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Forum: Beer Tent 05-15-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By piper Q
Re: Shipping Bagpipes within the USA: Tips for Safe Trip

Some years back I believe I read Popular Mechanics, a study on which services provided the lest likely damaging shipping service. If I recall correctly it involve the use of a G-force sensor in an...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-15-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By piper Q
Re: Respiratory droplets aerosolized pushed out the drones?

I gave the subject some less than serious consideration. Thus using conjecture, and assumptions to the utmost and a slight bit of unaccepted Fringe Science in a similar vein as Essential Oils are...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,329
Posted By piper Q
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

T'is obvious, the Old Sage of the hills, needed to have a quieter time for meditations on the qualities of finer whiskys and whiskeys, and to achieve that he needed to soften the infernal pipes of...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By piper Q
Re: Hi All

Greetings from the swamplands and bagpipe desert of Coastal Mississippi, where on a good day we can get 5 to 8 pipers in an oasis of a circle. Getting mentally set to do a VE Day tribute later.
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Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,704
Posted By piper Q
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

Two which never get old for me are Mull of Kintyre, and Mist Covered Mountains. Though for some odd reason, I always play and enjoy Dawning of the Day/Raglan Road as my warm up tune before going on...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By piper Q
Friday Plans....

Good Friday All.

I know Plans during Social Distancing and a a Pandemic might seem a bit off, but I haven't quite turned the bend yet... yet that is, but I may be close.

I'm going to post a...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By piper Q
Re: Playing in Surgical Gloves (?? :)

The video is from Lothian Pipes in Dunedin FLA. In the responses, he replies the gloves are the powder free variety, and are used when setting up and testing a new set of pipes to ensure no finger...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-03-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By piper Q
Re: Playing in Surgical Gloves (?? :)

As a retired Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician/Hazardous Materials Technician I could write a treatise on wearing Personal Protective Equipment. Needless to say, for many of us if we are...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 03-30-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By piper Q
Re: Flute fingers

I do tend to resemble a Yeti if I don't shave regularly....
Forum: Beer Tent 03-30-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,222
Posted By piper Q
Re: Games cancellations

Mississippi (USA), Highlands and Islands ( https://www.mshighlandsandislands.org/ ) has an annual Celtic Games and Music Festival each November, 2020's will be the 14th and 15th. No Competition...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-28-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By piper Q
Re: Gibson Fireside pipes

Thanks all, I've gotten that middle bastard under control.... Be safe.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-28-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,419
Posted By piper Q
Re: Post Pandemic bag hygiene

As I use a Hybrid Bag, cleaning and is pretty straight forward. just a simple wipe down of the interior and I leave the bag open to air out in a dry location with low humidity. As I do not use a...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 03-26-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By piper Q
Re: Flute fingers

I'll explain to the student that the bagpipe is different and that the fingers themselves become the valves which need to open and seal the holes, its not a natural function for most people as we...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-26-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By piper Q
Re: Bagpiper Carving Glasgow

Very nice, thank you for the mini-tour.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-20-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By piper Q
Re: How big of a pitch range can you get out of your chanters?

I have a weather related season variation, on the lower end I run 470hz on cool dry winter days, to an upper range of about 482hz on a humid summer day.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-20-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By piper Q
Re: VE75 Cancelled/Postoned

While the event proper is postponed, or canceled, we may be allowed mark the date in other ways depending upon how various jurisdictions allow travel.

Many cities have small parks or squares set...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-16-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By piper Q
Re: Virtual St Pats?

I can see the start of a new trend, and maybe a tradition here.

Forget a Fiddler on a roof. We're gonna have a Piper on a roof!

Mazel Tov!

Oy, and I ain't even Jewish, you Meshuggener...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-14-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,243
Posted By piper Q
Re: Parade cancellations

Mississippi 3 coastal Counties with St. Patricks events:
Biloxi Mississippi Canceled,
Jackson MS Canceled.
Waveland MS Canceled
Shamrocking the coast Canceled


I guess the Pascagoula &...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,923
Posted By piper Q
Re: Favourite chanter pitch

In the cooler Northern reaches, when I was in NY State, I aimed for 470 to 472 with my 1994 Kilgour & Krone Pipes. Currently in the swamp infused high humidity of the Gulf Coast, 472 to 476 seems to...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-28-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By piper Q
Gibson Fireside pipes

This is in regards to the Three Drones, and tuning the middle E drone. I have no issues with the high and low A tuning, but for some reason the E drone always seems off to my ear. Has anyone else...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-28-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By piper Q
Re: Piping teachers in NYC and comp bands in NYC metro area?

The NY Metro area is quite expansive. How much travel are you willing put in?

Putnam County is easily reached in about 1&1/2 hours on the Harlem Division of Metro North and the Stephen P....
Forum: Beer Tent 02-18-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,198
Posted By piper Q
Re: How many sets do you own?

3 sets, my original set of Kilgour & Krone circa 1994; second set of Gibson Fire Sides; and third of Dunbar P1. The K&K are my go to for funerals and church services, with to my ear a mellower tone....
Forum: Beer Tent 01-27-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By piper Q
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

I have seen postings on face book of her performing and she does have a different quality of sound. The Bollywood style videos are decent enough quality as well. Perhaps for some of us it is the...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-27-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By piper Q
Re: Bagad Men Ta Han-Rohan

Give a listen to Breton Scores and piping. Many Andros although up tempo also have eastern sound. The Saint Patrick Andro is one such. As for Bagad Men Ta Han-Rohan, the music itself, you can...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,913
Posted By piper Q
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

With the coming decade, I am surprised no one has hit upon the less obvious but all too real probability of All Electronic Bagpipe Band Competitions. Between the various manufacturers of Electronic...
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