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by lorenzo
Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: The Arundo Goddess
Replies: 25
Views: 11326

I never said that. And just for the record, I never linked that video. Thies must have edited that in. Tricky!
by lorenzo
Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: The Arundo Goddess
Replies: 25
Views: 11326

Dropkick never wrote:This is Marketa. She's actually from Russia where they raise cane of a special variety. If you're not fond of her lily white bikini, I also have a video called Fresh of her moving like a reed in the wind.
Well now Joseph, you don't say!
by lorenzo
Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Restless in Fallujah
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Restless in Fallujah

Did anyone hear the uilleann piper playing on NPR (Nat'l Pub Radio) this Saturday morning? He was a soldier stationed in Fallujah, Iraq and the report was talking about all the time soldiers have on their hands and what they do with it since they can't go anywhere. He was playing The Blarney Pilgram...
by lorenzo
Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Makers engraving mainstocks
Replies: 25
Views: 12026

In the sleeve notes for Kitty Lie Over, Mick O'Brien thanks "Alain and Danielle Froment for the super pipes that they craft." I assume that's his wife?
by lorenzo
Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Makers engraving mainstocks
Replies: 25
Views: 12026

Froment does indeed engrave his name and the cutomer's name on the mainstock. Like this, only centered. All letters in italic except for customer's name in block letters: Made For _______________ (Customer's Name) _______________ By _______________ A & D Froment _______________ Kenmare _____________...
by lorenzo
Mon May 02, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Places to play in Halifax Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 1802

Ben, you probably know about the Pogue Fado already, but they might be able to share with you some other venues around that area. Sometimes other touring groups will have a web page with a tour schedule that lists all the regular places to play along the way, plus contact info. http://www.poguefado....
by lorenzo
Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Seattle Folklife Fest - chillin with the uilleann
Replies: 7
Views: 3833

ahha, Jumper. If anyone would know his whereabouts, it would be you. I think you are the one that told me he took up the pedal steel guitar
by lorenzo
Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Seattle Folklife Fest - chillin with the uilleann
Replies: 7
Views: 3833

No kidding? What instrument did you play?

I saw Phil and his wife (flute player) and two other people playing as a band for Lanigan's celtic program in Richland, WA. I think it was around that time, maybe early 90's. They were very good. I don't remember who the other two people were.
by lorenzo
Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Seattle Folklife Fest - chillin with the uilleann
Replies: 7
Views: 3833

Seattle Folklife Fest - chillin with the uilleann

I see the Seattle Pipers Club will be performing again on stage at Folklife this year, playing Monday morning, May 30, between 11:30 and 12:30, at the Henry Weinhard's NW Court Stage. See the schedule at http://www.nwfolklife.org/ Also, there's a group/duo/or other called Fiddlehead, with subtitle "...
by lorenzo
Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: How would this forum be better suited for your use?
Replies: 36
Views: 13731

Re: "GC" forum

fire-piper wrote:Lorenzo mentioned this earlier this month, can someone guide me to the URL, please.
If you are referring to the GC web site, I think it's...
http://www.gaeliccrossings.com/forums/
by lorenzo
Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: 2nd octave questions
Replies: 9
Views: 4401

It can also be a combination of having a great reed and chanter. With some, you can go straight to an upper A or B every time. You may have to open more than just the A, or B toneholes (meaning no stepping or pre-venting necessary). With my Froment B chanter, venting the G is the best way. One chant...
by lorenzo
Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: G sharp
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

On my Froment B chanter, I can get it with the top two fingers of each hand over the corresponding toneholes. x XXO XXOO I found many sensitive cross-fingerings with this narrow bore - Coyne based - B chanter that I never noticed on the other two B chanters I've owned. Never noticed them with wide b...
by lorenzo
Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: "When to adjust the reed" - maintenance for Gallag
Replies: 9
Views: 4644

And wait for a rainy day. The reed may work best at a certain humidity. The reed I had, made by Seth, didn't need anything. It bounced between octaves fine too...ie, no more pressure was needed for the upper E than for the back D. But I always kept the set in the same basic two rooms where the humid...
by lorenzo
Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: cool thing happened today
Replies: 10
Views: 3451

Some of the time I don't even know the names of the tunes I play. I have to go look them up when someone asks. So I don't know the tune Down the Back Lane by that name. But I love the one that goes...do dee do dee do do dee do....do dee do do dee do dee do dah doo. You know...that one. The one where...
by lorenzo
Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: cool thing happened today
Replies: 10
Views: 3451

rebelpiper wrote: the Rambling Pitchfork
Ah, that's a natural one on pipes. Lately, I've been hooked on D tunes with the Cnat.