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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-18-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Frequency ratios of pipe notes?

It's not pipe-specific and it's not a mystery, it's well-known stuff based on the laws of acoustics that nobody can change.

It's all here. It will repay you many times over if you spend some time...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Amazing Grace Walk-off

I do exactly the same thing!

Gives a wonderful finality to the service (the people always love it) and allows you to get away quickly and gracefully. Also you don't get asked to play tune after...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Bagpipe under right arm

I think it's simpler than all that. It's simply fashion.

It could be a situation of the army ordering the same hat from the same maker over a very long period, and the "cut" of the hat very...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Is An Argyle Jacket OK for Playing a Funeral??

I can't imagine what "black khaki" could be. Khaki is a colour. Do you mean "black or khaki"?

Most pipers wear Argyll jackets (or one of the other styles such as Crail or Braemar) for all their...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-28-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Bagpipe under right arm

Fashions come and go, and it became fashionable, what, after around 1880 for collars to become lower/narrower and hats to become smaller.

It's not a matter of a Glengarry of the same size being...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-26-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Bagpipe under right arm

Yes that's fairly common, a piper playing, in effect, mirror-image.

https://i.imgur.com/5gdbgwg.jpg

But you'll also see the other possible combinations:

-bag under right arm, left hand on...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-17-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Low G to B KAHHHNNNNNN!!!!

That's exactly what I've found to help with myself and students.

It's the fundamental teaching concept of getting the student to stop doing something by having them practice the diametric...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-14-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Alternative Drone Tuning

Except that unison drones are extremely rare in bagpipe history, the only known examples being the Highland pipes and the extinct Danish pipes known only through old illustrations.

Except for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-13-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Alternative Drone Tuning

That minor 3rd sounds really cool.

I can't think of any bagpipes which traditionally were tuned that way.

What used to be fairly common in the Renaissance were bagpipes with drones tuned in...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Covers and cords Fashion

I like the traditional Pipe Major covers, velvet in dark blue, dark green, or claret, with silver or gold metallic fringe.

I call them "Pipe Major covers" because generally the regimental pipers...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-12-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,639
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipe chanter vs. recorder fingering?

This technical complexity shouldn't take our attention from the fact that the Hungarian pipes produce very beautiful music! For, as Baines said "musical instruments exist for the music played upon...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-12-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,639
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipe chanter vs. recorder fingering?

Going all the way back to the OP, what strikes me as interesting is, just of the instruments I happen to know about, the large number that use the same digits to cover the same pattern of holes.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-11-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Are these the scam Hardies?

The same seller "foamforyou" just posted silver & ivory Hardies and two sets of uilleann pipes.

I report these listing to Ebay as soon as I see them, and I urge everyone to do the same. If Ebay...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-11-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: drowned out...

Ha! I've done that same thing, lay the pipes on a sink only to have the water start gushing out!

I don't know if this is the case in Scotland, but here in California restrooms nearly always have...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-30-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Dimensions for Making Drone Ribbons

About the dimensions, you need two lengths of ribbon, 70mm (2 3/4 inches) wide, and around 78 inches long.

Of course the two ribbons can be matching tartan, two different tartans, one tartan and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-29-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Dimensions for Making Drone Ribbons

Just so you're aware, traditionally (going back to the earliest surviving examples) drone ribbons have been made out of actual ribbon, specifically woven to the correct width for that purpose.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Ivory mounted Hardies

I think ivory is still used in the UK.

It's here in the USA that Obama issued an Executive Order banning the possession and sale of ivory, worked or unworked. I don't know if any other countries...
Forum: Music 09-26-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,196
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Help figuring out some tunes?

For sure if you have some Irish musicians and a clueless guitarist wants to play along, the musicians might wink at one another and start playing An Phis Fliuch/O Farrells' Welcome to Limerick... the...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-23-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipe idenitification

I think they need further chainsawing.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-22-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Border Pipe Recommendations

A good and valid point. I looked back over my old posts and I see I got my Moore chanter, ordered new, from him 11 years ago. That's a while, for sure, but he had been making pipes for 20 years by...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-22-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Left-handed Pipers?

This puzzles me, because there are pipers, some very good ones, and at least one famous one, who play (or played) with the right hand on top but with the bag on the left shoulder.

They don't (or...
Forum: Music 09-21-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Idlewild Jig or The Cricket's March Over the Salt Box

Strange the spelling "Idlewild".

I just Googled it and it seems to be pretty rare- I would have thought it to be a made-up world for the amusement park in Pennsylvania (idle+wild) except there's...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-20-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pleasanton weather?

Wow that's a name from the past. I played in a band with him back in the 1980s.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-20-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Border Pipe Recommendations

I totally agree, you need to actually get some different makes under your fingers.

When you start playing various makes you'll become aware of various aspects that might not have occurred to you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-18-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How to determine price on pipes?

They could be quite valuable.

If you posted photos here, there are a number of uilleann pipers here (including me) who would probably know what they are.

The Uilleann Pipe Obsession site...
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