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Forum: Beer Tent 11-21-2019, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Skyelark
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2019, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Skyelark
Re: Celtic Arts Winter School

I went for the first time last year and it exceeded expectations.


It is very well run. Class sizes are good, not too big with enough folk to make it fun, and intimate enough for plenty of...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-12-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By Skyelark
Re: To pinch or not to pinch.....

Great stuff!!


thanks all for the advice. "nothing wrong wi a wee squeeze":)


I'm confident that I won't have to do any shaving, but will persist with a squeeze or two and blowing in a bit...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-10-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By Skyelark
Re: To pinch or not to pinch.....

Thank you El,


that is useful information and advice.....softly softly catchy monkey....
Forum: Beer Tent 08-10-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By Skyelark
Re: To pinch or not to pinch.....

My new reed is a Lee & Sons, my old reeds are Husk. They are both ridge cut. I have never tested the actual blowing pressure where I'm comfortable but play what are marketed as Easy/medium reeds. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-10-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By Skyelark
To pinch or not to pinch.....

Hey,


I just recently changed my chanter reed from one that was obviously a little to weak to one that is a little harder than normal. I am trying to break it in relatively quickly. I use a...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 07-10-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 65
Posted By Skyelark
FS: Shepherd Orchestral Chanter - $100

Hey,

Bought in September 2016 & played for about 3 months. Been sitting ever since. No carving, tape or modifications.

I bought it directly from RT Shepherd for $122 plus shipping. Looking to...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 07-08-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By Skyelark
WTB: CD ROM As played by Alasdair Gillies MSR

Hi,

Im looking for the cd (cd rom, or tune recordings) from the As played by Alasdair Gillies MSR learning series.

Thanks!
Forum: Music 06-20-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,897
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Row me home to Islay

Would also be keen to find it,



Cheers!
Forum: Music 05-08-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By Skyelark
Re: 4 parted 4/4 march

Lt. Col. D. J. S. Murray - in the Guard's Book 2
Forum: Music 04-04-2019, 05:44 PM
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Views: 324
Posted By Skyelark
Tune names question

Hey all,


I was lucky enough to be at this recital in January (link below to FB video) but never had the chance to ask Angus the names of a couple of the tunes he played. I'm wondering if anyone...
Forum: Music 04-03-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Which book(s) would it be?

I really enjoy the Donald Macleod books, Caber feidh Collection and the new(ish) Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders books among many others - but I'd say those are the ones I go to first for new tunes,...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-19-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Piping Books

Hey,


good thread. thanks!


Just read - A Piper's tale by Fergus Muirhead


Have Dance to the Piper by Barry Shears in my "next to read" pile.
Forum: Music 03-13-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 706
Posted By Skyelark
Tune search: The Galway Shawl

I'm looking to see if anyone has seconds to the tune?


The Galway Shawl (seconds)


Cheers!
Forum: Music 02-18-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Grey's Anatomy Solo Piper Tune?

I didn't see the show, but do know that it was LA Scots that were playing. Maybe contact them through social media or email would be the most direct (and accurate) route.


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Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-13-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 50
Posted By Skyelark
WTB: Fagerstrom Technopipes, used

Hey all,


wondering if anyone has a used Fagerstrom Technopipes they no longer use? $150-$200


Cheers!
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,713
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Another Odd Duck Music Question...

#Metoo


I think of it as a way of practicing. Going over tunes in the heid, even when not necessarily welcome, keeps me working on new additions to my repertoir and keeping old tunes fresh.

...
Forum: Music 01-22-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Tunes for Scottish Country Dancing

Nothing like a couple of sprightly 2/4 Marches for a Canadian Barn Dance. Donald maclean's Farewell to Oban & Carradale Bay work. Previous suggestions are all pretty good too.
Forum: Music 01-02-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,170
Posted By Skyelark
Re: MacGregor of Rora

From The Caber Feidh Collection (QOH's)


"Macgregor of Rora
The tune comes from an old song of protest at the persecution of the MacGregors and in praise of their unflinching endurance in...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-14-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,638
Posted By Skyelark
Re: A real bitey blower

Thanks all for the suggestions and comments. Just to thicken the plot....


So. I've been doing a bit of self-analysis: I keep the mouthpiece on the side of my mouth and "grip" with my teeth when...
Forum: Music Groups 12-14-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,370
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Your favorite Celtic rock/pop band?

I second all of these choices.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-12-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,638
Posted By Skyelark
A real bitey blower

Hey all,


along with being what some might call a "wet blower", I am also a "bitey blower" in that I have a tendency to bite on the blowstick. This results in me going through the rubber...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-11-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,423
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Comparing smallpipes

If you are looking at a "practice" instrument, there is a new product out called the twist trap practice pipe. Haven't tried it, but it may be worth a look.


If you are looking for a...
Forum: Music 12-06-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Johnstone Pipe Band

Maybe Howie's?


Taken from BBC Pipeline website



Artist: Johnstone pipe band
Title: Skye, The Mallaig Ferry, The Fourth Floor, Mi le m Uileann air Mo Ghln, The Fiddlers Joy, The Top...
Forum: Music 12-03-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By Skyelark
Boys of balivanich

Anyone got any info on this tune? I know it's written for the town on Benbecula but that's it.



Played by Gordon Duncan, Wolfstone, Pipedown among others.


Doesn't show up (under any...
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