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Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: 20mm Drone/Stock Bores - 4,000 year old link to measurements

For those that believe them to be musical instruments, there are 3 schools of thought.
1. That they are part of an organ where the wind is provided by a bag, similar to the kind the emperor Nero is...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-24-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: The Sheepwife

Yes, for some content it is. Forum members have previously posted links here that just initiate a black screen with Video Not Available In Your Country for me.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-23-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Battle of Waterloo tune history

The first part certainly has strong similarities to the tune variously known as Bonaparte Crossing The Alps/Bonaparte’s March/Boney's March, which in turn has similarities to the possibly older...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-19-2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Smallpipe Drone Tuning

Depends what options the pipemaker offers. My set was made by Ross Calderwood.
My bass drone can tune to G, A and B if you put the tenor top on the bass, C if you remove the bass centre section....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-18-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Who invented the bagpipes?

The only thing accurate about it is the illustration, which clearly is NOT a bagpipe.
Forum: Music 06-21-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Looking for information on a tune The Gathering of the Clans

Gathering of the Clans or “The True Gathering of the Clans” is the alternate name for the piobaireachd Cogath Na Sith, War or Peace.

Here's a link to a PDF of it in Gesto's collection.
...
Forum: Music 06-21-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Leprechaun & Butterfly Slow Air - The Rogues

PRS Database shows it was composed by Lars Sloan, registered in Texas.
That makes it likely that it's the Texan piper Lars Sloan who also happens to be in The Rogues. You could try contacting him...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-05-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,992
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Kintail gone or not?

There's been several threads on Kintail , going back to the early 2000's.

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161355&highlight=kintail
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-31-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Alt Pibroch down?

The site's owner and main author, Dr. J. David Hester, passed away in September last year.
Forum: Music 05-30-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Seeking "Rogue's March" for GHB

It hadn't occurred to me to look on Wikipedia for sheet music, but, yes, that's it, and you are correct, it can be transposed up one note giving a C# and F#. Thanks.
Forum: Music 05-30-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Seeking "Rogue's March" for GHB

There is more than one tune by that name, and many names for that tune. Probably the easiest one is the version in the 1817 army fife book, but it requires a C natural, although it's also recorded as...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-28-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Swayne lowland pipes

Yep, that's Bill Telford, I've heard those pipes in person several times, great sound.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-25-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,363
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: perceptions on horse hair

As someone who is descended from ordinary rural highlanders and has photos of them dating back to the 1870's, I respectfully have to disagree. Apart from time spent in Highland regiments, none of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-18-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Reference to bagpipes in poem "The Battle of Flodden"?

This poem has been much discussed. There are 4 editions. Various people far more skilled than I place them between 1643 to 1650, over a hundred years after the the Battle of Flodden.

Shawms are a...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-03-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,363
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: perceptions on horse hair

Fantastic Keith, thank you. A strong link to the clothes being bought to impress the Londoners. The painting has been on display on loan for a long time, naturally I'm delighted it's now museum...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-03-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Startup question about small pipes

Having read this thread through, I'd agree with Patrick and Calum 100%. The smallpipe reed is not like the Great Highland bagpipe reed and should not be treated in the same way. It's a lot more...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-03-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,363
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: perceptions on horse hair

Fascinating photos from pancelticpiper, but of course we are looking at the high end of fashion. There are many remnants of sporrans in Scottish museums that are plain, simple leather bags, dating...
Forum: Music 04-22-2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Jiggification ok?

If it's an adaptation of a known tune, then the tune still belongs to the original composer. If you can get a deal with the composer, then you may be able to claim partial content as an arranger...
Forum: Music 04-15-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Lord Lovat's Lament 4/4

This has been going on a while on Youtube, it was a BBC news special last year. There's two possible answers
1. The copyright claim was made in error
2. The copyright claim was made by someone...
Forum: Music 04-15-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Lord Lovat's Lament 4/4

The best but most laborious way is to check with the Performing Rights Society and see if it's listed in their database. As I have access to the database, I've had a search for you and it doesn't...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,381
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Best sounding bagpipes you’ve heard?

You should donate it to science, Colin, so it can be cloned for the benefit of future generations.
Forum: Music 03-23-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Heroes of Mull?

Database says Heroes of Mull was composed by J. MacLean, January 1, 1974, (C) 1974 Berry Music Co (LIBRARY) Ltd.

As Calum says, it was composed specifically for music library purposes, (in this...
Forum: Music 03-23-2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Stories behind "Piper's Cave"

There's a possibility that the Piper's Cave name might have been used for more than one place, but I seem to only recall the Egyptian connection. The tune was written in Cairo and originally...
Forum: Music 03-22-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Stories behind "Piper's Cave"

The Piper's Cave was the pipers’ room in the Royal Scots barracks in Cairo, if I remember correctly.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-07-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Does "Balaclava Company" A&S Highlanders still have pipers?

There are the Balaklava Pipes and Drums, who are based at the 51st Highland Division T.A. in Stirling. They are a Regimental Association "volunteer" pipe band and play A&SHA engagements, Armed Forces...
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