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Forum: Beer Tent 11-08-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,479
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Do yourself a favor -> BBC Pipeline

A couple of points here.

The London 'big' March, Strathspey and Reel requires each competitor to play 2 marches, 2 strathspeys and 2 reels rather than the Glenfiddich which is one of each type of...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,598
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Piping World vs Piping Times?

This is a bit like comparing the 'Scotsman' to the 'Herald' and possibly throwing the 'Daily Record' in as well - not saying which is which but like with a newspaper every man or woman has their...
Forum: Competition Results 10-30-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,486
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Glenfiddich Results

Hardly a Scottish only contest when 20% (yes, one fifth) of the competitors are from North America.

Years ago, when this was the 'Grants Championship' I believe it was purely "invitational"...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-21-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,455
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Great Highland Bagpipes to Red Square

I'm pretty sure I read an article years ago about the (then) Edinburgh City Poice Band under Ian MacLeod playing in Red Square in about 1970.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 16,081
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Worlds Chat: who's up now???

Been dipping in and out all afternoon so missed a couple of performances but for me Inverary's overall musical effect was what MSR playing is all about.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,829
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Piping Alzheimer's?

ps - "yield performance year to date against deployed resource"
- surely means how big business gains even more profit from putting in the least amount of effort. Last I checked, it was called human...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,446
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: When Roddy MBE Came to Town

The 'suite' was recorded by BBC Alba as part of it's coverage of 'Piping Live' last year for television. As well as Roddy's playing of "Lament for Alan, My Son" the TV version (I recorded it and...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,829
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Piping Alzheimer's?

Only two hours!!!

I was judging at a games last month when a competitor approached to play in the Hornpipe & Jig. Events followed something like this.....

Me: Morning Steve, what are your...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-21-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,551
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Piping in London?

Chris - I hate to contradict you but frankly I don't think you would like to have seen it!
Forum: Adult Pipers 07-21-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,084
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Follow Me... I'm Right Behind You DVD

This s a great DVD and really showcases the fantastic job that the College of Piping does and sticks to it's principles. The film is so well balanced between the serious nature of learning the...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-21-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,551
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Piping in London?

Roger, I "forgot" to mention quite a number of other things but as a gentleman I felt it would have been unseemly to do so! (hahahahahaha!). But OK, I'll mention the hill race - "and there was P/M...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-19-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,551
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Piping in London?

Oh for the good old days when Corby and Ashbourne were the same weekend (Saturday and Sunday respectively) and the sun always shone, the pipes went perfectly and the fingers never faltered - or am I...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-18-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,551
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Piping in London?

Well Ashbourne was cold with gale force winds and torrential rain - "from scenes like these auld Scotia's grandeur springs" was the ironic quote that sprang to mind as my judges tent blew away mid...
Forum: Your Announcements 07-05-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By kilberryroddy
Harpenden Highland Gathering - Solo Piping

The 2011 Harpenden Highland Gathering will take place on Sunday 10 July at Rothamstead Park, Harpenden AL5 2HU, United Kingdom. Solo piping events organised by the Scottish Piping Society of London...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-04-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Nails v.s. Lawries

The outward appearance of Naill's is identical to the latter Starck pipes. (Les Cowell was of course apprenticed to Starck and learned his trade there). Early Naill's (IIRC) were internally very...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-04-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,702
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Surprise Discovery

The question is Roger, are they being played by a 'tinker' now????:grin::grin::grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 05-31-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,102
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Worlds Predictions 2011

FMM & SLOT will battle it out for the top two spots, Inverary will break into the top 6. (And at some stage either on the day or the day before there will be torrential rain!)
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,219
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Piobaireachd grounds as slow airs?

They say there's nothing new under the sun - a look at some of the pipe music books published in the early part of the twentieth century which have several grounds re-worked as slow airs.:)
Forum: In Memoriam 05-07-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,359
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Russell Clayton

Russell was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. My own association with Russell and Muriel does not extend quite as far as Roger Huth's but will be almost thirty five years since I first...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-05-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,541
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Robertson Chanter

The late P/M J B Robertson (no relation to the pipemaker) won all of his major prizes in the thirties, forties and fifties on a Robertson chanter. Under his period of tenure as pipe major and...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,858
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Lower back pain mystery

I can identify with this. Disc problems and osteo-arthritis in the lower spine are with me all the time. In order to minimise the discmfort when playing, take a look at your overall posture (there...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-14-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,392
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: You Must Be Getting Old When?

Did you never wonder why Andrew Ross kept a spitoon in the shop?
Forum: Beer Tent 04-09-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,392
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: You Must Be Getting Old When?

When sheepskin and cane was the normal, sorry the ONLY, set up. When the new fangled Naill chanter was threatening to usurp the Hardie, and when kitchen piping consisted of 'Crossing the Minch' and...
Forum: In Memoriam 04-08-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,576
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Tony Tate SPSL

Following on fom Roger's post.

Yesterday, at the request of Tony's family I attended Aylesford Priory where Tony's ashes were to be scattered. Aylesford is a Carmelite Priory dating back to the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-15-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,208
Posted By kilberryroddy
Re: Help with Piobaireachd lesson book

John MacLellan's series fom the late seventies/early eighties was exceptionally good. I have hinted before on these boards that they would be well worthy of reissue on CD or as sound files - are you...
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