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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-24-2016, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Matt Seattle
Link to subscription page for new Border piping book

I know I cannot advertise here, but I hope it is acceptable to post this link for anyone who is interested - thanks!
http://www.dragonflymusic.co.uk/geordie-syme.html
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-26-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,545
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: The LBPS book

For this and related queries it is relevant to mention the LBPS facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/134798469870784/
which you can join without being an LBPS member
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-18-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: Unknown BP 'Parts' vs 'Pipes'

Details not visible now, but someone paid 648.00
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-29-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,693
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: Lowland Pipe Gracing

The answer depends

1/ on whether you're referring to Scottish smallpipes (parallel bore) or Lowland/Border pipes (conical bore). Different sound, different pitch, and scope for different...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-27-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,358
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: DiXXXography

To date 49, instances of Dixon tune recordings - full versions, part versions, stand-alone or in medleys, separate recordings of the same tune by the same artist included, known duplications (2) of...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-26-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,358
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: DiXXXography

A very late addition and some more recent ones:

The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society Recital [Released Nov 2003]
Various
Greentrax CDTRAX252
Dixon’s Highland Laddie; Hit Her Between The Legs...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-21-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: Small pipe/Lowland pipe events/ sessions in Edinburgh?

There's bound to be loads, but these are things I know about (because I'm in them!)

Regular pub session in The Canon, Jedburgh on Monday nights, mixed instruments, usually including a piper or...
Forum: Music 11-21-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: The Stool of Repentance

There will be more information on this tune and its close relatives, as well as a modern Border piper's version, in "Geordie Syme's Paircel o Tunes", publishing next year.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-14-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,358
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: DiXXXography

Mainly original tunes, but also two William Dixon favourites on the new Border Directors CD -

Lowp Till Ye Cowp
The Border Directors
WORM012
The Apprentice Lads of Alnwick; Lasses Bushes Brawly...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-24-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,469
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: Old Painting: BP / Lowland style pipes

A local piper friend of mine found and bought another (different) copy of the same painting by Wilkie.

Perhaps it was common practice to make amateur copies of well known works, or perhaps this...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-30-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 817
Posted By Matt Seattle
William Dixon on Facebook

I don't come here so often these days, so this is just a little announcement for any that are interested in Border piping repertoire that The William Dixon Foundation now has a facebook page with...
Forum: Music 05-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,958
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: Barbados Bells

The original tune (for fiddle) is called La Belle Catherine, standard 18th century dance tune. The pipe tune is an 'adaptation' - first part similar to original, second part a more or less complete...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-01-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: David Faulkner English and Border Music for Pipes Cd

Not sure if the PM is working, can you let me know here?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-01-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: David Faulkner English and Border Music for Pipes Cd

David just messaged me privately, you can order the CD by email from him. PM me here or via facebook for his address, which is not the same as the one on the link Ian gives (which may also work, I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-05-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,293
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: Historic lowland pipe/ Borderpipe sound

An understandable viewpoint, Paul, but perhaps based on a modern perception of social stratification? Everybody 'knew their place' and there were gross disparities of opportunity and material...
Forum: Music 01-28-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,432
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: small pipes and the music index

Robert

Two of my books are mentioned above by others. I'd be happy to supply you with whatever details you need, also of a third book, Over the Hills & Far Away (2006), and the next one when it...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-27-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,293
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: Historic lowland pipe/ Borderpipe sound

I and others have commented on this before. As far as surviving examples go 18th century Border pipes are a mixed bunch - some are big and beefy, others are slender and elegant, and all shades in...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-17-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,464
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: North American: Border pipe interest

John, I'd query your speculation that there are many BP players in the UK who are interested in playing Lowland and Border music. In my experience, many are not at all interested, some are interested...
Forum: Music 11-29-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,259
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: Lord Dunmore - the Bride's Jig

It has many names older than Dunmore's or the Bride's. As far as I can tell the earliest name may well be 'Bung Your Eye' (a nickname for strong drink). The tune, originally for fiddle, has been...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-03-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: Galician Tunes?

The big difference is the low leading note. And the overblown 4th. OK that's two big differences. Gaita music makes a lot of both of them though, you have to search hard for tunes that don't have...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-24-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By Matt Seattle
FS: SSP by Evans, A/D combo - 1200 GBP OBO

SSP for sale (by a friend in the Scottish Borders, not on this forum): Evans SSP, A and D chanters, nearly new.

Message or email me with your email address or other contact and I will connect you...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-02-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: October 2013 Border Piping Weekend

Theme: Pipe Jigs of the Border Country
Date: from the evening of Friday 18 October to the afternoon of Sunday 20 October
Place: Carlenrig Farm House, Teviothead TD9 0LH, Scottish Borders
Cost:...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-01-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,947
Posted By Matt Seattle
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-01-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,947
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: Earliest Lowland pipe with a baritone drone

If that's what it is, then that's what it is, but do the lengths of the surviving sections mean that you can be absolutely sure the drones are not bass, tenor, alto?

Also, the brass tubes may be...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-08-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By Matt Seattle
Re: sheet music for Barbara Allen

There's an 18th century Scottish tune to the ballad which is in E minor but which fits the simple 9-note pipe scale unchanged. I published it in The Border Bagpipe Book (1993, now out of print) but...
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