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by Nico
Thu May 08, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: B flat chanter
Replies: 8
Views: 3677

Re: B flat chanter

I would think Joe Kennedy makes Bb chanters, as well.
by Nico
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Paddy Keenan concert and workshops - Detroit / Ann Arbor, MI
Replies: 0
Views: 1523

Paddy Keenan concert and workshops - Detroit / Ann Arbor, MI

For anyone in the area of southeast Michigan, southern Ontario, northern Ohio, or, heck, anyone who wants to come from further away, there will be a concert and workshops with Paddy Keenan and John Walsh taking place in Ann Arbor on May 4th (concert) and Pleasant Ridge on May 2nd and 3rd (workshops)...
by Nico
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Advice on pipemakers: John Butler vs. others.
Replies: 9
Views: 2525

Re: Advice on pipemakers: John Butler vs. others.

That's probably the closest.

It's spelled tionól, by the way. It's irish for gathering.
by Nico
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 145854

Re: pictures of your pipes

It helps a lot on my B chanter - the "eb" aka ghost d fingering produces a pretty flat Eb, and the key brings it up nicely. With practice it works well even on fast tunes like the Beare Island reel. I think it's even more pronouncedly helpful in the bottom octave. But definitely it's much easier to ...
by Nico
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Looking for practice or half-set
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Re: Looking for practice or half-set

Ben, unfortunately living in Denver means that all of those links are likely to result in frustration. Your best bet is to contact Dirk Mewes, since he lives in Colorado, and get him on board with helping you with reeds. Then worry about getting a chanter. http://dwmpipes.blogspot.com/ The problem w...
by Nico
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Wood for C. Cannon B set?
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: Wood for C. Cannon B set?

No thinking required, it is indeed applewood for the base wood, scottish holly for the trim, and cherry for the mainstock. With nickel silver highlights. Edited to add that Joe mentioned plum, too, so there may be pieces of that... Not sure where. He also did a C set in Apple and Boxwood. I think th...
by Nico
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Upload your tunes!
Replies: 210
Views: 135429

Re: Upload your tunes!

Thanks indeed bensdad. I got into a long discussion centered around airs from songs vs airs not from songs with young Joey... I'm of two minds myself. Some I would play as the singer would sing, and others... not. Similar to Master Clancy (and what does your revered critical gadfly think of his air ...
by Nico
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Upload your tunes!
Replies: 210
Views: 135429

Re: Upload your tunes!

I learned it from a singer, alas myspace no longer seems to work. If perchance it does, http://www.myspace.com/alisonfiddle/mus ... n-45843972.

I shall perhaps have to record it as well, in the other key sometime. Lots of fun, and nice chance to use different regs.
by Nico
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: new member intro
Replies: 21
Views: 4280

Re: new member intro

Right. And saying that's never been achieved is absolutely incorrect.
by Nico
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Bass drone or operator error?
Replies: 8
Views: 2085

Re: Bass drone or operator error?

Trial and error! Some questions that will affect things: Does the reed have a bridle? Is the drone nearly pushed all the way in to make the drone sharp enough? (Or vice versa?) You can move the bridle down (away from the open lips) to open the reed. You can also try flicking the reed open (once or t...
by Nico
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Bass drone or operator error?
Replies: 8
Views: 2085

Re: Bass drone or operator error?

Are you sure it's not when you're going up the octave? If it's shutting off under higher pressure then you can open it up some, but that can cause other problems...

Since the back D usually has takes less pressure, I admit i'm a little confused as to why it would happen on that note.
by Nico
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Hornpipes!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3544

Re: Hornpipes!!!

Someday I'll get that recording. Too much else to listen to right now though!
by Nico
Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Hornpipes!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3544

Re: Hornpipes!!!

What key are you playing the Bee's Wings in, Mr. Kraan? I do believe Mr. Hill's version is... not suitable for the union pipes.

You'll want to be careful with that swing, you might let it go too far and hurt someone.
by Nico
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: What is the name of this jig
Replies: 8
Views: 2012

Re: What is the name of this jig

Sounds like both renditions are the version Mick O'Brien recorded on his cd The May Morning Dew. It's translated not as the old person (I admit that made me laugh), but as the burnt old man.
by Nico
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: New Member, Hey everybody!
Replies: 41
Views: 7303

Re: New Member, Hey everybody!

In those days, sets were treasured and passed on like heirlooms. I don't think you can compare what is going on in today's UP market with what was going on back in the 70s, 80s, 90s. Back then, both players and makers were rare on the ground. Today the demand has increased beyond the existing numbe...