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by bensdad
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Bb on a 3-Keyed D Chanter
Replies: 2
Views: 2512

Re: Bb on a 3-Keyed D Chanter

On many D chanters a single-finger B (that is, raising only the second finger of the left hand, and keeping EVERYTHING ELSE down) will get you a serviceable Bflat. Doesn't work in the second octave.
by bensdad
Fri May 31, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Help with deathgrip issue
Replies: 9
Views: 5223

Re: Help with deathgrip issue

Try playing without your right thumb touching the chanter as an exercise.

I endorse this. It's a weird sensation, but it's entirely possible to play rolls and staccato triplets perfectly without the RH thumb.
by bensdad
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 158600

Re: pictures of your pipes

My new Q&K D chanter in castella boxwood with true box trim. Made to match my C set ("The Odd Blonde"). No, not left-handed; as with the C set, I asked for the F nat. key block on the other side so it doesn't get in the way of the RH 2nd and 3rd fingers, and indeed it doesn't. Powerful little beast,...
by bensdad
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: aaron setunksy pipes
Replies: 9
Views: 5176

Re: aaron setunksy pipes

Some sound files would be nice.
by bensdad
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 158600

Re: pictures of your pipes

What is that lowest key for? An in-tune E-flat?
by bensdad
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Title of tune?
Replies: 4
Views: 3836

Re: Title of tune?

Good steady playing. Nice tone off them pipes too.
Where did you get the tune? Sounds vaguely scottish-ish/harp-ish
by bensdad
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: CP: New Website. New venture.
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

Re: CP: New Website. New venture.

Lovely sounding chanter there Alan; lovely edge to the tone.
So, did you impregnate the bore with superglue or something?
Or is it just your considerable skill as a reedmaker?
Or is boxwood just suffering from an image problem, as far as tone goes?
All the best,
Patrick
by bensdad
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Struthán a' Chait–Willie Clancy
Replies: 2
Views: 1600

Re: Struthán a' Chait–Willie Clancy

And all these years I thought it meant "the Cat's Piss.'
Duh (as the young people say).
by bensdad
Thu May 05, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Upload your tunes!
Replies: 210
Views: 146469

Re: Upload your tunes!

love it.
sounds like a khaen in places.
You're a seriously disturbed individual Tom.
by bensdad
Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: cheap uilleann pipes
Replies: 35
Views: 11096

Re: cheap uilleann pipes

Anybody interested in a slightly more in-depth look at uilleann pipes manufacture in Sialkot should take a look at pp. 70-109 in The Piper Calls the Tune: How Uilleann Bagpipers Averted Obsolescence through Technology, Networks and Community .That's a 2010 Ph.D. diss. out of New York University by S...
by bensdad
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Upload your tunes!
Replies: 210
Views: 146469

Re: Upload your tunes!

Nice. Finally found it as gaelige , which changes things somewhat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNmIDvit77M And I guess we can consider Seán 'ac Dhonncha the béal chapaill (to coin a phrase). Note the similarities between this and Seán Potts's in terms of pace and phrasing. Note too that this sugg...
by bensdad
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Taylor Made Pipes
Replies: 8
Views: 4054

Re: Taylor Made Pipes

Can I have some of what you're on?
by bensdad
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Upload your tunes!
Replies: 210
Views: 146469

Re: Upload your tunes!

Yeah, Sean was talking about the unfortunate tendency of some players to stretch out slow airs too much; too play them too slowly. His is certainly brisk. Funnily enough, do you remember I played my-setting-of-Sean's-setting when we were playing outside at the tylenol, and Bridget Fitzgerald (my rev...
by bensdad
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Upload your tunes!
Replies: 210
Views: 146469

Re: Upload your tunes!

Lovely Bunnan Bui Tom.
I love the ghosty harmony at 1:54 and especially at 2:01.
Respectfully suggest you listen to Sean Potts' setting on Number 6. It shook up my playing of this one quite a bit.