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Forum: Music 11-22-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

Here's canntaireachd and piping together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCHRQuITwWs&t=14s

Here's a pipe band playing Ceol Mor, very effective I think.
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Forum: Music 11-22-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

I don't know why I didn't think to mention it, but I think that Ceol Mor sounds much more musical and makes more musical sense when sung.

It's called canntaireachd "chanting".

There's a series...
Forum: Music 11-21-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

I think it helps to realise that Ceol Mor isn't an isolated unique style, but a very old, and very widespread, music format.

Traditional music traditions with strikingly similar structure exist...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Roddy MacLeod launches “Hebridean” range of Pipes

I can't find the specs of the WWI Hendersons and mid-19th century Alexander Glens I used to own, but of the specs I do have of pipes I've had more recently there's a narrowing of the bass bottom over...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,005
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Catalin Question....

Like this set...not full catalin mounts, just at the tops, to let you know this set as been there and done that.

https://i.imgur.com/5fVekBn.jpg
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Highland goose to start?

That's very interesting! I've never had a goose-student so this is news to me.

However that exact issue is known in the uilleann pipe world, where beginners will get a so-called "practice set"...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,005
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Catalin Question....

Personally I don't see the point in making superb-quality vintage pipes look like run-of-the-mill modern pipes.

That aged catalin testifies to the pipe's quality and vintage.

I have a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-17-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Chanter tuning struggle, the high notes

That's what I've experienced: if you take an old very weak reed and open it up with a mandrel the High A can cease to sound altogether!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-17-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Stupid Beginner Question: Chanters

I don't think it's a stupid question at all.

Because it raises another question: Why don't any of the hundreds of other species of bagpipe have something akin to a Practice Chanter?

You learn...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-17-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipe ID

I've seen at least one pipe-flipper on Ebay.

Something will come up with a very low Buy It Now, the flipper snaps it up and it's back on Ebay within hours for several times the price.

IIRC...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Roddy MacLeod launches “Hebridean” range of Pipes

It's puzzled me for sure, why so many modern so-called reproductions of vintage pipes change from the original big-bore bass bottom to a narrow bore.

And some pipers who play vintage sets will...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-15-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Why is one PC supposedly better than another?

It would be interesting to see what the size of the bore is, not only of the body of the PC but also the bore in between the top of the chamber and the end where the mouthpiece is attached.

The...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Why is one PC supposedly better than another?

About which PC is "better" I suppose I should define what I mean.

To me there are the following things:

1) intonation. That's #1 for any musical instrument, I should think. It amazes me when...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Yet another pipe ID Logan???

One would think that a book listing all known Highland bagpipe makers would include everyone regardless of what they do when they're not making bagpipes.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipe ID

A thing that scares me off about many such vintage pipes is when there are no measurements given.

Up until around 1930 most makers made fullsize pipes and pipes just under full size, around 7/8...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By pancelticpiper
Yet another pipe ID Logan???

The seller says somebody says these could be Logan pipes.

Highland Bagpipe Makers has very little info on Logan, but suffice it to say that this Ebay set certainly doesn't look 120 years old!
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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-09-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,536
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Bulgarian Kaba Gaida

I don't. I only have seen his videos, it's all I know about him, sorry.

I will say that he's a much better player than I was on Gaida. I just got to a basic level where I could play in a band.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-05-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,536
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Bulgarian Kaba Gaida

A few months ago I sold off the last of my Gaidi on Ebay, some very nice vintage instruments with good reeds to boot.

Also I sold my Macedonian Gaida, a lovely vintage instrument.

So now I'm...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-05-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Baritone, ugh!

Yes on SSP's which have a tenor and two sopranos, in effect. A higher drone would be playing the chanter's High A!!

Almost like the tiny screaming drone that's right in your face on some Spanish...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-05-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Baritone, ugh!

That's another thing I did, set up my Highland pipes with two bass drones.

It was amazing, almost like a Bulgarian Kaba Gaida (which only has one drone, a bass, but its sound is so huge and...
Forum: Adult Pipers 11-05-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,512
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Need advice to help with a decision on GHB

Good for you, sounds like McCallum did a super job as usual.

BTW there's a great interview with Kenny McLeod, I think it's on Pipes/Drums, where he talks about how his business philosophy came...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Dunbar Classic

Thanks! I asked Rick for the lightest-coloured wood he had, he said people are always asking for the darker stuff.

BTW the different sections, in person, look nearly identical, but for some...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: My "new" old set of bagpipes

Thanks! Hopefully the newer editions of Highland Bagpipe Makers have included that information.

They look so much like my Starcks, which in turn resemble Glens.

My Starck drones, by the way,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Chromatic bagpipe chanter

That is what a chromatic scale is, going up the scale playing every semitone, which for the Highland pipes would be (written pitches)

A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A

On my McCallum Bb chanter I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: My "new" old set of bagpipes

Very interesting!

My first edition of Highland Bagpipe Makers has very little on McCullough, only saying c1900 Belfast and that they made Highland pipes "under the direction" of David Glen.
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