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Old 05-14-2015, 10:50 AM   #11
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EndureFort, try this:

http://www.collegeofpiping.org/wp-co...ary_pipers.pdf

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Old 05-15-2015, 04:39 AM   #12
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So, No pipers have played in Fingal's cave either? Sad!
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:41 AM   #13
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I would imagine that parking garages would produce a similar effect to low ceilinged expansive caves: hard surfaces and open space. I practice in one with my instructor and I love the reverb and harmonics produced -- plus there's lot's of space for marching.
Similar experience playing under a highway overpass once. It was out of the way and kept the drizzle off. Interesting experience.

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Old 05-15-2015, 01:40 PM   #14
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If we had a had a few more days in Gibraltar a few years ago we might have had a chance to play in St. Michael's Cave. As it is we have to make do with a cavernous Fort York armoury.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:11 AM   #15
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I have played smallpipes twice now in Blanchard Caverns just outside Mountain View Arkansas. They sound lovely down there in the large "rooms". Last time was for a performance with the Lyon College Concert Chorale and my friend and bandmate, J.D. Spahr, played Great Highland Pipes for one segment of the show. Magnificent sound. I look forward to getting the opportunity to play my Hendersons down there sometime in the coming year.

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Old 05-23-2015, 10:00 AM   #16
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I'll occasionally practice/play under a highway bridge next to a yacht club and pedestrian walkway. I've gotten many an interesting comment & question; As to why there. In the heat of the summer it has shade and a good breeze. The Mississippi Gulf Coast can be rather oppressive otherwise.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:38 PM   #17
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I would be pretty scared of the cave "caving in". Doesn't sound like a smart idea to me to make noise at 90+ dB in what could be an unstable enclosure of rock.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:53 PM   #18
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I would be pretty scared of the cave "caving in". Doesn't sound like a smart idea to me to make noise at 90+ dB in what could be an unstable enclosure of rock.
I don't think sound can actually cause rock debris to fall and start a cave in.
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:35 PM   #19
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I'll admit that I clicked because I was hoping someone had posted a video! Alas, I had to check Youtube instead:



Bagpipes in the pigeonīs cave - Menorca



Bagpipes at Zandana Cave entrance Madara Rider


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