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Forum: Industry News 01-06-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By John E. McDonald
Recording of the Decade acknowledgements

A few weeks ago, I was honored to learn that Pipes/Drums Magazine announced that the Box Set of my documentary ON THE DAY: The Story of the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band (http://onthedaymovie.com) was...
Forum: Industry News 05-06-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 984
Posted By John E. McDonald
No need to buy a DVD to see PIPES & STICKS ON ROUTE 66

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DOWNLOAD TO OWN $12.99 (https://johnmcdonalddocs.vhx.tv/buy/pipes-sticks-on-route-66)

STREAMING...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-19-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,458
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Ford Commercial

Yes, it's our band -- The Pasadena Scots in California. It was a fun day! Christopher Guest (This is Spinal Tap) was the director. When the band auditioned at a casting company in Hollywood, there...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-04-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,357
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Q&A for Pipes & Sticks on Route 66

@ Lorraine: So glad you enjoyed the movie, and the fact that you want to see it again is very gratifying. I doubt there will be any additional screenings in Canada except in the Atlantic provinces....
Forum: Beer Tent 12-01-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,357
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Q&A for Pipes & Sticks on Route 66

@ Sebastien: I am so sorry to learn about the technical issues at that theatre. It is unacceptable. I will check into it and see if there's a chance they can reschedule it.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-01-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Q&A after final Canadian screening this Sunday of Pipes & Sticks

@ Klondike Waldo: If you can book a theatre in your town to show the film, I'll be there. I have been talking to a few organizations in parts of the US who are looking into possible venues in their...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-29-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By John E. McDonald
Q&A after final Canadian screening this Sunday of Pipes & Sticks

Once again, I'd like to open up a Q&A here for those of you who will be attending the final screenings of PIPES & STICKS ON ROUTE 66 this Sunday at 12:30PM in Canadian theaters. (list of theaters...
Forum: Your Announcements 11-29-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 645
Posted By John E. McDonald
It might get loud in Canada this Sunday

LAST CHANCE TO SEE MY FILM IN CANADIAN THEATRES.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 1, 12:30PM
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE (https://vimeo.com/75918211)
...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-16-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,357
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Q&A for Pipes & Sticks on Route 66

Heather,

First, thanks for your support. Will try to answer all your questions here:

The Glasgow Film Theatre showed the UK premiere of ON THE DAY as part of Piping Live! in 2009 and paid for...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-15-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,357
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Q&A for Pipes & Sticks on Route 66

Thanks, Karen. Seeing it in London, Ontario, was the first time I had seen it in a large theatre environment with an audience. Of course, as the filmmaker, I noticed all the flaws, but I really...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,357
Posted By John E. McDonald
Q&A for Pipes & Sticks on Route 66

Fellow Beer Drinkers:

The world premiere of the film I have worked on for the last two years is coming to Canada on Thursday, November 14 (and a encore showing on Dec. 1). If you are not familiar...
Forum: Your Announcements 11-11-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By John E. McDonald
Update on Canadian theatrical screenings of Pipes & Sticks on Route 66

An earlier list of the 36 theatres showing the movie has been modified. The 7PM time on November 14 is now 6:30PM. Some theatres are screening at 8PM. Be sure to double check with the theatre to be...
Forum: Your Announcements 11-03-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 826
Posted By John E. McDonald
Pipes & Sticks on Rt. 66 in Canadian theatres

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LOOK FOR THEATRE NEAR YOU & ORDER TICKETS HERE (http://m.cineplex.com/m/Movies/Pipes-and-Sticks-on-Route-66.aspx)
Mike Cole...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-09-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Pipes & Sticks on Route 66 Fund Raising

Mike and Paul are right: there is not much, if any, financial gain in making indie documentaries. My fellow doc filmmakers and I do it because of a passion we have for the subject matter. The...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-24-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By John E. McDonald
Little Drummer Boy on Route 66

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i445/mcdonaldjoh/ScreenShot2012-12-24at71610AM_zps2049cbcb.png (http://conta.cc/WzCVBg)
Forum: Beer Tent 10-07-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,803
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Contacting Colin Magee, composer of Troy's Wedding

Thanks to those who got back to me right away. David Hilder sent me Colin's email address, I wrote, and already heard back. Permission granted! Colin said my timing was impeccable as he is in...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-07-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,803
Posted By John E. McDonald
Contacting Colin Magee, composer of Troy's Wedding

Anyone have his contact info? The Pipes & Sticks on Route 66 guys played the tune in their concerts and it's one of the pieces used in the soon-to-be-released 4-minute fundraising video. I need to...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-27-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,565
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Willie McCallum London

Wish I had been there to hear Willie's magic. I had the privilege of traveling with him and a couple of other great pipers for the entire length of US Route 66 in April. When the video is...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-07-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: ON THE DAY on TV this week

Thanks, Kenton, both for your kind words about the film as well as for playing at the American Public Television convention. The VP for programming (who you probably met) is a big fan of OTD and...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By John E. McDonald
ON THE DAY on TV this week

If you're around Buffalo, NY or Ontario, Canada and missed the airing of a one-hour version ON THE DAY last night on PBS station WNED, it is showing again on August 10 at 4am EST. Even for those who...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,056
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Olympic Closing Ceremony Pipe Band

Fun to read some of the comments on the link you posted in your message, most being derogatory. My favorite: "I can't stand ruddy bagpipes, does anyone actually really like the dreadfull screachy...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-03-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,786
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Pipes & Sticks on Route 66

@raymac -- It won't look much like Billy's series except for a similar high level of production value with the photography and sound. His presentation ( I really enjoyed the parts I was able to...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-02-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,786
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Pipes & Sticks on Route 66

Photo by Julie Smith
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i445/mcdonaldjoh/SunsetJulie-1.jpg
Mike, Jim, Stuart, Angus and Willie play a final tune on Santa Monica beach as the Route 66 tour comes to...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-14-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,917
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Pipes & Sticks on Route 66

Here are the concert/recital, activities and workshop dates for the tour. Looking forward to seeing some of you at these places.

April 5 Chicago MEET & GREET (http://modaileys.com/contact/)...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-08-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,917
Posted By John E. McDonald
Re: Pipes & Sticks on Route 66

Thanks for the support, Jennifer!

In January, I was back in Glasgow to film the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band performing at the Royal Concert Hall. Click HERE...
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