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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-08-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: new book of dance music available

Indeed, this really is great news, something to look forward to in the fall.

Congratulations Barry, thanks for all the research and other effort that went into this project.

Ian
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-22-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: Scottish -irish origins of clan pipers

Barry, I don't have anything very helpful to contribute, except the suggestion of checking Hugh Cheape's "Bagpipes: A National Collection...". Chapters 3 & 4 (and especially Ch. 4) touch in various...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-22-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: Highland pipes in A

Riverside piper, did you follow a specific historical prototype in turning these pipes? I love the look of them, really beautiful work. The pipes that Seudan plays (at least on their CD) are based on...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-05-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: New book by John Gibson

Hello Barry, more welcome news if you have another book in the works! It is tempting to beg for details, but it won't kill me to wait until the fall to actually see a copy. Keep up the research and...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-28-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By Ian Robertson
New book by John Gibson

I imagine that many will be interested in the news that John G. Gibson's new book "Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing: An historical and ethnographic perspective", is about to be released for purchase...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-14-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,552
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: Maker of Colin Fraser (HBC)'s pipes

These pipes are also of great interest to me, but I don't know as much about them as I would like.

About 15 years ago, I drove to the Provincial Museum of Alberta (Edmonton) to see them. I was...
Forum: Competing Pipers 12-05-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,032
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: 'B' gracenote in Piobaireachd embellishments

For what it's worth, I was present many years ago when Iain Macey overheard someone practicing taorluaths, but failing to play the 'b' gracenote on the 'd'. The player was quite skillful, and...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-24-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,380
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: Piobaireach & Appalachian or mountain fiddle

Kenton, many thanks for the link to the interview with Mr. Norman Kennedy. What a fine singer! I am very glad to have heard him.

Ian
Forum: Beer Tent 02-22-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,645
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: Characterization of Bagpipes Through Multivariate Analysis

This is the start of a potentially interesting and useful analysis. It's hard to offer useful statistical advice without knowing a lot more of the details, but here are couple of quick, off-the-cuff...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-08-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,569
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: Interview with Alex Currie - Cape Breton Piper

Kenneth MacKenzie was mentioned above and this may be a good place to alert readers to an interesting discussion of Cape Breton music/piping, featuring Kenneth interviewed by Dawn Beaton. It's on...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: An other good reason to Join the P/S

Patrick Molard includes John MacDonald's "Prelude" on his CD "The Waking of the Bridegroom / Dsgadh fir na bainnse". It's a beautiful tune--and he plays it beautifully!

Ian
Forum: Music 07-16-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,620
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: mrs lily christie gracenote

Ceol Sean has kindly made the second edition of Book 1 of The Edcath Collection available on-line, as part of their extensive library at: http://www.ceolsean.net/library.html "Mrs. Lily Christie" is...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: SFU's "I Long to Return"

Apologies in advance if I am off the mark here but since no one else has responded...

If "I long to return" is the same tune as "Bu deonach leam tilleadh" (and since I have never heard the SFU...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-02-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By Ian Robertson
The Big Music (Kirsty Gunn)

I have only just become aware of the new novel "The Big Music" by Kirsty Gunn and so haven't read it. But it sounds like something that might appeal to at least a few of us.
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-25-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,642
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: Traditional music from Cape Breton and the Blues

Hello Barry,

Interesting comments and excellent news on John's book. About three times a year for the last decade or so I have googled for evidence that the book was still coming. I know how long...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-14-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,220
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: William M MacDonald

Ken, I bought my set from Ian Lawther's site. It was some years ago, but I imagine he still stocks them.

I think William MacDonald's are among the most enjoyable piping CDs I own. I have played...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-18-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By Ian Robertson
Ser Gaitero en Mexico

I thought some of you might enjoy this article about a piper in Mexico City who plays with the San Patricio Pipeband (Banda de Gaitas del Batallon de San Patricio). Even if you don't read Spanish,...
Forum: Music 01-01-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: Bu Deonach Leam Tilleadh (I Long To Return)

The basic tune (by Hugh F. MacKenzie) is included in Barry Shear's 1995 "Cape Breton Collection of Bagpipe Music". If I recall correctly, Dr. MacDonald plays a second part on his CD, but he composed...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-06-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: P.M. Neil Sutherland, Calgary Highlanders

John, there is a nice photo of Neil Sutherland on the Calgary Highlanders website:

http://www.calgaryhighlanders.com/photos/1939-1945/secondworldwar.htm

I didn't see much (written) information...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-05-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,304
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: Donald MacDonald's MS Vol 2

Saturday's Pipeline programme included some interesting discussion of this new publication with the president of the Piobaireachd Society. Sounds really fascinating. Also (if I understood and recall...
Forum: Music 02-06-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: Wee Highland Laddie

Thanks, Adam,

Ian
Forum: Music 02-06-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ian Robertson
Wee Highland Laddie

Can anyone tell me where "The Wee Highland Laddie" might be published? I know the tune from a number of recordings (Hamish Moore's "Dannsa air an Drochaid" and William Jackson's "Notes From A...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-23-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 25,339
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: Battle Brewing over bagpipe chanter (iain dall's pipe chanter)

Rob, you are right about Barry, but the "perjoratives" [sic] you launch at John Gibson are misdirected. If anyone's scholarship has earned him a right to an opinion about this issue it's John Gibson....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-20-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 25,339
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: Battle Brewing over bagpipe chanter (iain dall's pipe chanter)

I greatly respect Michael Sinclair's desire to find a safe and accessible home for this chanter, but I think he made the wrong choice. The Iain Dall chanter is a symbol of the musical traditions that...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-05-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,798
Posted By Ian Robertson
Re: turning pipes on treadle lathe

This isn't exactly the rig I was talking about earlier, but its based on the same idea:

http://blogs.popularwoodworking.com/editorsblog/content/binary/bike-lathe.jpg

Looks like a heck of a...
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