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Forum: Beer Tent 01-18-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

Or less drastic to Gaita Galega chanters in C, a full step up from Bb.

In Spain it's been going the other way as more and more bands switch from the traditional key of C down to the...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-18-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

As to my point about the inevitable change in Pipe Band dress, here's a March Past in Scotland in 1969.

The bands are dressed how civilian pipe bands had been dressing for a century.

Who...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-15-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Funeral piping for presidents and prime ministers

Looks like Eric Rigler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo7MexlaQ30
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-15-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Unique Pipes

I visited Anna Kummerl÷w's FaceBook page and yes it looks like the same pipes, the projecting mounts look like artificial horn (chipped) and the ferrules tarnished brass or bronze.

Kintail made...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-15-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

About pitch rise, that's also demonstrated Punctuated Equilibrium.

For a student yesterday, without prior explanation, I played the same short tune on two different sets back to back:

1) at...
Forum: Music 01-14-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Tune from Outlander

Yes you would have to provide a clip of the bit you're talking about.

Outlander uses loads of trad tunes in the score, but also has composed incidental music.

The latter aren't "tunes" per se...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

Seems to me that there's never much variety in band uniforms. In general no matter what time-period you pick, going back over the years, at any given time all the leading bands dress more or less...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-06-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Unique Pipes

Looks like one of the tenor projecting mounts fell off and was put back on upside down!

You see pipes on Ebay like that sometimes, with upside down mounts.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 01-03-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Drilling C Nat Hole?

Interesting.

My Border chanter experience is limited, I've only owned three chanters (Hamish Moore, Jon Swayne, and Nigel Richard) and all three gave perfect cross-fingered C natural, D sharp, F...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-03-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,609
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: PM on the rampage!

Oooh how I hate encountering incorrectly-hemped joints when I'm going round the circle tuning drones!!

Drones so loose they won't stay up, or so tight I have to put the tuner in my pocket and use...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-03-2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,609
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: PM on the rampage!

Yes of course!

What I was trying to get at was that these nerves are overlaid upon a strike-in that even when done correctly is a hairs-breadth removed from an Early E.

Through diligent...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-02-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Tuning

Matching High A to Low A is the rough guide, but it's often more complicated than that, and I think it's wise to follow the Majority Rules plan in tuning a chanter.

Specific individual notes...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-01-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

Interesting that you mention the slow air to end the Medley, which is a recent innovation.

Well I remember the time in the 1990s, while PM of a G4 band, running my concept for our new Medley by...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-01-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By pancelticpiper
Predictions for the Next Decade

I was just now listening to a radio show doing the topic

Oddly Specific Predictions for the Coming Decade

and I thought it fitting that we do that here as well.

Let's hear your predictions...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-30-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,609
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: PM on the rampage!

With the danger of being Captain Obvious, I have come around to the belief (after over 40 years doing this band thing) that Early E's are the result of pipers trying to overcome recalcitrant finicky...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-30-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,609
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: PM on the rampage!

To me that sounds like a Teaching Moment.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-29-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Band etiquette

The first band I played with, back in the 1970s, had a Pipe Corps full of good soloists (except for me, the newbie) and loads of solo gigs came into the band.

At the end of every practice,...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-29-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Poll: BDF Reach
Views: 1,170
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: BDF Reach

ROUK Rest Of UK?

ROA Rest Of Americas?

This poll so far is confirming my impression of a largely USA forum.

On the other hand, I'm on another forum where Irish, UK, and European members...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-26-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Drilling C Nat Hole?

Low G
Low G#
Low A
Bb
B
C
C#
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-21-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Learning Uilleann Pipes

Brave to put yourself out there so early in the process!

Peter, as someone who has been playing both Highland pipes and uilleann pipes for over 40 years, and has started dozens of Highland pipers...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-21-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Drilling C Nat Hole?

Yes the reason it's become fairly common to drill the C natural hole in Scottish Smallpipe chanters is because cross-fingering doesn't work.

On full-size Highland chanters

x xxx xoxo
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Forum: Music 12-20-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Monthly composition thread

I've been humming tunes along the lines of what I've posted above for a couple days now, and it has made an "ah, hah!" moment for me:

Each composition creates its own unique world, with a specific...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-19-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,929
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipers in the old days

I don't.

It is interesting, the fake "castle" and the paper cutout of the child. We may never know what the story is behind that photo.
Forum: Music 12-19-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Monthly composition thread

It would be cool if you could reduce the image size, on my screen at least I only can see half of it at a time.

OK, I still haven't read any of the other tunes, but I've reworked my ideas into a...
Forum: Music 12-18-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Monthly composition thread

I jotted this down literally in a minute, playing on a pennywhistle (no chanter to hand) because I have to get dressed and go to work!

A nice theme to work from, for sure. I didn't look at the...
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