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Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-07-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,188
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: How to set up for easy blowing

Trying to wait out a case of sarcoidosis and can't get on my pipes much. I use Selbie drone reeds and they're being kind to my lungs. With an easy chanter reed, I can, at least, play for a bit on...
Forum: Music 08-07-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,223
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: Pipe tunes commemorating Battle Of Stirling Bridge?

No problem! We have a lot of pipe tune books. A lot. *looks at teetering stack*
Forum: Music 08-06-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,223
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: Pipe tunes commemorating Battle Of Stirling Bridge?

From watching your fingers in the vid, it looks a lot like "Stirling Bridge" from "A Few Tunes and Mair for the Highland Bagpipe" by Ian and Gordon Duncan. 4/4 march listed as traditional, arranged...
Forum: Music 08-06-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,013
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: Someone is claiming a copyright on Caber Feidh

Yup, it's a mare's nest, all right. I found this circular put out by the US Copyright Office helpful on an earlier occasion (not dealing with music) - http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ22.pdf The...
Forum: Music 08-06-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: Country Piper

I ran it through the Bob Pekaar Tune Encyclopedia online with no luck. It looks like it's a Frank Mills tune (or, at least, arranged by him) since it appears in one of his collection books, so it...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-28-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,565
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: Oh NO! There is a heat wave in the UK!!

A number of years ago, we played a local, yearly parade. When we stepped off, it was 104F (40C) and 60-some% humidity. 1.5 miles with the sun right smack in front of us. I was still cleaning...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,771
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: What Tie is This?

I checked the Piobaireachd Society and the National Piping Centre--not either of theirs. College of Piping, maybe? They have a tie, but no picture of it posted in the online catalog.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-23-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,566
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: Piper in the News

A lot of bakers and florists run into this after a wedding--"buyer's remorse". The bills have been rolling in, the "happy" couple realize how much they spent, and start trying to figure out ways...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-23-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,243
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: What's in a name?

I can think of a ton of companies that still use names with no former owners/employees involved--Purina, Kellogg's, Carrs, Ford, as Alex points out, etc. If my self-named widget-making company makes...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 08-20-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,866
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: pipe measurements

Thanks so much for the spreadsheet, Andrew!

Other places that vary on different makes of pipes is the boring out of the chanter stock and the drone reed seats. I have a mid-50s to early 60s set...
Forum: Reviews 08-20-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,057
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: David Lindsey Practice Chanter

Beautiful work and some really pretty woods. *sighs* I guess I'll stick with my Dunbar poly. I'd be afraid to take one of those Lindsey's anywhere for fear of losing it, having it stolen and/or...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 08-20-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: Garageband 10.0.2 questions

I've tried changing the mic volume in GarageBand and, at Patrick's suggestion, just tried lowering it in the system preferences. It was on "4" (the fourth line anyway) and I've shifted it down to...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 08-20-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: Garageband 10.0.2 questions

Hey, John, thanks for responding! I did try that, both by lowering it manually and by trying it on automatic adjust, but no joy. I'm puzzled why the update would've changed the settings so much...
Forum: Music 08-20-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,091
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: Names of these Sean Truibhas dance tunes

From MacGregor's Mixture by Forbes MacGregor (Gordon Wright, Pub. 1976):

"There is a famous Scottish air called "Whistle over the Lave o't" which Burns used, though the tune was already old by...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-20-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,382
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: bagpipe 'history' nonsense

If you go with the passage as it's translated in Francis Collinson's The Bagpipe: the History of a Musical Instrument, it says, "....Besides they say that he (Nero) could paint and fashion statues,...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 08-20-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: Garageband 10.0.2 questions

Thanks for the reply, Patrick. The built-in mic seems to work as before otherwise--no problems recording voice or using Skype. The pipes, though...instead of getting a normal-looking waveform, it's...
Forum: Music 08-20-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: Tune covered by Rapalje? Or origional?

Agreed, on both counts.

It's in Terry Tully's Book 4. Personally, I prefer the SLOT version--lead in with the piobaireachd, "Duncan MacRae's Lament" (I believe that's the right piobaireachd,...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,692
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: The Worlds

It's unlikely I'll ever have to fret about it from a participant's perspective, but it makes for great Monday morning quarterbacking. :)

Thanks for the link! An interesting article and it was...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,692
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: The Worlds

From the RSPBA Standing Rules:

"4.68 In a contest where the final result shall be decided by combined performance totals and in the event of a tie, the preferences shall be as follows:

1st...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,382
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: bagpipe 'history' nonsense

Not validated in the sense of, "Nero definitely played the bagpipes", but more in the sense of, "bagpipes (in one form or another) were a known thing". Otherwise, Chrysostom's comment would've been...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 08-19-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By B. Kildow
Garageband 10.0.2 questions

Before the Great Laptop Fail of 2014, I was using an older version of GB. It worked fine for recording the pipes just using the internal mic. When I had to reformat and reinstall everything, I...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,817
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: No Royal Warrant for Pipe Makers?

The website says, "Royal Warrants are further reviewed if the Grantee dies or leaves the business, or if the company goes into liquidation or is sold and as a consequence the company name is...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,817
Posted By B. Kildow
No Royal Warrant for Pipe Makers?

I know it doesn't matter a hoot, but it was one of those things that make your head do a "baroo?". I was reading some archived threads, trying to get a better date for my Lawrie's (curiosity raises...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-18-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,382
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: bagpipe 'history' nonsense

Perhaps something buried the back room of a museum may, some day, shed a little more light. According to the Greeks, Athena invented the aulos, a joined pair of mouth-blown pipes (flutes). She cast...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,992
Posted By B. Kildow
Re: Worlds Victory...Broken Stuff???

Thanks, MacDaddy, for assuaging my curiosity. :)

And ouch, MacDonald! A set of Glens???!? :willy:
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