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Forum: Music Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Breton Tunes

Cheers for all the info. I'll have a good look through it all.
Forum: Music 07-10-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By Big Tone
Breton Tunes

I know just about zero about Breton music but I'd like to learn some. Could people suggest some tunes to look at, a greatest hits so to speak.

It would help if the sheet music was available to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-05-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Big Tone
Blackwood Oil/Ebony

I have a blackwood set of pipes which I've cleaned and oiled when I changed a bag. I have an ebony set as well. Any issues using the oil on that too? It's the RG Hardie blackwood oil.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-05-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Big Tone
Garvie Border Pipes

Anyone have a set of these?

I'm interested in a set of border pipes.

There's Garvie, Fred Morrison's and a few others. The sounds page on the Garvie website is broken. There's a couple of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-05-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Fagerstrom HG Stinking

A wee bit of tape would fix that?

On a more serious note, I have a Blair chanter and don't use the GHB setting on it much, mostly the small pipes. The GHB doesn't sound bad just 'not right' in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-15-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Installing Canmore Hybrid

One thing I did when putting on a Canmore was not to immediately add the self sealing tape. I blew them for a week and let the stocks 'settle' in place.
The middle one was exactly as I installed it,...
Forum: Music 05-11-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Tune ID help

Probably would have helped if I'd read your message fully and not just clicked on the 2/4 march track.

Nice tune. It does sound familiar.
Forum: Music 05-11-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Tune ID help

Leaving Glenurquhart?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-05-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Billy Roleston smallpipes

That seller is also selling a few sets of pipes. Are they old? The bags on some of them might suggest so.

They're selling a lot of piping related stuff but don't seem to know too much about it.
Forum: Music 04-27-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Big Tone
Re: 10 part reels

Off the top of my head Inverary play the Donald MacLeod setting if you want to compare.
Forum: Music 04-27-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Big Tone
Re: 10 part reels

I've heard a 10 part version mentioned. I learned the Willie Ross version. John Wilson has a 6 part setting in his Book 2 with 2 parts in it that are different from the Ross setting. I was thinking...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-02-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Big Tone
Re: leumluath movement

It also appears in Var. 1 of The King's Taxes and Lament For Donald Ban MacCrimmon.

In light music, I think it's in the last part of The Finger Control, a hornpipe in John Wilson Book 3.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-25-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,760
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

How long is a 'fair bit of practicing/playing'?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-10-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Big Tone
Re: narrow bore bass top?

The stocks are also off-centre.

The bore of the top section of the bass also looks like it might be off-centre? Not sure if it is or the it's just the gap between it and the mount makes it look...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-26-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,189
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

Everyone moans about boring MSRs. If bands won't consider other stuff then that leaves either a set list of tunes each year like they do for the Silver/Gold medals or 'banning' some of the times that...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-26-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,189
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

A cap on numbers would likely solve both of these to a degree. A smaller number of pipers means less drummers. Smaller bands would hopefully mean the excess players lead to more bands. More bands...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,189
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

I would say the majority of uniform choices and indeed most things related to bands will be driven by what Grade 1 bands do. With 30/40 playing members in each what they do will be driven by cost....
Forum: Music 12-27-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,005
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Tune Identification - Dysart and Dundonald Band

The tune is McCarty Street, a two parted 4/4 march, by Karl L. Walford. It can be found on page 18 on his Tartan Tribe, Big, Little Band Book 1 collection.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-19-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,786
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Who makes this reed?

I'd be happy to try one of these.

Are they available for purchase? Freebies gratefully accepted if you be bothered to post to U.K.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,377
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Listen to this

https://www.mdpiping.com/listen

Should all be here. The music is all in his books.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Big Tone
Re: Competition for Scotland Gr4 solo

For the majority of games you don't need to be in the CPA. You can just turn up on the day and play. Usually you just pay to get into the Games and that covers your entry fee into whatever contests...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-02-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By Big Tone
Re: PS Book History

Personally I'd say get Kilberry first. It has 100 odd tunes for a very reasonable price. There's a good mix of different levels of tunes.

Think about joining the Piobaireachd Society as well. Off...
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