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Forum: Beer Tent 10-27-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

On my old Lawries there's always some hemp showing on the tenors.

I can see somebody concerned about the appearance of their pipes (of which I'm not one) using back thread on the pins, for the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-26-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Time management as a multi-instrumentalist

It's hard to say, because people have widely different inherent talent levels, which I think becomes a larger factor the more different instruments one tries to play.

I've observed that supremely...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Why are some better than others ?

Part of it is the longstanding "nature versus nurture" debate.

What I find interesting is how the public perception, or at least the tradition or appearance of public perception, varies depending...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Using the Braw Bagpipe Tuner to get your chanter in tune

Cool video! I'm all for encouraging the use of the Braw tuner, which I think is the best thing that's come along for tuning pipe chanters, particularly in band situations. Hopefully Pipe Majors...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How far will you travel for a gig?

London to Istanbul 1,900 miles (that gig)

Los Angeles to Tokyo 5,470 miles (one of my gigs)

Is Roddy's Singapore the winner?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-24-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Baritone, ugh!

I think it's whatever people's ears are accustomed to, and Highland pipers aren't used to having the E drone in the middle of the drone sound.

Have you ever set up an E "baritone" drone on your...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-22-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Air Efficiency Problems

Pay no mind to that OTHER Virginia gittin' in the way :)

Or Baja West Virginia as it might be called.
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-22-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,744
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Need advice to help with a decision

Now there are three or four Naill sets in the $800 to $1200 range, all great bargains.

Naills have impeccable tone, craftsmanship, and track record at major competitions. I'm surprised to see...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-21-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,644
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Changing attitudes towards Catalin

As a member of a number of forums, it's odd how they take so many different approaches. One forum auto-locks all threads after a time, so with topics that come up regularly you have to start a new...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-21-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Air Efficiency Problems

And the West Virginia ones too! Neighbors, after all. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 10-21-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How far will you travel for a gig?

We get quite a few mixups here in North America with things like that.

There are many same-name places on both sides of the US/Canada border, like Ottawa and Ontario.

And "CA" can mean Canada...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-21-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: The Universe of Bagpipes?

I probably met him, but I can't picture him now.

I used to teach at Lark Camp in Mendocino every summer, back in the 1980s, and he probably would have been in attendance.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-18-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Air Efficiency Problems

Interesting, it can happen like that, where there are multiple contributing factors.

I'm a devotee of Moose valves. I've never had one flutter, which as I get older and tend to easier reeds...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-18-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Big problem with Canmore Hybrid

I had the opposite problem once: a vintage set with gracile stocks.

It was years ago, I asked for advice here and somebody said to look for clear vinyl tubing of the correct size to make up the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-16-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: McNulty Hunter Uilleann pipes

I would try to get hold of Kinch o'Kane, in Florida, who is one of the top reedmakers around.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-16-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,644
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Changing attitudes towards Catalin

An example of the anti-Catalin prejudice is the set of 1980s Kintails on Ebay, listed and relisted, for $600 and nobody will touch them.

My Pipe Major plays 1980s Kintails and they sound amazing....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-14-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,644
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Changing attitudes towards Catalin

I was like that when the Catalin pipes were standard basic run-of-the-mill recently made pipes.

Now the pure gleaming white plastic mounted pipes are standard basic run-of-the-mill recently made...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,571
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Has pitch topped out?

Same with Practice Chanter, it's amazing how many pipers have the High G on their PC halfway between G and G# and will blow the note sharper or flatter depending. 99% of these pipers have the High G...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How far will you travel

People in the UK often find it hard to picture just how big.

The width of Texas at its widest point is 185 miles further than the distance from Land's End to John O' Groats (the furthest points...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How far will you travel

I'm in California, I've done a tour in Japan and a tour across North Carolina and Tennessee.

As far as a single gig, I think that would be a wedding on the other side of California, they flew me...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-13-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Jazz chord accompaniment

Back in the 80s there was a group called Na Cabarfeidh, who later changed their name to Rare Air.

Their thing was Highland pipes in harmony along with jazz guitar.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,571
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Has pitch topped out?

Old recordings I've heard are fairly consistent in the pipers having a "neutral" High G, around halfway between G natural and G sharp.

I'm guessing that when we hear the neutral High G they're...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-04-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,644
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: changing attitudes towards Catalin

I've talked to dozens of these fans over the years, decked out in their Longhorns stuff from head to toe. Whenever I've asked them what they call that colour they say they don't know, and as far as...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-04-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,644
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: changing attitudes towards Catalin

What I don't understand is why some old ivory has darkened and some stays more or less the same.

These are likewise pre-John McColl ebony Lawries, but the ivory has little patina.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-03-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,644
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: changing attitudes towards Catalin

Thanks!



I work(ed) at Disneyland and see people in their college gear all the time and wondered what Texas calls that colour.

Because with many teams fans will yell "go Red!" or "go...
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