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Forum: Beer Tent 06-12-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,715
Posted By Raibeart
Re: Kintail gone or not?

I've a set of older Kintails (vintage unknown, probably 1980s or early 1990s?) that I picked up at an estate sale. They're awful. They had problems with ferrules falling off etc but I'll give them...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,635
Posted By Raibeart
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

"Buy these pipes from me; they will be perfect for a beginner such as yourself"
Forum: Beer Tent 05-09-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,739
Posted By Raibeart
Forum: Webmaster & Software 05-08-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,667
Posted By Raibeart
Re: Choice of pipe music engraving software?

Try http://moinejf.free.fr/js/edit-1.xhtml for simple typesetting. It's not full-featured though.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-06-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Raibeart
Re: Billy Roleston smallpipes

They've got two sets of GHBs and the blowpipes are switched between the sets. I've messaged them -- hopefully they'll switch them so that the buyers get matching parts. One of the auction listings...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 04-24-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,667
Posted By Raibeart
Re: Choice of pipe music engraving software?

If you don't mind the command line, abcm2ps and abc2midi compile and run just fine on macos. Preview will convert the postscript (.ps) output to pdf and VLC will play the MIDI.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 04-13-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,667
Posted By Raibeart
Re: Choice of pipe music engraving software?

I used to use bagpipetex and I still think it has the most attractive output. But ABC is s-o-o-o-o-o-o much easier and looks almost as good!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-31-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Raibeart
Re: soft grip?

Sandy Jones once told me to hold the chanter as one would hold a thinly-varnished turd -- i.e. very gently because you wouldn't want to crack the varnish!
Forum: Beer Tent 03-04-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,508
Posted By Raibeart
Re: How many sets do you own?

Up til now the Athertons have been my "daily driver". The G&C was my first set and I played them for many years up until I got the Athertons. They're almost never played now. Currently I'm mostly...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-04-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,508
Posted By Raibeart
Re: How many sets do you own?

5 sets:



ca. 1960s G&C (nickel/catalin)
2014 Atherton Premier (silver/im. iv.)
ca. 1980s Kintail (nickel/ im. iv.)
1955 Henderson (silver/iv.)
ca. 1920s Robertson ("Brazilwood",...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-29-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By Raibeart
Re: Heriot & Allan

Yes Robbie Greensitt retired some time ago (2009 or before) and sold all his tools. But the suggestion to contact Anne is a good one.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-19-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,963
Posted By Raibeart
Re: Alex Currie's pipes

I've received Barry's book and I'm enjoying it! It did not come with a CD but I found the university website where it can be downloaded (on the honour system of promising you'd purchased the book).
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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-24-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,963
Posted By Raibeart
Re: Alex Currie's pipes

Message sent and book ordered.....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-23-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,963
Posted By Raibeart
Re: Alex Currie's pipes

Just found this old thread. If anyone can answer, where might these Alex & Paddy Currie recordings be found? Thanks!
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,932
Posted By Raibeart
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

Played Flowers of the Forest and Battle's O'er at 1100 in my front yard today.
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