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Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-23-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Hybrid bag breathing

The old green Canmore large bag was a 12" bag; it was huge. I tried one once and could barely reach the chanter. I am 5'7" and take a 32" sleeve. I, too, find the new Canmore hybrid medium to be very...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-03-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Practice Chanter Recommendations

Any small rubber band can be used for this; it doesn't need to be a dental band. I've been doing this for decades whenever I've needed to have a quiet PC. You can control the degree of quietness by...
Forum: Industry News 06-30-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By acadianpiper
Summer Sale at The Piper's Den

10% off all in-stock merchandise!
This sale includes all in-stock pipes by Dunbar and Wallace and even items already on sale. In a word, EVERYTHING. Starts Monday, 1 July and ends 15 August.
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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-28-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,973
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Pipe bag for smallpipes

I tied a Bannatyne synthetic bag onto my Walsh mouthblown smallpipes several years ago. For the common stock, I took the position from my old bag. The main difference between tying in this stock and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-27-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,341
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

I have a Bannatyne hybrid extended small, old version with the black hide covering, on one of my GHBs and a Canmore hybrid extended small on my main GHB. Although they are both 9.5" bags, I find that...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-26-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Cords

Al MacLeod, the excellent piper in the Canadian musical duo Bourne & MacLeod, used a length of moderately heavy steel chain with fishing lures (complete with hooks) as tassels. Not perhaps everyone's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-25-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Squealing/Double-Toning Low A

BaggyMacpipes is correct. The squealing on low A is usually an indication that the reed has become too weak. You can try opening it up with a reed poker, but I would say that reed needs to be...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-04-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Pipe bag - Livingstone pattern

My teacher first made a "Livingstone" bag for me back in 1959. He took a 10" bag, marked the usual drone and blowpipe stock positions and then measured an inch forward from each drone position and a...
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-06-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: How many gigs?

My local band averages 12-16 gigs a year, of which probably half involve some sort of payment, usually a modest honorarium, although some venues reward us very generously. Because of our isolated...
Forum: Industry News 11-18-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By acadianpiper
Seasonal Specials at The Piper's Den

$150 (CAD) off in-stock Wallace and Dunbar pipes. Wallace Classic 2 and Classic 4 (engraved nickel) in stock. Many other deals on our Seasonal Specials page, from now until 24 December.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-18-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: David Naill Poly pipes

I have two students (brothers) who each has a set of Naill poly pipes. The tone is excellent, although perhaps a touch louder than blackwood drones. One is playing Canning tenors with a Kinnaird...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-18-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,462
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: drones

Actually, it does work with John Walsh's A-2000 smallpipes. I do it all the time with mine. Similarly, with these smallpipes, placing your finger over the top of a stopped drone and quickly removing...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,538
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Shouldn't there be threads in drone seats??

All this could have been avoided if your bandmate had learned the simple technique of placing his tongue over the end of his mouthpiece when taking a breath as many of us were taught to do in the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-16-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Toneczar bagpipe information needed

As I recall Toneczar was an agent (or perhaps "the" agent) for Soutar pipes in North America.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-04-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Leather Flask Holder

L & M has these: https://www.landmhighland.ca/products-page/accessories/round-flask-holder/
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-02-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Practice chanter reed issue

A PC reed that chokes constantly, especially when playing grips and taorluaths, can be a major turn-off for beginners. The best solution, as stated above, is to try to regulate your blowing, so that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Bagpipe Case

A couple of my bandmates are avid bikers. They both use the Piper's Choice backpack case to carry their pipes on their motorbikes. They are both very happy with the case.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-20-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Airstream tilt

Me too. I've done this for years with never a problem. For a short time, I even had three valves at the same time: one integrated in a Gannaway mouthpiece (an excellent mouthpiece no longer being...
Forum: Music 05-11-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,234
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Canadian Schottische?

In Archie Cairns' Pipe Music - Book 2, there is a tune Archie said he heard some years earlier and jotted down from memory. For the purposes of publication, he gave it the title "Highland...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Elliot Sound Supreme reeds.

Excellent reeds, free blowing and great volume. Both the molded and the ridge cut versions go really well in McCallum chanters.
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-07-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Top North American Pipe Bands - update!

Chilliwack & District also appears to be defunct, at least as a grade 2 band. No longer listed on the BC Pipers' Association website and doesn't appear to have competed since 2010.
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-07-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,715
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Top North American Pipe Bands - update!

I doubt that the New Westminster Police PB (Grade 2) is still active. There has been nothing posted on their website or their Facebook page since 2012, they have not competed since 2012 and they are...
Forum: Music 05-05-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Donald Ban of Kyles Flodda?

It's in the collection "To The Drum Of The Sea" published in 2004 by an outfit called "Bandleader Publications", 24 Old Furzebrook Road, Stoborough, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5DD, England. Email:...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-16-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,588
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: 1953: Pipe Band passes on Lawrie pipes for pipes from Pakistan!

In the summer of 1958, I was a beginning piper, having begun taking lessons in late January of that year. I was also at the Sea Cadet camp in Cape Breton for a two-week session. The XO of the camp, a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-08-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By acadianpiper
Re: Hardie PC question

Pip01 is quite correct. The old ABW PCs did not have countersunk holes. The oldest PCs I can recall seeing with countersunk holes were made in the late 1970s and they were long PCs, not...
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