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Forum: Piobaireachd 07-17-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,089
Posted By John Blunt
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Written in crayon, perhaps? Then juiceboxes in the Beer Tent! :wave:


JMB
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-07-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,396
Posted By John Blunt
Re: competing without bag cover?

Always used to say those competing without bag covers were members of the L&M Pipe Band. :thumb:


JMB
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-21-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Is there any bagpipery in Bozeman, MT?

Wow, you're kind of in the hole of a very big donut. There is piping in Missoula, Great Falls, Billings, Helena and Kalispell, but I'm not familiar with any other in western Montana. All the places...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-11-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Interesting short read "The keening whine and thrilling drone of the bagpipes"

We have the Shadle Park High School Pipe Band here in Spokane (they're the Highlanders!) The pipe band has been around since the late 50's and, as I understand, they go the same fluctuations of...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-04-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Where can I get an economically priced kilt?

Not to mention a For Sale section, with several used kilts listed very reasonably right now.

JMB
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-16-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By John Blunt
Re: David Glen Edinburgh Collection

Robin:

I was speaking from my experiences with Games in the Northwest part of the United States. Many of the local Games will allow competitors in the lower Grades here (usually Grades IV or V) to...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-12-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By John Blunt
Re: David Glen Edinburgh Collection

Good, widely available source for piobaireachd for those in the lower grades who have competition events that call for the ground and next variation. Price is pretty attractive.


JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 04-12-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Flying with Pipes

I purchased an inexpensive aluminum hard case from Harbor Freight and flew with it from the US to the UK. With the pipes semi-disassembled and using some of my kit as padding (drones wrapped in my...
Forum: Competition Results 03-06-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Queen Mary ScotsFestival Competitions?

Page four of the Order of Play times offers the editorial opinion to a 2 AM start-- 'ew'. :grin:

JMB
Forum: Music 03-06-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,760
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Great 6/8 competition tunes

Another +1 for Mrs. Lily Christie. I also enjoy Bengullion; got to love those low G doulblings.

JMB
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 01-28-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By John Blunt
Did I Read That Right?

I was on a music download site recently and came across some new tune titles. They were on a couple of those tossed together albums done by "Various Artists" with a pic of a piper's silhouette on it...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-27-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Cleanliness is Godliness

Bit of science in the coppers folk wisdom. Metallic copper is a quite effective fungicide. We also use copper sulfate spray around here to combat white mold on the apple trees. I'm down with the...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 12-20-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Here's a good idea...

So long as it's not Neil Gow's Farewell to Whisky. :willy:


JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Keeping 'winter' fingers supple

I'm always glad to see when Forumites get out ahead of me on those things that flit through my mind. Great suggestions for the hands and their care (if only I had been so enlightened when I was...
Forum: Music 12-07-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,272
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Christmas tunes that fit bagpipe scale

I've always thought Adeste Fideles (Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful) made a great processional. 'In the Bleak Midwinter" is one that fits well, too.


JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Where Can I Buy Bagpipe Gift Items?

On one of your specific requests, these guys have t-shirts and polos with the skeleton playing the pipes:

http://www.bagpipecovers.com/tshirt.html

Hope that helps.

JMB
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-06-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Piobaireachd as Rock?

Seems I recall that the Wicked Tinkers gave "...Squinting Patrick.." a go on one of their albums.

JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,068
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Amazing Grace Walk-off

I'll second Paul on this. Last time through the tune, have arranged for a strolling away from the rest of the folks and it comes off as a gradual diminuendo. Several have told me this is their...
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-24-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Thread for late-comers to piping?

Another two cents worth. I began at 49, as an aid to my son, who wished to learn the pipes. I had extensive experience learning low brass and woodwinds in high school and college. I figured: I can...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Thoughts on age of these pipes on eBay?

My, aren't those beautiful in their simple lines.

JMB
Forum: Adult Pipers 09-26-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By John Blunt
Re: The Hills of Argyll (Pipe Tune)

Yes, a google search of "YouTube" and "Hills of Argyll" lists about eight choices of video for the tune. :wave:


JMB
Forum: Beer Tent 09-23-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Pipe idenitification

I'm gonna have to say those are out of Husquavarna Envinrude's shop out in the woods. I'll second those sculpting skills. :thumb:


JMB
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-23-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By John Blunt
FS: Ancient MacKenzie kilt, size 37-39 - $190 shipped

I have to thin out the herd and my loss is your gain. I have a kilt in Ancient MacKenzie, pleated to the stripe, medium weight, by House of Edgar. The particulars are: waist: between 36.5 inches at...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-07-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Pleasanton weather?

Somehow, that just seems wrong to me. Congrats to anyone who can get through a piob at that temp, though. :thumb:


JMB
Forum: Competing Pipers 08-29-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By John Blunt
Re: Montana Piping Competitions

The Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering (BCGG) in Hamilton is very competitive in the solo piping. Chanter, beginner, Grades IV-II and an Adult grade (age 60+.) Quite a nice piobaireachd...
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