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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-05-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Nigel Richard R.I.P

It is extremely sad news. Nigel also contributed over many years ito Common Stock, the magazine of the Lowland & Border Pipers Society. He gave probably the best articles on chanter and reed design...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-05-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Green Hills of Tyrol earliest setting

Winship's book certainly shows that a musician living in Northumberland knew a great number of Scottish/Highland tunes, as well as tunes from Brighton, Devon, Kent, Staffordshire, Plymouth, Yarmouth,...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-05-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Green Hills of Tyrol earliest setting

Yes Calum, those are good points. I have not found much in relation to Lionel, but there are other contemporary Winships in family records in Kew, from the same area of Northumberland, that are...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-03-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Green Hills of Tyrol earliest setting

Now that FARNE (http://www.farnearchive.com/) is up and running again, is this the earliest setting of Green Hills of Tyrol?

It's from the nineteenth century tune book compiled by Lionel Winship,...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-28-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Ceol Sean Down?

The FARNE website, (which I use a lot), went down at the same time as Ceol Sean, which was weird, but FARNE seems to be back up now. Let's hope Ceol Sean returns too.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-22-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: History of the practice chanter?

Without actual evidence, it's not really safe to assume anything.
The most prevalent theory at the moment is that the practice chanter evolved from the stock and horn, also called a hornpipe. But...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-28-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Piper in The Crown Season 4

Yup. In my days at the BBC, we had one list to choose from for bagpipes that had been agreed by the licensing agency (KRM, I think). I can't remember all of them, but it included the usual suspects,...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-25-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By Adam Sanderson
End of Piping Times and Piping Today.

Some sad news, both the Piping Times and Piping Today have ceased publication.
(https://bagpipe.news/2020/11/24/memories-of-mcphater-st-npc-ends-its-magazines-congratulations-to-bruce-byte-size/)...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-14-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Help - how to fix bellows valve?

I can only speak for my experience with my poly Kinnear set, but the inlet was fixed with yellow hemp and I was able to twist it off with little effort.
The flap valve was over 20 years old and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Yet another pipe ID Logan???

The usual practice over here when someone is jailed for paedophilia is to erase them.
This happens in the entertainment industry, films are shredded, tapes wiped, records destroyed, and a lot of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Pipe ID

And they never intend to play an F. What's that chanter stopped with? Putty?
Some aspects make me think Glens, the thin seamed ferrules, drumhead tops with flat bush, but who knows. Really dirty...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Yet another pipe ID Logan???

Alan Logan made pipes from the 80s through to the 2000s. Little is said about him because he is a convicted criminal and the piping world turned it's back on him....
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,662
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Gordon Walker

To be fair, John, it's not breaking any forum rules.
It's a difficult subject, yes, and, to be honest, I'm not happy with it surfacing again, but the responses have, (so far), been well measured and...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,662
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Gordon Walker

Moderators don't have the power to block people here and never have done. We do have the ability to close threads.
I am also surprised this thread has been resurrected. I often make comments when...
Forum: Music 10-31-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Journey to Sky

If I remember correctly, (which I may not), it's in the first Michael Grey book.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-26-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Goodwill Find

I've seen bottles of Bagtight made by Scott’s Highland Services of Ontario with the same label. Rob Mathieson's Pipe Box shop in Aberdeen used to sell them in the 90's, along with the Bagpipe Bore...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-24-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Bagpipes Galore practice pipes?

I had a set once, but bear in mind this was quite a few years ago, more than a decade. The drones were simple lengths of brass tubing with what looked like some form of heat shrink plastic around...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-24-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Samhain Bagpipes?

I was just thinking that Tam o' Shanter is set in Ayr, well into the lowlands and far from the Highlands. The poem was also written in the last quarter of the 1700's, and we have an unambiguous image...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-22-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Samhain Bagpipes?

Tam o' Shanter by Burns was often read at Hallowe'en when I was at school in Aberdeenshire. It features Auld Nick piping at the witches coven, but I'd lay odds they'd be bellows pipes.

Nowadays...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-21-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,602
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Who invented the bagpipes?

General consensus? I have studied bagpipe history for decades, I made a BBC programme on the history of the bagpipe, where I spent weeks interviewing people in Ireland, I work in a museum that has...
Forum: Music 08-17-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,264
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Castle Dangerous - story behind the tune?

Yes, that's definitely a KOSB badge and glengarry.
Forum: Music 08-17-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,264
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Castle Dangerous - story behind the tune?

I always wondered what the story was behind that book. It was published by Motherwell Council, his local authority. Can't recall that happening with any other pipe books.
Forum: Music 08-16-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: YT Copyright Claim - Castle Dangerous

Yep. I was in a guitar band in the 80's, made several albums, got paid, band broke up, end of. CDs came out albums reissued, got paid more royalties than I ever made on the vinyl. Streaming started...
Forum: Music 08-15-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: YT Copyright Claim - Castle Dangerous

I can tell you how it works in the UK. All bands that compete in major competitions/military tattoos over here that are televised or broadcast on radio have their set lists recorded and collated by a...
Forum: Music 08-15-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: YT Copyright Claim - Castle Dangerous

It's more likely that the OP has been caught up in an algorithm used by YouTube or Orchard Music/Orchard Enterprises. By disputing the claim, the OP might be lucky enough to deal with a human being...
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