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Old 07-31-2019, 10:05 AM   #51
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Default Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

By the way Patrick Molard has recently recorded piobaireachd on a reproduction set after Malcolm MacGregor set up for nominal A 440. The sound is hautingly beautiful at this low pitch, unfortunately I don't know if any of these records will be available soon. However, the original MacGregor pipe which still retains the original chanter was probably not intended for such a low pitch, at least I have not yet found a reed that would flatten the pitch of the chanter to A 440. Interestingly Pierre made another reproduction of one of my early sets, a ca. 1825 Allan MacDougall/Perth which tunes to A440.
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