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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage Today, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

Here's another scene showing massed pipes & drums long before such existed, here with the 92nd at Waterloo

Skip to 1:31:10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F5zEHVl3tE&t=6784s

Back then each...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-02-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Battle of Waterloo tune history

Bonaparte Crossing The Rhine has both parts of the Battle Of Waterloo.

There's a different tune called The Braes Of Dunvegan which sometimes is mistakenly identified as Bonaparte Crossing The...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-02-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

Notice the drummers stop playing on film but the snares keep playing on the soundtrack! Oops!

It's Richard Dawson playing one of the pipers, who oddly enough isn't playing, but in the ranks...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-31-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: 20mm Drone/Stock Bores - 4,000 year old link to measurements

Just to be clear, there is zero evidence that these have anything to do with bagpipes.

As the article says, it's possible they were some sort of early organ or panpipe.

Though the organ idea...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-31-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By pancelticpiper
$800 chanter, no silver

This is the most expensive non-vintage no-silver chanter, practice or pipe, I've seen.
...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-30-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipes used in PBS Poldark series

One thing for sure, he can really brood, especially when along the cliffs.

He and Jon Snow could have a brooding contest.

Though Albert from Victoria could give them both some stiff...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-30-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

Andrew, have you seen those "expert reacts" videos on Youtube?

Things like:

-FBI disguise expert reacts to disguise scenes in movies

-ER Nurse reacts to ER scenes in TV shows

It would be...
Forum: Music 07-29-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

My "bagpipe Hymn a day" for now will be sticking to tunes that, as they stand, fit perfectly on the 9 notes of the ordinary Highland pipe scale requiring no substitute notes etc.



That one does...
Forum: Music 07-29-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

For these you mention I'll add where they are in my Bagpipe Hymn A Day.

I present them in order of commonness amongst my 20-odd Hymnals representing most US denominations.

NEW BRITAIN (day 9)...
Forum: Music 07-29-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

Because the stated purpose of this series is to only present hymn-tunes that, as they stand, perfectly fit on the ordinary 9 notes.

It's one of the reasons, perhaps the main reason, that Steward...
Forum: Music 07-28-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

Thanks!!

It's fun, doing this thing.

Too bad that there are so many Hymn tunes that almost fit on the pipes!

So close, but no cigar.

I'll start doing those when I run out of the ones...
Forum: Pipe Bands 07-28-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Road to the Isles plus ????

I like to change keys.

Road To The Isles is in the key of D Major, so the first thing I would do is look at tunes that were in any key other than D Major.

Since there are endless tunes in A,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-28-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Question on silver...

I used to play a very old silver & ivory set of Glens. The silver was plain and without hallmarks.

A Scottish pipemaker took one look and said "those are old Army pipes, the silver was added in...
Forum: Music 07-27-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

One other thing! I'm not monetizing my Bagpipe Hymn A Day videos. I hate those YouTube commercials.

Interesting that you should mention KINGSFOLD, it's a great tune.

It will be Day 13 for my...
Forum: Music 07-24-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By pancelticpiper
A Hymn a day

Due to not having all that much to do during the lockdown, I thought I would get off the ground something I've been working on in fits and starts for years.

I'm calling it Bagpipe Hymn A Day.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-23-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: MacLellan A440 vs McCallum A440

The thing of learning to use E gracenotes instead of HG gracenotes is something I had to do back in the late 1970s when I got a set of "Lowland" pipes in A=440. That was back before the "Border pipe"...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-23-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Bag Cover

Or you could measure your cover. The relative tightness/looseness will be mostly a product of the cover's width rather than it's length, and the width is easy to measure.

The length is easy...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-21-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

Sorry I was referring to the ground rules in art "crit" classes.

I was just mentioning that critique culture as an example of maintaining a neutral critique environment. It works only because the...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 07-20-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: An experiment in notation

I would flip the fingering charts the other way, it's how other instruments are done, and many piping books too.

If vertical the top of the chanter is at top.

If horizontal the top of the...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

We could not say something is "good" or "not good".

Those are value judgements, tantamount to "like" or "don't like".

Suggestions for alternative paths to explore, of course! Along the lines...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By pancelticpiper
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: The 2020 Celtic Events vs. Coronavirus

California did some "opening up" but it didn't go well and things got shut back down.

What was interesting was to spend last week in a State that never shut down in the first place, to go out to...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: The Sheepwife

Being that YouTube is headquartered in the USA, and US law being that any piece of music in print before 1928 in Public Domain, there shouldn't be a problem.

Outside the USA is YouTube blocked or...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

It's challenging.

Because people have difficulty with the idea of criticism being neutral.

It can be done. I was an Art Major and you take "crit" classes where one of the students hangs some...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: The 2020 Celtic Events vs. Coronavirus

Here's what we know about the 155th Annual Caledonian Club of San Francisco's Games (locally known as "Pleasanton")

https://thescottishgames.com/

These Games have been going on since 1866.
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