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Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Why is one PC supposedly better than another?

Well, personal preference is one answer. Some things do sound different to different ears. That's why there are different brands. Another reason is fetish value. A particular brand may be the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: How far will you travel

It's not that unusual for me to travel three or four hours one way.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-16-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Proper subforum in which to introduce myself?

Beer tent is where all the interesting stuff goes on anyway.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Pirate Set?

Jack Aloft
Forum: Beer Tent 09-05-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Retired Pipes

People have kindly donated pipes to the Lyon College Pipe Band, and we use them as loaner sets for college students who have substandard pipes when they get here and can't afford to immediately buy a...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-25-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Bugs Bunny cartoon

I don't know what, but sounds like a 2/4 to me. Not Loch Lomond or The Campbells.
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-20-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,085
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Your first piobaireachd and who taught you it

The first Piobaireachd lesson I ever got was with Bob Worrall at a workshop, and it was Munro's Salute. The first tune I committed to memory was The MacIntosh's Banner, and I was taught that by...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-13-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,245
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Knowing what I know now, I would never have played a Canmore bag. Leather is much better under my arm. And I wouldn't have used that first, "water trap," which was a piece of copper staple pushed...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-27-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Another isolated piping challenge?

The longest I have ever played without stopping was an hour-and-a-half. I could've kept going.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-24-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,903
Posted By Kenton Adler
Forum: Beer Tent 01-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,182
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

Don is a nice guy. PM of North Texas Caledonians out of Dallas. Good player. Good teacher.

Newspapers often say whatever they want.

Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Wedding dilemma

It's the bride's day. Ask her.

Some options might be: Pay someone else to pipe, and be the father. You to play out front as guests arrive, then walk her down the aisle as you play a...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-20-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Pipe Tunes for the Season

In the Bleak Midwinter works very well on the pipe. As does, Good King Wenceslaus, O' Come All ye Faithful, I Saw Three Ships, and a slew of others. I seem to recall that I had Angels We Have Heard...
Forum: Music 12-18-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,916
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Lament at funerals


I more often get asked to pipe at funerals, and memorials for men. I don't know that I've ever played a military, police, or fire dept. funeral for a woman. I did have a female EMT one...
Forum: Music 12-12-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,916
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Lament at funerals

In Arkansas we get requests for Amazing Grace more than any other tune. Usually either for the memorial service, or at the end of the graveside service. Sometimes both. I often play Suo Gan and...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-09-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,514
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Solo Competition Breakdown

I agree with Jim. Going off the tune is not a Breakdown. Even if it was a big mistake, as long as you kept playing, and finished that should not have ben a BD.

Last time I competed was about a...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,304
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

I think the reason the testing of the bags was more noticeable on Friday was that there was a guy with a microphone right there at the line. He was doing a little bit of talking between bands, and I...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,359
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Head shakers

I was tuning up for competition over in Tulsa one morning some years ago, and was just playing a scale, and a tuning phrase. I was listening to the chanter, and the drones. I stopped, and a woman...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: To pinch or not to pinch.....

Sometimes is needs a little pinch. Sometimes a lick. Sometimes a poke. Sometimes a squeeze. Sometimes, it's just good to go.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-31-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Pipe chanter reeds

There is NO benefit. If anything, you'll probably explode your head trying. It's probably not possible on several levels.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-04-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Quick question

Respectfully and graciously decline to play The Star Spangled Banner on the Great Highland Bagpipe. Suggest some other patriotic tunes if they insist on having GHB.

Do not believe anyone who...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-14-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,018
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Your own funeral

I definitely want piper friends, and pipes at my memorial service.

I want to be cremated, but I still want a casket at the memorial. And in it, I want somebody to put an MP3 player of some sort,...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,123
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Sharpness War

I don't think chanter pitch creeping up is about the drones at all. I think it's about clarity. Especially in a band setting.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Bruce Gandy's Piob. at the Glenfiddich

I also thought Bruce's tune was splendid. But he made reference to an error elsewhere, and I'm guessing that's what took him out. At that level one little hiccup can do the trick. GREAT contest...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-18-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,851
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Glenfiddich Livestream?

I've hear that they are, but no sign of it yet on their web page.

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