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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Drone reed price rise

Don't know if you've been following the market, but the price of drone reeds has gone up dramatically
...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-25-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Tuning d on chanter

There was a piper here who rose through the ranks in solos to the Open level, and who won at least one Silver Chanter, who never put any tape on his chanter.

Recall there was a time not all that...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-25-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Tuning D on chanter

As you probably know D is often the least stable note on a chanter, the note that varies most with changes in blowing pressure.

Also once in a blue moon I've had a D where putting tape on it...
Forum: Music 02-25-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Favorite Composers

As we know the top pipe bands often play recently composed tunes, perhaps by the Pipe Major or someone else in the band.

I looked over several Worlds albums and the name I saw most often was Don...
Forum: Music 02-25-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: 1917 - The Wayfaring Stranger

I highly recommend that you do some listening to Appalachian music not arranged for the bagpipes, but on fiddle and especially old-time banjo. It's a rich wonderful world of music.

The reason I...
Forum: Music 02-25-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: 1917 - The Wayfaring Stranger

It's in that interesting mode that has no 2nd, going

1 m3 4 5 (m6) m7

It's the tuning of modern Native American flutes, and can be heard in some Scots Gaelic Waulking Songs (sometimes the 6th...
Forum: Music 02-24-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Favorite Composers

Mine would have to be Donald MacLeod.

I'm a sightreader, and when I was starting out in the Highland pipe world (1970s) I spent many a rainy day reading though Scots Guards, QOH, all the Donald...
Forum: Music 02-23-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Monthly Composition Feb 2020

Being that I also play whistle/flute/uilleann pipes I developed the prompt as an Irish reel:

https://i.imgur.com/r20e9ua.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7FQzPQa.jpg
Forum: Music 02-23-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Wearing of the Green setting

The song doesn't have a 2nd part...it's one of those songs where the verses and chorus have the same melody.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2M4usgh8Ss

With folk-songs there's no "correct" or...
Forum: Music 02-22-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Monthly Composition Feb 2020

Thanks all! Your tunes are very nice!
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-20-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Beginning SP help

Do you mean SSP (Scottish Small Pipes) or NSP (Northumbrian Small Pipes)?

They're completely different, though both are SPs.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: ABW-Ebony Distinction

I've owned quite a few pipes in ebony, and of course newer ones in ABW, and once you've actually handled them the difference is obvious if you have the pipes in your hands. From photos it can be...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Middle drone issue?

I'm also in California and our whole band, and most pipers I know, use sheepskin here with excellent results.

I use sheepskin with a Moose valve and it's excellent.

For one season I played in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Problem with the cutoff...

Indeed some might howl :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-19-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By pancelticpiper
Forum: Beer Tent 02-19-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,950
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How many sets do you own?

My original c1870 Glens weren't particularly light (ebony with ivory and plain Silver).

The lightness champions were my c1905 ebony Lawries (due to the TARDIS effect).

My current band pipes,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-17-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Problem with the cutoff...

I'm not familiar with that particular bag, but for me thin Gore-Tex bags require more thought and skill to get clean cut-offs.

I played one for a year in a band that required them. I had to think...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-17-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,950
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How many sets do you own?

In the photo I posted of the Lawrie stocks you can see that the ferrule on the far left has little or no taper. You'll see Lawrie sets with all the ferrules having parallel sides, all the ferrules...
Forum: Music 02-16-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By pancelticpiper
Monthly Composition Feb 2020

Calum said I could do post the prompt this month, and here it is.

For sure let me know if this is just something I remembered from somewhere!

I looked for match in a tune database and there...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-16-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,950
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How many sets do you own?

AFAIK it was Lawrie who introduced the type you're talking about, where you take a sheet of German Silver and spin it on the lathe and shape it into a ferrule with rolled integral bead.

(Note...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-14-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Shakespeare pipe lesson

Yes they were called the Union pipes.

Much controversy over just what that was supposed to mean.

Was union a corruption of uilleann or the other way round? Who can say.
Forum: Music 02-12-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Monthly Composition Thread Continuity?

Just wanted to let you know that a tune-fragment popped into my head yesterday.

It might make an interesting prompt some month here, if anyone is interested.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,950
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How many sets do you own?

So far over 50% of the respondents have one or two sets.

85% have one to four sets.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,085
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Atherton pricing disparities...

Thanks so much for sharing! It clarifies much.



Interesting.

His gallery shows at least two more models:

-sets based on Glen specs.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,950
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How many sets do you own?

The set has aftermarket ferrules (stainless steel?)

For sure if a complete set of classic Lawrie spun German Silver ferrules fell into my lap I would have this set retro-fitted.
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