. Go slow and careful place the gracing's where they occur on the beat. As you get a handle on the...
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