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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
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Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Unless we're talking about two different things, I've heard that baby powder can be toxic. Perhaps I'm confusing that with talc powder maybe?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,491
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Wow, you know I've actually never thought of that. I'll see what effect that has when I play my pipes tomorrow. I guess it might be the same, but I've never tried it so I can't really assume what the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,491
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Well, every time I rub my pinkie finger near what people claim to be the oiliest spots, that doesn't help enough. I also tried washing my hands and that helped a little as well, in addition to the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,491
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Well, I discovered something pretty cool here.
So I played the Henderson chanter pretty much all day, and I didn't remember the fact that I have some hand cream that i thought I was originally going...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,491
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Hate to keep sounding persistent and braggy, but to be honest, every single reed I've tried in my Naill chanter, with the exception of maybe one MacPhee reed, just can't play the accidentals, unless...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-19-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,491
Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Hey crew,
So, here's the thing. So the reed in my 2013 Naill chanter was just about done, so I trashed it and found a new reed. Only to still not get the ability for the unique chromatic notes...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-12-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Re: Playing Gaita and singing at the same time?

WOW! All I can just say is... WOW!!!!!!
Here is the zampogna piece with the (presumably) singing zampognaro. Like I said, I am assuming the bags are big enough to sing a verse. If you listen closely...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-06-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Re: Playing Gaita and singing at the same time?

Wow, very interesting. Suppose the same is true for zampogna bags, no? I mean, there is a recording in the 1960s of what is credited as just a duo of zampogna playing and ciaramella playing, but I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-06-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Playing Gaita and singing at the same time?

Hola, gaiteros
So, on Youtube, upon looking up the tracklist for the out-of-print CD "The Ace and Deuce of Pipering" (THANKS PANCELTICPIPER!), I noticed that both tracks featuring the Spanish Gaita...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-30-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,855
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

I think Atherton might flare his drone stocks. I know of a piper friend of mine in our local band who plays a set of Atherton Premier pipes and says his stocks have rounded edges. I'm thinking that's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-26-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,886
Re: We are now playing in B natural

OH, MY, GOODNESS!!!!! Tedley pretty much hit this one RIGHT ON THE HEAD!!!!! It's what I refer to as "acoustic tuning". However, it's not exactly the most clear here. This is because, when popping a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-19-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,855
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

@Pancelticpiper: Wow, I had no idea that stock bores have a huge impact on stability even if they're just straight stocks. Very informative.
I know that the Drone Dry stocks use Henderson stock...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,855
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

Jim said: "Thatís pretty much the only way to do it."
Ah... in the pipes... gotchya!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,855
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

@Greenpiper: Yes, for sure, hemping is a real annoyance for me. Especially if you want to adjust bridles by testing their cutout pressure and have to always open the stock joint to adjust the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,855
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

Whoa there, that was a lot of replies there. Thanks guys!
I use a full set of Kinnaird Edge reeds. I think part of this is also because even when I just start playing, the drones are hard to keep...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,855
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

See, I wasn't even aware of that. But, I'm not even going to go to sheepskin. Waaaaaaaaaay too much work, and I don't know any other blind guys other than Austin who know how to season bags. Like......
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,855
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

So I guess this difference is enough to throw the stability of my tenors completely out of whack then.
I guess the problem with keeping my chanter tuned all the time (relative to the drones) is the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-16-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,855
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

I've never talked to Alastair at all yet, but I'd be afraid to mention that there might be something wrong with the pipes. Like, I can tell my two tenor stocks are two different bores because, when I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-16-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,855
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

Yeah, I can see where all of you are coming from. I think the problem is, nobody bothered to teach me how to hemp. Literally, the one and only thing my pipe instructor in college cared about was the...
Forum: Music 04-16-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Re: Cock O' the North by P.M. D. Smith 1917

@Wes: I've created a thread entirely devoted to this Pipe Major a couple years ago looking for more info, but I suspect it will need to be moved to the History / Tradition forum if it's to continue....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-15-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,855
Re: Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

I've always been wanting to try DroneDry stocks. Where does one get a set of those in the US? Dad tells me they're only available in Scotland.
I don't know the model number of my Hends but perhaps...
Forum: Music 04-15-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Re: Cock O' the North by P.M. D. Smith 1917

Is anyone able to confirm Corporal White's first name? I've read about a David White and a George White in the book "Pipes of War". I'm sure nobody says that he played Hendersons, but the tone is so...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-15-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,855
Who Kiddizes pipes anymore?

Hey pipers,
Just a curious question that came to mind here.
I've been reading about how the sadly late John Kidd modified the interior of the drones and the stocks based on physics to allow the...
Forum: Music 04-10-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Re: Cock O' the North by P.M. D. Smith 1917

I think Corporal White is playing the drones. The microphones in those days were not omnidirectional (i.e. they had to use a second set of drones because the one set of pipes wasn't loud enough,...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-02-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Pipers in the Watertown / Boston area (Massachusetts)

Hi everyone!
So, first of all, even though I'm from Michigan, I am going to be attending a program based in the Watertown / Boston area of Massachusetts starting on January 15th and ending sometime...
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