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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-04-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By will103
Re: Biographies, photos of RG Lawrie, Peter Henderson, RG Hardie??

Hi, try here - http://www.thebagpipemuseum.com/The_Makers.html

Thanks will.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By will103
Re: Macalister ribbon

Hi Heatherbelle, would this work?

https://www.zazzle.co.uk/scottish_clan_macalister_classic_tartan_satin_ribbon-256845205158966568

Cheers will
Forum: Beer Tent 05-03-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By will103
Re: Tunes you can play at an Irish Session on Scottish Smallpipes in A

Patrick, thanks so much for the tunes. Brilliant. Cheers will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-06-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By will103
Re: A reed in action

That's fantastic. Thanks for sharing. will
Forum: Beer Tent 04-06-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By will103
Forum: Beer Tent 04-06-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By will103
Re: adjusting chanter tuning with hemp

Wish there was a clear picture of chanter neck so that we could see the maker's stamp. All I can see is that the name ends in "R". Any ideas on the maker? Cheers will
Forum: Beer Tent 04-04-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By will103
Re: Another Ebay deal

The stocks don't seem to match the rest of the set. Will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-02-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By will103
Re: Additional note wish list.

I had the same "need" for more notes - so I bought a Lindsay system chanter for my smallpipes - extended range from low D to high D. Fantastic :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By will103
Re: Piping Books

Oh forgot to add - "Dance to the Piper: The Highland Bagpipe in Nova Scotia" by Barry Shears.

Will
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By will103
Re: Piping Books

Hi, can I add "Set adrift upon the world: the Sutherland clearances" by James Hunter. Ta Will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By will103
Re: MacGoldrick bagpipes?

Yes I noticed that too. I wonder if at least some of it is because the old ivory was lying against a rotting pipe bag - that stains well into the ivory from the sets I have see in the past. Cheers,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By will103
Re: MacGoldrick bagpipes?

Hi, they look very good. I had a look at some of the other sets as well - very interesting. I wonder if they have their own turner or if they contract out?

Cheers, will
Forum: Music 02-26-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,507
Posted By will103
Re: Searching for tunes with a high B note

Hi, you can use the free application Musescore (https://musescore.org/en) to do the transposing. It also has a function to import abc files.

Ta will
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-16-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,411
Posted By will103
Re: Losing air at bass drone

Hi Keith, I had the same problem. I found this useful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc4ACA1WYcg

Ta will
Forum: Beer Tent 12-06-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By will103
Re: Check these out

Heck that is one unique set of pipes. Checked out his website too - fantastic. Cheers, will
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-01-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By will103
Re: I.D. on old bagpipe chanter

Hi, looking at the chanter again last night I noticed that there is a slight bend near the neck and also a slight depression right around the wood just above the sole - I wonder if this chanter was...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-30-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By will103
Re: I.D. on old bagpipe chanter

Hi folks, sorry for the late reply - work busy.

I have finished working on the chanter now.

What is hard to see from the photos is a bad series of cracks down from F to B and it looks like it...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-26-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By will103
Re: Bagpipe mouthpiece from a local museum

Hi, seems more likely that it is a wooden textile bobbin - something quite similar can be found here on Ebay UK.
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-25-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By will103
Re: ID on old bagpipe chanter

Hi, I have managed to repair the splits and also remove all of the gunk that had accumulated.

Interestingly (and scarily) I played it for all of 5 minutes before I repaired the cracks and wow...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-24-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By will103
Re: ID on old bagpipe chanter

Aah, yes. I found some information here:

http://www.thebagpipemuseum.com/Fairgrieve.html

Very close match. Thanks for the info. will103

Here is how the chanter sounds:
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-24-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By will103
I.D. on old bagpipe chanter

Hi folks, I have an old bagpipe chanter and I was hoping that you might be able to help me with identifying the maker (or period of manufacturer). There is no maker's stamp. The chanter is in quite...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-09-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,179
Posted By will103
Re: Torluath Brebach

Hi, from memory of the recordings, George states that these were not hard and fast rules but rather conventions based on tradition (my words). Therefore my take on this is that pipers had options (to...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-25-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By will103
Re: The Home Isles... Good Pubs for the Pipes

Hi Pip01, if your time allows then a trip through to Glasgow and to the Park Bar would be a good idea. When I first came to Glasgow I went into the Park Bar and the bar tender noticed (from my...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-25-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By will103
Re: Smallpipes - alto rather than baritone drone?

Thanks Glenn, have found the article. Very interesting reading. will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-15-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By will103
Re: Practice Chanter Reeds-no fuss

Tru-tone practice chanter reeds? Robust and beautiful sound. Will
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