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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By Lochie
Re: Dunbar Classic

Simply gorgeous...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-05-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Lochie
Re: What IYO is the best piobaireachd teaching package or book

I agree with Tom.
I happen to own almost everything ever published about piobaireachd, including everything published by the Piobaireachd Society. But to be honest, I almost always go to my Kilberry...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-02-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By Lochie
Re: Dunbar Classic

I read a well written explanation of these pipes a while ago.
It seems Ringo Bowen was in on the creation of these pipes.
They maintained the interior Henderson type bores Dunbar is well known for....
Forum: Beer Tent 10-29-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,947
Posted By Lochie
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

I operate and maintain 3 sets of pipes. I also frequently obtain used sets, give them a minor refurb, and pass them on to newer players.
I hate hemping....
Anything that will last longer will be a...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-28-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,947
Posted By Lochie
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

I ordered some to try out as well.
Am looking forward to giving it a go.
Why not? Cheaper than buying so called bagpipe hemp which isn't....
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-21-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By Lochie
Re: Practice Chanter Stand/Holder

Thanks for all your suggestions...
I'm like most of you, multiple PCs scattered about, and more music than I know what to do with....
I think I'll make a simple wooden cradle where it can rest upon...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-13-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By Lochie
Practice Chanter Stand/Holder

Ok, so I have a very nice ABW practice chanter that I cannot replace. It has made several attempts to throw itself off of desks, dressers and various tables. So far it's ok.
A past acquaintance once...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-13-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,756
Posted By Lochie
Re: Pelican cases

I've decided to go the hard case route as well and came across the Nanuk 935.
I placed my order and am awaiting.
For Canadians its a good option as its a Canadian company, possibly cutting down on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-04-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,009
Posted By Lochie
Re: changing attitudes towards Catalin

That being said, I have an old set of Lawries that originally had orange catalin mounts. Previous owner swapped them out for Holly that started off white. Those mounts turned a disgusting shade of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-04-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,009
Posted By Lochie
Re: changing attitudes towards Catalin

I started playing in the 70's with a second hand set of Hardies with mounts best described as school bus yellow. That was the norm in my pipe band. The odd person with a new set of pipes with white...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-03-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Lochie
Re: BorderPipe Questions

Best thing I ever did was buy a set of Kelleher bellows. I immediately converted all my smallpipes and Uilleann over to them. I wouldn't think twice about using them on my border pipes. No such thing...
Forum: Music 10-03-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Lochie
Regimental Laments

Hello folks,
I'm doing a bit of research into unit specific laments. I'm well aware of the pre-eminence of Flowers of the Forest and the surrounding superstitions, but looking for information on...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-28-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Lochie
Re: Favorite SSP Chanter?

I have a set of Garvie smallpipes in D that thankfully has a few chanter holes bored on an angle. This minute amount of finger clearance means I can actually play it with my slightly large hands.
I...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,403
Posted By Lochie
Re: Wrong-footed

Ran into a similar issue with Cullen Bay, a 5/4...
Honestly, some people thought it can't be marched to....
As stated above, just go left, right, left, right, until its over....it will be ok...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By Lochie
Re: Pirate Set?

Thanks much ! I have all the Irish books, but haven't found it.
I saw the Newfie tune listed as being in one of Barry's books, which I also have, so I'll go have a look at that.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-12-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By Lochie
Re: Pirate Set?

Does Spanish Ladies fit the pipes ?
I believe I heard that as closing song on an episode of Turn as Brewster sailed away.
Wonderful tune, looked for it in the usual places and came up empty.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-24-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By Lochie
Re: Drone Flags

Being the owner/operator of a small sailboat, I have become accustomed to the vagaries of wind strength and direction. Some parades involving high buildings and cross streets are sometimes...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-24-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By Lochie
Re: Drone Flags

They're also not so user friendly in high winds...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-24-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By Lochie
Re: Identify Pipes

I play a set of Wallace pipes, and the name and serial number are clearly etched at the top of the bass drone, just below the cord guide. "WALLACE BAGPIPES" with a 6 digit serial number below.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By Lochie
Re: Drone Flags

I'm with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police pipe band program, and we indeed use pipe "banners".
In Canada it's mostly a military tradition. Its generally reserved for full dress occasions and we...
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-18-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,080
Posted By Lochie
Re: Your first piobaireachd and who taught you it

My very first Piobaireachd came from Jimmy McIntosh while at the Northern School of Gaelic Arts....Timmins, Ontario...1980 ? Anyway, Donald of Laggan....
Still a favourite of mine.
Dedicated...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-13-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Lochie
Re: Canmore bag size?

A friend had a small hole caused by one of those nasty hose clamps used on the stocks, The ones you get in North America. I think they're made from hack saw blades. Not one of the nice rounded subtle...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-11-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Lochie
Re: Canmore bag size?

Both my Canmore Hybrids are being used with a vinyl tube trap, with a trap dri installed half way along as instructed.
One bag is at least 2 years old, or whenever they first came out.
The other is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-10-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Lochie
Re: canmore bag size?

I currently play 2 sets of pipes as I'm with 2 pipe bands...different covers cords chanter etc...
Both have a Canmore hybrid, great bag.
One has an extended small, the other a standard medium and I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-20-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By Lochie
Re: Interesting ferrule insignia

Having been a junior officer in said Regiment, one of my tasks was to polish and maintain the Regimental silver. Never saw a napkin ring like that, and actually I don't recall seeing anything from...
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