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Forum: Beer Tent 10-03-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Recommend a Kilt Shop?

I've had good experiences with USAKilts.com. Also with Scottish Modern in Chicago.
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-04-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Trews for competition

According to the latest edition of the EUSPBA rules, a kilt is required. The only exception is for drum majors, who are explicitly permitted to compete in trews. There's also a vaguely worded...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,829
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Lee and Sons Bagpipes

You can hear Jack Lee playing his Lee and Sons pipes in the 2018 Glenfiddich here

https://vimeo.com/298784095

(piob., The Daughter's Lament) and here

https://vimeo.com/298783983
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-01-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Four part (maybe five, max) Pibroch recommendations?

I think it depends on two things: where your student is on the musical/technical axes, and whether or not your student intends to compete with this tune.

With regard to the first consideration,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-01-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Drone reed preference in MacLellan drones

+1 (that is, I use the same thing).
Forum: Beer Tent 02-02-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Practice Chanter Sole

About 49mm on a long practice chanter.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-28-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,343
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Third time..crash and burn

You might consider contacting the North Coast Pipe Band (https://www.ncpb.org/), or The College of Wooster Pipe Band, or Jon Maffet at The Piper's Hut (in Pickerington, which I know isn't very...
Forum: Music 01-21-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Where the Beat Falls on High G Doubling

The beat is at the start of the first high g.
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-09-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,874
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

Pure gold. Thanks for doing this.
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-02-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,596
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: What does the EUSPBA do?

Right now, one thing a competition affords us, as pipers, is an educated and appreciative audience. I would say that, as an entire community of performing artists, we pipers have generally have...
Forum: Music 10-14-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: help with finding music

You can find references to these in Pekaar's tune index:
...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-03-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,684
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

I don't want to name names, as I think that would be tantamount to volunteering to help organize the event next year, but... if judges' tables are on the edge of a road, and competitors...
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-28-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,511
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Judges and Manuscripts

I agree with your post, except I’d strike the “un”. I think we’re all looking for a musical performance to occur, and it’s only the player who has the opportunity to bring the music out of the score....
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-28-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,511
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Judges and Manuscripts

I think it’s asking too much of a judge to know every setting of every piobaireachd ever composed, but I think we also don’t want to be limited, as competitors, in what tunes and settings we play....
Forum: Beer Tent 08-04-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Drone reeds for vintage pipes

Eezedrone tenors and Henderson carbon fiber bass.
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-28-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,669
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

If anyone wants to hear "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", a.k.a. "The Star's Salute", a.k.a. "Cumha Shinichi Suzuki", here it is: https://youtu.be/Zh96vfM8LCQ . I apologize in advance for the memory...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-15-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,669
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Wonderful! I love that title.



As mentioned in The Voice article, Mozart composed twelve variations of Twinkle, Twinkle, although he knew the melody by another name. Zwölf Variationen in C über...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-14-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,669
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

That was the Spring 2018 issue of The Voice, available on the EUSPBA website. I *almost* put that in for competition last month, but chickened out at the last minute.
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-13-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Tunes other than Kilberry and Piob. Society

Since you're in Philly, I assume you'll be competing in the EUSPBA. My experience in EUSPBA competitions has been that judges are quite happy to hear something new, either new to them or new as in...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-13-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,669
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Definitely not -- assuming that we define "piobaireachd" to include The Pretty Dirk and The Old Woman's Lullaby, to name two very short tunes that seem pretty universally to be considered...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-26-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Drone spacing for kids

I would space them pretty close together, 5-6 inches. Also, if the lowest bass projecting mount is large, it can be very uncomfortable for some kids -- you might consider removing it (if feasible) or...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-11-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: And now for something completely different

Lovely. There's a harp recording of "Lament for the Harp Key" on the Allison Kinnaird and Christine Primrose album "The Quiet Tradition" that I've found very informative, as well as just worth...
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-05-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,415
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: competing without bag cover?

The latest version of the EUSPBA rules contains zero mentions of the term "cover" and zero mentions of the term "bag " (the word bag followed by a space). So it looks like you're in the clear -- as...
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-21-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,583
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Your first time competing

Nice article. Since you were too humble to mention it, I'll point out that your 1st in piobaireachd was a 1st out of 10. :)
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-29-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,143
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Tunes with Taorluath A Mach

The Desperate Battle, ... oops, the tunes off the top of my head are already listed, sorry.
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