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Forum: Competing Pipers 12-28-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,654
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Recommended number of competitions per season

Nate -

Congratulations on your upgrade.... and thanks too for the follow-up report.

It’s great to hear how the story unfolded after the first enquiry, through to what actually happened. The...
Forum: Side / Snare 12-19-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Can I learn drums at my age?

Nate- not harshly put at all, but what a breath of fresh air!

Get out an do it, Shanty... as Yoda said “There is no try; there is only DO!”

Maybe it will take a little more effort with more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-17-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Scotian Bag

Calum... as John MacInroe once said...”You cannot be serious!”

All my skin bags used Airtight and while the distinctive aroma becomes evocative, the thought of tasting it, either solid or liquid,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-17-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Orig or restored?

Fritz, that’s great work and has brought a fine set back to ‘loved’ condition. More power to your elbow.

As it happens, I have a couple of sets (neglected in storage for several decades) and...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-17-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,123
Posted By Steve Law
Re: I made my own pipe bag

More lovely work!

Particularly like the swan-neck formed directly into the bag, neatly avoiding the crease which often forms in a neck made straighter.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-15-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,130
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Practice chanter tuning

Lots of interesting thoughts above, and some of it stayed with tuning pc’s, or the desirability of same, as posed by the OP.

My favourite quote came (or was close enough) from Lincoln Hilton.......
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 12-09-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,065
Posted By Steve Law
Re: First time jitters

Commiserations Bill, but please don't regard a one off glitch as anything more than just that.

It happened to me as a youngster right before a competition when I was extremely keen to do well,...
Forum: Music 12-06-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,680
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Exceptional everything

The link Heather originally posted doesn’t seem to work for me (unless maybe I need to sign up for yet another ‘free trial’ of a music app I already have enough of).... but if there’s a youtube link...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 11-30-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Real Estate

Pleased to be of service :)

It was the best modification I ever installed....way more use than a fancy bag cover or glitzy drone cords :thumb:

Anyone wishing for full details can email me $100...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-20-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,886
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Favorite blowstick? And worth it to repair a blowstick?

Just my two pennyworth...

Given the original problem I’d definitely consider a professional repair when funds allow, to maintain the integrity of the set.

Meantime (and probably forever) go...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 11-17-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Real Estate

Perhaps not everyone’s had the ‘mute’ button explained?

Not hard to do when you know how, but every set of pipes is different, so I can’t explain from here.....:whistle:
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By Steve Law
Re: military etiquette?

Speaking as a UK civvy who grew up surrounded by ex-Military....and having observed over decades that there are differs between military drills in many countries (I’ve played a good few engagements...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-13-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,065
Posted By Steve Law
Re: First time jitters

Overall fine... a couple of bum notes and my chanter was flat but ended ok.
We were on local BBC news last night, Look East, still on BBC iPlayer, and on our Facebook page Norwich Pipe Band there's...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,547
Posted By Steve Law
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

Flu not overlooked.... was specifically mentioned at the parade as being excluded from the horrific battle casualties.

Many times the word ‘awesome’ is overused, but I think it’s entirely...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,547
Posted By Steve Law
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

Pip.... we share the Green Hills/ Battle’s O’er, but add Lochanside to make a trio.

Over the years as work moved us around I’ve played with 5 bands and we all have that set in the bank... with...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,547
Posted By Steve Law
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

Have to confess disapointment at our 0600.... 3 of us, 2 pipers and a drummer, plus 2 unexpectedly from BBC Radio... a guy on a bicycle and another on a motorbike.

Sadly due to the city centre...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-12-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,065
Posted By Steve Law
Re: First time jitters

Well done on a successful first.... always a good milestone to pass.

I find the nerves never completely disppear but rationalise by telling myself if I wasn’t nervous I wouldn’t care, and every...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,547
Posted By Steve Law
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

BBC radio turned out and interviewed us after successful 0600....just completed next parade at Thetford complete with smart USAF contingent supporting UK vets...off to Wymondham now for next vets...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,547
Posted By Steve Law
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

Similar here.... still dark but if the sky’sclear we should see the beginning of the dawn.... :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,547
Posted By Steve Law
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

I’m guessing all who play will be familiar with the Battle’s O’er event organised by Bruno Peek and widely publicised via College of Piping on Facebook etc, so I’ll just mention it for any not aware...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-10-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,065
Posted By Steve Law
Re: First time jitters

Agreed about the honour, Bob.

20 miles from the east coast of England we’re forecast a balmy 9C (48F) at 0600, surprisingly mild for mid November.

At risk of thread drift it’s good to hear...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-10-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,065
Posted By Steve Law
Re: First time jitters

Fully agree with all the above, but especially TF’s spot-on advice about tuning for what’s going to be a short performance.

I (and apparently the best part of 2500 others) will be playing tomorrow...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-09-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,392
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

Ordinarily I’d agree, but truly it was her daughter in her early 20’s and HER contemporaries who ‘trained’ me in the finer points of playing for dancing, where the primary aim is to support the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-09-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,392
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

On playing for highland dancing, as I frequently did at competion level in late 60’s/early 70’s, I learned early on that the best tempo for dance is whatever the dancers prefer....

The most...
Forum: Reviews 11-02-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Review: Fusion Bagpipe Case

That's a much better explanation of my thoughts earlier.... in this case I found myself speculating on which electronic chanter was used and were any gracenotes dropped!.

A good review nonetheless...
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