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Forum: Beer Tent 04-02-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,714
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Best sounding bagpipes you’ve heard?

I hope he / she was given a slap for that! Cheeky beggar! :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-31-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Playing in Surgical Gloves (?? :)

That's what I was getting at.

Did you wear a mask and put a glove over the blow stick :crazy:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-31-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Playing in Surgical Gloves (?? :)

Genuine question, why did you play wearing gloves? Just for the craic? :shrug:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-23-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: The reverse hands challenge

Well done! When/if I get home this week I'll take you up on it for the craic :thumb:
Forum: Music 03-23-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Heroes of Mull?

First tune is The Glendaruel Highlanders, I think?

I've heard it sung as 'Cambelton Loch' too.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-22-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Pipe Case Alternatives

I have one of these. I use it for storage in my house.....but that's it.

It's a soft case (albeit a good one) so has the usual drawbacks of not really providing a huge amount of protection. It...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Lightweight Pipe Case

If you aren't bother particularly by protection, the bagpiper back pack case would fit the bill.

You have to take all the drone tops off, feels quality, and is light.
But it's expensive for...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Dr EG mackinnon

That just made me think of the Pogues song Sally Maclennane. :thumb:

We walked him to the station in the rain
We kissed him as we put him on the train
And we sang him a song of times long gone...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-04-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,366
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Fake 'ivory'

Somebody once called it 'mother of toilet seat' :grin: and I don't think there is a better description!

That said, I have since seen some 'aged' imitation ivory and thought it looked rather nice....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-04-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Another "pipe identification assistance" thread

I currently have 2 sets of MacLeods. They look very like them, my first reaction was that's what they are. However, I'm not totally sold, I'd need to check the projecting mounts profile against mine....
Forum: Music 02-28-2020, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Favorite Composers

Back in the day we played a lot of his stuff, Il Paco Grande, Electric Chopsticks, Good Drying, Elav the Terrible, the list goes on
Forum: Music 02-25-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Favorite Composers

In light music I really like both Peter R MacLeods, the music is flowing but highly technical. A treat when you get it right. Obviously Donald MacLeod is there too, such a list of amazing tunes from...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-25-2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Tuning d on chanter

Get a bit insulation tape and put it straight (i.e. absolutely perpendicular to the line of the chanter) across the D hole. Start about 1mm down from the top of the D hole, test it against your ear...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-25-2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,933
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Pipers Dojo Cruise

Cruise aside (you were compensated for that), how much instruction did you get/take part in/voluntarily avoid? Why did the instruction from world class players not satisfy you?
Forum: Beer Tent 02-23-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Bagpipe Backlash - McDonald's restaurant

Agreed! Making a sound is not playing the instrument. I'm not surprised we get the ridicule we do when that cac is what 99% of people associate us with, but then part of the problem is there are alot...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-23-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,933
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Pipers Dojo Cruise

What's does the small print say?

How much instruction did you actually get? It sounds to me (correct me if I'm wrong) you got a refund for the cruise, you got instruction and classes in NJ.
...
Forum: Music 02-21-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
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, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
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, 06:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,810
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, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
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, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
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, 01:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,815
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, 07:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,810
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...
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