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by Mr.Gumby
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: different regulator tunings
Replies: 11
Views: 7754

Re: different regulator tunings

It is. NPU published three volumes between 1993 and 2001, some would assume as their reply to the publication of the Sean Reid Soc Journal.
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: different regulator tunings
Replies: 11
Views: 7754

Re: different regulator tunings

The numbers are in the chanter tuning article in Ceol na hEirreann vol 1.
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Finger vibrato vs shaking the chanter
Replies: 2
Views: 4271

Re: Finger vibrato vs shaking the chanter

I don't think moving the chanter is the actual modus operandi (although Pat Mitchell does shake the chanter on for example the bottom D. Without much noticeable effect I must add). Ennis used a slow vibrato shaking the lower arm and hand rather than the quicker finger vibrato most pipers use. It is ...
by Mr.Gumby
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: different regulator tunings
Replies: 11
Views: 7754

Re: different regulator tunings

Geoff Wooff's article in Ceol na hEireann 2 would go some way towards addressing the question. As does his article on regs that's linked on UilleanObsession.
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery
Replies: 23
Views: 16126

Re: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

Markey was taught (his piping) by Billy Taylor. If he made any pipes (I don't recall any mention of him as a maker though) I'd guess the influence would be there, with the pre-emigration Taylor brothers.

Markey taught the Dublin pipers club, James Ennis was one of his pupils.
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Chiff & Fipp
Replies: 6
Views: 6045

Re: Chiff & Fipp

C&F has been on a server in California for a good few years now. No moose involved.

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by Mr.Gumby
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery
Replies: 23
Views: 16126

Re: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

The Dub pipers club pic is in O'Neill's IMM with names for all. Markey is identified there. I have since found where I remembered the names of the Feis pic from: a copy was on the back of the 'Piper's Rock' lp with names supplied. The postcards do not give a clue about the identity of the piper or w...
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery
Replies: 23
Views: 16126

Re: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

The Misc mention in IM&M doesn' t have much more detail and neither the identification of the pipers in the 1901 Feis Cheoil photo (and I don't remember where I saw that) or the postcards provide anything. The cards were published in Belfast by the way, around 1904 I would guess. I had, by the way, ...
by Mr.Gumby
Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery
Replies: 23
Views: 16126

Re: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

Well spotted, good man Tommy.

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It took a while to come back but my memory seems to throw up Pat Gallagher as his name. Will have to dig around a bit in old issues of An Piobaire to make sure though.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Squeaky Bottom D
Replies: 6
Views: 5648

Re: Squeaky Bottom D

For starters make sure you have all holes covered properly.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery
Replies: 23
Views: 16126

Re: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

I am not completely sure which you mean by pic 6 but here are two pics of the same man (I think you mean that one anyway). Both were issued as postcards. In the one where he's moved out a bit further into the garden and without the beret, there's a different angle on the pipes: http://i260.photobuck...
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!
Replies: 18
Views: 13198

Re: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!

No urge to play the Queen of the Fairies then?
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!
Replies: 18
Views: 13198

Re: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!

That makes more sense, mind you I have met chanters in my time that nearly needed a single fingered high B to get anywhere in tune but it did strike me as odd you'd take it as (nearly) standard practice.
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!
Replies: 18
Views: 13198

Re: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!

I would point out that the Clarke fingering for the second octave B is prone to be very sharp indeed, which is why I would suggest a one-finger second octave B in your fingering chart instead. Wouldn't you say that all depends on the design and voicing of the chanter? It doesn't NEED to be that way.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!
Replies: 18
Views: 13198

Re: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!

Not so much squeeze harder. Best to just run up to it.