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Forum: Beer Tent 01-29-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: 25th Jan Tattle

The relief of it not being a double booking eh

By coincidence, Roddy and I were playing at different functions but in the same venue the Tuesday before Burns

We joined forces to pipe the guests...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-27-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By Roger Huth
25th Jan Tattle

Having had a late cancellation for the 25th, I happily accepted a late request to play at a Burns Party on the 25th

I arrived at a huge gated manned estate where in the darkness, I accidentally...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-20-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By Roger Huth
Chatsworth Turn Around

Chatsworth Country Fair is a busy place these days, with Solo Piping covering the entire weekend, plus Pipe Band contests as well on the Sunday

Good prize monies and Roddy Livingstone goaded a car...
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-08-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,344
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: Competing without bag cover?

I often find I'm unsuccessful in getting a decent cover that allows the whole pipe bag to inflate

Most of the time, I find playing much more comfortable without these cover restrictions
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 02-28-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: Busy March in Scotland for Pibroch

And on March 23rd, Roddy MacLeod will pop down from Scotland to visit Ipswich Piping Society, where I'm sure he will include some ceol mor in his repertoire
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,373
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: Greetings

I want to see a picture of a skiing dubh

:grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 02-11-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,373
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: Greetings

Yes he did. I thaw him
Forum: Beer Tent 02-06-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,373
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: Greetings

He'll have flaked out by now right enough
Forum: Beer Tent 01-29-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,102
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: Burns '18

My last one was great

Play outside in the mild but wet weather for half an hour for guests arrival, then immediately

Grab my indoor pipes to play the guests into Dinner, then

Straight into...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,102
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: Burns '18

The chef is standing with his tray
This haggis is heavy hear him say
I wish the piper would start to play
Then we could all get under weigh

Back at Boisdales for number four :wave:
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,102
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: Burns '18

Burns Earns

But lest we forget; let us also toast the eternal 'bagpipe for the public tunes' that help us pipers pockets

P/M Rob Pinkman - Itchy Fingers
P/M Donald Macleod - Glasgow Police...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-24-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,102
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: Burns '18

I had to look up cosmoline
Petrol flavoured haggis :sick:
Roddy - that punch was nowhere near hard enough
My own adventure continued:
Writing my drivel I realised time was pressing and looked...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-23-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,102
Posted By Roger Huth
Burns '18

And so to the great wen for my first Burns of the 18 season
I realised I had left it too late for the mile hike to the station so headed back to my car, drove down and found a rare space there to...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-03-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: A Cold Weather Tale...

Thank you Pip01. I very much enjoyed that snippet, which reminds me of how our pipes keep us guessing when cold weather hits

Away from competition platforms, Funerals have their own challenges to...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-27-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,488
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: SPJA mess on Piping Press

This older generation of pipers, who knew nothing about musical theory, still realised that Green Hills opens on A and not the second beat note, C
Thank goodness that no-one 'corrected' them
Forum: Beer Tent 12-26-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,488
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: SPJA mess on Piping Press

The D and G here are passing notes
Side roads off the main highway
The pentatonic of GH of T is still A
Screaming HS at this 3/4 anacrusis waffle
Forum: Beer Tent 12-26-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,488
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: SPJA mess on Piping Press

Three pentatonics (Great Highland Bagpipe)
A - ABCEF
D - DEFAB
G - GABDE
Generally, to help ascertain the pentatonic of a tune, one can look at the first note and last note of that tune
Green...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-25-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,488
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: SPJA mess on Piping Press

Until one catches on that the pentatonic of Green Hills is A
Forum: Beer Tent 11-16-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By Roger Huth
Oban 17

A crowd of ticket holders had left the small path and were pushing up against the waist high wire fence, separating them from the Games Field

Behind them, on the other side of the path, a high...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-07-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: Piobaireachd as Rock?

Well, I thought it was going to be rubbish, but I quite enjoyed listening to it. Crunluath not quite on the beat when pipes come back in is small beer. Pibrock eh :-)
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By Roger Huth
Re: Chatsworth Open Piping 2017

With a good few of us playing in ten events, it was easy to ignore other happenings, but I now realise I never saw hunters in red livery, showing off their fine packs of beagles, which in the past...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By Roger Huth
Chatsworth Open Piping 2017

The God of Chatsworth did a grand job of holding back the band of cold rain coming in from the Atlantic, but clouds stopped the sun's warmth and occasionally sprinkled their contents on all who were...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-27-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Roger Huth
Old Hardies

Just over an hour ago the 'phone rang

"Hi Rog; there's a friend of mine has a set of bagpipes he wants you to have a look at"

I soon had my jacket on and out the door

I could just see Pat in...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-27-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By Roger Huth
Dunoon

"It always rains at Cowal"

These prophetic words from the author of two bagpipe makers books and a crossword compiler, were beginning to ring true, as I paid seven pounds for a wristband to gain...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-24-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 643
Posted By Roger Huth
Argyllshire Gathering

The sight of a MacBraynes Ferry moving across the picturesque harbour of Oban is a heart warming treat for those of us who have enjoyed the same view for many years

As Roddy pinched his cigarette...
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