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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-03-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Archival recordings now included

Matt if you are referring to the Gathering of the Clans Vol. 1 some of the older tunes were taken from Glens but most of the other tunes were arranged by me for the pipes drawing on what some...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-29-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Archival recordings now included

Thanks Guys,
Matt, There very few published books of pipe music brought from Scotland since most couldn't read music. MacDonald Gunn and Mackay , and later the Glens drew from similar oral...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-24-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By Barry Shears
Archival recordings now included

Hello all,
I wanted to let everyone know about recent additions to my web site
https://capebretonpiper.com/

check out archival performances by Alex Currie, Joe Hughie MacIntyre and his brother...
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-26-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,130
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Your first piobaireachd and who taught you it

MacCrimmon will never return. I tried teaching myself that one and then I moved on to The Desperate Battle of the Birds, and ordered a tuition tape from Donald Macleod. From then on it was mostly...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-11-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Canmore bag size?

As far as I can see the blue rubber stopper in the end of the tube, may have rubbed the inside of the bag creating a small hole . Why the stitching leaks so bad is anyone's guess. Perhaps it is used...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-11-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Canmore bag size?

I have two medium size canmore bags that I am quite happy with. I bought a canmore hybrid bag medium late last year but the bag leaked after 6 months. Come to think of it , improbably started to leak...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-14-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By Barry Shears
Angus Macmillan Fraser recording and history

Hello,
I was wondering if anyone out there had a good recording of Angus MacMilan Fraser's 78 rpm record they would like to give me? Fraser was from Lost River Quebec, but sent most of his adult...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-02-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Funeral music in North America

Thanks to everyone who viewed the article on funeral music , almost 500 readers from around the world. There is another article up there now dealing with funeral customs among the Gaels of Nova...
Forum: Music 06-21-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Looking for information on a tune The Gathering of the Clans

Oh Perfect Adam, I thought I remembered seeing it somewhere, but I couldn't find the alternative title in Glens either so I started to wonder if I had it wrong. I have never been through Gestos....
Forum: Music 06-21-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Barry Shears
Looking for information on a tune The Gathering of the Clans

Hi everyone, back to the well of information that is Dunsire,
Co-vid19 gives one plenty of time for more research and writing so here goes
I was researching early pipers in Prince Edward Island...
Forum: Music 06-05-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Barry Shears
Tune history for slow march "Good Bye"

Hi everyone, I am going through a stack of music I have collected over the past 40 years , working toward a Volume 3 of Play it Lie You Sing It and I came across a slow march with our a composer's...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-05-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Funeral music in North America

Not sure about the link, it seems to work for some and not others. I must confess to having a similar problem with some readers when i posted the link on the FB page, but the problem corrected...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-04-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By Barry Shears
Funeral music in North America

Hi Everyone,
Just a heads up to let you know about a recently published article on funeral music. Thanks to everyone on the forum who contributed to my post on funeral music a few months ago. I was...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-03-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Macrimmon shall never return author

You can build on Virginia's research with my own field work (and that of a few others from the 1950s) in Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia. I have included more information about the melody and...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-01-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Macrimmon shall never return author

Lots of variations for this tune( in the ceol mr tradition and the pibroch song genre), and stories surrounding the circumstances of its composition. The light music setting most heard nowadays...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-01-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By Barry Shears
Early piping and fiddle competitions in Britain

Hello,
I just had an opportunity to view several piping and violin medals from the 1890s and two were presented buy two organizations I am not familiar with, so hence my inquiry . Has anyone ever...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-23-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,499
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: old pipes in the seaforth museum

Thanks,
I was hoping someone had his email address. I checked out the museum on line and he is not listed as being on staff.
Barry
Forum: Beer Tent 02-18-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Barry Shears
Advice on recording from a 78 or wax cylinder

Hello Everyone,
Can anyone help me with advice on making copies of a recording on 78 rpm record or wax cylinder recordings? In the case of the wax recording, I tried using my phone placed close to...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-13-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,018
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: How many sets do you own?

I'm curious what this set looks like, and can it be played? If not, have you ever played it or heard it played?

There are some serious cracks in the drones but I opted to leave them as is. Julien...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,018
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: How many sets do you own?

I would never play some of the sets due to existing cracks but when I had my old Glens I would swap out the pipes MacDougall, Henderson, Glen, and Laurie and play them for a bit with the MacDougalls...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,018
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: How many sets do you own?

I had to think for a minute since some sets are missing the original chanter or a stock here and there but here goes from oldest to newest:
1. C. 1780 horn mounted set, complete except for a few...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-09-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,499
Posted By Barry Shears
Old pipes in the Seaforth museum

Hello,
I was wondering if someone might a have a photo of the old pipes on display in the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada museum Vancouver, BC ? all part of my research (ongoing)
Barry
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-09-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,092
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Funeral piping for presidents and prime ministers

Great info, thanks to everyone who took the time to post
Barry
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-22-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Barry Shears
Re: Lignum vitae

Steve,
I haven't seen a set personally but apparently there was a set made from lignum vitae made in Cape Breton in the late 19th early 20th century by one of the Gillis pipe makers, one of my...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-09-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,092
Posted By Barry Shears
Funeral piping for presidents and prime ministers

Hi Folks ,
I am researching funeral music for an article I am working on and I would like to see if anyone can add something to what I already have. I know the Black Watch played for JFK's...
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