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Forum: Beer Tent 01-22-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,094
Posted By Smoke
Re: Gibson Bagpipes Sold

Yes, as you can see from the other posts, he is one and the same young man! We had a great time busting his chops about it on one of his visits to the Gibson shop. Our band practices just a mile from...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-20-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,094
Posted By Smoke
Re: Gibson Bagpipes Sold

The young man's name is Campbell Webster, quite a talented young piper, but wise beyond his years. He is the new Managing Director.
The owner is a Mike Mansfield.

Their Facebook page has been...
Forum: Drum Majors 08-21-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,082
Posted By Smoke
Re: DM Instruction

Drum Major Billy Jordan, Scottish Power and fmr Argyll & Sutherland puts on a two day Seminar in Milford, CT every year. Actually, 2 seminars a week apart.
It is an excellent workshop, inexpensive,...
Forum: Drum Majors 07-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By Smoke
Ligonier Games

Hello all,

Sorry I haven't been here in a long time. I had some issues going on with computers and stuff...

Anyway, looking for info for the Ligonier Drum Major Competition. Wonder if anyone...
Forum: Drum Majors 07-22-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By Smoke
Re: New Drum Major

Hmm....maybe a move from Cleveland to Memphis is in order?

Ken, be sure to stop by http://www.drummajor.net/ Regimental Drum Major Association, and follow the links to various sources of...
Forum: Drum Majors 07-22-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,073
Posted By Smoke
Re: Three broken maces - what next!

I have dropped RMC maces so many times I stopped counting.....no issues at all. They are not just a purchase, they are a great investment!
Forum: Beer Tent 07-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,573
Posted By Smoke
Re: So, is it just a pipe band thing or what?

36 years, 5 pipe bands, and not one Allen, or Alan, in any of them.
However, Robert's, Mike's, and Scott's we got tons of!
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,060
Posted By Smoke
Re: Top 10 Rock and Roll Bagpipe Songs!

Don't know about the Top 10 songs, but there is a band in Northeast Ohio called "Plaid Sabbath" that does a pipes version of "Iron Man"! And Ozzie cringes every time we do it!
www.plaid-sabbath.com
Forum: Drum Majors 04-27-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By Smoke
Re: Time for a Baldric

I have not purchased a baldric from Custom Celtic, but I and my band have done quite a bit of business with for other goods, always with good results.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-23-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By Smoke
Re: Anyone piping in D.C. for National Police Week?

Not sure if they still do it or not as I have not been down there in some time, but there has been a Emerald Society Service at the Memorial the night before, on the 14th. Host band for that has...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-01-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,164
Posted By Smoke
Re: Thoughts and Prayers Please

Hello all,
It has been a few months since I lasted posted, but I have the latest here from Tim, Brenna's father.
I hope that everyone had a good Christmas and now, Easter season, and that all is...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By Smoke
Re: Logos and letters on the bass drum?

Agreed, Phil! Neckbone Graphics did a great job on our tenor drums recently. And DrumArt.com did an equally good job on our bass.
Dominic Tancredi at Woodshed Percussion...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-02-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By Smoke
Re: Pipe Bands in South Africa

Contact Pipe Major Tony Reis at
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cape-Town-Caledonian-Pipe-Band/205742876124441?fref=ts

Cape Town Caledonian PB. I beleive he also has some affiliation with a...
Forum: Drum Majors 02-23-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By Smoke
Re: Drum Major instruction

A P.S.
Drum Major Doug Weishat is in Rockville, Indiana and might be able to help you out as well. Doug has taken several awards at area Highland Games.
Forum: Drum Majors 02-22-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By Smoke
Re: Drum Major instruction

I know it's a bit of a hike, but Drum Major Billy Jordan (www.highlanddrummajor.co.uk (http://www.highlanddrummajor.co.uk/)) and www.scottishdrummajor.org (http://www.scottishdrummajor.org/) will be...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,164
Posted By Smoke
Re: Thoughts and Prayers Please

And our continued prayers for your daughter, Dave.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-05-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,164
Posted By Smoke
Re: Thoughts and Prayers Please

Yes, there have ben a couple. My apologies for not posting... and thank you for reminding me.

Posted Nov 19, 2012 7:30pm
I wanted to post an update so everyone can know how Brenna is doing. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-04-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,697
Posted By Smoke
Re: Dumbest Oops you've ever seen

Many, many years ago, about 1990 or so, there were several police pipe bands gathered in Ottawa for the Canadian Law Enforcement Memorial that was to be held on the steps and lawn of Parliament.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-31-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,506
Posted By Smoke
Re: Bagpipe Flash Mob

Nicely done! Looks like you all had a great time and the crowd loved it!
Forum: Bass Sections 12-21-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By Smoke
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,229
Posted By Smoke
Re: Wristies (sic?) gloves & hand warmers

I got mine many, many years ago from Brigade Quartermasters.com
They were listed under "SAS Wristovers".
I have a "SAS Headover" that I have worn for years, both on the Job, and in a couple below...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-06-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,364
Posted By Smoke
Re: The Highland Hornpipe (instrument)

Our folk-band just tried something the other night. We backed up our piper on GHB with another piper on the hornpipe on our version of "The Haunting". What a great sound together on that particular...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-04-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,265
Posted By Smoke
Re: Drone Cord "Dangle Thing" Fix

Back in the late 80's one of our pipers showed to practice, sat the practice table for a bit and then the Pipe Major called for pipes, drones plugged. No one paid attention until one of the drummers...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 11-28-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By Smoke
Re: The Pipe Major!

Glad I could start you off right! Welcome aboard!:thumb:
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-27-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,424
Posted By Smoke
Re: Etiquette and Traditions...

I cannot specifically answer your question at this time, however I have quite a few friends on Facebook who are current or former British military pipers. I have posted your question to them and will...
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