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Forum: Music 09-30-2019, 12:22 AM
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Forum: Music 09-28-2019, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Swepiper
Donald Ban of Kyles Flodda

Is this tune published anywhere? I can't find it in the tune search engine.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-26-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,011
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Pipe bag for smallpipes

I looked all over but apparently not good enough :doh: Mine is all tied in now but it would be nice just to check if I made any major mistakes and for future reference, thanks!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-26-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Reeding a Colin Kyo for 475 Hz

I just now realize that Murray actually told me that the chanter pitches at 478, when I purchased it, so hmmm, perhaps I will not be able to reach my target regardless of reed.

Oh well, I've been...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-25-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Reeding a Colin Kyo for 475 Hz

Yep, I suppose it would. :rolleyes:

But, suppose I just don't want to get another chanter right now, and for argument's sake, any thougts on a specific reed that would do the trick?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-25-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Swepiper
Reeding a Colin Kyo for 475 Hz

My current reeds all play at about 480 Hz, and I need to get it down to about 475 Hz in order to play with a pipe band this fall. The Chanter is a Colin Kyo plastic, and I'd prefer to purchase within...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-25-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,011
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Pipe bag for smallpipes

I just want to make a little report of my progress: I finally did it, and it was not at all as difficult as I had feared. The synthetic bag was more a lot more stretchy and pliable than I imagined...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-29-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,011
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Pipe bag for smallpipes

Thanks, very good tips and advice, I can feel my confidence growing. I'll get it done the coming week and hope to bring a favorable report. Cheers!
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-28-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,011
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Pipe bag for smallpipes

Really?! No one ever tied in a synthetic bag without collars? Please, I'm beginning to be a little worried... :eek:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-14-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,011
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Pipe bag for smallpipes

Just got my new bag in the post, a Canmore goose bag with zipper. That puts me in the next scary phase: cutting the bag :willy: and tying in the stocks. There are no collars in the bag and I have'nt...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-01-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,011
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Pipe bag for smallpipes

MacHarg sounds like a good product, i might consider it. Buying stuff overseas is a hassle though, plus I'm on a tight budget.

No thoughts on using the previously mentioned bags with smallpipes?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-31-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,011
Posted By Swepiper
Pipe bag for smallpipes

I'm getting a new bag for a set och MacCallum SSP, mouthblown, and I'm wondering about choice of pipe bags. Since they are mouthblown I want synthetic to make it as breathable as possible, and I'll...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-07-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Smallpipe reed question

Thanks for the tips. I'll get to work on a PC-reed since I have a couple to spare.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-07-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Swepiper
Smallpipe reed question

I just aquired a second hand MacCallum plastic smallpipe chanter and I'd like to put it to use by sticking it on my practice goose and maybe do some quick and dirty session playing in smaller...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-03-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Swepiper
J&R Glen pipes - course of action?

Hi!

I've recently come into possession of a set of pipes made by J&R Glen Edinburgh. The previous owner believes they were purchased early two thousands, but he's unsure, it might have been the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-10-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Blair Digital Chanter - Connect to PC?

Could it be that the laptop has a TRRS connection (4-pole) which is designed for headsets including microphone, while the Blair has the normal TRS socket (3-pole) which is for normal headphones?...
Forum: Forum Related 03-22-2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Automatic logout?

"Remember me" did the trick, thanks!
Forum: Forum Related 03-19-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By Swepiper
Automatic logout?

Has the automatic logout timer been shortened lately? It seems to me that I need to leave the computer alone for just a few minutes and I've been automatically logged out and need to log in again....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-19-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,720
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Chanter recommendation?

I sure would like to try them all, but alas, resources are limited. I'm going for the Kyo this time but I'm sure I'll be expanding my "portfolio" in the future. Thanks for your recommendations!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-16-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,720
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Chanter recommendation?

Thanks for your replies so far! I was kind of expecting this kind of diversity in recommendations, which is of course just natural I suppose. :doh: Also I suppose that I can't really go very wrong...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-15-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,720
Posted By Swepiper
Chanter recommendation?

I'm in the market for a new chanter, in the lower price range (meaning plastic), and I'm looking at the following

Ayrfire
MacCallum McC2 Solo
MacCallum MK2
G1 Platinum

I'm playing (almost)...
Forum: Music 11-14-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Name of this jig?

Hadn't seen that one, nice. Tried it but no joy...
Forum: Music 11-13-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Name of this jig?

It was a part of a set played on smallpipes I had on a home-burned CD-compilation, that unfortunately won't play any more. As for gracenotes, your guess is as good as mine, "standard jig-gracing" I...
Forum: Music 11-13-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Swepiper
Name of this jig?

Got this jig in my head but I don't have it's name... :hmm:
Anyone know it? It begins like this:

https://i.imgur.com/mkpMgih.gif

Cheers
Forum: Beer Tent 08-14-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,871
Posted By Swepiper
Re: Can a man serve two masters?

Yes, I gather that there isn't an easy answer to this one. I hope to keep my present level of playing the GHB just to make sure I don't start to slip in technique and stamina and make the smallpipes...
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