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Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Where Can I Buy Bagpipe Gift Items?

Thanks guys...I placed an order this evening!
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: What PC does your band use?

Geeeeez, I wish I was in a band that plays the same PC! I have two but tend to use the Walsh PC (long with Walsh reed) at home and use a really old PC (standard length..also with a Walsh reed) at...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Imbusypiping
Where Can I Buy Bagpipe Gift Items?

I would like to buy some bagpipe themed gifts for family members. Does anyone know where I can buy ties with bagpipes on them, cool wall art or posters, the "skull" or "skeletons" playing bagpipes...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-20-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Selling Band Uniform to Band Members

Thanks so much for your excellent suggestions! We are hoping to create a policy so that all band members are treated fairly. I have passed your suggestions on to the band "Gods" to decide.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By Imbusypiping
Selling Band Uniform to Band Members

I'm wondering if anyone has experience in this area. We have a few band members that are moving away or resigning. They want to purchase their uniforms (while reminding us that the kilts are old)...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-14-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Recruiting pipers into bands - suggestions?

Well...while I do not agree with his tactics, I do know of one PM who will offer workshops to other bands. He then "poaches" select pipers from those bands that are paying him to instruct their...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-07-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: How to get a CITES certificate?

Hi Nick,

I have a set of 1910 1/2 mount ivory pipes and have been making inquiries about this issue. I do have my original bill of receipt which is very helpful. I also have an email, from the...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-07-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Washington D.C. Area

Hey...too far away to help you with your pipes but wanted to say congrats on getting back in the game.

You may want to consider oiling your pipe before you give them a good blow.

Best of luck...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-25-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,883
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: African blackwood now on CITES II?

Thank you Major Panic.....does anyone know if this holds true for crossing between New York State and Ontario borders?

We have a US band engagement in May so I am hoping to sort this out.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-24-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,883
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: African blackwood now on CITES II?

Geez Louise! I have copied and pasted every link on this thread and will read them all...I promise.

I am a member of a pipe band that is located on a border town. About 1/2 of our engagements...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-08-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: High Screech

Some pipers are strong blowers and go through more reeds than usual. No doubt the weaker blowers will line up for your cast offs.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-08-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Stamina

If you play your set through twice that should help. I got to the point where I could play 1 hours 15 minutes non-stop. However, I five year break from piping set me back to square one. I am...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-08-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Bass drone in the way

If the drone is tied in correctly, is it possible that your blow stick or mouth piece it too long? I dealt with that for years and to this day, I still have neck issues.
Forum: Drum Majors 04-07-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,414
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Drum Major goes for a drink

Well you are entitled to your opinion but I say cheers to that Drum Major!
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 04-05-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,278
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Starting a Pipe Band from Scratch

Congrats on getting the school to support a youth pipe band. I am from Eastern Ontario where we have two bands that consistently turn out young players who are able to play at competition level. ...
Forum: Competition Results 04-04-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By Imbusypiping
Dunedin Games

Unfortunately, I could not make it to the games on Saturday. Any word regarding band results??:thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 03-29-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Competing at Dunedin, Florida games this weekend?

Seventh year wintering in Florida and the 1st year we're here long enough to take in the Dunedin games. I am really looking forward to it!!
Forum: Competing Pipers 03-16-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,384
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Tips for maintaining concentration

Thanks so much for your excellent suggestions. I think that I will try the suggestions of taking off my glasses and focusing on some small inanimate object. I do not compete until May but I have...
Forum: Ladies' Room 03-16-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,043
Posted By Imbusypiping
You play like a girl!

Can you imagine?

A piper friend's daughter played in grade 2 snare solos. She was/is an excellent player/instructor ( I lost contact with her mom years ago).

She played in a competition where...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-16-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,774
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: First ever public gig

Congrats on your 1st and 2nd public piping events. Gosh...I cannot remember what my first public event was (40 +/- years ago) but I do remember that I was with the Optimist Club Pipe Band in...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,288
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Have started many times...How to keep on track?

If you can find a teaching band, that would be great. The instructor will keep you on a weekly lesson plan. Regular practice is essential to staying on track. Give it a try for a month or so,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-07-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,299
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Goose v. Bagpipes: Timetable?

I was on the PC for about six months then spent about six weeks on a goose ,with PC and the bass drone, before transitioning to the GHB. I think it was beneficial.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-03-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By Imbusypiping
FS: MacLeod GHB, early 1970s - $1500 CDN

Imitation ivory & nickle. Excellent condition. Includes pipe case, cords, pipe bag cover, ez-e-drone reeds, medium Bannatyne pipe bag with moisture system, pipe chanter with sole.

I have no idea...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-02-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,312
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Regular PC vs. long PC

I wonder how many, of the regular PC, votes are from people who were playing regular practice chanters before the long PC and plastic chanters gained popularity.
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-02-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,595
Posted By Imbusypiping
Re: Rebuilding A Band

Tons of excellent suggestions here. While rebuilding the band, you may also want to look back to figure out why people left the band. Did they move onto a higher grade band or wanted to try...
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