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Forum: Music Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,222
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Irish Funeral

A couple of late additions to the list:
The Bantry Girl's Lament
Tha Dawning of The Day.
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-20-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,993
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Your 2019 setup?

An update:
After almost 40 years, I've finally got around to setrting up a back-up/foul weather set of pipes, purchased in pieces over the last couple of years:
Unknown synthetic bag (white...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-16-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Problems with High A?

Here's an alternate solution, (unorthodox, but I've known it to work: (particularly on a light reed))

For a weak High A, try this alternate fingering:
0/xxx/xxx0

Bonus: 0/xx0/xxx0 will...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 07-09-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Practice chanter reed gone bad?

For starters, the second reed is slightly lower in pitch, which may make it fit the chanter better. I wonder if the first is inserted too deeply intro the chanter which would make it sharper and most...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-07-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: SSP Drones

…Different lengths, I meant
Forum: Music 07-07-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Erin Gra Mo Chroi

So far the only source I've seen is in a collection of Dervish songs for $14.95:shrug:
( and that for piano, guitar, voice,)
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-06-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: SSP Drones

The reed sets I've seen have had baritone and bass of definitely lengths. That may not be true of all makes, of course. :shrug:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-05-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: SSP Drones

Here's a thought: on many SSP, the bass and baritones have the same bore, which makes the sections interchangeable:woot: That allows one to remove the middle section od the bass drone to use as a...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-05-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Old Tunes, Suddenly There... Again!!

Supposedly,according to some reports,including that of a particpant who was only 13 at the time of the battle of Lexington and Concord, the tune was a favorite of Isaac Davis, the commander of the...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-03-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: For Independence Day, the 4th of July

Thanks, Pip and the same to you.
:thumb:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-02-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: O Canada setting for border pipes/reelpipes

If you transpose it up to A , you'll still have the Eb (D#)* and also require G#, and Fnat, which can be done with cross fingering. In A, the last three notes would be E, High G# [0/xx0/xxxo] A/...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-29-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Any Key of A practice chanters aside from the ES Chanter?

My "practice chanter" is a Cushing A SSP chanter for which Mark Cushing kindly made a PC top. I used it with a border pipeset and as my practice chanter.

You might consider an inexpensive SSP...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-28-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Does different price mean different quality?

Some 40 years ago wen I was looking to buy my first e set of pipes, I decided on a set of G&M BP2. Good solid pipes withpout a lot of bling. The went for about $450 US back then. At the same time...
Forum: Music 06-25-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Another tune ID

The first is Chi mi na mor-bheanna ( Mist Covered Mountains) The second is "the Cares of Tomorrow Can Wait For The Close of the Day, AKA Buachall nan eirne. I'm not sure of the third (and fourth).
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-25-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Pipe bag for smallpipes

Tying in a synthetic bag without collars is not very diferent from tying in a hide bag. I've done a couple of them over the years. There are how-to instructions online if you go look for them.
If...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-25-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Case for Smallpipes

Of course, I didn't see that until the editable period had passed:blush: …and those were crunluaths, obviously.:thumb:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-24-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Case for Smallpipes

In use a Sears hard plastic tool box to which I added some padding and cloth (Velour )lining. The top and middle section of the Bass drone fit into the pull-out tray, the rest, including drones,...
Forum: Music 06-21-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Row me home to Islay

After looking at the downloaded sheet music, which bears a mark on the bottom of www.accordionsheetmusic.co.uk, and comparing to the same tiune listed on the accordion sheet music site, I agree with...
Forum: Music 06-20-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Row me home to Islay

One would need to be able to transpose the dowloaded file either up to D or even up an octave to A Not bad for $1.99 for a legal, non-pirated copy.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-17-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,610
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Tunes with Great Stories Behind Them?

Many years ago I wrote a reel named "Clam Chowder For Breakfast" for a wee lad who loved New England clam chowder. He never actiually had it for breakfast, but probably would have if offered. That...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-10-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Taps on pipes?

The shortage of buglers is related to the military no longer using or training buglers. The onlyt live military bugler I've seen in the last few years was an Army EResertve bandsman on Canton, MA....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,471
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

I took the ratio of 466/440 and 480/455 and multiplied ( rounded off).
that seemed easier that using the whole 12th root of 2 formula :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-02-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,471
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

I'd figure it to be 481.9, or 482 for all practical purposes.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Poly VS ABW stocks

I have the original ABW stocks on my 1979 G&Ms, although thwey're on the fifth bag in 40 years. I have a synthetic bag with poly stocks for back-up and play on that set-up periodically so I know it's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,397
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Identifying a set of pipes - Pakistani or not?

The reddish color of the wood under the black finish certainly suggests Sheesham wood, thus Sialkot origin. The ferrules and caps might be chrome plated- possibly brass underneath?
However, if the...
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