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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-16-2019, 07:03 PM
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Views: 333
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Seeking recommendations/advice about choice of uilleann pipe-bag

I've recently upgraded to a 3/4 set which I bought as 'sticks and stocks', for which of course I must choose a bag.

But which bag?

Looking at the websites *, I'm spoiled for choice: styles...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-19-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: A New History of the Bagpipes Video

....and at the risk of appearing to be cruel; his voice is certainly appropriate to any discussion of the bagpipe in that it is a continual drone....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-29-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: New Book on C18th Pastoral/UnionPipes and music

Cool - I look forward to reading it!

Mike Sharp and I are researching an early Hugh Robertson pastoral set in the Seaforth Collection and a) I expect that you'll be an asset to our research and...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 01-16-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By Rob MacDonald
WTB: Swatches or yardage of regimental tweeds

I'm looking for samples of each of the 'regimental tweeds' of the old highland regiments.

I have a swatch of the Seaforth Estate tweed, (thanks to the late Major Robin "Bugs" McLaren) and have a...
Forum: Music 01-16-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Tunes for Burns' Night

John Anderson my jo',
Cuckold come out of the Amry,
the Bonny Lass of Livingstone (aka Highland Laddie),
the Broom o' the Cowdenknowes,
The Day Dawes (aka Tuttie Tattie, aka Scots wa hae)...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-05-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Inverness pipers 1894 pic

:mad: Oh gods - DON'T get me started on that! - The hours I've spent in restoring hair-sporrans that had brylcreem and other 'product' applied to keep the hair in line....

The problem is that...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-05-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Hallowe'en Piper Lantern by Nikola Holmes

:thumb:

Note to self: bookmark this thread and post photos next year!
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-03-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Inverness pipers 1894 pic

re; hair-sporran without tassles - That was a popular style back then.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-03-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Hallowe'en Piper Lantern by Nikola Holmes

That's given me an idea for next year:

A similar carving, but of the Thornhill Piper and (in conjecture, as the original statue has been lost) Drummer - the earliest extant image of a Lowland...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-29-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Wanted: tone-hole spacing for Robert Burns' stock-and-horn.

Mr. Sanger:

Thank you very much indeed!

R
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-28-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Wanted: tone-hole spacing for Robert Burns' stock-and-horn

(Not sure if this thread should be here or in the 'History' forum)

Has anyone ever measured the sizes and spacing of the tone holes of Robert Burns' 'stock and horn' (NMS K.1998.43.1 and .2)?
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-29-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,581
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Trendy 1930s hats

As Pete Stewart observed in the introduction to his book "Welcome Home My Dearie" - using the earliest extant images of the highland (Piper to the Laird of Grant) and the border pipes (the Thornhill...
Forum: Music 07-28-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,334
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Playing older settings of tunes

Oh, that is conduct beneath all contempt - the sort of underbred bully we called a 'scrub' in the Service.

This is the sort of egotist who would possibly take pride in being included in such a...
Forum: Music 07-20-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,334
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Playing older settings of tunes

Alasdair Campsie and Dr Donaldson have much to say about 'posh judges who aren't pipers' in their books.
Forum: Music 07-20-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,334
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Playing older settings of tunes

...which is exactly why I turned my back on 'Competition'....

I recall reading an anecdote about Wully Ross (or some other piper of his status) attending a rural Games on the 'competition circuit'...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-11-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Gordonís uniform - india

[QUOTE=pancelticpiper;1329009]I Googled the movie (1938) and the book it's based on (a year earlier) and I can't find any reference as to the time period intended.

The film was presented (and...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-10-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: 1920's Postcard (clues to who's?)

The white shell jacket wasn't solely for 'hot weather dress' - it was worn as a 'fatigue' or 'undress' (ie 'less than full dress') jacket, with either kilt or trews.

Officers and selected senior...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-10-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Gordonís uniform - india

We must assume that what was worn in the movie was accurately showing what was worn by soldiers in India at that time.

Any British movie audience at that time - at Home or throughout the Empire -...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-06-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: 1920's Postcard (clues to who's?)

There are five tassels - that plus the badges on the crossbelts would suggest that these are Black Watch.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-21-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,279
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Dowel reeds

There's an excellent article on 'drone vibrators' made from brass square stock written by Al James in Vol 12 #2 (December 1997) of Common Stock.

Mr. James had successfully devised this style of...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-05-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,047
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Let's see your ink!

I have to work around my fitness schedule (no back pieces during 'backpacking season', no new work during 'swimming season' etc - so I'm proceeding at the "When I / Can I" rate.

Plotting and...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-03-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,047
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Let's see your ink!

...and in far too many cases it's not so much that you are in the club, it's that those others are NOT in the club....

There's a current meme about the ratio of judgemental people within...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Happy Burns Nicht!

Here's wishing you all a happy Burns Nicht!

I'll be doing 2 this week-end: a 'typical' Burns Dinner with all its Victorian tartan-and Highland pipe brigadoonery ( "a tartan freak-show, straight...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-04-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,123
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: 3 Lines of hemp to hear the unicorn fluff

And stories like THIS, children, is why your Uncle Rab is a member of the "Allistair Campsie/William Donaldson/Alan MacDonald of Glenuig" sector of piping....

this reminds me of the old story of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-05-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,340
Posted By Rob MacDonald
Re: Overview of Piping Traditions

There are many, many good books and online sources on the subject!

I recommend

"Music of the Scottish Regiments" by David Murray (an excellent book which covers far more than the title...
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