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Forum: Beer Tent 01-12-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By piper Q
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

I may not be world renowned but I am notorious in parts of two states 1300 miles apart and pipe annually in a small city's school music program...

Does that count for something besides a small...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-12-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By piper Q
Re: St. Patrick`s Day NYC

As stated the weather in NYC or Boston can be extreme. So wrist overs and warmers are quite helpful. Have the rain cape handy as well. Go with your most functional set up, your bomb proof reed...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-02-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By piper Q
Re: Bagpipes in a silent decline?

A silent decline? That may be more dependent upon one's locality, than much else. Currently I'm restricted in my travels due to other reasons than employment or incarceration. However, in my travels...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-26-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By piper Q
Re: Pipe Tunes for the Season

And this season, I have learned that the tune Sao Gan, a lovely lullaby of its self, also has seasonally appropriate words for the Christmas Season and is used as a Carol.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-26-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By piper Q
Re: PM on the rampage!

While I have a bit of a nasty temper and can be quite hotheaded (in my defense though, my hair has changed color quite a bit, I was born closer to ginger than to brown and now grey).
when I would...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-17-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By piper Q
Re: Ever found piping imagery at memorial park?

While I've never see the image of a piper, set of pipes, or staff music for pipes engraved upon a stone here in the USA, I know the monument carvers are quite capable of it. As for colorized images...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-05-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,623
Posted By piper Q
Re: Forum activity levels

I come to the forums here to occasionally seek advice, give bad advice in turn, or just giggle whilst sipping a wee dram at some of the commentary. That said some of my postings may be less than...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-05-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By piper Q
Replacement drone reed bridles?

I know more than a few of us have run into issue with the rubber bridles either tearing or splitting on our drone reeds.

Aside from purchasing a new set of drone reeds due to a bad bridle, what...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-05-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By piper Q
Re: I don't know to laugh or be offended...

Ahhh yes, the Doxology.... How many ways can it be played? How many pipers are in the cue?
Forum: Music 11-28-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By piper Q
Re: Mull of Kintyre - rant

There are worse things than Mull of Kintyre, such as being requested to play Amazing Grace on St. Patrick's Day in the middle of a block party... Does this look like a effing funeral?!
Forum: Beer Tent 11-28-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By piper Q
Re: I don't know to laugh or be offended...

Laugh? Why I was even grinning. Its the END TIMES! Bring out the Pipers for the Grand Finally!

All you beginning Pipers cue up over on the sidelines by Big Red, He'll help you with the tuning....
Forum: Beer Tent 11-18-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By piper Q
Re: Eye problems and piping

The advice of not to do anything which can cause stain and increased intraocular pressure is important to the preservation of vision. If she is as dedicated to practice as you indicate, I would...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-18-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By piper Q
It won't be a good week to be a Turkey

Here in the USA, we have our Thanksgiving Day approaching. Traditionally Turkey is a main menu item, and for some of us the near immortal story song of Alice's Restaurant is mandated as well.

Forum: Beer Tent 10-19-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By piper Q
Re: Security Tracking Devices

Aside from having a direct physical connection to a secured pipe case, via a handcuff or leg irons, some options are limited. If you are traveling, keep it as a carry on item. The TSA (Theatrical...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-19-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,199
Posted By piper Q
Re: Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

The following is also a posting of curiously constructed phrasing meant more in the form of humor; rest assured its a bad joke as well. Ein Prosit Alles!

Yes, the antipodes may be coming into...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,199
Posted By piper Q
Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

Kilts, love them or hate them they are part of the parcel that comes with the Pipes and Drums.

That said, I suspect most of us have a woolen kilt that has lots and lots of pleats which we are...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By piper Q
Re: Stolen smallpipes in Tucson, AZ

Have you trired contacting the Pawn Shops in the Tuscon area, when you filed the Police Report? I would suggest a search of a 5 mile radius for pawn shops from where it was stolen. The majority of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By piper Q
Re: Fagerstrom Technochanter

I recently returned my technopipes to Mr. Fagerstrom for replacement of the headphones end plug/switch which had failed. the repairs and shipping costs were very reasonable and Andrus included a new...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-05-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,957
Posted By piper Q
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

Regardless of situation, go in with a set tune list and stick to it. Practice it before hand.

To a skilled piper the tunes may be simple, but Hector the Hero can have some tricky grace notes if...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-20-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,978
Posted By piper Q
Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Being on the Swamp Coast of Mississippi, I often have a difficult time with getting the African black wood chanter to play Near the 470 to 474 hertz range that I played in a more northern climate....
Forum: Beer Tent 09-20-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,097
Posted By piper Q
Re: Paid not to play!

I would gladly not play for pay. Where & when is the next movie shoot on the Mississippi gulf coast..... hmmmmm
Forum: Beer Tent 07-16-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By piper Q
Re: Another Paradigm Shift in Pipe Banding

Aye, I do Jest... and yet the idea doth pose merit.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-16-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By piper Q
Re: Pierced Pipers?

Other than some noticeable scarring and deformities from injuries, I do not have any modifications or skin art. However, I know a few pipers and drummers who do, and they are technically proficient...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-13-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By piper Q
Re: Another Paradigm Shift in Pipe Banding

pray tell what is so wrong with a Hydration Pack with a chilling bladder adjacent to a proper consumable which doth provide cheer to a weary traveler? Cold beer while in route to a completion point...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-03-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By piper Q
Re: For Independence Day, the 4th of July

Thank you Pip01, have a safe week. Cheers!
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