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Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-31-2017, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,286
Posted By donmacn
Re: Silica cooking time?

I think it's 100' for an hour - pretty sure that's what I do with my trap-dri stuff.

They usually come out of the used bottle very dark - purple/blue/black. After an hour in the oven they're all...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-04-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,514
Posted By donmacn
Re: which electronic pipes to choose?

This has been posted in two threads now - perhap they could be merged...?

But in the question of airports, my technopipe has flown all over Europe and beyond - UK, Spain, Italy, Romania,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-04-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,971
Posted By donmacn
Re: Degerpipe or Fagerstrom?

I have both, picked up along the way.

Deger - trouble free for many years, but I guess I use it a fraction of the time I use the Fagerstrom. I have heard that it's difficult/very difficult to get...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-30-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,966
Posted By donmacn
Re: Brighde Chaimbeul

Not really, Bob.

You do see some folk taking the form 'Peadar' for Peter, but Pdraig is more common I think, and it's certainly Angus Peter Campbell.

I don't know the whys and wherefores (if...
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-21-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By donmacn
Re: Pipe Bands in Inverness?

Apologies - because the OP asked about City of Inverness pipe band, I replied about that.

There are other competing bands in the area - though it depends on how wide you draw that boundary.

In...
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-21-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By donmacn
Re: Pipe Bands in Inverness?

Hi there,
I play with the City of Inverness pipe band.

Our website is a "work in progress" because the original was hacked. We have a pipe band followers page on facebook if you have a look for...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-19-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By donmacn
Re: Wanted: lyrics to "People of this Glen, Awake"

If you search for "mnathan a' ghlinne seo" you'll find a couple of hits. I'm pretty sure this is the same tune.

Interesting that it's "people of the glen" in English, while "mnathan a ghlinne seo"...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-23-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,055
Posted By donmacn
Re: Phones in Scotland

I don't know about that specific phone working on UK networks, but how about buying something cheap/used on Amazon UK, or ebayUK and get it posted over?

That way you could definitely just buy a...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,686
Posted By donmacn
Re: How do the Scots pronounce "Gillanders"?

Actually, that would have the opposite effect. The use of the H is called 'aspiration', and softens the sound, so:

Mr with a hard 'm', becomes Mhr with a 'v' sound;
Beag, with a hard 'b',...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,686
Posted By donmacn
Re: How do the Scots pronounce "Gillanders"?

Hi guys,
Thanks for the ccnt hnt! As you can see, I've become quite prficint!

Seriously, it will make a big difference to my work emails! Little things you don't know till someone tells...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,686
Posted By donmacn
Re: How do the Scots pronounce "Gillanders"?

Yup! I'm not a grammaticist, but Anndra is the name in the nominative case, Anndrais is the genetive i.e. the boy of Andrew.... = Gille Anndrais.

This then becomes shortened again in normal usage...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,686
Posted By donmacn
Re: How do the Scots pronounce "Gillanders"?

I meant to comment on this too...

I'd put equal stress on both syllables. Why? again, it's Gaelic. Gaelic has 'initial stress' on words - but Gillanders is actually two words: Gille + Anndra, or...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,686
Posted By donmacn
Re: How do the Scots pronounce "Gillanders"?

The 'Gill' is an anglicised form of 'Gille'. This means a boy in more current daily usage, but would have been used in the context of a servant.

In Gaelic, definitely pronounced with a hard 'G'...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-08-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,005
Posted By donmacn
Re: Smallpipes Bellows

Hi Grant,

I also have a set of Ian's pipes - and am just across in Inverness. If you're over this way I'd be happy to compare notes and see if I can help?

Maybe 'PM' me if you want to do this...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-07-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,290
Posted By donmacn
Re: air consumption meter

Thanks folks.
Aye, I'm definitely interested in air volume, rather than pressure. I have a manometer.

Why? I have two or three sets of pipes, and a whole selection of drone reeds. I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-07-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,290
Posted By donmacn
Air consumption meter

Hi folks,
I don't recall ever seeing anything about an 'air consumption meter' for the pipes, and a couple of searches didn't turn anything up....

There's obviously a lot of variables involved in...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,171
Posted By donmacn
Re: Recording device - what do you use?

thanks for the replies folks - lots of good stuff.

I know I'm not looking for professional recordings in any shape or form, just something better than a stand-alone mobile phone.

Different...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-17-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,171
Posted By donmacn
Re: Recording device - what do you use?

Hi,

So this season we've managed to get our competition performances recorded - usually a couple of folk with mobile phones will upload basic video. My phone has a great camera, and takes HD...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-15-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,389
Posted By donmacn
Re: Driving in Scotland

Glad you enjoyed Glasgow.

Now that you're actually here though, don't forget to post any specific questions you might have, looking for local information. That might be a little easier to offer...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-29-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By donmacn
Re: Europeans at Forres

Ah, well. Just for the sake of giving some sort of reply...:)

I've been to Forres as a non-competitor these last two years. Both times arriving and leaving by train. This means leaving just about...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-15-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,747
Posted By donmacn
Re: Driving in Scotland

Hi folks,

I think I'm going to echo a little of what Neil and Calum said, but maybe add a little more.

Over the years, whether for hobbies or work, I reckon that I've driven almost all of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-26-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By donmacn
Re: Blowing issue

Might the pressure be coming the " other way"? i.e. that it's not blowing pressure within the mouth and cheeks that's the issue, but the diaphragm acting on the stomach and causing 'upwards' pressure...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-22-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By donmacn
Re: Bushes leaking air

I guess it depends who's watching?? :)
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,403
Posted By donmacn
Re: Fight Song with pipe band

Not arguing with the official credits, but my information was that it was members of the Ullapool pipe band who were involved in the filming, even if the pipes might have been dubbed over?

our...
Forum: Forum Related 08-16-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By donmacn
Re: searching the forums - a 'sticky'?

thanks Patrick, that worked and I found what I was looking for.

I suppose I still think that something 'better' or more comprehensive on the site itself would be good, but I guess that's a...
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