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Old 09-15-2016, 08:19 AM   #1
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Default Niall Stewart's high A

Just finished listening to the BBC Pipeline from September 3rd:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07sy0r3

The episode has the performances from the Northern Meeting; good performances all around.

Niall Stewart's high A sounds just absolutely fantastic. Worth a mention I thought. It doesn't get much better than that. It's in tune and has a sparkle to it.
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Niall Stewart's high A

McC2 chanter, not sure what reed he uses. Great player!
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:29 PM   #3
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Just finished listening to the broadcast - I kept thinking how sweet and sparkly Niall's chanter and pipes sounded in general. So nice, as were all the tunes.
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:54 AM   #4
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I'm on edge wondering when the next high A will be. Oo oo, here it comes!
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:48 AM   #5
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Default Re: Niall Stewart's high A

"Niall Stewart's high A" sounds like a great name for a reel or hornpipe!

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Old 09-16-2016, 05:04 PM   #6
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Default Re: Niall Stewart's high A

Indeed, excellent lovely ringing buzz to his high A, my preferred type of high A sound as well.

If anyone wants to skip right to it he starts playing about 46 minutes into the broadcast.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:45 PM   #7
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Impressive indeed...how much more intriguing these competitions would be if they disclosed the chanter, reeds, make of Pipes etc. as part of the program.
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Old 09-17-2016, 06:03 AM   #8
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Aye, great timbre to his complete instrument, but such refreshing tunes, especially in the strathspey and reel selections!
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:38 AM   #9
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A firm pat on the back to whomever is the sound person on these recordings. Just the right amount reverb and stereo separation providing lot's of depth. Every set-up sounds distinctly different but equally delightful. I don't know much about the venue, Eden Court, but it must be quite amenable to pipes.

This gives deserved justice to the high level of playing and the exacting set-up on each set of pipes; I wish this was the norm for all competition recordings. Should be packaged and sold if not already available as such.
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