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Forum: Music 02-23-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Tune ID: Gordon HLDRs 3/4s

Heroes of Vittoria
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Using up a memorial fund

Whatever you do, check that it complies with the charities objectives (as declared on the return made to the Charities Commission both at the date the fund commenced and at the date you are intending...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-07-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Aurora "Scotch Lad" plastic assembly model

An overstated representation of PM Robert Reid who famously used three Bass drone stocks😀
Forum: Music 01-05-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Burnsn Nighty Tunes

Corn Rigs, My Love She’s But a Lassie Yet, Duncan Gray (Cam here tae woo), There was a Lad was Born in Kyle (Neil Gow’s Farewell to Whisky), Up in the Morning Early
Forum: Beer Tent 12-16-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Ever found piping imagery at memorial park?

If I’m not mistaken, John MacFadyen’s gravestone has the first few bars of ‘Beloved Scotland’ carved into it.
Forum: Competing Pipers 12-03-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-27-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,493
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Airstream blowpipes - actually useful?

Previously I was only using an Airstream “mouthpiece” not the entire blowpipe so I wasn’t actually making an exact ‘like for like’ comparison between Airstream and ‘BigBore’ brands. I’ll have to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Early Henderson bore sizes

This might sound obvious, but before going for anything as radical as a ‘rebore’ or replacing the bottom joint, have you checked there are no leaks around the bush or ring cap? I only mention this as...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-16-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: First time in Scotland

Bonnie Langholm aka 'The Muckle Toon' (and originally my home town) has a non-competing pipe band. I know they practice in the town hall but can't recall which evening of the week.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-07-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Vintage photo - 1944 Eindhoven ???

Difficult to tell regarding the cap badges - could mostly be the same with the angle making confirmation harder. Certainly several Black Watch badges in there though. I understand that former BW pipe...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Non "silk" drone cords?

They were made of wool and you could certainly still get them in that material 10-15 years ago but now they seem to have disappeared from most retailers websites.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-19-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: RESULTS ARE IN:Cleaning up a seal sporran

Pleased to be of assistance & would love to see a photo of the end result.

(It also got me thinking whether shoving a certain pipe major friend of mine face down in his porridge and holding him...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-11-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Cleaning up a seal sporran

Don’t see why not. It’s about the dirt absorbing quality of the oatmeal and obviously the smaller the particles, the more they will penetrate into the pelt picking up more debris and staining when...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-09-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Cleaning up a seal sporran

Don't be absurd!!! No, you roll herring in it for your tea!

Seriously though - this method does have some success.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-09-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Cleaning up a seal sporran

Put it in a bag of pinhead oatmeal. Leave for several days & then brush firmly with a medium/stiff bristled brush.
Forum: Music 03-26-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,593
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Piob High G/A vs High G/A in Piobaireachd competition

Also depends on the movement before the high G e.g. 'embari' & 'chedari'.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-20-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,591
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: WarMac Pipe Chanters

War-Mac (the later Warnock/McAllister collaboration), or just the original Warnock?

Warnock ‘plastic’ pipes & chanters definitely around in the mid-70s. Didn’t Bill Livingstone play a set of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-25-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Dominant Naill drones - which reeds to use?

Very surprised that this is your experience with Ezee’s & would suggest either that with adjustment you will find an acceptable volume or, that perhaps the reeds are past their best.

If you want...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-23-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Cords

Where does a viola come in to the equation? Would a violin mean the drones would be too close together:):):)
Forum: Beer Tent 02-01-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Bagpipe ID ..maybe Starck?

No stamp on the drones or stocks. The chanter (which for some reason I retained when I sold the pipes) is stamped with (from memory) ‘H Starck & Late Wm. Ross, Kentish Town, London NW’.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-01-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Bagpipe ID ..maybe Starck?

I’d wager a fair amount of money on these being Starck - probably from the 40s or 50s. The first set of pipes I owned was virtually identical & I know was made in 1952.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-27-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: 25th Jan Tattle

And I was just commenting to Roger this morning that we'd managed to get to the 27th January without any posts on BDF about Burns Night experiences..........and that's still the case! Well done to...
Forum: Music 01-20-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Tunes for Scottish Country Dancing

A few observations here......

A number of dances do have "preferred tunes" - at least to start & finish the dance with. For example, The Reel of the 51st's preferred tune is almost always "The...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-12-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,991
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

Character was originally plated by John Hannah. Later series it was recast to Ken Scott.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-05-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,817
Posted By Roddy Livingstone
Re: In search of Dr. James Bett

Calum

I’m reliably informed that there will be an article published in the Piping Times in the next couple of months about Dr. Bett. The contributor is Jeannie Campbell so I’m sure it will have...
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