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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-05-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,739
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Funeral music in North America

Barry,
I can't seem to open this up to read. If i click on the link it just brings me back to the Forum page. If I copy and paste the computer says it can't find what I am looking for.
JR
Forum: Beer Tent 05-15-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Shipping Bagpipes within the USA: Tips for Safe Trip

El G has pretty much got it covered for you. But should be well, protected and padded.
Also consider shipping the quickest way possible. Overnight is prefered, as you might not want these...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-28-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,367
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

I have always held that there are many, many fine pipers out there in this vast world of piping, who have never won the gold medals. That doesn't preclude them from being great pipers. But these...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,367
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

I would agree with Colin MacLellan about R.S. MacDonald. Great player just never into the competition scene.
Another to add would be Neil Dickie. Excellent player and composer.
Last but not...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-07-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,791
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Pipers in the old days

To settle the question of what is on the chanter stock of Henry Forsyth's pipes. I owned these pipes for a number of years and on the stock was the Royal Coat of arms in raised or possibly cast...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,394
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Best sounding bagpipes youíve heard?

At the risk of really, really dating myself. I would have to say the finest sound I ever heard from a set of pipes, was Donald MacPherson in recital in Toronto in the 70s. I can't recall the year...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-05-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Reed scraping question.

It seems to me that this could possibly cause you to take off too much material. When I scrape a dry reed you can see the little bit of dust that you have taken off. I show that to my students for...
Forum: Music 02-27-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,566
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Favorite Composers

I am surprised that no one has put Roddy Campbell in this mix. In my competing days he was my favorite composer.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-08-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,700
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Wedding dilemma

I walked my oldest down the aisle, but we did have two pipers from the band. But I did write them a lovely 6/8 March for their recessional.
Forum: Music 12-11-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,697
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Lament at funerals

I had a request at a funeral once for As time goes by. I worked it out and played it for the daughter. She had made the request as it was her parents favorite song.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Need help identifying bagpipes

would go with either Sinclair's or MacPherson's with the tells as mentioned.
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-10-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Solo Competition Breakdown

I had a summer of breakdowns many years ago. Playing the circuit in Ontario, I couldn't buy my way through a contest. Sometimes I would break down early on in the tune and sometimes I would wait...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-11-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,021
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Head shakers

The DM of the band was driving to a gig and had a flat tire. He was kilted up and went back to the trunk/boot to get the spare out. With his back to traffic, a tow truck pulled up behind him and the...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-19-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,312
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Thick People

I once had a woman call me to play for her father's funeral. She wanted As time goes by for the funeral. I told her I would have to see if it was possible and would call her back. I did work it...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-12-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By classicbagpipes
Forum: Music 04-23-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,340
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: 6/8 Steamboat from the Nutcracker Ballet

As the one who opened this question so long ago. You have found the answer and I very much thank you for the information.

Now just as the composer of Green Hills, who heard the tune during the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-02-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Bagpipe prices c1950

I know my parents paid 147.50 for my first set of Hardies back in 1963 or 64. They came from Macphersons shop in St Catherines , Ont. And they were full ivory
Forum: Music 12-08-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Unexpeted Tunes in Bett Volume

Lloyd,
I did know PM Hector Mcinnes way back in the late 60s. At that time he was an old man, but still quite with it mentally. I believe he had been a piper in Stenhouse PB. There have been some...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,741
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Bagpipes as carry-on luggage

I picked up a rolling back pack at a flea market that i use for travelling with my pipes. It only cost 5.00 USD and was worth every penny. I do have to break down the pipes bass drone all the way...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,998
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

I'm playing at my church's annual Rememberance Day service. I usually play flowers of the forest but talked them into When the battle's over, mentioning the worldwide push to use this tune.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-17-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Flights: London to Dublin

I have used Ryanair from Glasgow to Dublin and it was ok, you get what you pay for. But the flight isn't that long at all.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-04-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Video of really bad dancing bass drummer

If you you tube Indian Army Beating Retreat, you will see a whole massed pipe band dancing along.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-26-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Center pipes

I have a student. That owns the family set of Ceners and they are excellent. They seem to lock in very quickly and even with his inexperience they sound good.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-25-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,862
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Piobaireachd High A

It is Terry Lee that plays the Piobaireachd Hi A
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-29-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,147
Posted By classicbagpipes
Re: Your Experience With Acetyl (Plastic) Highland Bagpipes.

I have an ABW set and a Dunbar P4. T he plastic have a nice sound and are my back up pipes for weddings and funerals. Normally the tenors don't move from one gig to the next. Love them!
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