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Forum: Piobaireachd 09-12-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Graineag
Re: Lt. Col. DJS Murray in Bagpipe News

Thanks for correcting me re: the original date.

I've watched a lot of the Piper's Persuasion vids, but I'll have to go back and have a look at that one.

In the article, Murray mentions P/M...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-10-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Graineag
Lt. Col. DJS Murray in Bagpipe News

I won't say much other to direct interested parties to this opinion piece from Lt. Col. DJS Murray in which he says that he now "dissociates" himself from the foreword he wrote to Archibald...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-10-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By Graineag
Re: New MacLellan design

I was initially confused about this not showing up on his rather old, no-frills website... Until I figured out he had a new website. You can see the pipes John refers to here:...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By Graineag
Re: Your favourite Worlds losses

Pretty much any performance by Vale of Atholl.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-30-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,646
Posted By Graineag
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

On balance, #2... But I wanted to like #1.

When people talk about buzziness and drones, I think there are two kinds of "buzz." The first is the harmonically rich, deep hum of a great set of cane...
Forum: Reviews 08-26-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Graineag
Re: Book: PIPERS MEETING New Tunes from the Campbell Canntaireachd

Wonderful review, John. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

I'd been on the fence about whether or not to buy the book, but your review pushed me over the edge. I look forward to playing through...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-11-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,734
Posted By Graineag
Re: Would you purchase your Blair electronic chanter again?

I bought a Fagerstrom from the College of Piping shop back when I was living in Glasgow in 1998. I've played it almost every day since, and it still works great! My wife even accidentally put it...
Forum: Music 07-30-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By Graineag
Re: Lebanese tunes for GHB

I think I saw this on one of the Facebook piping pages as well, and some of the people there advised contacting David Segal, aka "Israel Piper." I'd advise that as well. He might know a tune or two....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-29-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By Graineag
Re: Reed recommendations for a Colin Kyo chanter

As others mentioned, Murray enthusiastically recommends the new Apps ridge cuts. I ordered some a while back mostly out of curiosity but haven't received them yet.

I'm still getting back in form...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-21-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,360
Posted By Graineag
Re: Ringo Bowen & The Bagpipe Place

Welcome, Donald!

Pleased you have you in the neighborhood.

I believe the Bowen Classic is still made by Dunbar, albeit under a different name now. Should be easy enough to track down on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-11-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Graineag
Re: Musings on a probably impractical but compelling fantasy bagpipe

Thanks, Panceltic. Something like your Glens there is pretty close to what I had in mind. (I'd rather not be trying to stuff brass tubing up the bores of my Lawries and sticking blu-tac all over the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-10-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,790
Posted By Graineag
Re: Ridge or straight cut, which to you prefer?

For years, I played G1s and then Shepherd ridge cuts, and then I got a few belter MacPhees that made me remember why people play molded reeds.

"Ah. So piobaireachd G doesn't actually have to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-09-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Graineag
Re: Experience with Hamish Moore highlands...?

Good luck getting them going again, Stuart.

Just a couple of weeks after starting on the chanter, I was lucky enough to hear Hamish play a house concert in the Santa Cruz mountains. I can hear...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-09-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Graineag
Musings on a probably impractical but compelling fantasy bagpipe

Hello, folks!

Hope you've all been keeping well. I haven't been on the forum in quite a few months as my Scottish piping has once again fallen by the wayside.

Last summer, I was playing every...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-09-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By Graineag
Re: Bagad Championship Lorient 2019

Merci braz, Armorican!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-06-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,832
Posted By Graineag
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

Ah, yes. You're quite right. I guess I was thinking ironic in the sense that the two culprits taking out groves of arundo donax are development and protection from development.

But yes, it is an...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-05-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,832
Posted By Graineag
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

I've heard from a friend of one prominent UP reed maker in CA that arundo donax suitable for reedmaking is growing more scarce in his neck of the woods. Some cane has been cleared away for...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-03-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,637
Posted By Graineag
Re: Video and audio recordings

Lately I've been recording practice sessions with iRecorder on my iPhone 7. Took a few tries to get the mic placement right so it didn't clip. Nothing special, but it works better than I expected.
Forum: Music Groups 08-02-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,689
Posted By Graineag
Re: Celtic multi-instrumentalists?

I'm a serial monogamist when it comes to instruments.

Currently, I play GHB, smallpipes, uilleann pipes, wooden flute, whistle, and--just to be extra obtuse--Arabic and Turkish ouds (different...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-27-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,467
Posted By Graineag
Re: Piobaireachd

Yes, I was somewhat surprised by the transcription too. It's not how I would have transcribed it in IPA myself, and I'd be curious to hear the transcriber's rationale though I doubt (s)he would...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-24-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,467
Posted By Graineag
Re: Piobaireachd

Chan eil Gàidhlig on ghlùn agam, ach...

The good people at www.faclair.com list the following pronunciation:

pìobaireachd: /piːbɛrjəxg/--the /j/ should be in tiny superscript, but I can't get...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-23-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Graineag
Re: Mic-ing smallpipes?

If it's for home recording, I've had nice results from the Blue Snowball Ice USB mic. Haven't actually tried it with the smallpipes yet, but they worked well for my uilleann pipes.

For live and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-23-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,868
Posted By Graineag
Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

Yes, I'm very happy to see this thread revived.

If I ever won the lottery, one of the first things I'd do is track down Pierre Blanchet and order a set of his Donald MacDonald reproductions. (Of...
Forum: Music 07-19-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Graineag
Re: tunes from Rory Campbell

Rory put out a music collection called "Field of Bells: Music for the Tradition, Book1" quite a few years back. [Edit: I just looked it up: It came out in 1999!] I have it buried on my shelf...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,889
Posted By Graineag
Re: Your 2019 setup?

Aaaaand it's back to the Ezeedrone tenors for me. Finally got the bridles back juuust so. If only they were slightly less fidgety.

After checking out the drone samples on Will McKenzie's thread, I...
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