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Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-05-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,665
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Better teaching methods?

I think the two most important things in all the years I've been at this is to teach the student to read music properly right from the very beginning and never to tell anyone that anything is hard or...
Forum: Music 07-20-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: "Wrongly" arranged and misprinted tunes

I think we're very lucky to have had composers like Pipe Major Donald MacLeod, Pipe Major George S MacLennan, Pipe Major John MacLellan, Dunoon, Archie MacNeill, and many, many more. The music they...
Forum: Music 07-18-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: "Wrongly" arranged and misprinted tunes

The point of it is I think that it's just a very interesting discussion. I must admit that when I play John MacDonald of Glencoe these days I play B/C the first time and C/C the second time. Why...
Forum: Music 07-17-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: "Wrongly" arranged and misprinted tunes

I'm finding this a very interesting thread. Personally, I'm not against altering tunes, after all we are a folk instrument and especially when it pertains to the folk music we play, but I do think it...
Forum: Music 07-16-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: "Wrongly" arranged and misprinted tunes

It all leads to a very interesting discussion.



We live of course in the age of the internet now, and that has contributed massively to all sorts of odd and bogus "settings" of tunes, because...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 07-04-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: An experiment in notation

I think it's excellent. If only there were additionally a way to indicate what way a gracenote was made (ie) it is either made by lifting one single finger as in a simple G gracenote, or say a simple...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,735
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

I'm not entirely sure, but as I recollect the name "Kilgour of Strathspey" was adopted after George came back from New York, and set up in Montrose Terrace in Edinburgh. Before going to the US he had...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,665
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Proper head gear?

I have to admit, I just don't get this whole piping thing about hats. If your head needs protecting from the elements, wear a hat. If it doesn't don't!
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-23-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,265
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

Good news, El Gaitero! Fair Honey is now up on my Youtube channel as per your request, along with The Lament for Mary MacLeod and The Battle of the Pass of Crieff, since I last reported.



I...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-17-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,265
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

I'll have another go at it! I learned it once a long time ago but never played it to an audience. I believe there's a very good alternative setting in Binneas Is Boreraig.
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-17-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,265
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

Since my last post a couple of weeks ago I've managed to record a further ten tunes; MacCrimmon's Sweetheart, The Groat, The Earl of Seaforth's Salute, Tulloch Ard, MacNeill of Barra's March, The...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-05-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,265
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

I have managed to get another five tunes up on my You Tube channel, namely Struan Robertson's Salute, The Old Woman's Lullaby, The King's Taxes, Squinting Patrick's Flame of Wrath, and the Blind...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-27-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,265
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

Thanks for the kind remarks on these tunes. I've added a couple more recently, Too Long in This Condition, and The Blue Ribbon.They can be found here. Please subscribe if you like and I hope you...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-21-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,265
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

Two chances of that, slim and none!



....but you never know.....
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-20-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,265
Posted By colinmaclellan
Piobaireachd Videos

Lately I've had a bit more time om my hands than I'd like and so I've recorded some piobaireachds start to finish on the pipes and posted them on my YouTube channel.



The tunes which I have...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,157
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

"This is hard".
Forum: Music 04-28-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: 10 part reels

I believe I heard John Burgess play it once.



I have a soundfile of those 9th and 10th parts, so if anyone wants to hear it, just send me an e mail address and I will forward it.


...
Forum: Music 04-27-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: 10 part reels

There's an excellent 10 part setting of Pretty Marion.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-23-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,362
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Famous pipers who, arenít/werenít Gold Medalists?

I have always thought that R S Roddy MacDonald was the best player who never really competed.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,392
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Best sounding bagpipes youíve heard?

I went and took a look at it just now Adam, it's still in a cigar tube where it was put by my father after he was done with it. He played it for 12 years up until 1981; then I played it for 11 years...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,392
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: Best sounding bagpipes youíve heard?

This is indeed your lucky day Fritz, I still have it!
Forum: Beer Tent 04-04-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,392
Posted By colinmaclellan
Forum: Music 04-04-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By colinmaclellan
Re: 23rd psalm

We'd all be well off just singing it for now....
Forum: Industry News 03-26-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By colinmaclellan
PipeReeds.com suspension

Sadly in spite of my best previous intentions, I have taken the decision to suspend my business for the time being. I will hold all current orders and get them out as soon as it is safe to do so.
...
Forum: Industry News 03-22-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 358
Posted By colinmaclellan
www.pipereeds.com

To encourage the playing of seniors and children during the next few weeks, order the minimum three senior reeds and I will send four and put all of these orders at the top of my delivery list. A...
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