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Forum: Pipe Bands 06-01-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Is there any bagpipery in Bozeman, MT?

Makes sense to me, CelticHiker, regarding the Great Scots. They had played and marched in past St. Paddy's Day parades in Butte America, but I saw no pictures and heard no reports of their presence...
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-25-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Is there any bagpipery in Bozeman, MT?

Greetings, Brad.


Eric Fendler (try looking him up on FB if you are on that social media giant) is a piper who lives in the Gallatin Valley. I know that there are other pipers in the area, but...
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-01-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Is there any band that has no set uniform (ie own choice)?

The predecessor band to the Pipes and Drums of the Black Devils (the First Special Service Force's official pipe band) of Helena, Montana USA was known as The Shining Thistle, and we were a "kiltie"...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,548
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: St. Patrick's Day Rant

Commonly held misconception among the many who consider themselves "Irish" for a Day. It's sort of like some inebriated sort who has decided to try to punch you, because he considers the saffron...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: First St. Patrick's Day Nightmare of the Year

Yeah, it's just amazing how far some people expect you to travel if they have even the slightest inkling that they might be able to get you to play for cheap, or no charge at all! Unfortunate...
Forum: Competition Results 07-05-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,273
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Bob Sheppard's judging at British

Reading this makes me so VERY happy that the band I'm in is a minor Gr.4 in a drinkwater town isolated in the Rocky Mountain west, and that we compete once, perhaps twice in an entire year. The rest...
Forum: Bass Sections 05-10-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,903
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Tenor mallets

I wish we had your "problem" Chris. We tend to have a sufficient number of players for bass and tenor most days, but often come up a bit short-handed when it comes to side drummers.

I think a...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-01-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,630
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: How to tell the person talking to you doesn't know anything about bagpipes....

Thanks, Drew, for the expression of respect for the drummin' crowd. At least we can still play daycently for parades when the temperature's less than 35 degrees F. Of course, the fact that we can...
Forum: Bass Sections 05-01-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,903
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Tenor mallets

Is the tenor drummer-in-training planning to do more flourishing than hitting the drum?

The reason I ask is that I imagine there will be folk coming on here to say "TyFry, TyFry!" but if I'm...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,066
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Favorite Tartan Poll

1) Mod Htg Robertson
2) Mod Red Robertson
3) Macdonald Lord of the Isles
4) Munro
5) Gordon
Forum: Bass Sections 06-18-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By AndrewMac
Converting an old HTS 700 to a 14-inch tenor?

The drum shell was warped on the bottom to the point that bottom heads broke/separated every time they were replaced. I've been able to true up the shell a bit with flat, thick chunks of wood, weight...
Forum: Bass Sections 06-18-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,407
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Daily practice

When I first started learning tenor drumming about a dozen years ago, I didn't have the benefit of having anyone nearby for lessons, nor was there anything like Dunsire or YouTube where I could...
Forum: Drum Majors 06-03-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Fitting Spats

Jason,

If the spats are too large, and they are the type with a top button, bottom button, and a row of fixed buttons in between with Velcro backing, there are a couple of options.

You can...
Forum: Side / Snare 06-01-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,050
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Effect of painting drumshells vs. re-wrapping

On behalf of our band, I will say that your request for something in reciprocity is well received, here. Unfortunately, I am unable to be of any assistance in that respect. I am a far cry from a...
Forum: Side / Snare 05-28-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,050
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Effect of painting drumshells vs. re-wrapping

Thanks very much to all three of you for the feedback! I must say that the idea of using clear finish on the shells definitely has its attractions.

We'll see what the drum corps and the rest of...
Forum: Side / Snare 05-27-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,050
Posted By AndrewMac
Effect of painting drumshells vs. re-wrapping

The pipe band for which I am currently quartermaster is looking at stripping cracked or otherwise damaged wrap from several HTS 700 shells, and going for a custom finish that would be better suited...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 01-29-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 653
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Burns Night Best/Worst Experience

This year I was so blasted tired from several days of prepping various things for our own wee Burns' celebration that after I finished "To A Haggis," I d@mned near dropped the glass of fine single...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 01-29-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,571
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Superbowl

Whichever. . . I doubt I'll even watch the game. $2.6 million for a 30-second commercial? Maybe halftime, and the show with the artist...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-26-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,045
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: What did MacSanta bring you??

A bottle of 12-year-old Glenmorangie, aged in Madeira cask. It makes for a fine dram, and it's been well-appreciated already.
Forum: Bass Sections 12-21-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Winter Storm Roll Call - Bass & Tenor

Best of Luck to you all, and (need I say it?) ENJOY!!
Forum: Bass Sections 12-13-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,731
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: List of all the florishes that can be done.

Reverse Cartwheel
Single crossover variants
Catch-and-Release
Several others I have no name for

I've seen Split-the-Feather called a "Double Up," but I'm not at all certain they are the same...
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-13-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 757
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Uniform uniformity

Thanks, and Amen to that, Chris.

Best Wishes,
AM
Forum: Music 12-13-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Irish Dance Music

Being a person who learned Irish ceili dancing as an adult, I can attest to the fact that there are lots of different tempos used for various types of dancing in the "Irish" style. If you are...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-11-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,190
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Favourite Xmas MOVIE!!! ...okay, movies

Come To The Stable (1949), starring Loretta Young and Celeste Holm as two French nuns who "invade" a small New England town, in hopes of starting a children's hospital. If you see it, you'll laugh,...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-05-2006, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 605
Posted By AndrewMac
Re: Racist Terminology on this Forum.

PC "nonsense" is nonsense when the majority of a cross-section of society(ies) agree that it's nonsense. Otherwise, it has its place. This is beyond the Golden Rule. This is the Platinum Rule, as...
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