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Forum: Piobaireachd Today, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By John Dally
Piobaireachd Society concert on line

The online Piobaireachd Society concert just concluded, and it was a great show. The performances were are all superb, played on fantastic bagpipes. I don't know if it will be available for...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,263
Posted By John Dally
Re: Gordon Walker

Good advice. You could lead by example.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,263
Posted By John Dally
Re: Gordon Walker

We can always count you, Adam, to tell us what's what.



Someone does. There's always a good reason for it, and it's appreciated.



If that isn't clear by now it never will be. Just...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-09-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By John Dally
Re: 1950's Robertsons

VERY interesting. I had no idea which was which, but the second recording sounded like the sort of tone I'm looking for. All three samples are very pleasing, but I just prefer number 2. It's...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,263
Posted By John Dally
Re: Gordon Walker

It seems a feature of Dunsire that some moderators, who have the power to block people and close threads, prefer to comment on the waywardness of some people and threads rather than quietly take...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-06-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By John Dally
Re: What IYO is the best piobaireachd teaching package or book

The Piping Centre offers on line teaching. Even the best books can only take you so far. There are so many subtleties you can easily go astray without a teacher.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-03-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By John Dally
Re: Baritone, ugh!

A baritone, or alto, should be so well integrated with the other drones that you almost don't hear it. It should really only enhance the harmonics and not stick out. You should also be able to tune...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-03-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By John Dally
Re: Pipe Major Evan MacRae's memoir?

I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-02-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By John Dally
Re: Roddy MacLeod launches “Hebridean” range of Pipes

It would be interesting to see how the different "endorsement" designs differ from each other and other designs in the manufacturers' line up in detail.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-02-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By John Dally
Pipe Major Evan MacRae's memoir?

Did PM Evan MacRae's memoir, tentatively entitled OVER THE CHINDWIN TO LOCHABER, ever make it into print. Google revealed nothing.
Forum: Competition Results 11-02-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By John Dally
Re: Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2020

It would be impolite to hijack the thread further, but with regard to the seminal work of Kilberry those interested in recent research would do well to read William Donaldson's books on the subject,...
Forum: Competition Results 11-01-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By John Dally
Re: Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2020

Stuart's performances are always flawless and musical, and the sound of his bagpipe is always fantastic.
I didn't know he is a piano turner by trade.
Forum: Competition Results 10-31-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By John Dally
Re: Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2020

So many incredible performances! Jack's piobaireachd was fantastic. Angus MacColl's MMSSRR was outstanding.
Forum: Music 10-30-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By John Dally
Re: Name that nameless tune

The first tune is "George Johnston" by James Barrie of Vancouver Island. Is that the tune you were curious about? It's in A LIFETIME OF COMPOSITIONS, a collection of tunes made by James and his...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-29-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By John Dally
Re: Time management as a multi-instrumentalist

Does anyone here use one of the "Piper's Journal" to help manage their time and goals? What's in them that can't be done using a bullet journal or other time management tool?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-29-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By John Dally
Re: Willie McCallum Custom bag vs. Gandy Bag

Another thing to consider is that Willie is a bit larger than Bruce. How much does each individual's size factor into the design?

After being a little frustrated with how much seasoning the...
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-28-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,616
Posted By John Dally
Re: Need advice to help with a decision on GHB

Good on McCallum for standing by their product.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-28-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By John Dally
Re: Willie McCallum Custom bag vs. Gandy Bag

Aren't they significantly different in shape and material? Correct me if I'm wrong (I have only played the Willie bag). Isn't the Gandy bag only available as a swan neck sheepskin? The Willie bag...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By John Dally
Re: Why are some better than others ?

Couldn't agree more.

Malcolm Gladwell's OUTLIERS is a study in how a nurturing environment is as important for success as other elements, like talent and intelligence.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By John Dally
Re: Using the Braw Bagpipe Tuner to get your chanter in tune

Thanks for another very useful video, Matt. I have been using the Braw tuner, but your video showed me a few new tricks.

I really appreciate your approach to these videos. It's refreshing how...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By John Dally
Re: A favor? Up for Best Social Media for The Big Rab Show Awards...

Voted for you, Matt. It was an easy decision.
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-23-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By John Dally
Re: "Clan MacRae Society" four or six parts?

Which raises another question: traditional tunes, which setting? That might be a subject for a separate thread, but I've heard at least one person who judges say that Willie Ross's setting are the...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-23-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By John Dally
"Clan MacRae Society" four or six parts?

William Fergusson's great tune "Clan MacRae Society" was composed with four parts. Later Alex Duthart composed another two parts, which, with all due respect to Duthart, do not fit the rest of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-22-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By John Dally
Re: I Need a Practice Chanter

FWIW I have owned most of the brands mentioned above, and I hated only one or two of them. I've been playing a full size Colin Kyo for the last few years and love it.
Forum: Reviews 10-22-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,044
Posted By John Dally
Re: Ronnie Sheepskin Pipe Bag review & play test

Good review, Matt. Thanks for posting it.
I ordered one on your recommendation, and I'm very happy with the purchase. It was a bear to tie in, and everyone who buys one would do well to watch your...
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