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Forum: Music 07-30-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Graineag
Re: Lebanese tunes for GHB

I think I saw this on one of the Facebook piping pages as well, and some of the people there advised contacting David Segal, aka "Israel Piper." I'd advise that as well. He might know a tune or two....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-29-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Graineag
Re: Reed recommendations for a Colin Kyo chanter

As others mentioned, Murray enthusiastically recommends the new Apps ridge cuts. I ordered some a while back mostly out of curiosity but haven't received them yet.

I'm still getting back in form...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-21-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,824
Posted By Graineag
Re: Ringo Bowen & The Bagpipe Place

Welcome, Donald!

Pleased you have you in the neighborhood.

I believe the Bowen Classic is still made by Dunbar, albeit under a different name now. Should be easy enough to track down on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-11-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Graineag
Re: Musings on a probably impractical but compelling fantasy bagpipe

Thanks, Panceltic. Something like your Glens there is pretty close to what I had in mind. (I'd rather not be trying to stuff brass tubing up the bores of my Lawries and sticking blu-tac all over the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-10-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,249
Posted By Graineag
Re: Ridge or straight cut, which to you prefer?

For years, I played G1s and then Shepherd ridge cuts, and then I got a few belter MacPhees that made me remember why people play molded reeds.

"Ah. So piobaireachd G doesn't actually have to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-09-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By Graineag
Re: Experience with Hamish Moore highlands...?

Good luck getting them going again, Stuart.

Just a couple of weeks after starting on the chanter, I was lucky enough to hear Hamish play a house concert in the Santa Cruz mountains. I can hear...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-09-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Graineag
Musings on a probably impractical but compelling fantasy bagpipe

Hello, folks!

Hope you've all been keeping well. I haven't been on the forum in quite a few months as my Scottish piping has once again fallen by the wayside.

Last summer, I was playing every...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-09-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By Graineag
Re: Bagad Championship Lorient 2019

Merci braz, Armorican!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-05-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,506
Posted By Graineag
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

Ah, yes. You're quite right. I guess I was thinking ironic in the sense that the two culprits taking out groves of arundo donax are development and protection from development.

But yes, it is an...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-05-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,506
Posted By Graineag
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

I've heard from a friend of one prominent UP reed maker in CA that arundo donax suitable for reedmaking is growing more scarce in his neck of the woods. Some cane has been cleared away for...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-03-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,374
Posted By Graineag
Re: Video and audio recordings

Lately I've been recording practice sessions with iRecorder on my iPhone 7. Took a few tries to get the mic placement right so it didn't clip. Nothing special, but it works better than I expected.
...
Forum: Music Groups 08-02-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,215
Posted By Graineag
Re: Celtic multi-instrumentalists?

I'm a serial monogamist when it comes to instruments.

Currently, I play GHB, smallpipes, uilleann pipes, wooden flute, whistle, and--just to be extra obtuse--Arabic and Turkish ouds (different...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-27-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,249
Posted By Graineag
Re: Piobaireachd

Yes, I was somewhat surprised by the transcription too. It's not how I would have transcribed it in IPA myself, and I'd be curious to hear the transcriber's rationale though I doubt (s)he would...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-24-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,249
Posted By Graineag
Re: Piobaireachd

Chan eil Gàidhlig on ghlùn agam, ach...

The good people at www.faclair.com list the following pronunciation:

pìobaireachd: /piːbɛrjəxg/--the /j/ should be in tiny superscript, but I can't get...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-23-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Graineag
Re: Mic-ing smallpipes?

If it's for home recording, I've had nice results from the Blue Snowball Ice USB mic. Haven't actually tried it with the smallpipes yet, but they worked well for my uilleann pipes.

For live and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-23-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,101
Posted By Graineag
Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

Yes, I'm very happy to see this thread revived.

If I ever won the lottery, one of the first things I'd do is track down Pierre Blanchet and order a set of his Donald MacDonald reproductions. (Of...
Forum: Music 07-19-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Graineag
Re: tunes from Rory Campbell

Rory put out a music collection called "Field of Bells: Music for the Tradition, Book1" quite a few years back. [Edit: I just looked it up: It came out in 1999!] I have it buried on my shelf...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,791
Posted By Graineag
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Aaaaand it's back to the Ezeedrone tenors for me. Finally got the bridles back juuust so. If only they were slightly less fidgety.

After checking out the drone samples on Will McKenzie's thread, I...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-07-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By Graineag
Re: "Aha" moments that propelled your playing forward

Two epiphanies readily spring to mind.

1.) I had been playing for about four or five years. I was an able player (Grade 3 at the time) but not a great one by any stretch. I was spending 6 months...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-05-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,791
Posted By Graineag
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Na h-abair e.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-04-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,997
Posted By Graineag
Re: Does different price mean different quality?

Re: the question of telling much about the sound of a piece of wood--certainly some luthiers who make string instruments have pretty advanced techniques for figuring out exactly what sort of tone...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-04-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,791
Posted By Graineag
Re: Your 2019 setup?

OK, I'll bite.

1920s ebony Lawrie drones, all Kinnaird Evo drone reeds, Colin Kyo blackwood chanter w/Troy molded reed, Canmore synth-hide zipper bag w/Moose valve and Trap-dri water trap.

I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-25-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Graineag
Re: Reeding a Colin Kyo for 475 Hz

FWIW, just about every Husk reed I've ever tried in my Kyo blackwood chanter (made a couple of years ago) pitched right around 475.

I know there would be some extra costs involved, but they're...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-01-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By Graineag
Re: Interested in Troy Reeds

I bought a couple of easy ones just recently, and they registered at 35" of water when I tried them with the pressure gauge on my chanter. I wonder if they opened up at all in transit...? (This was...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-29-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Graineag
Re: Sealing Boxwood Mounts

I seem to recall that Cillian Ó Briain (who made the 1/2 set portion of my "Frankenpipes" set of uilleann pipes out of boxwood) just coats boxwood components of his pipes with a bit of Danish oil.
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