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Forum: Beer Tent 01-24-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Help with Posture, Bag Setup

What a neep, just reading back what I wrote (in a hurry trying to bath children)

At 5' 6" tall an 11" blowstick is overclubbing it a bit. I'd echo Elgaitero, and say at least a 9" blowstick.
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Forum: Beer Tent 01-24-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Help with Posture, Bag Setup

Hi, and welcome back!

I suppose we should ask vital stats?! They will influence your choices.

I'm 6ft, play a bannatyne WMC and use a 10" blow stick (probably on the short side for me, but I...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

Not itchy fingers, PLEASE NOOOOOO!!!
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-29-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Question about this interesting "open" crunluath

I believe Jimmy MacIntosh also teaches a firm low G. Emphasising that that is where the crunluath starts from, and not the themal note.

I prefer it a solid G, but the crunluath must ripple away...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-29-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: "Scottish" DNA results for native-born Scots

My workmate had one done.........98% Scottish and 2% Irish.

I could have told him that without the DNA test, as he gets sunburnt under a 40W lightbulb
Forum: Beer Tent 12-24-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

Actually thinking about it, I hate when folk try to make non pipe tunes fit the pipes. I mean pop songs and the likes mostly.

I'm a right grumpy ol get, aren't I :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 12-24-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

I totally get that! When I was younger it was the Atholl and Breadalbane Gathering :sick:
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

Oh mo chreach :doh:
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

Ahh Bonnie Galloway! The first competition I ever won was with that tune, the 10 and under chanter :grin: judged by Robert Matheson in 1993. When I win Gordon Duncan told me to ask him to sign the...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Tunes you absolutely HATE!

Well, I think we have done tunes you like. So, just for fun, what about the tunes you detest? I mean really loath, not just dislike. Ones that make you screw up your face in disgust?

Mine is...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 12-17-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: are teachers correcting crossing noises?

@pancelticpiper not at all. Crossing noises should be dealt with in the first instance during basic scale navigation.
However, they do creep in here and there as players progress and more is being...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-17-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,640
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Solo Chanter For New MacRae Pipes

Just play what works for you. Any of the big names will be decent chanters and will work fine, just pick your favourite player and play what they play, or play what is comfortable and familiar to...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-15-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,939
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Fondly remembered gigs?

Wow. What a story. :cry:
Forum: Beer Tent 12-15-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,939
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Fondly remembered gigs?

Thread is FONDLY remembered gigs.........not fondling remembered at gigs :woot: :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 12-14-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: RG Hardie twist trap practice pipes

Meh, had them for a shot with a view to buy. Before I say anything I KNOW a lot of folk like them, but I just found them to be a very expensive toy.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-14-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,580
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Changing birl style

Well there's a poll for you! How many folk can actually do that flexibility move, be interesting.

I appreciate your personal experience, but I think this is all just a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-14-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,580
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Changing birl style

Soooooo, what does this 'test' prove?

If for instance, you can't perform the finger gymnastics, you're saying you automatically shouldn't play a standard birl?

Maybe I'm simple, but I'm not...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-14-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,580
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Changing birl style

Is that physically possible? :shrug:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-14-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,580
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Changing birl style

Ahh right I'm with you.

I understand what you mean but I not sure I agree re: dexterity. Finger curling is a more natural movement, you do it every day multiple times, every time you lift a coffee...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-13-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,580
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Changing birl style

Gisahag,

That's interesting, and something I hadn't thought about before.

I suppose when you look at how your fingers function, they have far more dexterity when it comes to a pat and pull...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-30-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,580
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Changing birl style

I was taught a 'pat and pull' style, but that morphed organically into a 7 style birl over the years.

Are there any top pipers that use the sweep sweep birl? My experience is that it is clunky,...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-27-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,811
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Equipment for video recording?

If the recordings are of the same performance I don't think there is anything wrong with it.

On the tech side re: touching up the audio etc, I suppose it is down to how it is judged and how...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-26-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,411
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Groped by women when performing?

:grin: that's a good one! And one I can relate too.

Yeah, seen it all....years ago, but don't have that problem now :shrug:
Forum: Music 11-24-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

When talking about alternative arrangements, this one instantly springs to mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdlHswyxOq8&list=PLjBfrh7pm3k2auFr28VyPLPYCMuiaqpE0&index=10
Forum: Music 11-22-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By Mac an t-Sealgair
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

I agree, however, without digressing too much there are well documented reasons for the product we have now. And I'd hazard that what we have now is from a victorian culture only a hundred or so...
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