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Forum: Music 02-21-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Gaelic words to Earl of Seaforth's Salute

Any links? I'm interested to see them.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-20-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Bagpipe Backlash - McDonald's restaurant

:sick: I'm not sure about that!! Ha ha!! If you want to experience real pain, a wee search of bagpipe masters on Uchoob (obvs not the real masters):sick:



:thumb: Every cloud! Just think of the...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-20-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Solo chanter

I agree. Chanter and sentiments on modern chanters

I find the Shepherd is a fantastic chanter, I either use a Shepherd Moulded reed or a Troy-MacAllister, both with pleasing results.

If I was...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-15-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: How do you know that you ready to teach?

Some very valid points and good responses.



That's a fair test. I suppose its how your proficiency is gauged. Most could people could get their way through the tunes but how effectively? And if...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-13-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,671
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: How many sets do you own?

The financial investment of more than 2 is huge and probably a bit out of reach of most people.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Using up a memorial fund

El Gaitero and Kevin great suggestions.

Along the lines of Kevin, you could also have a prize for the most outstanding prospect, gift a voucher or a book, something beneficial but small so that...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-12-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
How do you know that you ready to teach?

Lots of people out there with 'students'.

But how do you come to the point where you say 'Hey, I'm good enough to teach' to impart impeccable technique and execution??

How many have proper...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-12-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,473
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Leaving out the gracenotes?

This thread has made me shake my head vigorously, nod agreeably and cry uncontrollably.

Thanks, and its good to know that there are some true custodians out there of this instrument.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-09-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,671
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: How many sets do you own?

I own 2 sets, and have one on loan.

2019 David Naill DN5
1991 MacLeods

Have a nice set for pleasure / competing and my first ever set (now look very sorry looking) for pubs/sessions.

I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-07-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Bannatyne stock seal

Is this tape otherwise know as self-amalgamating tape? Sounds very similar?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-05-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Shepherd chanters' pitch ranges

My 2000ish Mk3 is the same 474-476 ish, with a moulded Shepherd reed.

Can't you tell by the design if it is a mk1,2 or 3? I know the later ones have laser etched writing on them and there was a...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-01-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Bagpipe Backlash - McDonald's restaurant

Horrendous sound, and I LOVE the bagpipes.

Reminds me of Edinburgh :whistle:
Forum: Beer Tent 01-26-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,180
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

Folk love to ban things. :shrug:
Forum: Music 01-25-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Top Deck in Perth

Nah min, a lager tops. Different thing :)
Forum: Beer Tent 01-22-2020, 02:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,831
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Time to boycott the Worlds?

Maybe a bit of a Michael Winner moment ' calm down dear!! '

https://pipingpress.com/2020/01/21/charity-regulater-confirms-no-inquiry-into-rspba/
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,898
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: I LOVE my bagpipes

:thumb: Love the stories.

If you like more of them, check out http://www.piperspersuasion.com/ full of quality interviews with great and the good of piping.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,898
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: I LOVE my bagpipes

Reminds me if a particular interview story I heard
https://youtu.be/A5T5mb21MkY
Go in at 3:50 for the story
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Poll: BDF Reach
Views: 1,326
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: BDF Reach

With 100(and 1) votes cast its almost perfect to review where we are.

Scotland 5.94%
ROUK 1.98%
Ireland nil point
Continental Europe 2.97%
Asia 0.98%
Africa nowt...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Poll: BDF Reach
Views: 1,326
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: BDF Reach

USA streaking out there!

Only place yet to register a vote are Africa, S.America and Ireland of all places!

Nice to see a few votes for Europe and one there from Asia :thumb:

And a solid 7...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,546
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: I hate my bagpipes

Exactly sir!

I think what grinds is 'received' knowledge. As in, your teacher tells you X make or bagpipe is cac. So you go through your whole life thinking that, without ever investigating or...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,898
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: I LOVE my bagpipes

Well, I LOVE my bagpipes! :grin:

Setup:
Drones: David Naill DN5 (victorian scroll engraving & cocobolo projecting mounts)
Drone Reeds: Xtreme
Chanter: Ancient Shepherd Mk3
Chanter Reed:...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,898
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: I LOVE my bagpipes

Don't change the ivory! I bet it is amazing, there is nothing like it. Ivory has become a tad toxic PC terms in recent times, but remembering how it came to be on your pipes I think it would be a...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-08-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,546
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: I hate my bagpipes

I agree. The whole vintage wood thing is just snobbery. Nice to have a set with history if you are into that, but it's not required to produce good sound.

A good skill set as a piper is the most...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-07-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Unique Pipes

I know, video is from Scotland! Nothing to do with EWMSPBU.

As I said, M and SR. Same judge, same boards. Wee fine tune in between and mach e seo :whistle:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-07-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Unique Pipes

Looks a lot like Anna Kummerl÷w. Cracking piper, you can see more detailed pics of her pipes on her Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Dudelsackanna/
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