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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-07-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: War Office Order 1854

The late David Murray covers the dress of the pipers in the Scottish regiments, both Highland and Lowland, in his seminal work "Music of the Scottish Regiments" published in 1994 and republished in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-05-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Older MCC2 chanter playing flat?

I too bought an ABW McCallum McC2 chanter shortly after they came out, I understood at the time that it was designed to pitch optimally between 474 - 476 Hz and sure enough with a Macphee reed found...
Forum: Music 04-16-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,609
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Cock O' the North by P.M. D. Smith 1917

What pipe band did D. A. Smith serve as PM?

Cheers -

Wes
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-01-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: 100% Cane Pipe Bag!

You're too young to know, but bad bagpipes were the order of the day back when there was only cane. Cane bags may be a way of bringing this back! :willy:

Cheers -

Wes
Forum: Beer Tent 04-01-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,831
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Best sounding bagpipes you’ve heard?

Nowadays a lot of folks have good sounding bagpipes due to the widespread use of synthetic drone reeds. Back in the day when there were only cane drone reeds, there were a host of horrid sounding...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-29-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Texas Gael
Sound File Sharing Help

With the corona-virus shut down I've been doing quite a bit of practice and want to do some more recording, especially as I am getting a lot more tunes on the pipe that I got from instructors over...
Forum: Music 03-27-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Heroes of Mull?

I did some research on the internet and found that this Heroes of Mull thing is a scam. In 1971, someone in India put out an album entitled Indian Suite/Scottish Suite Songs in which they re-titled...
Forum: Music 03-25-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Heroes of Mull?

The video claiming to be " Camp Lazlo APM Music - The Heroes of Mull" plays the tunes Glendaruel Highlanders and Dovecote Park, there is no Heroes of Mull. But then, the notes to the video claim...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-18-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,907
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Favourite chanter pitch

Yes, I mis-typed, too early without coffee!
Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,907
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Favourite chanter pitch

Had an interesting experience leading up to a St Patrick's concert performed for the public on March 14. Our band (competition Grade IV) was invited to play with a local Fire Dept pipe band. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-16-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Alternative bagpipe mounts

Yes, IIRC Grieg Sharpe had a chalice top set mounted with jade as his personal set, very lovely.

Cheers -

Wes
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Alternative bagpipe mounts

My first set was a 1982 KB-3 with imitation ivory mounts that looked really good, could be mistaken for real ivory. I don't know of any other maker at the time who was offering such a grand...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-07-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,519
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Funeral piping for presidents and prime ministers

There is a street band PM Piper909 knows who used to do things like that.

Cheers -

Wes
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-28-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,535
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: drone reed price rise

The first link advertises $45 a month until paid off. If you cut back on your Starbucks habit, you should be able to afford these. LOL!:whistle:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-26-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Tuning d on chanter

I remember those days well, tape on the chanter was unheard of. I also remember my shock in the late 1990s at seeing Bill Livingstone's chanter with almost every hole taped, thinking (foolishly)...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-23-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Bagpipe Backlash - McDonald's restaurant

Is there any other instrument out there that attracts folks who simply want to dress up and make noise in public, passing themselves off as "tradition"? I know a lot of folks who play guitar and...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-19-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,122
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Solo chanter

I was recently invited to play with a local fire dept pipe band and found out that they are playing poly McC2 chanters pitched at 475 Hz. I had shown up at their band practice with my band poly...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,179
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: How many sets do you own?

Three -

1982 ABW Kintail KB-3 - this was my first set, purchased direct from Grieg Sharpe. My instructor, a professional piper, recommended Kintail at the time. Kintail had its problems over the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-05-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,541
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Deura Reed Problem

Well said. When I first started taking lessons many years ago, almost all the other students my instructor had already played other musical instruments, so had a big advantage in reading the music. ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-30-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,541
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Deura Reed Problem

You're welcome, glad to help. You might also go on YouTube and search Pakistani Bagpipe Challenge. A number of pipers some time ago took up the challenge to get a set of Pakistani-made bagpipes and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,541
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Deura Reed Problem

http://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=cJLUFqzs&id=AE0E286941992076B3921C338C1CDE441E1CD32F&thid=OIP.cJLUFqzsTeLdLSaFgUS9uQAAAA&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fi.ebayimg.com%2fimages%2fg%2fN88AAO...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-29-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Tuner?

Blair HBT-2 tuner. I just switched out the reeds in both my solo chanter and band chanter to prepare for the new season. Used the HBT-2 tuner to set my solo chanter (ABW McCallum McC2) to 475 Hz,...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-12-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,869
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

To quote (paraphrase) the Piping Times of yore - "Americans have their own views and resent the intrusion of Reality!"

Cheers -

Wes
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-11-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,519
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: Funeral piping for presidents and prime ministers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2npzAKnI2bQ

A piper played for President Gerald Ford's funeral.

Cheers -

Wes
Forum: Beer Tent 12-22-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,236
Posted By Texas Gael
Re: PM on the rampage!

Can't imagine any competitive pipe band PM doing this as he would be destroying band property. Counterproductive IMHO. I did see a Grade III PM some years ago take a young piper's chanter out of...
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