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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

It was the Salt Lake Scots Pipe Band.

The movie was filmed in Utah.

They're using modern (1960s) snare drums rather than the ones that would have existed in WWII.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-12-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: C.E. Kron pipemaker

Reading between the lines, I will observe that having a few chanters for sale over the last 7 months, and "still in the business of making and selling pipes" are two different things.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-11-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,723
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Would you purchase your Blair electronic chanter again?

I have to make is clear that my Fagerstrom comments refer to the one I own, which is a very early model (no drones, no alternate timbre choices, limited chromatic notes).

Many more features have...
Forum: Music 08-11-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Kirk of the Highlands - works as harmony for Highland Cathedral!

Because somebody is paying me $300 to play it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-10-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: G1 Gold chanter

Our band tried some G1 chanters.

They sounded so nice being played by a Grade One band in Scotland, playing on wet grass, in the rain, pitching in the low-to-mid 480s.

But here in the arid US...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-09-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Frequent Double Toning - Tenor Drone Reed

I'm stating the obvious, but this complex thread highlights a weakness in Skype lessons.

Had you been with an instructor, they would have quickly figured out the issue and addressed it.

Not...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Ganaan PC

Yes considering I just got a vintage Lawrie PC on Ebay for $30 I don't think I'm going to spend $300 on that PC or any other PC.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,723
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Would you purchase your Blair electronic chanter again?

Since the OP did open the discussion to other makes I'll say that buying a used Fagerstrom fifteen years ago for under $100 was one of the best piping purchases I've ever made.

It's so compact,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-08-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: An experiment for PC pitch!

Thanks Andrew!

I forget sometimes that the practice chanter is an octave lower than the pipe chanter, the PC's Low A is the same note as the bagpipe's tenor drone.

Which is why most SSPs in A...
Forum: Music 08-07-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Kirk of the Highlands - works as harmony for Highland Cathedral!

Thanks!

What I have above there is different than the band (or duo) arrangement I have written out. The one posted above has both parts going the whole time which isn't right.

In the actual...
Forum: Music 08-07-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

I think we are expressing ourselves differently.

What I mean when I say "fits perfectly on the ordinary nine notes" is that the actual tune, as it has always appeared in Hymnals, can be played on...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-07-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: The WARBL MIDI Controller - very realistic uilleann pipe sound and fingering!

Very good, not using the two-pressure first octave/second octave dichotomy, which will instill bad blowing habits.

As long as you have the range from low octave G to high octave F# in one...
Forum: Music 08-07-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Kirk of the Highlands - works as harmony for Highland Cathedral!

I think that's the coolest thing, and very difficult to do well, to write a descant/counter-melody that can stand on its own, be perceived by the listener as a tune in its own right.

As you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-07-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,783
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Flat Bushes on Lawries

My pipes, said to be Lawries, likewise have had the ferrules replaced, in this case with modern stainless steel ones.

https://i.imgur.com/qA0hIuG.jpg

I agree that the OP's set has been put on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-07-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: An experiment for PC pitch!

Sorry I should have halved my "low A" numbers.

[Richard, I edited your post above. Let me know if you wish further edits . . . such as I didn't correctly understand what was supposed to be there....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-06-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: An experiment!

Interesting research!

I have two PCs:

Lawrie standard, ABW, catalin sole, typical Lawrie nickel ferrule.

reed pitch: E @ 224 [448]

chanter pitch: A @ 234 [468]
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-04-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

Here's another scene showing massed pipes & drums long before such existed, here with the 92nd at Waterloo

Skip to 1:31:10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F5zEHVl3tE&t=6784s

Back then each...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-02-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Battle of Waterloo tune history

Bonaparte Crossing The Rhine has both parts of the Battle Of Waterloo.

There's a different tune called The Braes Of Dunvegan which sometimes is mistakenly identified as Bonaparte Crossing The...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-02-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

Notice the drummers stop playing on film but the snares keep playing on the soundtrack! Oops!

It's Richard Dawson playing one of the pipers, who oddly enough isn't playing, but in the ranks...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-31-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: 20mm Drone/Stock Bores - 4,000 year old link to measurements

Just to be clear, there is zero evidence that these have anything to do with bagpipes.

As the article says, it's possible they were some sort of early organ or panpipe.

Though the organ idea...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-31-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By pancelticpiper
$800 chanter, no silver

This is the most expensive non-vintage no-silver chanter, practice or pipe, I've seen.
...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-30-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipes used in PBS Poldark series

One thing for sure, he can really brood, especially when along the cliffs.

He and Jon Snow could have a brooding contest.

Though Albert from Victoria could give them both some stiff...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-30-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

Andrew, have you seen those "expert reacts" videos on Youtube?

Things like:

-FBI disguise expert reacts to disguise scenes in movies

-ER Nurse reacts to ER scenes in TV shows

It would be...
Forum: Music 07-29-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

My "bagpipe Hymn a day" for now will be sticking to tunes that, as they stand, fit perfectly on the 9 notes of the ordinary Highland pipe scale requiring no substitute notes etc.



That one does...
Forum: Music 07-29-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: A Hymn a day

For these you mention I'll add where they are in my Bagpipe Hymn A Day.

I present them in order of commonness amongst my 20-odd Hymnals representing most US denominations.

NEW BRITAIN (day 9)...
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