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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

Thanks, Andrew. That is very unfortunate, for I think we both (and many others) found Sandy to be incredibly generous (including keeping us all on the phone forever!). You're kind to have not...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: The Times Being What They Are...

No, Neil, your original post was very funny! We have a paucity of critical thinkers. But be assured that a number of us were cracking up over your post. :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

That is very interesting and curious. In the US, I believe it was Sandy St. James who started marketing his pipes around 1983/'84, when they were "G.P. Kilgour Strathspey". In typical fashion for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

Right. Mine, ivory, are massive. A bandmate has Robertson's from the 1950s; and, side by side, our pipes are almost identical. The only difference is that his mounts are more elliptical, whereas...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: "Orphan" Notes

Perhaps I'm simplistic; but I view it as the product of an organic substance that follows no rules.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

I truly appreciate the stories you gentlemen have shared about George and his brother. I love my pipes by George; yet the stories add something even more special to them.

I don't know how many...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-30-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

I envy that you met George. And from what I heard, your description is accurate. I was sad to hear that his experience over here was less than favorable. I'm sure he regretted it, and was glad to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-30-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

How cool, Steve! If they're like my set, you'll love them. Very Robertson in bold, yet not harsh, sound. I bought mine, too, through St. James. I miss him! (Although he sure kept me on the phone...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-30-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

Now you have me really curious, pancelticpiper! It would seem to be a good deal (not that I'm in the market) if they're in good shape. But your information on Robert and George is interesting. And...
Forum: Music 06-30-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Azerty (Breton tune)

What a fun, uplifting tune!!!! :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-29-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

My pipes were made by George Kilgour in 1984 (Silver and Ivory). They are stamped on the drones "G.P. Kilgour Strathspey". So the dates mentioned would not match his, given the label sited. When...
Forum: Music 06-28-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Speed Bonnie Boat

Thanks, Mates! I'm just imaging the scene of Colville (secretary to Churchill) and his colleagues sitting around a table, smoking cigars, and a piper marching around the table (at least as...
Forum: Music 06-28-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Speed Bonnie Boat

I just realized: Skyeboat Song?
Forum: Music 06-28-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By EquusRacer
Speed Bonnie Boat

I am reading a new, and outstanding, Erik Larson book (actually, all his books are outstanding), titled, "The Splendid and the Vile", about Churchill, family and the defiance during the blitz in...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Proper head gear?

That could apply to almost anything (e.g., shoes?); but's hardly the point. The paying client may have expectations contrary to what we'd prefer. That said, there are times when I've just said,...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Proper head gear?

Sadly, that's true. All we can do is try to fulfill some image that makes them happy, then play well and 'educate' as many as we can that we can create a beautiful sound and look good (in their...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Proper head gear?

With questions like that, it's good to look at it from the spectators' views (e.g., your clients), regardless of any level of their knowledge or sophistication. Many have a perception of a proper...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-22-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

What fluoresces? The ivory?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-21-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

Those are all excellent points, and my question is somewhat academic, given that I'll never take my pipes with ivory across any international border.

Not to impugn border or other agents, for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-19-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

Given the extraordinary resemblance to elephant ivory, I wonder if there is an increased risk of confiscation by an over-zealous (and skeptical) agent at some border. Any such experiences?
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-18-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Pipe Band Tuning

Aye! And good riddance! We don't need them in the band, any more than those who show up the first time and expect to be outfitted that evening! I don't care how talented they are (though many are...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-18-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Police Funeral

Very moving. Thanks for sharing. It's also nice to see bands that can still execute a slow march. Well done on a sad occasion.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-16-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: International Travel with Blackwood Bagpipes

I agree! But his scissors would have worked as pruning shears!! :)
Forum: Beer Tent 06-16-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: International Travel with Blackwood Bagpipes

Good advice. When I was an instructor with a junior band in Portland, and we took them to Scotland for The Worlds and other competitions a few times, I went ahead and met with the TSA supervisor to...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-14-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Ringo Bowen & The Bagpipe Place

Our world cycles, just as our band, which has been around for well over a century, has. There have been moans and hurrahs for decades...both in our region and globally. Junior bands have risen and...
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