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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Piping Books


good thread. thanks!

Just read - A Piper's tale by Fergus Muirhead

Have Dance to the Piper by Barry Shears in my "next to read" pile.
Forum: Music 03-13-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By Skyelark
Tune search: The Galway Shawl

I'm looking to see if anyone has seconds to the tune?

The Galway Shawl (seconds)

Forum: Music 02-18-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Grey's Anatomy Solo Piper Tune?

I didn't see the show, but do know that it was LA Scots that were playing. Maybe contact them through social media or email would be the most direct (and accurate) route.

Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Another Odd Duck Music Question...


I think of it as a way of practicing. Going over tunes in the heid, even when not necessarily welcome, keeps me working on new additions to my repertoir and keeping old tunes fresh.

Forum: Music 01-22-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Tunes for Scottish Country Dancing

Nothing like a couple of sprightly 2/4 Marches for a Canadian Barn Dance. Donald maclean's Farewell to Oban & Carradale Bay work. Previous suggestions are all pretty good too.
Forum: Music 01-02-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,796
Posted By Skyelark
Re: MacGregor of Rora

From The Caber Feidh Collection (QOH's)

"Macgregor of Rora
The tune comes from an old song of protest at the persecution of the MacGregors and in praise of their unflinching endurance in...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-14-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By Skyelark
Re: A real bitey blower

Thanks all for the suggestions and comments. Just to thicken the plot....

So. I've been doing a bit of self-analysis: I keep the mouthpiece on the side of my mouth and "grip" with my teeth when...
Forum: Music Groups 12-14-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,856
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Your favorite Celtic rock/pop band?

I second all of these choices.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-12-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By Skyelark
A real bitey blower

Hey all,

along with being what some might call a "wet blower", I am also a "bitey blower" in that I have a tendency to bite on the blowstick. This results in me going through the rubber...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-11-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,718
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Comparing smallpipes

If you are looking at a "practice" instrument, there is a new product out called the twist trap practice pipe. Haven't tried it, but it may be worth a look.

If you are looking for a...
Forum: Music 12-06-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Johnstone Pipe Band

Maybe Howie's?

Taken from BBC Pipeline website

Artist: Johnstone pipe band
Title: Skye, The Mallaig Ferry, The Fourth Floor, Mi le m’ Uileann air Mo Ghlůn, The Fiddler’s Joy, The Top...
Forum: Music 12-03-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By Skyelark
Boys of balivanich

Anyone got any info on this tune? I know it's written for the town on Benbecula but that's it.

Played by Gordon Duncan, Wolfstone, Pipedown among others.

Doesn't show up (under any...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,648
Posted By Skyelark
Re: When The Battle's Over - 0600

Played "The battle's O'er" at 0600 in Edgewood, Northern California. In my back yard, to the sheep, dogs, and the neighbour's horses. It was 25 degrees Farenheit, but the fingers held up through the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-29-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Skyelark
Forum: Beer Tent 10-08-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Piper's Pinkie

Question: does Edgewood have the highest percentage of pipers per capita of any town in the world?

It may well do, and once I get the "family band" going we'll be for sure in the running:) My...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-01-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By Skyelark
Piper's Pinkie

Hey all and a happy Fall!!

I've been playing for about 3 years now after a long hiatus (having played for about 12 years in my youth). I have begun noticing slight pains in my fingers, most...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-20-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Skyelark
Zipper lube


I'm here to talk about lube.

Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone uses anything other than Ti zip for their Canmore (or other) zippered bag? Something available from a hardware store for...
Forum: Music 08-09-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Culloden Collection

Thanks Tom,

however that is a book of fiddle tunes - unfortunately with the same title as the piping book I'm searching for,

Thanks for taking the time to help out,

Forum: Music 08-08-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Skyelark
Culloden Collection

Does anyone have a copy of this they would be willing to part with?

"The Culloden Collection Of Bagpipe Music (Cruinneachadh Ceol Pioba Chulodair); Ronald I. MacLean; Dunvournie Music,..."

Forum: Webmaster & Software 03-15-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,402
Posted By Skyelark
Recording app


Im looking for recomendations for an app (iphone or samsung tablet) that would work well for recording my practice sessions. Anyone use such a thing or have experience?

Thanks from a snowy...
Forum: Music 03-12-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Father Michael MacDonald's Silver Jubilee

Re-posting this post as I recently heard this tune by the folk band Braebach. Great tune. Anyone know if it's publisged yet?

Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-13-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Skyelark
Early '80s RG Hardie

I'm interested to find out what chanter reed other folks play in their early 80's Hardies with original ABW chanter? I'm currently switching between an Shepherd Bb reed & a G1 platinum & cant decide...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-08-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By Skyelark
Burns songs for smallpipes

It's that time of year when Burns suppers are coming up & I want to see if anyone has ideas or experience with pipe-singing Burns songs. I have Tim Cummings's book "how can I keep from singing" which...
Forum: Music 01-08-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,352
Posted By Skyelark
Re: New set

Thanks for the thread, it's a question I also have. I like the 'my fingers forget' the number of tunes I know - if I don't have time to plan my set (handed a set in the pub, or get a random "get the...
Forum: Music 11-14-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By Skyelark
Re: Tune name giving me the grumblies

Thanks Mac

I was soooo close! I knew it was one of his. Was scouring the books to try and "see" the tune but missed it.

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