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Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Posted By John
Re: Eye problems and piping

We had a promising older student who had to quit for the same reason. Doctors told him he could lose his sight playing the bagpipes.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By John
Re: Anyone from Billings, MT?

Hi —

Yes, we are very active and give free lessons. Sent you a PM. Here is our website:

http://www.billingsbagpipe.us/

Thanks, John
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By John
Re: Leather bag on Poly Pipes

Thanks to all the replied. I just read the David Locky article. Sounds about right to me. During our St Paddy pub crawls in Billings, going from outside of 30 to 40 degrees F, my drone reeds would...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By John
Leather bag on Poly Pipes

I have a set of Dunbar poly pipes as my 2nd set. While getting ready for St. Paddy’s weekend, the synthetic bag zipper started hissing. Tried lubing it and no luck. My first bag for these pipes...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-12-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,129
Posted By John
Re: Repaired my bag, got questions...

My synthetic bag just gave out (air hissing through the zipper). Got a used Gannaway bag, tied it in and found a small tear/hole by the outside tenor. Think I did it tying the bag in. I put took...
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-16-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By John
Re: Competition band playing tempo

For Grade 5, the Band should play at a tempo where the Band is playing together and playing everything correctly. The main thing, the Band needs to play together.
Forum: Adult Pipers 12-04-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,280
Posted By John
Re: Tinnitus

I've been wearing ear protection for a long time. Most of the time I don't have any issues with tuning. Occasionally I'll take out the right one if something sounds funny. I usually tune the band...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,372
Posted By John
Re: Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, and Veterans Day

In the United States there are seven Uniform Services

The Armed Services are the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

The others are non-combatant Uniformed Services. They are the...
Forum: Music 07-11-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,392
Posted By John
Re: Looking for a tune to go with Wha Say 42nd

I play Wha' Saw the 42nd into The Gallaway Hills into Cockney Jocks.

-- John
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-01-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,053
Posted By John
Re: Garry Owen at Little Big Horn

Living in Billings, Montana, I live just an hour away from the Little Big Horn Battlefield (80 MPH speed limit). Just South of where the Indian encampment was and where the 7th Calvery started the...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-26-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,570
Posted By John
Uuuh, how does that tune go . . .

Today I was piping at a wedding on Dead Indian Hill Summit, above the overlook (8,071 feet (2,460 m)) (on the Chief Joseph Highway in Wyoming). Things are going well, playing a little as guest...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-24-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,970
Posted By John
Re: 2/4 Competition Tunes, Tune Names

I assume you are looking for easy 2/4 tunes for Grade 4 completion. Not all of the tunes on the RSPBA site are easy and some that are mentioned above are not easy. Easy would have little to no 32nd...
Forum: Pipe Bands 03-20-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,722
Posted By John
Re: What drone reeds is your band playing?

Canning and EZ drones with a couple of others
Grade 4
Individual
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-14-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By John
Re: Length of Blowpipe for SSPs

Thanks. I'll try cutting it down.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-07-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By John
Length of Blowpipe for SSPs

Hi

I received a set of Walsh A2000 Smallpipes for Christmas. And after playing for a while and watching some videos, most folks have the chanter up high with their hands out in front. Mine have...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 12-27-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By John
Re: Mac software

Ok, thanks. That's what I was thinking but wanted to make sure. I ain't no international business guy. :willy:

Thanks.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 12-26-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By John
Re: Mac software

I'm testing the Celtic Pipes software, and planning on purchasing. On the Celtic Pipes Website, it shows the price in pounds after I clicked on the US. As I haven't dealt with this before, is this...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-26-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,208
Posted By John
Re: Merry Christmas! Whatcha get?

Walsh A2000 mouth blown smallpipes and a bottle of Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey. The best of both worlds, I'm having fun playing the smallpipes, and the more whiskey, the better I sound :grin:
...
Forum: Music 07-25-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,622
Posted By John
Re: Pachelbel Canon in D

Thanks for all of the responses. I knew what a cannon is, and now I know what a canon is. :thumb:

My future daughter-in-law had always dreamed of having this Canon played for her wedding march....
Forum: Music 07-23-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,622
Posted By John
Pachelbel Canon in D

Hi

Sorry to bring this up again. My future daughter-in-law has asked me to play Pachelbel Canon in D on the pipes with a piano accompaniment. The piano part will be played by a DJ. My problem is...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-01-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,823
Posted By John
Re: What are you doing Saint Patrick's Day?

My Band's Plan

March 13 - Pub Crawl in Billings, Montana (8 bars with trolley ride in between)
as we collect donations for the Korean War Honor Flights
March 14 - March in Billings Parade (could...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-27-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,521
Posted By John
Re: Silly Christmas Test

Boston-Worester-Denver. Kinda makes sense. Grew up in the South Shore below Boston, moved around the country, and have lived in Montana for 20 years.
Forum: Music 06-29-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By John
Re: Ruthven Market

Or are you looking for Rathven Market. Rathven Market is on pipe tunes.ca.

http://www.pipetunes.ca/browseproducts.asp

John
Forum: Beer Tent 03-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,831
Posted By John
Re: St. Patrick's Day 2014

We (Caledonian Pipes and Drums of Billings Montana) will start piping and drumming Friday night the 14th. A trolley will take us to 8 bars. On Saturday, we'll march in the Billings St. Patrick's Day...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,410
Posted By John
Re: Remedy for playing TOO fast

One thing I've been noticing with beginner pipers is they are generally on the beat but then start cutting some notes and doing some doubling early. I've been working to focus them on where to put...
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