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by tjnor
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Wheels of the World: 300 Years of Irish Uilleann Pipers
Replies: 1
Views: 4602
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Wheels of the World: 300 Years of Irish Uilleann Pipers

I haven't seen much discussion of this, so I thought I'd start the topic. There is a new book by Colin Harper (with John McSherry) called (oddly enough) The Wheels of the World ; but it is the sub-title that explains it all: 300 Years of Irish Uilleann Pipers . The book grew out of a proposal by Joh...
by tjnor
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Music execution questions
Replies: 14
Views: 4480
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Re: Music execution questions

In Heather Graham's book she says you can not play the low D
She certainly is a talented young lady!

Image :mrgreen:
by tjnor
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Dotted Triplets
Replies: 5
Views: 2016
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Re: Dotted Triplets

the plod wrote: Where you been Tim?
Hi Jeff. I've been down at the crossroads waiting for the Devil :twisted: (or a Leprechaun) to sell my soul to in exchange for some skill in playing the pipes-but nobody ever showed. So, I've been spending my time practicing. Slow, but perhaps better for eternity.
by tjnor
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Dotted Triplets
Replies: 5
Views: 2016
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Re: Dotted Triplets

Thank you DJM. I'm not sure how good my ear is, but I am slowly beginning to hear some of these differences. I like your 'weighted' and 'unweighted' as terms for this technique.
by tjnor
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Dotted Triplets
Replies: 5
Views: 2016
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Dotted Triplets

This is a beginner's question (or intermediate-beginner). In the classical music tradition triplets are explained to students as three notes of equal duration played over two beats ('dot-dot-dot'). Often, the mnemonic 'trip-el-et' is used to vocalise the concept. When I listen to the Clarke tutor CD...
by tjnor
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Name of Michael Cooney Teaching Tune?
Replies: 4
Views: 1638
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Re: Name of Michael Cooney Teaching Tune?

Thanks all for giving me the detailed background on this tune and introducing me to the seeminly infinite world (whorl?) of "Paidriagh O'Rafferty's."

Jeff: yes I would like to hear the different versions you have.

Best,

Tim
by tjnor
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Name of Michael Cooney Teaching Tune?
Replies: 4
Views: 1638
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Name of Michael Cooney Teaching Tune?

At the St. Louis Tionól a few years back, Michael Cooney was teaching beginners with a song he called "The Dronies" (sp?) Does anyone know another name for this? I can't seem to find any mention of it online.
by tjnor
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Ceird an Ceoil (Uilleann Pipes)
Replies: 0
Views: 1241
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Ceird an Ceoil (Uilleann Pipes)

I didn't see that anyone had posted these video links here yet, but they've been up on other sites for a week or so. Thought you'd all like to take a look. Great music, discussion of pipemaking, and a poetic paean to the flat pipes. Oh, and most of it in Irish: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_...
by tjnor
Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Pipe Bag Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 2189
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Re: Pipe Bag Covers

Thanks PJ. Did you put a zipper in? If so, was it in the back or along the bottom?
by tjnor
Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Pipe Bag Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 2189
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Pipe Bag Covers

Does anyone have a pattern for making a cover for a pipe bag? My wife is going to make one for me but she would like a pattern and maybe some how-to hints. Thanks ahead of time to anyone who can help.