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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-17-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,099
Posted By piper42scot
kissing the bottom of the Quaith

During my years of playing at functions Im ashamed to say I still dont know why we pipers kiss the bottom of a quaith after drinking the contents at the likes of Burns Suppers etc.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-17-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Will soon be busking in Scotland, advice?

Erracht I busked in Glasgow for a number of years during the summer months and was only moved on once by the police, and even then they were very apologetic about asking me to move. Be warned there...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-08-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,608
Posted By piper42scot
Re: EAR protection

I have played for over 30 years and have no problem with my hearing at all, the reason I know my hearing is fine is because my TV volume has been set at the same level for years. Talking about...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-07-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,236
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Learning to play the WW II way (?)

It was way back in the 70s but at a guess I reckon playing very simple tunes ( Green Hills, Skye Boat Song, Leaving Lizmore, Scotland The Brave etc) with the band perhaps around 3-6 months depending...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-06-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,236
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Learning to play the WW II way (?)

Michael, I was taught by the army I was not a piper before joining. Dummying is when you have all the drones and chanter blocked of with whatever, so basically you blew in the bag now and again to...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,587
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Real World Recruiting

Banjoguy this sounds like the kind of band that I would not join, when I was playing and teaching with a band we always made the students feel that from day one they were an integral part of the...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Pipefest 2010 disabled

Wiley Bagpipes nothing beats marching down Princess Street in Edinburgh, the atmosphere is like nothing else, well not that i will be marching :lol:
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Pipefest 2010 disabled

Magnus Im sure that you have now mentioned a bass drummer for the bus that it wont be to long before you here from one.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-05-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,927
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Sgian Dubhs and the "po-po."

Tallpiper I have a feeling I would come under number 5, I strongly believe that our forefathers gave their blood so that we can wear our full dress today, so I better make sure I have some change on...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-05-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,587
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Real World Recruiting

David regarding your comment about kids playing consoles for hours, well I have seen just how quickly these kids have to use the fingers, Im thinking transferrable skills here!!
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-05-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,619
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Group or individual lessons....?

I think that if you have a group of begginers it can be benificial in some ways, for example all in the group usually have strong points and also weak points, I always encourage them to help each...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-05-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,587
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Real World Recruiting

Bruce if this system you use works then that is good, I understand what you are saying fully, with tunes like Amazing Grace and a few others, ignoring grace notes the tune still sounds like the tune...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-05-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,236
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Learning to play the WW II way (?)

Paneltic piper I have to say that as a learner the emphasis was on learning duty tunes so that you could play your part as a Bn piper sooner rather than later, I do feel I have learned a lot more...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-05-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,587
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Real World Recruiting

Hanashi, I know that hear in Scotland that the kind of pipers you talk of are already in bands and well settled, in my experiance those pipers you only seem to attract when they have moved into your...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-05-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By piper42scot
Pipefest 2010 disabled

I have played at all the Pipefest in Scotland since 1995, now I have arthritis and cant march to well, I contacted Thomas Grotian who has accomodated me considering I cant march to far, anyone else...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-05-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,587
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Real World Recruiting

It seems like all you guys are doing the right stuff to try and encourage youngsters to join, I think the biggest problem particularly with piping is that there are no instant results, I know a lot...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-05-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,927
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Sgian Dubhs and the "po-po."

Dont think anyone would disagree with you there Frank.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-05-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,927
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Sgian Dubhs and the "po-po."

In my 30 odd years of piping I have never had any problems with my skien dubh or my dirk, during the years I have played in many countries all over the world and have not met any resistence regarding...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-05-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Moving

Well it would be a shame to change the name that many on here now know you by.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-05-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Thoughts from a recent business trip-

Has anyone played on a plane, there you go Wulls, now piping related :lol: Also how many of you have had problems when wanting to take pipes on as hand luggage?
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-01-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,808
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Teaching a 8-years-old boy

SwissPiper I used to teach children after leaving the army and joining a civvie band, the one thing I learned over the years is that if the child wants to learn you will see this as he advances, if...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-01-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,236
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Learning to play the WW II way (?)

When I joined the P$D from duty company that was then my job, every day we would do chanter practise and blow a goose in order that our lips strengthened, apart from usual guard duties and weapons...
Forum: Music 08-01-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Mist Covered Mountains

Cant help but wanted to say this is one of my fav slow marches.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Preparing to travel with your pipes...

Colin I think this is a good idea as most pipe boxes are rather heavy and also an awkward shape to carry, providing you dont mind breaking your pipes down I would say it has to beat using a larger...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By piper42scot
Re: Cost of World's Souveniers

Snooper, Scotland is a good deal more expensive than the States, I dont know where we get our prices from. I think its around 2$ to the 1 at the moment, on average a T Shirt will cost around...
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