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by MattMc
Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mark Hillman
Replies: 2
Views: 4231

Mark Hillman

Hello,

Am wondering if anyone here has any experience with Mark Hillman pipes, etc. Is he still in the pipe-making racket? I've recently been bequeathed a Hillman chanter and am searching for staple measurements. It is rather Rowsome-ish in proportion.

Thanks,

Matt McNeely
by MattMc
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Hornpipes!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3837

Re: Hornpipes!!!

The Sweep's (Cillian called it "The Belfast.....") the one with the mad 3rd part either way. The Derry Hornpipe, The High Level, The Leitrim Fancy (off of "Touch Me If You Dare"), The Stack of Wheat......tons of good ones....
by MattMc
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: How old were you when you started playing?
Replies: 24
Views: 5367

Re: How old were you when you started playing?

Started pipes at 17. Must have been messing around on whistle a couple years before that.....
by MattMc
Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Plastic Bags
Replies: 8
Views: 3260

I've just recently moved back to a leather bag. Before then, I'd been making/playing vinyl bags for 5 or 6 years. I've made reams of the things & have found that they usually last me a couple of years each. I love the elasticity of the material, it makes playing slightly easier. I use the 3M fast cu...
by MattMc
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Tailor fitting bags and pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

Re: Tailor fitting bags and pipes

I am a fairly isolated piper, living about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Pat Sky. Here are my main questions: 1. What have others experienced? 2. What was your proceedure to fit the set? 3. Did you use a vinyl bag to test? 4. Who would you recommend to help me figure out where things should tie in and ho...
by MattMc
Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Making your own
Replies: 16
Views: 5398

For the first 4 years or so, I relied way too heavily on my maker for reeds (apparently, the cost is now $160.00 USD!!) So, after coming to some realizations very early on, I began to seriously get into making my own and am very glad I did! Really, it's the only way to get your set sounding the way ...
by MattMc
Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: C Chanter for sale. Sound clips added
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Jeez, lovely work Tom. Would love to make 'er mine. Who knows?

Matty