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Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-11-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,097
Posted By Michael New
Re: D. MacPherson pipes

Threads merged - please do not double post.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-07-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By Michael New
Re: Drone reeds for vintage Lawrie pipes

Eezedrone tenors and cane bass - the old tried and true.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-21-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 21,648
Posted By Michael New
Re: Synthetic Chanter Reed

I think this thread has run its course.
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 01-29-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,423
Posted By Michael New
Re: Did I Read That Right?

I have one of those compilations that includes "The Jig of Sluts."

There's a mental image...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-31-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By Michael New
Re: Clan Ranald bagpipes played at Culloden

Still extant? If so, where can this fence be seen?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-05-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By Michael New
Re: Reed recommendations for ebony Lawries

I use Eezedrone tenors and a cane bass in my pre-WWI ebony Lawries. I've yet to find anything as good, much less better.
Forum: Music 08-23-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,395
Posted By Michael New
Re: Help figuring out some tunes?

Celtic Pipes works very well with Mac.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,729
Posted By Michael New
Re: How Sherlock Holmes detects the piper

I noticed once, at a party, that all the pipers in the room held their pints in the right hand with the little finger lifted slightly off the glass (and no, they weren't just being posh.)
Forum: Competition Results 08-13-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,697
Posted By Michael New
Re: Worlds Results 2017

Nice to see SFU back in the top 6!
Forum: Beer Tent 06-28-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,818
Posted By Michael New
Re: BBC podcast on "Amazing Grace"


Well said.
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-25-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,814
Posted By Michael New
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-27-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By Michael New
Re: Blowing issue

I've experienced this occasionally after a long lay-off. It seems to be associated with excessive dryness in the throat. Play in shorter increments of time with frequent breaks, stray well-hydrated,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-30-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,937
Posted By Michael New
Re: teflon tape tuning pins

Agreed - there is no reason to use teflon on any non-tuning joint (I would include the top bass drone joint). I use teflon tape on tuneable joints only, because of the ability to tune the drones very...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-12-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,481
Posted By Michael New
Re: Your first piobaireachd teacher

Jimmy McIntosh, at one of the Balmoral Schools back in 1989. After that, I was fortunate to have instruction from Barry Ewen before moving to Alaska.
Forum: Music 11-04-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By Michael New
Re: I'm confused about rule 5.

Upload it to youtube or a similar site, then post a link here.
Forum: Music 11-04-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By Michael New
Re: I'm confused about rule 5.

Could you post a link? That's how it's usually done.
Forum: Music 11-03-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By Michael New
Re: I'm confused about rule 5.

Asking for the name of a tune (or the name of a published source for the music) is not a problem, nor is posting a clip of a public performance.

Asking for the music to said tune is verboten.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 08-29-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,750
Posted By Michael New
Re: Advice? Stuck Blowpipe

Grasp the blowpipe near its base in one hand, and the blowpipe stock in the other. Apply pressure to the joint as if you were trying to break the joint open away from you. Hold steady pressure for...
Forum: Music 08-26-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,660
Posted By Michael New
Re: Top of my piping bucket list:


Also Lorient, The Northern Meeting and Argyllshire Gathering, and The Glenfiddich.

I attended the 25th anniversary...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-30-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,963
Posted By Michael New
Re: U.S. Ivory Ban Clarification: You CAN Own/Buy/Sell Many Real Ivory Pipes in the U

Not so sure this is true.I'm in the process of applying for a Musical Instrument Passport: http://www.fws.gov/international/permits/by-activity/musical-instruments.html

It should be possible to...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-09-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By Michael New
Re: O'er the Border / Mooney's pipes

I was at a Balmoral School in Tacoma back in 1992 or 1993. Gordon was playing Ray Sloan smallpipes at the time, IIRC.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,654
Posted By Michael New
Re: Just for grins and giggles......

My cousin's wedding in Glasgow was crashed by none other than the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band! I had to let her know just what an amazing gift that was. :thumb: I believe there is some footage of...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-10-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,713
Posted By Michael New
Remounting bagpipes

Probably best to just keep the head down and wait for the dust to settle before taking ivory-mounted pipes to any Highland Games or competitions then, even in the U.S. Hopefully they'll get the whole...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-10-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,713
Posted By Michael New
Re: Remounting bagpipes

Ringo - what about bagpipes containing ivory which were imported into the United States after 1975? Item 7 on the CITES certificate application seems to suggest that an expired/cancelled CITES...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-21-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,066
Posted By Michael New
Re: Dating Old Lawries

Those are very similar to my pipes, which were manufactured approximately 1912 based on a neary identical set of pipes with a presentation shield dated 1912. Pancelticpiper - my pipes are nearly...
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