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Old 08-14-2018, 09:01 AM   #1
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Default What the Masters are playing

I was watching the Masters Solo Piping Competition rerun on livestream this morning and saw what I thought was Jack Lee playing a Shepherd chanter based on the sole/foot of the chanter. Not sure why that stood out to me.

His MSR starts around 9(h):18(m)

https://livestream.com/innerear/even...deos/178879259

Anything else stand out to anyone?
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:14 AM   #2
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Early on, Ian K playing a (vintage?) saucer soled chanter in his pibroch.

I think I agree about Jack with a Shepherd. Maybe no surprise?.

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Old 08-14-2018, 09:53 AM   #3
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I was watching the Masters Solo Piping Competition rerun on livestream this morning and saw what I thought was Jack Lee playing a Shepherd chanter based on the sole/foot of the chanter. Not sure why that stood out to me.

His MSR starts around 9(h):18(m)

https://livestream.com/innerear/even...deos/178879259

Anything else stand out to anyone?
Jack is also playing a bagpipe turned by his son. He was here teaching a two day workshop the past two Novembers, so I got to hear him up close and personal. Outstanding instrument and tone. This coming November Ian MacDonald will be the instructor as Jack can't make it this year. Have had instruction from Ian as well.

Enjoyed the streaming of the Masters' Competition, a lot of excellent piping.

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Old 08-14-2018, 10:09 AM   #4
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Early on, Ian K playing a (vintage?) saucer soled chanter in his pibroch.

I think I agree about Jack with a Shepherd. Maybe no surprise?.
Ian K plays an old Naill, late 70's I believe.
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Jack is also playing a bagpipe turned by his son. He was here teaching a two day workshop the past two Novembers, so I got to hear him up close and personal. Outstanding instrument and tone. This coming November Ian MacDonald will be the instructor as Jack can't make it this year. Have had instruction from Ian as well.

Enjoyed the streaming of the Masters' Competition, a lot of excellent piping.

Cheers -

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Thx. I was wondering...the ‘unique’ mount on the blowstick made me think they were maybe old XX pipes with full ivory....so wondered more how he escaped CAN with them and got into UK on the other side.
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:29 AM   #6
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...and saw what I thought was Jack Lee playing a Shepherd chanter based on the sole/foot of the chanter. Not sure why that stood out to me.

His MSR starts around 9(h):18(m)
Yes, it looks like a Shepherd MK3. I have one that pitches around 476-478 Hz and it appears like the chanter Jack was playing was pitching at ~483 Hz, so probably not unreasonable.

I really like the MK3. It's easy to reed and sounds great. I carry it as a back-up but should play it more. Here's an image of mine, all grunged out:

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This coming November Ian MacDonald will be the instructor as Jack can't make it this year.
Sounds like we'll be seeing Ian K returning as a judge for the competition in Salado?
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Thanks Patrick for posting about this. Now I know what I'll be doing for the next several hours lol.

And yes 100% that's a Shepherd chanter Jack is playing. I also concur they are excellent chanters in every way. Easy to reed, great tone and super easy to work with.
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Yeah, I’ve been listening the MSR all morning. I’m strongly considering adopting Shepherd Mk3 for my band. Excellent pitch and basically the same spacing as a Kyo.
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Sounds like we'll be seeing Ian K returning as a judge for the competition in Salado?
I am guessing that he is, usually the instructor for the Georgetown FD P&D workshop stays over to judge the Salado Games. I'll be there for the first time since 1993 competing with a new Grade IV band.

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