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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 04:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,674
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Best sounding bagpipes you’ve heard?

You should donate it to science, Colin, so it can be cloned for the benefit of future generations.
Forum: Music 03-23-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Heroes of Mull?

Database says Heroes of Mull was composed by J. MacLean, January 1, 1974, (C) 1974 Berry Music Co (LIBRARY) Ltd.

As Calum says, it was composed specifically for music library purposes, (in this...
Forum: Music 03-23-2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Stories behind "Piper's Cave"

There's a possibility that the Piper's Cave name might have been used for more than one place, but I seem to only recall the Egyptian connection. The tune was written in Cairo and originally...
Forum: Music 03-22-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Stories behind "Piper's Cave"

The Piper's Cave was the pipers’ room in the Royal Scots barracks in Cairo, if I remember correctly.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-07-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Does "Balaclava Company" A&S Highlanders still have pipers?

There are the Balaklava Pipes and Drums, who are based at the 51st Highland Division T.A. in Stirling. They are a Regimental Association "volunteer" pipe band and play A&SHA engagements, Armed Forces...
Forum: Music 02-21-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Wearing of the Green setting

I learned this tune for times when the London Scottish Regt played with the London Irish Regt. The regimental setting was definitely C B B A B C E.
Forum: Music 02-10-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Looking for a tune

The only tune I know by that name is the one John Cairns wrote and submitted to a Canadian bagpipe composition contest. He won, this was around 1999/2000. I believe the tune was renamed For The...
Forum: Music 02-06-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Row Me Home to Islay

Lots of misinformation about this tune.

It's listed as a "traditional bagpipe tune" in some places and a "traditional song" in others, but I'm always suspicious of anything "traditional" from the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-20-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Pipers in The Royal Tank Corps

They're actually known as the The Royal Tank Regiment, and the band are known as the Pipes and Drums of The Royal Tank Regiment.

They've made recordings, I've certainly seen them on a couple of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-12-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,962
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Funeral piping for presidents and prime ministers

I seem to remember pipers at Winston Churchill's funeral, possibly playing Chi Mi Na Morbheanna, but I was only 5 at the time. There was a web page with details, but it's gone now.

I can't recall...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-02-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,669
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

The pitch of bands will continue to rise.
By 2028, all pipe band competitions will be judged by dogs, as they will be the only species able to hear them.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-26-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,802
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Who makes this reed?

After discussion among the mods, it's been decided to close this thread as it is now clearly promoting a product, therefore should not be in the Beer Tent.

It's also confusing to the mods as...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-10-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,613
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Forum activity levels

If I remember correctly, that was a feature early on, but some forum members, (now long gone), used to change their name so regularly that the forum became a place of confusion. One guy originally...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-10-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,613
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Forum activity levels

Yes, even back in the days when Bob was still alive, but more often than not they would use different aliases to back up the other aliases, especially if they were attacking a genuine forum member,...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-09-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,613
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Forum activity levels

The problems that we had with pseudonyms as mods were in the days before we had software that sees where you post from. Not just the town, but the actual IP.

We found that the 19 biggest trolls...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-29-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,973
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Dale Jackson's new synthetic chanter reed

Harley asked for a copy of a very well known tune by Murray Blair. I have looked over the thread and have seen no evidence of anyone else claiming to have composed it.
Harley knew what he was doing,...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-15-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,177
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Gordon Walker

As there has been mention of "the moderators" often on this thread, I thought I'd chip in.

First, I'm surprised this story has come up now, it's been common knowledge since at least the 2nd of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-09-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, London, 1840s

All I can tell you is that I had a beautiful cap badge for the The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, London, (except written in Gaelic), and I asked for information about it on this forum round...
Forum: Music 08-27-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Inisheer

The site you refer to is illegal and has been ordered to be taken down in the past due to legal action by some very well known pipers and composers, one of whom is an international lawyer as well as...
Forum: Music 08-22-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Jane Campbell tune

Folks, there's been a rise in people sharing music on here and providing links to banned sites that have been the cause of legal action between members of this forum and the banned sites.
Please...
Forum: Music 08-22-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Inisheer

Folks, there's been a rise in people sharing music on here and providing links to banned sites that have been the cause of legal action between members of this forum and the banned sites.
Please...
Forum: Music 07-29-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Rakes of Mallow pipe tune

I think it's just one of those tunes that has several titles. If you listen to the English Morris Dance tune "Rigs of Marlow", (transcribed by Cecil Sharpe in the 1800s after hearing it in...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-28-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Question about Smallpipe reeds

The reeds are smaller and have inverted tongues. I don't know much/anything about mouth blown smallpipes/folkpipes, but the dimensions suggest they use a similar sized drone reed to bellows blown...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-19-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Billy Connolly and Aberdeenshire

Lonach pipe band. He used to live in Candacraig House. I used to see Billy in the area, sometimes with people like Robin Williams and Steve Martin. Once a year he would provide drink for the men of...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-05-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Are replica pipes comparable to the original?

I used to have a set of antique MacRaes, I now have a set of the new MacRae SL4's. They don't sound exactly like my old MacRaes, but they are far steadier, far easier to strike in, and take a wide...
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