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Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Lochie
Re: Hector Russell pipes review

I wish I could say yes.
I posted here awhile back looking to get a set since that's what my dad started with.
Plain orange plastic mounts and all...
I'm also curious to know if Hector Russell...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-05-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By Lochie
Re: Photo: what bands?

Street car tracks....
I'd guess Toronto....
Certainly not Ottawa or Montreal...
Forum: Music 01-28-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Lochie
Re: Tunes for Scottish Country Dancing

Thanks much,
I'm still waiting to find out what dances they're requesting. It looks like the Gay Gordon's is a strong possibility.
Forum: Music 01-21-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Lochie
Re: Tunes for Scottish Country Dancing

More excellent information, thanks very much.
Luckily for me the organizers are friends so I'll know the callers, and also get an opportunity to rehearse the night before. I'll contact them in...
Forum: Music 01-18-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Lochie
Re: Tunes for Scottish Country Dancing

I have no doubt, all his publications are brilliant!
I used to collect pipes, retirement has curturbed me to collecting pipe books. Equally rewarding...
Forum: Music 01-18-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Lochie
Re: Tunes for Scottish Country Dancing

I have the book, just assumed it was for highland dancing and didn't even check, I'll take a look.
I also have Barry Shear's latest collections which I've not had a chance to read through, that will...
Forum: Music 01-17-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Lochie
Re: Tunes for Scottish Country Dancing

Thanks very much!
Great stuff, and lots to work with.
Appreciate the assistance, and off I go to the tune books for the fun part...
Forum: Music 01-17-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Lochie
Tunes for Scottish Country Dancing

Hello all,
I've been invited to pipe at the opening of a large Scottish Dance event. They've also asked if I'd be able to play for one of their dance sets.
I've been playing for decades, and for...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-14-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,734
Posted By Lochie
Re: Comparing smallpipes

Congrats on choosing bellows, a small learning curve well worth the effort....
You can play cane reeds and not worry too much, provided mother nature co-operates where you live....and if she does...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-12-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,734
Posted By Lochie
Re: Comparing smallpipes

Walsh does make a bellows conversion for his mouth blown smallpipes, but I've never tried them. My other bellows sets all came with their own.
I also compete in solos, so I'm required to march a bit...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-07-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,734
Posted By Lochie
Re: Comparing smallpipes

I've had no issues with any of the reeds wearing out, and the set is many years old, with lots of mileage. Walsh does sell spare tongues, I may buy some and toss them in my maintenance kit just in...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-07-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,734
Posted By Lochie
Re: Comparing smallpipes

I have 4 sets of bellows blown pipes from very high end makers, and I love them all.
But I find I often grab my Walsh mouthblown smallpipes for quick practice sessions and the odd pub session. Just...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-30-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,077
Posted By Lochie
Re: Bagpipes as carry-on luggage

August 2018 for me, no.issues with my carry on from Canada to Scotland....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-28-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Lochie
Re: Drone tuning Walsh poly small pipes

One very cool smallpipe trick I learned is to add a small piece of tape to the tongue of the reed, making sure it's no wider than the tongue, and sitting at the tip that vibrates.
This increases the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-28-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,077
Posted By Lochie
Re: Bagpipes as carry-on luggage

I also bought a legal sized carry on case and simply broke down my pipes in them. No more worries...
On one trip I packed my pipe case full of clothes in my regular suitcase and switched it out once...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-03-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By Lochie
Re: Pigs with Pipes

Heatherbelle,
I can't answer your questions, but I can point you in a possible direction.
I recall reading an article about piping related carvings and statues in a past, but recent enough copy of...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-20-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Lochie
Re: Gordon Mooney's Pipers' Rendezvous

Yes, it was good fun and I picked up some great tunes. I see the kickstarter fund was successful, so fingers crossed for next year!
Lochie
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-19-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By Lochie
Re: Stocks in Canmore Bag

I've spent more than a few hours mounting 3/4 size pipes into current market bags with grommets. To make up for the fact that they are undersized, I use 2" pieces of a bicycle innertube as a snug...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-14-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Lochie
Re: High B and C natural suggestions?

Thanks everyone for your help, I now have lots to work with.
Cheers
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-13-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Lochie
Re: High B and C nat suggestions ?

Sorry, yes...I meant high B...
In GHB terminology....
I appreciate the suggestions so far.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-12-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Lochie
High B and C natural suggestions?

Hi folks,
I recently purchased a very lovely set of Kinnear smallpipes in the key of C, which completed my sets of A and D.
The bonus is they came with a chanter keyed for C nat and high D. I'm...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-30-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Lochie
Re: Kilberry 3/4 (chamber) pipes

McCallum makes folk pipes which would match up closely to what the OP was looking for. Quite apart from their more traditional looking smallpipes. I'd love a set.....
They may also be willing to...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-25-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Lochie
Re: The Home Isles... Good Pubs for the Pipes

If your timings work out, you could always take in a meeting of the Eagle Pipers at the Scots Guards club in the Haymarket section of Edinburgh. Very good piping, beer and pies all in one spot....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Lochie
Re: Finding a value for 3/4 pipes

They're just a standard bagpipe...a little more petit than the full sized versions and a small amount quieter...like comparing a Glen to a Henderson.
The chanter sounded awful with modern reeds...so...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Lochie
Re: Finding a value for 3/4 pipes

I also have an identical set....I traded them from a friend who wanted my very plain (no combing) McCallums as a back up parade set so his Hendersons would be safe.
I swapped out the chanter stock...
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