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Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 03-06-2007, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Reed for long Naill PC

I don't know what Naill recommend but old-fashioned cane reeds from James Begg in Glasgow work very well, with a nice musical sound.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-05-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Scotland remains true to ancient tradition

When I was at school, I had an evening/weekend job for a while making that stuff. You do not want to know what goes on in a big industrial bakery! :wink: And definitely not in the dough-mixing...
Forum: Music 03-03-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,110
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Here Comes the Bride

>>Some churches won't allow it played

Really? Just in the States, I assume? I’ve never heard of that on this side of the pond.

>>as its title is The Devil's Wedding March from Wagner's...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-01-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Scotland remains true to ancient tradition

I did consider the Beer Tent, but the heritage element made me decide that the HTH forum was marginally more appropriate.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-01-2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Paul Gretton
Scotland remains true to ancient tradition

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/alrate0207.pdf
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-01-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,473
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: bagpipes to loud ?

I heard the original report on the BBC news yesterday. It was made clear that the Wick band had called in the acoustician themselves because they were worried about their hearing. The report also...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-01-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 941
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Prince Charles says ban McDonald's food

Come on guys! This thread is now already on its second page and it STILL hasn't got onto the topic of gun control! What kind of Americans ARE y'all?!?!? :wink:
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-28-2007, 06:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,046
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Biblical Bagpipe References

Does the Bible say whether pipers used the redundant A in their crunluath?
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-26-2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,058
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Amazing Grace-the movie

Ever read the Old Testament?

And as far slavery starting in America, of course the English were partially responsible for bringing the slaves here. America was still part of England until 1776....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-26-2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 992
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Terminology

Perhaps I should only have quoted the first dozen or so lines. :wink:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-25-2007, 02:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 992
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Terminology

'And only ONE for birthday presents, you know. There's glory
for you!'

'I don't know what you mean by "glory,"' Alice said.

Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't--...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-24-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Taking off old mounts?

Here’s a wee anecdote on just this topic, which I heard only last week.

The owner of the Dutch company that provides our Internet service is basically pretty rich and is also into cars (he is in...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-24-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Pink Ivory Krons

Lots of pics of pink ivory at

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/pink%20ivory.htm

BTW, if you ever need pics of exotics woods, this is the site to go to (i.e. the home page ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-22-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,378
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Black wax - Abrasive myth?

My pipes (old Lawries) used to belong to PM Angus MacDonald. Everything is beautifully hemped with black-waxed hemp. I have never needed to re-hemp, just roughen up the surface a bit with my...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-21-2007, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Very low tuning question

Excellent explanation!
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-20-2007, 04:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,682
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: scottish translations

Hier ben ik!

Very interesting! The modern Dutch word “klant” (from earlier “calant”, with standard loss of vowel before the accented syllable) means “customer” in the sense of someone who buys...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-20-2007, 03:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,682
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: scottish translations

Without researching it, I would hazard a guess that “cullen” is a form of “cully”, i.e. a fellow, man, “bloke”… (although this often has/had a negative connotation in English).
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-19-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,682
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: scottish translations

Kale is definitely not just cattle feed. For one thing, Sainsbury’s sell it by the bag as a standard veggie!

Here in Holland it’s the main ingredient in the national dish, “boerenkool met worst” ...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-18-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,682
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: scottish translations

I’ll give it a go without the dictionary:

The woman he called “coulter nose”* poured a quantity** of sour cabbage*** brew down on his head and shoulders.

* This may also be slang for something...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-18-2007, 04:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,682
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: scottish translations

Why Robin, old chap, how very nice of you to ask! :wink:

There is indeed an absolutely fabulous resource for anyone interested in Scots. This is the “Dictionary of the Scots Language”...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-17-2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Drone boring, &c.

:lol:! I really fell for that one! :D
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-17-2007, 09:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,682
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: scottish translations

I’d be a bit careful with your constant references to Chambers, Rabbie. Dunoon Public Library is still trying to find out who pinched its only copy! :wink:
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-17-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,682
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: scottish translations

I would like to sign up immediately! With KA and PDT for know-all and pedant, too. And perhaps we could also have a category for members who are like the grumpy kid at the back of the class who...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-17-2007, 02:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,682
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: scottish translations

It isn't. Or as you might say "It be not." :wink:
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-17-2007, 02:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Paul Gretton
Re: Drone boring, &c.

Wulls, have you got an url or snailmail address for them?
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