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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,544
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Bagpipe prices c1950

My copy of Highland Bagpipe Makers doesn't have any Robertson price lists, but they have them from several other makers. At any given time all the Scottish pipe makers charged similar prices- it's a...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Proper subforum in which to introduce myself?

Actually most of the chat sites I visit have an "introduce yourself" forum.

It tends to be the most-frequented, or second-most frequented behind their miscellaneous catch-all forum.
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Wrong-footed

I've done Scottish Country Dancing to that tune!

They had to create modified steps (travelling step and setting step).
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-24-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: The Most Basic Beginner Topic: The Scale

Baines is not incorrect, these fingerings were widely used in the past.

Many people use them now!

Indeed the first pipe band I played in had an old WWII British army piper who played "open"...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-24-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

Yes if it did stay "only" that would be mutually exclusive.

But it says "main/only" (in other words, "main or only") which means the question is open to everyone regardless of how many chanters...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-23-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 411
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Practice Chanter Air Volume Needs

Usually with practice chanters it's not so much of volume of air, but the force of air.

They're "stuffy", have high backpressure, high resistance, and the air passes through rather slowly.
...
Forum: Music 09-22-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,704
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

Yes but the old Lowland Pipes had a special bore and reed specifically designed to do that, while the new wide-bore high-pitch Highland pipe chanters combined with strong ridge-cut reeds are...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: What's all this flap about flapper valves?

When I started out, in the 1970s, it was the leather flapper from antiquity.

There's tricks about having some of the hemp come partway across, or making a little hemp bridle thing so that the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-20-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

I think there's a problem with the way the poll is constructed, the way the questions are worded.

These two questions

My main/only chanter is wood

All the chanters I own are wood

are...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-19-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Modern Hardie vs. Henderson - play test between two models from the same maker!

If what the firm has stated, that they use the same specs for all models, differences detected could be due to

1) Production changing over time. So unless you're comparing a Hardie and Henderson...
Forum: Music 09-18-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,704
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: 963
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: 2,133
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: 34
Views: 1,704
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: 886
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: 34
Views: 1,704
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: 34
Views: 1,704
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: 1,432
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: 1,056
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: 34
Views: 1,704
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: 34
Views: 1,704
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: 34
Views: 1,704
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: 1,815
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: 1,432
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: 1,815
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)...
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