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Forum: Beer Tent 07-13-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Best Bagpipe for Beginners or Pros

Well, all I can say is that I bought a rosewood practice chanter for around 10 shillings, with a book, in 1955. It still looks just as good as it did the day I bought it, except that the aluminum...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-10-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Practice Chanter Wooden Mouthpiece

I have a Lawrie ReGaL pc, all wood with celluloid bottom plate, from the late 1920s, which I use all the time. Fine instrument. The mouthpiece end is lightly chewed. It came from my uncle who got it...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-22-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Funeral music in North America

I think you are correct, Erracht, about the origins of the lament for the Canadian Forces, that it was written for a competition in 2000 and was the winner. It was made the go to tune for the Forces,...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-17-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Funeral music in North America

Erracht, you mention "Return of the Unknown Soldier", or Lament for an Unknown Soldier". About 15 years ago the contemporary Governor General got it into her head that a Canadian lament should be...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-11-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,813
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Kintail gone or not?

On Jim McGillivray's site. piping.ca, in the used bagpipes section, (as distinct from the vintage bagpipes section), there is a set of Kintails for sale, C$1400.00 or so. Jim has good things to say...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-24-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: H. Starck Tone

In a band I was with in Toronto in the 80s there was a wee chap in his 80s who played a full silver set of Starcks. I believe the pins were hempless. The set must have weighed more than 10 pounds as...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: H. Starck Tone

Look at piping.ca, vintage pipes section, on Jim McGillivray's site. He has a set of Starcks for sale and says they compare favourably with contemporary Hendersons. He also has a set of Boosey Hawkes...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-17-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Medley Challenge

Sweet Maid of Mull and Leaving Port Askaig
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,918
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

The Argylls Crossing the River Po. Great 3/4
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-08-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: War Office Order 1854

Keith,
You mention 1854 as a significant date in the evolution of regimental management practices. Did the 2nd Duke of Cambridge, as C in C, have any significant role in this process?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-04-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Selbie inverted bass

I got Selbies last year on the recommendation of owner of Tartantown. They produced a marvelous clear sound, but for a while I had a soft high pitched squeal from the tenors on the cut-off no matter...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-03-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,164
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

Some years ago I attended a concert in small town Nova Scotia put on by a travelling Baroque instrumental ensemble, and saw that one of the players was a lady with the last name Rigler. After the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-21-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: What are the Practice Chanters with true scale, 2020?

No pipe chanters have a "true" scale, do they? That is if you are thinking of the tempered scale to which today's pianos are tuned.

I use 2 PCs, a late 1920s Lawrie and a late 1970s Dunbar;...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-11-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Value of Henry Starck pipes?

Go to Jim McGillivray's website- piping.on.ca - to Bagpipes Offered and then to Vintage pipes, you will see that he has 2 sets of Starcks for sale, one made for Boosey & Hawkes. You'll see what Jim...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-02-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,154
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Best sounding bagpipes youíve heard?

Gordon Walker, in Halifax, years ago, playing Green Hills. He had dined so well that he wouldn't or couldn't play anything else, but oh my what tone and execution!
Forum: Beer Tent 03-26-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,383
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: The reverse hands challenge

In the early '90s I was staying with my band in a U. of Glasgow residence for the worlds. Staying there also was a band of mostly young people from N.I. and they won grade 2. At the after party at...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,087
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Fake 'ivory'

A couple of things in this string, to the point first.
A century ago a common material for "fake ivory" was celluloid. It has lines like ivory, but these are parallel unlike ivory which has...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,274
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Favourite chanter pitch

I'll go with 470 + or - a few cents.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-18-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,563
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: How many sets do you own?

John Center died in 1914 after immigrating to Australia in 1908. His son James, a famous piper, worked with and immigrated with his father and died in Australia in 1919 according to Ringo's site "The...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-31-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Favor PC reeds?

Walsh in a 40 year old poly Dunbar and in a 95 year old wood Lawrie. They go on forever and make just the right amount of volume.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-31-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Kron Chanter, P3205 - how old?

The McCallum Gandy chanter is also good for small hands, and is a current pitches - 40+. Jim McGillivray sells them.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-31-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,998
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Poly pipes.... Opinions

go to lockyphoto.com/bagpipeecology

There's a good deal of info from tests he made, and lots of other good stuff.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-04-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,414
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: PM on the rampage!

A beyond rampage moment ---
Tuning up for a gig. A struggle with one chap's extra easy chanter reed. Finally got it stable. Went on to the next, looked around, and there was my chap, chanter out,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-28-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Drone Reed Assistance

By the way, Andrew, or any other moderator reading this, why do all my posts come out as number 832?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-28-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Greenpipe
Re: Drone Reed Assistance

I've done this with clear nail polish. Put on a small dob, test, put on a bit more as necessary. Sometimes it will come off with a thumbnail scrape, or nail polish remover applied with a bit of rag...
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