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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Make and value?

They're sold now.

I'm a member of that group so I was able to view it.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Balance Tone B Flat Drone Reed?

As I've mentioned before I play in 466 regularly and my most recent solution has been to have a set of pipes that wants to play there naturally.

This IMHO works better than trying to wrangle a...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Which pipemaker in these vintage photos?

I've found the attributions on the reverse of vintage press photos sold on Ebay are frequently incorrect.

Not that this one is! But they often are, so I take them with a grain of salt, and set...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: When the Battle's O'er - How many verses?

I can't recall instrumental tunes being counted in verses.

Because if we're thinking of the vocal piece it's not just verses, but verses and choruses, and instrumental bits as well, for example a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 766
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Shouldn't there be threads??

For sure there are various issues that can happen with poly pipes and poly chanters, due to the slick (almost oily) nature of the plastic.

I've had the thing happen on the tenon of a poly chanter...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-22-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,156
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Tenor Drone all of a sudden won't tune

Just asking, do you know it was done after it left the workshop? Or is it possibly original?

Because a number of the oldest sets I've owned had different internal specs on the two tenors, one...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-22-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,664
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: What the Masters are playing

So McCallum recently came out with the Ceol chanter and are now developing yet another? They sure stay busy there!
Forum: Beer Tent 09-21-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Piping at funerals

At least around here it works like the film music industry: there's a "first call" person, then on down the list.

Each cemetery or mortuary has a list of pipers, and they're usually called in the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-21-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Which pipemaker in these vintage photos?

https://i.imgur.com/OFeyc7p.jpg

Yes it looks like him.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,156
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Tenor Drone all of a sudden won't tune

All this implies, it seems to me, is that the two tenors don't tune to exactly the same place on the pins.

Which wouldn't get me starting a full-scale witch hunt for problems.

Because most if...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-21-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By pancelticpiper
Which pipemaker in these vintage photos?

These vintage photos are up on Ebay now.

Does anyone know these men? Which shop? Thanks!

(If it is the same shop. I think I can see the same pallet of practice chanter tops in both photos.)
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: How smooth should bores be?

I've owned a number of vintage pipes, and none of them had the glass-smooth bores you often see on modern pipes. The bores are often quite rough-looking.

The old pipes sound great, so the rough...
Forum: Reviews 09-20-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Braw tuning app

I didn't notice it working differently, just looking different, when it morphed.

But then again I'm new to the app, and not familiar with all of the features.

Cool if they could make an...
Forum: Pipe Bands 09-17-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Dowco Triumph Street “ceases competitive operations”

Yes that's already happened, it seems, with The Royal Burgh Of Sterling Pipe Band:

https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/flurry-of-changes-for-top-grade-scottish-bands/
Forum: Pipe Bands 09-17-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Dowco Triumph Street “ceases competitive operations”

Yes, but has the loss of a sponsor led to a band ceasing competitive operations before?

BTW that article is in need of the attention of an editor.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-17-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,581
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: New Ceol chanter?

Thanks for that! I look forward to getting mine.

I generally play McCallum chanters because the bands I've played with use them and a local reedmaker (Steve Megarity) makes reeds dialed in to...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-15-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By pancelticpiper
Long Beach Games 1977

I came across two pics I took at the Long Beach Highland Games in 1977.

(The Games had been in Santa Monica, then they were in Long Beach a couple years, until moving to Costa Mesa.)

They're of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,581
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: New Ceol chanter?

That reminds me of an old friend (with a classical music background) who had an Open piper try to explain piobaireachd to him.

"Think of it as a conserto" the piper said.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,581
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: New Ceol chanter?

...about sounding out "ceol".

Seriously the O's in Gaelic are deadly.

Seems that there's a number of different vowel-sounds designated by that letter.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,581
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: New Ceol chanter?

Did you receive them?

I'd love to hear a reedmaker's viewpoint.

I decided to order one, but it will take a while, it's bespoke, with the big old-school imitation ivory sole.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,711
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: McCallum hole designs?

Sorry to revive this thread but it's meaningless without the photo in the original post, which was on my now-closed Photobucket account.

Here's the same photo:

L-R: Mk3, unknown, Mk2
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Dumb Question: Drones vs. Chanter Reed Strength

You've answered your own question, in truth. As you observed, when the pressure is too low the tenor falls back to its doubletone, when the pressure is maintained high enough the tenor stays at its...
Forum: Competition Results 09-14-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Columbus Scottish Festival (9/8, USA)

I had to read further in the OP to discover which part of the country this Scottish Festival was in.

Eighteen states in the USA have cities named Columbus!
...
Forum: Music 09-14-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Harmony Part for Amazing Grace

I wrote a counter-melody (or descant) which I thinks works very well.

Here it is

https://i.imgur.com/Kd1gblr.jpg

BTW the OP refers to "the" seconds for Amazing Grace, but there's almost an...
Forum: Reviews 09-13-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Braw tuning app

Yeah I turned on the app one day and WTF?? I thought something was wrong with the app. But no, it just decided to look completely different, which was annoying.
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