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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-23-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: old pipes in the seaforth museum

Thanks,
I was hoping someone had his email address. I checked out the museum on line and he is not listed as being on staff.
Barry
Forum: Beer Tent 02-18-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Barry Shears
Advice on recording from a 78 or wax cylinder

Hello Everyone,
Can anyone help me with advice on making copies of a recording on 78 rpm record or wax cylinder recordings? In the case of the wax recording, I tried using my phone placed close to...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-13-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,858
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: How many sets do you own?

I'm curious what this set looks like, and can it be played? If not, have you ever played it or heard it played?

There are some serious cracks in the drones but I opted to leave them as is. Julien...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,858
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: How many sets do you own?

I would never play some of the sets due to existing cracks but when I had my old Glens I would swap out the pipes MacDougall, Henderson, Glen, and Laurie and play them for a bit with the MacDougalls...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,858
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: How many sets do you own?

I had to think for a minute since some sets are missing the original chanter or a stock here and there but here goes from oldest to newest:
1. C. 1780 horn mounted set, complete except for a few...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-09-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Barry Shears
Old pipes in the Seaforth museum

Hello,
I was wondering if someone might a have a photo of the old pipes on display in the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada museum Vancouver, BC ? all part of my research (ongoing)
Barry
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-09-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,392
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Funeral piping for presidents and prime ministers

Great info, thanks to everyone who took the time to post
Barry
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-22-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Lignum vitae

Steve,
I haven't seen a set personally but apparently there was a set made from lignum vitae made in Cape Breton in the late 19th early 20th century by one of the Gillis pipe makers, one of my...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-09-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,392
Posted By Barry Shears
Funeral piping for presidents and prime ministers

Hi Folks ,
I am researching funeral music for an article I am working on and I would like to see if anyone can add something to what I already have. I know the Black Watch played for JFK's...
Forum: Music 12-17-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,075
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Lament at funerals

Great responses all. I wonder if there are more requests for pipe music at men's funerals compared to women's funerals. Come to to think of it many of my first funeral performances (age 15) I played...
Forum: Music 12-12-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,075
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Lament at funerals

"However given the tunes history and origin it is a bit rich trying to claim it as solely a 'military' especially highland pipe tune when there is actually nothing 'highland' about it, so there is no...
Forum: Music 12-11-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,075
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Lament at funerals

I played a pipe setting of Farewell to Nova Scotia, at Helen Creighton's funeral. She was the noted folklorist who collected this song as well as numerous others in English, Gaelic, French and Mi'...
Forum: Music 12-11-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,075
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Lament at funerals

Thanks everyone, for the great response. A fellow piper here had a t-shirt made which featured a piper and the slogan Put the Fun back in Funeral. Regrettably on his first wearing he bumped into...
Forum: Music 12-11-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,075
Posted By Barry Shears
Lament at funerals

Hello Friends,
I have recently been thinking about the whole "Lament at funerals" thing and I was wondering what views about the music pipers on the forum may have. I am seeking answers to...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-03-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Pipers in the old days

BC pipers in Victoria c. 1891 ( I'll try for a bigger copy next time I am in Victoria


614
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-03-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,272
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Pipers in the old days

Great collection of old piper pics. The one of an older PM and and a young female dancer looks to be have been taken in Nova Scotia, probably Antigonish or New Glasgow and the piper looks like "Tug"...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 11-07-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Any tips on downloading upgrades to the Blair chanter

Magic!
Murray should have you on the payroll. Thank you so much for taking the time to send the detailed instructions.. It worked like a charm
Barry
Forum: Webmaster & Software 11-06-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By Barry Shears
Any tips on downloading upgrades to the Blair chanter

Hello,
I have been trying to upload the updates for the Blair chanter with no success. I use a Mac and I am a bit of a lucite so be gentle with any advice,
step by step directions for dummies if...
Forum: Music 11-06-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Barry Shears
Pipe tune associated with Henderosn's song John Maclean

Hello, asking for a friend....
anyone have an idea whether this song by Hamish Henderson , was based on a bagpipe tune? if so, which one?
Thanks,
barry
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By Barry Shears
Can I ship a pipe with ivory mounts to the USA?

Hello,
I suppose this has been asked a dozen times or so, but with the changing export of backwood requirements, I was wondering if you can ship ivory mounted pipes to the USA from Canada? Will a...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-04-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 509
Posted By Barry Shears
Scotch Four Strathspeys and reels on the SSp

Hi Everyone,
Here is another clip from the book launch last fall in Cape Breton . The tunes are all contained in my new collection of music, stories and photographs "Play it Like You Sing it"...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-05-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By Barry Shears
Skype lesson fees

Hi Everyone,
Is there there a going rate for Skype instruction? Cost per half hour or an hour? I have seen as high as 50 dollars (CDN) per one hour +, but I was wondering if there is a standard...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-11-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,648
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Tunes with Great Stories Behind Them?

If you are looking for light music stories my new collection of traditional music has 249 melodies and most have stories and tune history attached , 86 have Gaelic and English words associated with...
Forum: Reviews 06-05-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By Barry Shears
Book review by Iain McInnes

Check out the Pipes Drums website https://www.pipesdrums.com for a review of my new collection of music and history "Play It Like You Sing It". You can order it from me at a author's discount...
Forum: Music 05-31-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Is it supposed to sound like that? availability

Thanks everyone for the advice, The guy here in the band doesn't need his copy any more so we will trade one of my music books for it. It s a dandy little musical aid.
Cheers,
Barry
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