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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-14-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,899
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Middle drone SSP in A

Coming a bit ;ate to this thread, but I keep my baritone drone tuned to D and shut it off for tunes in A; for tunes in D I shut off the bass and use the baritone instead; the sound of the bass A...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-09-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Great source of tunes for the small pipes

Well, if you're looking for pipe tunes online you can start at http://www.ceolsean.net (http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Gunn/Gunn_TOC.html) where the Gunn collection is only one of more or less all...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-04-2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Pipers Gathering, Christopher Layer, The Push Boat Song

It would be tricky to transcribe exactly what Chris is doing with the song, but there's moments in the video where you can 'get the tune off his fingers'. Right at the beginning and around 1.30 for...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-03-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Pipers Gathering, Christopher Layer, The Push Boat Song

I can't find the link you mention; can you post it?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-13-2017, 03:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,060
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: When did Scottish Smallpipes first appear?

Perhaps we should be careful in interpreting references to 'small pipes' (piobh beag) as the smallpipes that survive in museums, which are all 18th century or later; it seems to me likely that...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-27-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,060
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: When did Scottish Smallpipes first appear?

Here's a summary of what I wrote in Welcome Home My dearie (pp 50-56):The James Talbot manuscript of musical instruments, probably made at the very end of the 17th century...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-22-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,612
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Drones on shoulder

The laidly worm of the Farne website strikes again; the details.asp addresses show errors; go to the main website http://www.farnearchive.com and search for william cocks to get the full archive;...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-09-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Tunes using C natural and/or high B for Smallpipes

Yes, he plays an F natural after the C natural (watch the fingering C nat raises middle finger of bottom hand, Fnat the middle finger of the top hand)
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-26-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,036
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: SSP drone tuning question

John Dally's comment about the bass in three sections is an important point; My drones are all two-section which makes setting them at the optimum a less bewildering challenge; here's how I set up...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-04-2016, 03:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,544
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: The LBPS book

More Power to Your Elbow members 12.50; non-members 15.00

http://lbps.net/lbps/27-lbps/news/356-more-power-to-your-elbow-now-available.html
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-20-2016, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Small pipes in A

As long as the guitar is playing chords it should work just about; playing melodies is going to run into fine-tuning problems because the guitar frets give an equal-temperament scale and your pipe...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-29-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Most Famous Piper

Odd that there is no mention of such a statue here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pied_Piper_of_Hamelin)
the wiki page also has the earliest image of a shawm/piper, dated 1592, a copy of the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-29-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,622
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Historic small/parlour/reel pipes

There as dozens of 17th century paintings that show smallpipes of various designs; here's a link to a few of them, which will give you some artists to google:...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-29-2016, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,622
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Historic small/parlour/reel pipes

IIRC that's a set of 'half-longs' as 'remodelled' in the 1920's (the baritone drone was an innovation); they were chiefly used by Boy Scout troups, and hence drones were carried over the shoulder; '...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-09-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,692
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Lowland Pipe Gracing

IMHO the question to answer first is 'what are these grace notes for?' the obvious answer is 'to separate repeated notes' but that's a red herring as a start. The crucial answer is ' to create the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-10-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By Pete Stewart
Happy International Bagpipe Day!

March 10th; hope you enjoyed it...
from The Bagpipe Map;
https://www.facebook.com/thebagpipemap/
(https://www.facebook.com/thebagpipemap/)...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-27-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,939
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Smallpipes tutorials

For the time being, the LBPS tutorial videos are available to all at http://lbps.net/lbps/tutorial-special-access.html
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-19-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,939
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Smallpipes tutorials

The LBPS tutor is currently being revised and is out of print; members do have access to the tutorial videos on the website [the ones that used to come on the CD with the Tutor]
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-16-2016, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,669
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Irish Washer Woman

And let's not even mention 'The Sky Boat Song'
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-16-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,669
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Irish Washer Woman

I didn't know that - thanks
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-06-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,875
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Smallpipe chanters in other keys but not the way you're thinking

I have a chanter that is in B mixolydian, lowest note A, which is the same thing a tone higher than your 'G'. I had Julian Goodacre make it for me; that way I get to play those minor tunes in B and...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-30-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,438
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Border Pipe Drones Question

For what it's worth, as far as I know the lowland pipe set-up with the 'baritone' drone was a 1920's invention, devised to add volume, when the Boy Scouts were encouraged to take up the pipes. The...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-09-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,614
Posted By Pete Stewart
Some very sad news

I've just received the distressing news that Roddy Cannon died suddenly last night. He was a major figure in the world of piping scholarship, an enthusiast for piping of all forms, and a great...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-06-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,720
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Question on SSP grace notes

I can't say that's been my experience; they still don't feature strongly, if at all, in my tool-kit; e-g-e or g-e-g comes more naturally to me, having never had g-d-e drummed in. But then, I'm...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-04-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,720
Posted By Pete Stewart
Re: Question on SSP grace notes

The problem [if that is what it is] comes when you choose to play music outside of the GHB tradition. Piping in Scotland outside the highlands has a history that goes back into the 1400's at least....
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