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by PJ
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: bass drone problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3892

Re: bass drone problem

One other thing to try is to adjust the bridle on the reed. I've noticed that there are more than one positions to place the bridle in order to get the right note. The funny thing about adjusting the drone reed, though, is that as you move the bridle (checking the note regularly as you go), it will ...
by PJ
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: What to play
Replies: 5
Views: 4244

Re: What to play

You can access the free online tutor from na Piobairi Uilleann here.
by PJ
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: How many pipers are there in the world?
Replies: 10
Views: 5429

Re: How many pipers are there in the world?

djm wrote:42
Now you've done it. The question and answer will cancel eachout out and take everything with them. The pipes as we know them will then be replaced by something vastly more complex and incomprehensible ... or has this happened already :?:
by PJ
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: On Blu Tack
Replies: 6
Views: 3977

Re: On Blu Tack

DMQuinn wrote:... What do you think the umbilicus is for, then?
You realise some impressionable young pipers are going to think you are serious!!
by PJ
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Twist in bag neck
Replies: 5
Views: 3915

Re: Twist in bag neck

Air-hose is frequently made of flexible plastic or rubber piping which can be purchased for about $0.50/foot in any hardware. Bring along your existing air-hose and get some piping of the same inner diameter. Then just swap over the bellows tenon to the end of the new air-hose. Start with a long air...
by PJ
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Emigrating piper/musicians in Brisbane
Replies: 6
Views: 4093

Re: Emigrating piper/musicians in Brisbane

Try get in touch with David Goldsworthy (Ausdag on this forum). He's a piper, and has recently started making pipes. I think he's in Brisbane. He's certainly in Queensland.

He has a website (or blog), so you should be able to track him down easily enough.
by PJ
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Uilleann Pipes wood, mounts, and tone
Replies: 23
Views: 17005

Re: Uilleann Pipes wood, mounts, and tone

Firstly, don't make a decision based on the website of a maker. Some of the best makers don't have websites and some people who shouldn't be left near a lathe have very flash websites. The main reason for selecting a maker who is nearby is because the pipes are not "plug and play". In the early stag...
by PJ
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Very high notes
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Re: Very high notes

Was Ennis´ Coyne for a lefthanded piper? I think it was, at least the keys look like they were set up for a left-handed piper. Remember that when Jimmy Ennis, Seamus's father, bought the set, it was in pieces and he had John Brogan restore it. If Brogan made a new mainstock, it would have been poss...
by PJ
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: A three part chanter?
Replies: 12
Views: 8438

Re: A three part chanter?

I think Peter Hunter made a G chanter in 2 parts. There were photos of it floating around at one point.
by PJ
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Removed
Replies: 3
Views: 2204

Re: An Unexpected Inheritance

I've heard of Evans/Sheard/Soefirne once or twice but not seen any of their work up close. They're not well known (in the sense of Quinn, Froment, Wooff, etc.). It looks like a full nice set and all drones/regs/keys appear to be there. However, it would be difficult to value the set without knowing ...
by PJ
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Low C Foot-Joint for the Uilleann Chanter
Replies: 24
Views: 14165

Re: Low C Foot-Joint for the Uilleann Chanter

Have you considered something like delrin instead of aluminium? You'll save weight and the colour will be closer to ebony/blackwood.
by PJ
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Low C Foot-Joint for the Uilleann Chanter
Replies: 24
Views: 14165

Re: Low C Foot-Joint for the Uilleann Chanter

Out of curiosity, why did you choose brass over aluminium and not brass over brass?
by PJ
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Apprenticeship Resources.
Replies: 2
Views: 2148

Re: Apprenticeship Resources.

Are there resources out there that deal with this subject, or people I could ask for advice on gaining an apprenticeship? NPU offers training for aspiring pipemakers: http://www.pipers.ie/news/newsitems_100624Pipemaking.htm That would be one way to start. Other than that, get to know a pipemaker an...