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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By piper Q
Re: 1998 Kron Medallist?

I have a later Kron plain Blackwood Chanter, chanter which has a very pleasant tonal quality, I needed to replace the original from 1994 after it split ( My stupidity in many regards) but they did...
Forum: Music Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By piper Q
Re: Canadian Schottische?

Thank you all for the insights. The Guys found a hard copy of the tune in some other files and it is published as a 2/4 March by J. MacLellan, named Canadian Scottish. It is a 4 part tune, with each...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-18-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By piper Q
Re: Favourite players/recordings

So many really grand Pipers and Pipe Bands, along with excellent recordings. It would be hard to say which are my favorites.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-18-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By piper Q
Re: Overabundance of pipe bands in your area?

I'm still looking for that Pipe Band of retirees who don't give a hoot about sartorial uniformity. Just go with Hawaiian Shirts, Shorts, Socks with Sandals, and playing what ever tunes are fun.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-18-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By piper Q
Re: Yanny or Laurel?

Have you ever wondered about what some Pipe Majors, or Judges hear played versus what you've heard played?

Well not a direct link, cause, or end point. But it can be a point of contention for the...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-17-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By piper Q
Re: Yanny or Laurel?

Since I do have some slight midrange hearing loss. and have listened to the sound clip through several different speakers, just to see how they recreate the sound I heard both Yanni and Laurel....
Forum: Beer Tent 05-13-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By piper Q
Re: Over abundance of pipe bands in your area?

Pipe Bands on the Mississippi Gulf Coast? uh yeah sure... well more like an associated assemblage of pipers who play together when requested.

Several of us belong to the same Cultural...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-11-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,133
Posted By piper Q
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

One thing my instructors had passed on has been that with both the pipes and practice chanters when playing is that you should not need to blow so hard as that your cheeks puff out. You face should...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-11-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,133
Posted By piper Q
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

When I remove material from a reed, I am using a hobbyists sanding film such as from Testors the maker of paints and glues for plastic models. I've found MacPhee easy reeds work very nicely for me...
Forum: Music 05-08-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By piper Q
Re: Canadian Schottische?

Thank you both for the info. I'll give that info to the guys who are seeking to replace what they lost.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,133
Posted By piper Q
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

I have sourced reeds from several makers over the years. One thing in common for the various makers, was that I found a specific style of reed that works best for me. perhaps as an individual, you...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-05-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,224
Posted By piper Q
Re: Pipes, A Serious Commitment…The Grumbles of a Newbie

One of the guys I practice with is in his 50's and now is coming along nicely on the pipes. But over the course of 2 years between myself and another gentleman we've tweaked and helped get his...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-05-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By piper Q
Re: Old Geezer Group on FB

I first picked up my bagpipes in 1994 at age 35 (as part of a minor wager) and in 1995 put them down for 10 years. Several reasons among them deployment overseas with the Army Reserve, and residing...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By piper Q
Re: Unusual bag/cord covers?

My bag color is purple, actually purple corduroy with forest green trim. currently I have a dark navy blue & black drone cord.

The Purple and Green trimmed bag cover is excellent in that it is...
Forum: Music 05-04-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By piper Q
Canadian Schottische?

Yes, odd tittle but it comes from and odd source.

Several of the gentlemen I practice with have asked about finding a tune they call "Canadian Schottische" I tried searching a few sources and...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,133
Posted By piper Q
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

With relish? Are you hotdogging on the pipes again? :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,133
Posted By piper Q
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

I am not well known, but I am respected by my current local piping community. As for myself, I can struggle to play a hard reed, or do very nicely playing a "easy" reed. At an average of 85 decibels...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By piper Q
Re: Old Geezer Group on FB

I'm not an old geezer! I'm a Mature Juvenile Delinquent. And you can inquire about that with the Law Enforcement Pipe Band I was with, which shall not be named to protect the guilty.

I have my...
Forum: Music Groups 04-20-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By piper Q
Re: Your favorite Celtic rock/pop band?

I'm surprised no one mentioned Seven Nations (https://www.sevennations.com/) or The Ruffians (https://theruffians.com/)

Or am I betraying my NY roots.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-20-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By piper Q
Re: Leading a procession

For a funeral, the ground dictates my pace as often it is less than level in older cemeteries; so slow it is there. As for Church Service Sites, where the casket is set on a pall and wheeled to the...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-20-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,525
Posted By piper Q
Re: Britain to Ban Ivory Sales to Stamp Out 'Abhorrent' Trade

An opinion which won't impact the main topic, and arguments:

in regards to ivory used in pipes and other instruments. What some forget and may be useful to remember, is that ivory can be sourced...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-05-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By piper Q
Re: Yet Another Odd-Duck Question

The tune Cutting Bracken is an easy one to rip with as you can change the words to I'm so tired, I'm so tired of hearing bullsh_t hearing bullsh_t. Seems like an innocent tune, unless you piping for...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-24-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By piper Q
Re: Let's see your ink!

No ink on me, I've got enough scars and stories to go with them. And the VA is having fun keeping up with what I've got. :woot:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-18-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By piper Q
Re: PC Donations-THANK YOU!! and tartans for Latinos

The has been a very wide Celtic influence in the nations of our neighbors to the South. From Brenardo O'Higgins to the San Patricios. As for a single tartan, I can say specifically. I would suggest...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-16-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By piper Q
Re: Mixed up tunes

Two I absolutely can not play together are Scotland The Brave and Wha Saw the 42nd. I need a buffer tune in between and Rowan Tree does well.
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