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Forum: Pipe Bands Yesterday, 05:16 PM
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Posted By EquusRacer
Back to Practices?

Is your band back to practices, yet? If so, what's the atmosphere like? Masks (as best as can be) being worn? Distancing going on? How surreal is it? (Or not?).

We're still not back to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-05-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Blackwood Oil/Ebony

While some debate continues regarding oiling (I oil), I cannot imagine why the ebony would not benefit from the oil you're using on the blackwood. There are, of course, ongoing debates on what kind...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,066
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

I would concur with you, entirely, Roddy! :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,066
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Good point. My understanding that, amongst others, Jamie Troy (the elder) did a number of studies, using microphones and other equipment, many years ago on the optimal 'volume' of air (and where) in...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-02-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: First pipe band ó any advice?

I love Andrew's articles and pointers; and the others above give great advice, too.

If you're at Grade 3, you're moving to a different dimension on some levels. From that level up, there are...
Forum: Ladies' Room 05-31-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Newbie having problems with spacing my fingers

I assume this is a practice chanter, Rocketjcat? And would I be correct in assuming you will be starting your first lessons this fall?

It's curious that you're having a bit of a problem with a...
Forum: Adult Pipers 05-18-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Hand exercises

Terrific video, Matt. Thanks for that! Michael
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-18-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Reference to bagpipes in poem "The Battle of Flodden"?

Good questions. In writing a history of our band (and bands in general), I came across a newspaper article from 1912 about our band playing at some game (cricket or football; not sure): "The Clan...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Online lessons

There are so many options, these days, and growing. The two programs of which I'm most familiar are Bruce Gandy's and Jori Chishom's (bagpipelessons.com).
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,910
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

I so agree with you, Jenni. :thumb: So many sleep-walk (or is that 'sleep-play'?) through STB and other tunes we learned early on (e.g., massed band tunes)...sometimes racing through them, too. When...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,910
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

While I was avoiding going into what I detest, I have to concur with you, Mac! (And Highland Cathedral would be the first on my long list of tunes I detest).
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,910
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

Hear, hear! 12/8s, too!
Forum: Beer Tent 05-07-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Hi All

From the place (well, Portland) where Pipe Band Chicken was hatched, we miss him, too!!
Forum: Beer Tent 05-07-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,910
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

I don't know about looking forward to playing it, but "AG" doesn't get old. Nor does STB, Green Hills, Battle's O'er. I still love playing "The Dark Isle". Then again, I have favorites that I've...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-29-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Humid Chanter Top vs Just Leaving Chanter in Pipes

Some dictionaries define 'gadget' at 'device or contrivance.' I agree that those of us who have been piping long enough have seen, as stated, 'gadgets' promoted...some to remain; some to be...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-28-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Humid Chanter Top vs Just Leaving Chanter in Pipes

I've used two different types of the humidity caps: Piper's Pal; then, more recently, Tone Protector. I've had nothing but great results with both; and I've never had mold, mildew or other problems....
Forum: In Memoriam 04-27-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By EquusRacer
Lynn Easton

We're sad to announce that Lynn Easton died, recently. Lynn was co-founder of The Kingsmen ("Louie, Louie"). But I knew him as our most excellent bass drummer in Clan Macleay Pipe Band for many...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-25-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What was used to tie drones together in the 18th century?

Whatever the material, one thing I've noticed in many of the older photos is how widely spaced they often are. Some look like the outside tenor is down by the elbow.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-24-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,548
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

I've heard several say that 'few people know his name.' That may be true in the non-piping/drumming community; but in ours, I believe everyone knows (or should) his name. Brilliant musician.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,548
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

In our region, Colin MacKenzie, instructor, composer, judge. Jeff Brewer, instructor and judge, former P/M of Clan Macleay PB and co-founder, main instructor of Sir James McDonald Junior Pipe Band...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-21-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What are the Practice Chanters with true scale, 2020?

DapperDan, could you drill/Dremel the G hole at the bottom, bringing it down and giving you room to tape the top? I appreciate your ethics of not wanting to sell a wonky PC. And while opening the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-19-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What are the Practice Chanters with true scale, 2020?

Hey, Fellow Oregonian! We're well, thanks, and hope you are, too.

I lucked out in getting a PC that belonged to Harry Fenley, who was P/M of Portland Scottish PB and had a virtual museum in his...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Chanter reed end of life signs.

When the P/M snaps it in half. :grin:

Seriously, the tone/brightness begins to fade. Many don't necessarily hear the changes; but they may feel the reed to be easier. Sometimes, it will begin...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What are the Practice Chanters with true scale, 2020?

I've never expected many PCs to be true without some tinkering (e.g., tape); and we have members who are constantly fishing for different reeds.

That said, my 1920s/30s Henderson PC has always...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Friday Plans....

Nice idea, piper Q. There will be a million (well, hundreds, perhaps) tunes that will be suggested and would fit your suggested criteria.

Two that came to mind immediately are "Battle of...
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