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by Mr.Gumby
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Charles Roberts Bass Drone
Replies: 24
Views: 16658

Re: Charles Roberts Bass Drone

Nobody going to question the post above?
by Mr.Gumby
Sat May 03, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Travelling pipes Easyjet Flybe
Replies: 4
Views: 4530

Re: Travelling pipes Easyjet Flybe

I flew to Nantes with Ryanair (from Shannon) two years ago, the pipes-case went through easily in Shannon ('ah sure, no problem') despite being slightly over the carry-on size. I carried it on no bother on the way back as well (they weren't watching too closely).
by Mr.Gumby
Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Advice on pipemakers: John Butler vs. others.
Replies: 9
Views: 4341

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

If you haven't already, look at John Butler's website Why I'd prefer him out of those four? Because he's a nice guy who does good work (allthough I am maybe not mad about his trademark square bass drone puck). I also think out of the four he makes by far the best sounding pipes. But I suppose nobody...
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Advice on pipemakers: John Butler vs. others.
Replies: 9
Views: 4341

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

John Butler would be the way to go if you ask me.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Timothy Kenna 1781 Plans in B drawn 1979
Replies: 4
Views: 6350

Re: Timothy Kenna 1781 Plans in B drawn 1979

Geoff is trying to sign up here, I am sure he'll shed some light once the mods have processed the login.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: newbies start here - New to the uilleann pipes?
Replies: 181
Views: 151484

Re: newbies start here - New to the uilleann pipes?

So uilleann pipers of the present day play most of their music 'legato', with some 'staccato' ornamentations thrown in.
That statement tells us a lot about the pipers you are listening to. Not a lot about pipers in general though.
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 13089

Re: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes

I am sure you are aware of the universally accepted convention among pipers and other traditional musicians of referring to notes the scale (of the chanter, flute, whistle, fiddle, concertina etc) as if in D/concert pitch, irrespective of the actual pitch of the instrument. From the rest of your rep...
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 13089

Re: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes

Séamus Ennis felt the 'home' key for the pipes was G.

Any thoughts on that?

And don't you feel 'the sweet harmonies' could be easily achieved by the flexibility of the chanter as I mentioned above?
by Mr.Gumby
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: newbies start here - New to the uilleann pipes?
Replies: 181
Views: 151484

Re: newbies start here - New to the uilleann pipes?

I have seen stuff straight out of the plumber's supply shop used to screw into the bag, not sure I'd recommend it but there's precedent. Maybe get someone to turn a few bits for you would be the most solid way to go though.
by Mr.Gumby
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 13089

Re: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes

But a perfect just intonation scale for which key then? Don't you think the reality is pipemakers are not trying to do that at all? Instead they are trying (and if they don't they probably should) to make a chanter that is capable of playing various intonations for each note appropriate to what the ...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 13089

Re: Oboes, Clarinets and Pipes

As I see it, continuing and imaginative innovation will eventually solve certain problems of tuning specifically concerning intervals within the scale. In theory UP chanters are made to play to a Just Intonation scale - and this is often stated as if Just Intonation is a less precise form of tuning...
by Mr.Gumby
Mon May 27, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a chanter
Replies: 4
Views: 3934

Re: Looking for a chanter

Most helpful would probably elaborating on :
my chanter is a bit lacking
and what you'd be looking for in it's replacement.
by Mr.Gumby
Tue May 07, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Unusual set on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 3388

Re: Unusual set on Ebay

Mike Hulme (the seller) and Chris Bayley (the maker) have been discussing it on C&F

here and here
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Seattle Pipers' Club Website is Under Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 5494

Re: Seattle Pipers' Club Website is Under Repair

I can give you one IM me.
A woman walks into a bar and tells the barman 'I'd like a double entendre, please' .

So he gave her one.