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Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-09-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Identify my drone reeds...?

So, i have had these reeds some years but cannot find the manufacturer name printed on the box.

I have 2 sets of these....supplied by D.Naill in Minehead when i bought my pipes there in 2006....
...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-02-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,281
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: Nerves getting the better of Pipers and Drummers?

I read this post with interest as I was looking for "playing under pressure" in the search function.

I play regularly throughout the year at Weddings, birthdays, for friends, with the band etc,...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,333
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: What to wear to my own wedding?

Thank you for the advice guys....I think the consensus is no.1's is OTT.:blush:

I think black argyle jacket & waistcoat for the ceremony and afternoon dinner, and then maybe the prince charlie...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,333
Posted By PiperLongbotham
What to wear to my own wedding?

Getting married next June, in England to a sweet lassie.:thumb:

So, I am toying with the idea of wearing my full no.1 dress uniform, which I normally wear to pipe at other people's weddings....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-16-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: Tenor drone cutting out in cold weather

I have not had a pipe major or tutor for some years now.....not easy to find in the south west of England.....plus being a Highlander....only a fellow Scot would be acceptable.:whistle:

It sounds...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-15-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: Tenor drone cutting out in cold weather

MCS...? Moisture Control System?

Maybe i should look at those...but there are a lot of choices.....???

I do have a Naill water trap inserted.

Goretex bag.

David Naill Drone Reeds...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-15-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Tenor drone cutting out in cold weather

So, I played at another wedding at the weekend.

All went well, everyone happy, job done.:thumb:

But....my outside tenor drone stopped halfway through, and i could not get it back....so i...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-07-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 721
Posted By PiperLongbotham
FA: R.G.Hardie Vintage Bagpipes 0.01

For Auction

R.G.Hardie vintage bagpipes

1950

Starting price 0.01

At auction on ebay.co.uk
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-02-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Any ex-Queens Own Highlanders who can help?

I am looking for information or an individual who can help!
I was once in a military band in the British Army, and learned to play under Pipe Major Graeme Marr of the Queens Own Highlanders...
Forum: Music 01-15-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: Lady Carmichael of Castle Craig Strathspey

Thank you for all the information, and thanks for the interest, i've been humming the tune for years, but never played it, until now, hopefully i'll slot it into a Burn's Supper or two next week!
Forum: Music 01-12-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Lady Carmichael of Castle Craig Strathspey

I have searched everywhere for the notation to this tune, i have it on cd, but not in any of my music books, or in my bagpipe music writer library.
Can anyone tell me which book i might find it in,...
Forum: Music 09-11-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: Pipetunes.ca VS cd labels

Mailed Bruce direct after stumbling on his website, and discovered the cd label people are wrong.
His first tune on the track was "A Glasgow Celebration" and wasn't even listed. :eek:
Didn't even...
Forum: Music 09-09-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Pipetunes.ca VS cd labels

Can anyone help?
I went on to Pipetunes.ca and downloaded a sheet music version of Bruce Gandy's reel, Katrina Baker, from the LIVE IN IRELAND cd of the 78th Highlanders. :thumb:
The cd label lists...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-11-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: Nice to see pipes in a positive light.....

Private , then
Lance Corporal , then
Corporal , then
Sergeant , then
Staff Sergeant , then

Warrant Officer Class 2 ,
(Squadron Sergeant Majors (SSM's) Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-11-2007, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Nice to see pipes in a positive light.....

Seems to me like a long time since the pipes were seen in a positive light, last story i read was that we play too loud and they are a health hazard!! :mad:
Here is a wee story on today's BBC...
Forum: Music 03-11-2007, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: What are you learning?

74ths Farewell to Edinburgh
Susan MacLeod
Thomson's Dirk

A nice wee MSR for competition this year
Forum: Music 02-28-2007, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By PiperLongbotham
King of the Highland Pipers

John D. Burgess.

A great cd , truly wonderful to listen to. :sleepy:

Does anyone know what the tunes are?

I think they are 6/8 marches..... :shrug:

Any info would be very helpful ,...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-28-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: It is the drummers fault !

Every time they mention pipes its in a bad light!

They have given pipes and drums a health warning!!!

Next thing you know there will be compulsory health warnings sewn on the bag , just like a...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-27-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: S.A.S. whisky info?

You know , its so much easier if you read the label on the bottle , 22nd SAS it is , counter terrorist squadron.
DUH.....!
I feel a little bit of a fool now....
Never mind....what's more worrying...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-27-2007, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: S.A.S. whisky info?

I meant to add, i'm ex-army myself and i know exactly who the S.A.S. are , it is the 31st Squadron i enquire about.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-27-2007, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By PiperLongbotham
S.A.S. whisky info?

I played at my first wedding of the year yesterday at Clearwell Castle just outside Coleford.
It was sunny and bright but windy and dry, and as i had to play outside , my pipes started to cut out...
Forum: Reviews 02-22-2007, 03:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,598
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: Rhythemic Fingerwork and 'How to' Piobaireachd

It was a musical signing.......which can't be forged. :woohoo:
Forum: Reviews 02-21-2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,598
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: Rhythemic Fingerwork and 'How to' Piobaireachd

Received both items today , had a look through Jim McGilliviray's (which was signed personally!)
and found it quite refreshing.
Have not opened Archie Cairns yet but will this weekend , thank you...
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2007, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,598
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Rhythemic Fingerwork and 'How to' Piobaireachd

I have just ordered the Jim MacGillvray book and the Archie Cairns book from Edinburghbagpipe company. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/shocked.gif

Looks like i will be the first to review and recommend them...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-12-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 750
Posted By PiperLongbotham
Re: Pub playing

Quote: Aye! Right!
Time to give up the day job! Where on this Earth are you going to get 100 per hour playing bagpipes?

I live in southern England and charge 250 for a full hour's piping.
I'm...
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