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Forum: Music 10-18-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By d_lairson
The Castle Walls

I'm looking to see if anyone has any background info on the tune The Castle Walls. Really anything would be great, composer, history, anything. I did a quick search on the forum and found very little...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By d_lairson
Replacement value 1950s Grainger & Campbell's

I bought a great set of 1950s Grainger and Campbell’s from a longtime forum member. They came with an appraisal from several years back stating the value was about $1500. I bought some musical...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-02-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By d_lairson
Overseas travel with bagpipes

Hi All!

I have a general question, and in the interest of full disclosure I am writing an article for Dojo University about this. I'm looking for peoples experience traveling into and out of the...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-18-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Posted By d_lairson
Re: Changing Drone Cords

Thanks Andrew!!!

Is there a topic you don't cover on your website? :)

I guess I just need to remember to look there first...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-17-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Posted By d_lairson
Changing Drone Cords

I'm in a couple of bands and one of them uses a different drone cord than the other two. I have two sets of pipes and usually keep one color cord on each set. The problem I'm having right now is one...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-17-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,266
Posted By d_lairson
Re: Asking for autographs?

I was just thinking about this exact thing. At Sarasota a couple weeks ago I wanted to ask one of my judges for an autograph but it thought it might be too out of line...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-22-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,270
Posted By d_lairson
Re: African blackwood now on CITES II?

All this is giving me a headache...

I'm trying to figure out if I need to get a permit to send a set of stocks from the US to Canada (and back) for repair? Has anyone smarter than I found anything...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-08-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,507
Posted By d_lairson
Re: Fighting noise ordinances

I've had issues with people complaining about the pipes before. Our local statutes are pretty clear, it has to be a certain decibel at a certain distance, that sort of thing. Of course since I've...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By d_lairson
Measuring for Bagpipe Setup

I seem to remember, and I could be wrong, there was some sort chart or graphic that showed different types of measurements you can take to help set up bagpipes.

Im working with someone trying to...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-11-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By d_lairson
Color match paint to vintage catalin

I have an older set of pipes I use from time to time. One of the chanters I use with it is an early 2000'w McCallum poly chanter with an imitation sole. The colors of the two types of imitation ivory...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-05-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,912
Posted By d_lairson
Re: What do you do if there's a disaster performing?

I had an absolute fail when playing a solo at a band event. I was supposed to play one tune and when I started I just played the absolute wrong tune! I'm playing along, slowly realizing I playing the...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,935
Posted By d_lairson
Re: Practice Time.....

I try and get at least an hour a day in. It depends on my work schedule but I can usually get 20-30 minutes on the PC in the morning. I'l do 40 minutes to an hour in the evening on the pipes.

Forum: Beer Tent 12-25-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,999
Posted By d_lairson
Re: Merry Christmas! Whatcha get?

I got a nice pipe case (from the pipers hut) to replace the tool box my pipes have been knocking around in for the past few weeks. I also got a slew of pipe music books from the college of piping...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-05-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By d_lairson
Re: People that talk during piping performances.

On the same lines, last year the US Army Band did a free show in our town square. It's a nice open grass area between shops where they hold a lot of events, like food truck nights, holiday parties,...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-03-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By d_lairson
Re: Trying to track down my old instructor

I get to say that my first teacher was a McCrimmon, so I've got that going for me...
Forum: Music 11-02-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By d_lairson
Re: Looking for help with specific book

Thanks guys, I just ordered it.
Forum: Music 11-02-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By d_lairson
Looking for help with specific book

I'm looking for the book "Comunn Na Piobaireachd: The Piobaireachd Society Present A Collection Of Ceol Mor Composed During The Twentieth Century"

Specifically I want a copy of "Queen Elizabeth...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 11-02-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By d_lairson
FS: 3 Kilts: US Navy, US Coast Guard & MacDuff Hunting - $75-$125 OBO

I have 3 kilts for sale, various prices...

1) US Navy Kilt, light weight wool from Dunedin Scottish. It's not labeled with a size but it's most likely a 36-38 or so with a 22.5 drop.
I'm asking...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-02-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By d_lairson
Trying to track down my old instructor

This is a long shot, but I'm hoping some of you guys can help. I'm trying to track down one of my old instructors, my first one actually. His name is Ian McCrimmon. He was my instructor in the early...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-26-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By d_lairson
Re: MG Drone Reed issue

I've tried that. There is no sweet spot. Either the bridle is set to shut to drone down when I play or I get the wub wub.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-26-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By d_lairson
MG Drone Reed issue

I bought a set of MG carbon fiber reeds a few months ago. For the most part the reeds work great except for one of them. One of the tenor reeds gets a bit wobbly (a sort of "wub wub wub") with just...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-21-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,523
Posted By d_lairson
Re: Trying to identify Tartans

It turns out that they are the US Navy Tartan and MacDuff Hunting. The Navy tartan is much nicer in person. I can't get a good photo of it or some reason...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-20-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,523
Posted By d_lairson
Trying to identify Tartans

I have been given two kilts to try and sell for a friend of my Mom's whose husband just died. He was a piper in a local band many years ago. It's two kilts, one newer(ish) one from Dunedin Scottish...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-08-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By d_lairson
WTB: Set of 8-10 McCallum Poly Chanters

I'm looking for a set of 8-10 poly McCallum chanters for a new band.

PM me if you have any you're looking to get rid of.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,044
Posted By d_lairson
Re: Strange embellishments in tune

I keep looking at it... It kind of reminds me of a crunluath on C, almost. I could be seeing things, I just finished 24oz of fountain coke so I'm a little pepped up..
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