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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-26-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By will103
Re: McNulty Hunter Uilleann pipes

Thanks Ian, and really sorry that I didn't read your message sooner. Work is really busy right now with the new academic year in full swing and all of our teaching changed to online. Mad times.
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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-25-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By will103
Re: Baritone, ugh!

Yes, when I set up my alto drone (I prefer and alto D or E to baritone), I set it as quiet as I can. The sound is quite different to a baritone drone. Another drone combination that sounds really...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-24-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By will103
Re: Baritone, ugh!

Hi, I see where you are coming from. I wonder what an A alto would sound like - three drones - all A - an octave apart. Has any maker tried that? Ta will
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-07-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By will103
Re: McNulty Hunter Uilleann pipes

Thanks for the suggestion Paul. Will
Forum: Beer Tent 10-07-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By will103
Re: Catalin Question....

Interesting. This means that the rest of the plastic would be protected from UV damage and wouldn't degrade further :)
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-03-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By will103
Re: McNulty Hunter Uilleann pipes

Hi Calum, yes I sent him an email, but he was taught by a different Hunter, and said he was unfortunately unable to help.

Thanks for your suggestion. Cheers, will
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-02-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By will103
McNulty Hunter Uilleann pipes

Hi folks, I recently bought a full set of Uilleann pipes second hand, made a while back by McNulty and Hunter. I have had a few attempts at reeding the chanter but I haven't yet found a reed that...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-17-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By will103
Mackay's Lament (Campbell canntaireachd)

Hello, a while back I found the ground of Lament for Donald Doughal Mackay from the Campbell canntaireachd written in staff notation on the wiki linked to the Alt Pibroch website. The wiki is now...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-22-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By will103
Re: MacRae Reproduction Practice Chanter

Hi, Thanks for posting. This chanter is on my list :) Is the sound / bore different to the standard McCallum chanters - reason I ask is I have one so no point in buying this chanter if it is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-21-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By will103
Re: Anyone know of a maker of cow horn mounts in the UK?

Hi, thanks to all. I will contact those suggested. If I get them done I will post pics on this thread. Cheers and take care, will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By will103
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By will103
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By will103
Anyone know of a maker of cow horn mounts in the UK?

Hi to all, and hope you are well?

I have an old set of highland pipes that I am doing up, and sometime in the past a previous owner replaced the ferrules with what seems to be home made aluminium...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-28-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By will103
Re: Antique Pipe ID

Ok, here are some photos.

First, here is view of the top of the bass drone showing the bore:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t5od5thizphil93/IMG_2395.JPG?dl=0

Here is a side view of one of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By will103
Re: Antique Pipe ID

Hi Dale, sorry for the delay in posting pictures. There is a problem with our broadband this evening, and I can't figure out how to transfer the images to dropbox using my mobile wifi. I'll post in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By will103
Re: Antique Pipe ID

Yes no problem. I'll take the pictures this evening and post. Cheers, will
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By will103
Re: Antique Pipe ID

Thanks folks. I was surprised at the sound. By the way these drones don't have bells and are open at the top.

Drone reeds are Bb Balance Tone, the chanter reed is McPhee and the bag is by James...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-27-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By will103
Re: What was used to tie drones together in the 18th century?

[QUOTE=K Sanger/QUOTE]

Thanks Keith, so they were more functional then. That makes sense. Thanks for the info and links to the images.

Cheers, will
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-27-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By will103
Re: What was used to tie drones together in the 18th century?

[QUOTE=pancelticpiper;1345098]I've seen lengths of actual ribbon tying the drones together, or cords, in old pipes in museums. Who can say if those are later additions.

Hi, my understanding is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By will103
Re: Antique Pipe ID

Hi, this is how the wall hangers sound. The chanter is my own (of unknown age but likes to play around A444).

Here is the sound file (Dropbox link):
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-20-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By will103
What was used to tie drones together in the 18th century?

Hi, with a bit more time on my hands at the moment I have been thinking about material piping history. It occurred to me that we have surviving drones but as far as I can see no drone cords have...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-24-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,811
Posted By will103
Re: Post Pandemic bag hygiene

This link has some info:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3067274/

Copper has been used for a very long time because of its ability to inhibit bugs.

Ta G
Forum: Beer Tent 03-07-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,322
Posted By will103
Re: Fake 'ivory'

Celluloid is cellulose nitrate. There are more modern alternatives such as cellulose acetate that can be fantastic. If you want to see what I mean search for pictures of the Pelikan Souverain pens....
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-06-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By will103
Re: Loose chrome mount.

Well I second that. I once glued a vintage practice chanter top to my workbench! I was gluing the mount back on. will
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-15-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By will103
Re: Dunfion Smallpipe Chanter/reed

Can someone send a picture of the reed so that we know what kind it is? Ta will.
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