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Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 01-23-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,109
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Tune name, please?

It's actually two tunes. The first being "Closer Walk with God" and the second being "I Need Thee Every Hour"......a beautiful old hymn that fits the pipes perfectly.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-28-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,483
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: US Military piping dress and deportment

You might also check with Jim Dillahey of the Citadel. He's the Pipe-Major there and could probably hook you up with the info you're after :thumb:.

Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 09-21-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,987
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: True Story

Well....what were they gonna do? Get mad & pay him more?? :shrug:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-07-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,050
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Introduction and a PC question

Hey Rick,

Since you're in the Cape Fear area of NC, how close are you to Wilmington? I live right across the river in Leland during the week and would be glad to help out any way I can. If...
Forum: Music 08-10-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,617
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Favorite 4-parted 4/4 March?

I'm kind of partial to "At Long Last".
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-26-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,988
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Shepherd vs McCallum Chanter: Which one gets more chicks?

....wait....I thought size didn't matter.... ......:whistle:
Forum: Beer Tent 06-02-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,029
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Myrtle Beach Area Pipe Bands

Hey Jamie!

I'm the Pipe Sergeant for the Port City band in Wilmington. If you don't mind the drive, we'd love to have you come up and check us out. Our Pipe-Major is Andy Simpson, a former 2nd...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-23-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,762
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Where I won't be playing on St. Patrick's Day

I thought that was St. Advil's Day......?:(?:( :grin::grin::grin:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-21-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,458
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Suggestions? when no instructor close by?

Like Zorro, I'm about 90% self-taught. I started off with the COP "Green" book and Donald MacLeod's series of books and record albums (that was a LONG time ago!). The fellow who got me started...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-11-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,793
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Pipe Chanter Alignment

Indeed!? Just exactly which positions would the 'girls' prefer??? :woot::woot::woot:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-03-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,363
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Best tutor book

x 2 !!!!!!
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-30-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,421
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Etiquette and Traditions...

I always ask the funeral director or whomever is in charge, when I am to play. I've had it go both ways. Most want the music after the flag is presented to the next of kin, but I've had a couple of...
Forum: Music 11-28-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,038
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: kick a** grade lll 6/8 march

What about "Cock o' the North"?
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-27-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,421
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Etiquette and Traditions...

I've got two manuals in .pdf format that may give you some of the info you're looking for. The "Manual of Elementary Drill 1935" and the "Regimental Drum Majors Assoc. Drill Manual for Pipes & Drums...
Forum: Music 11-21-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Name some great reels

"Kelsey's Wee Reel" goes very nicely with "The Gravel Walk"

Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-18-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,767
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Selbie Drone Reeds?

Selbie's worked very well in my mid-80's, R.G. Hardie pipes. I don't use them anymore only because they are a bit too quiet for the chanter I'm using in my band. If I had a second bagpipe, I'd have...
Forum: Music 11-12-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,234
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: NATO Fanfare vs STB?

.....you mean Itchy Fingers??
Forum: Music 10-25-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Looking for a concert piece for a G4 band

How about this piece?


No harmonies/seconds but you could always write some for it.

Forum: Beer Tent 10-15-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,950
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: What is competence?

I've tried many ways to convey what you very clearly put into words. This sums up my thoughts exactly!

Well Done, Sticks! :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-14-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,717
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Practice Chanter reeds, am I missing out on a really good one?

I've tried all the reeds you mentioned and give my 'second' to the Abbott PC reed. Best one I've played yet and plan on sticking with them! Clear, robust sound, easily tempered with the dental...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,799
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Need Recommendation: Chanter for 96 Hardie Pipes

Hey Jeff,

I play a set of Hardie's from about 1987-ish. Currently, I'm using Selbie tenor reeds with a Balance-Tone bass, and playing McCallum band chanters in both of my bands. Some thoughts: ...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-09-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By PipePlayr
Tune suggestions needed

I'm looking for suggestions for a couple of rousing 4/4 Irish marches. Anything OTHER THAN:

"Kelly, the Boy From Kilane",
"Minstrel Boy",
"Twenty Men From Dublin Town"
"Wearing of the...
Forum: Music 09-27-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,010
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Beginner 2/4 4 Part March

Here's a few for your consideration:

Walter Douglas, M.B.E. - Donald MacLeod
The Iron Division - G.S. McLennan
P/M J. McWilliams - Donald MacLeod
Lochote - P/M Clem Sim
J. Carnegie's...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-16-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,954
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: E as the Attack Note?

I have heard that it comes from the days before we had synthetic drone reeds and was used as a means of stabilizing/settling the instrument before playing a competition or performance set.

Forum: Pipe Bands 07-26-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,792
Posted By PipePlayr
Re: Another shining example...

Hold on there, dude. . First off, let me state that I don't play with these guys and dont know any of them personally or professionally. I do play with a band from the same area, however.

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