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by tompipes
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Lessons in Sydney
Replies: 4
Views: 5311

Re: Lessons in Sydney

Ian McKenzie lives a bit out of town up in the Blue Mountains area. His contact details are here http://www.pipers.ie/makerpage.asp?seq=54
I'm sure there are others too.

Best of luck.

Tommy
by tompipes
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: C Natural chanter adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 2816

Re: C Natural chanter adjustment

Well....... no.
by tompipes
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery
Replies: 23
Views: 14844

Re: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

IIRC, second from left in photo above is Bob Thomson I don't know if it's Thompson. He was a black haired man and and in 1901 he was playing a full set, albeit it a loan. The set Gallagher, or at least the man on the left, is playing seems to be an early set of union pipes like these http://www.you...
by tompipes
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Do you believe in UFO?
Replies: 2
Views: 3790

Re: Do you believe in UFO?

Uilleann flat overtones?
by tompipes
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery
Replies: 23
Views: 14844

Re: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

That rings a bell, I think your right Peter.

Tommy
by tompipes
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reed measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 3202

Re: Reed measurements

I don't have measurements for his reeds off hand but I'll take a guess. Well it's an educated guess from knowing his chanter measurements. I'd say a 3/16 tube staple about 50mm long, maybe 49mm. The cane slip should be 110mm long and made in the usual way. Or follow Dave Hegarty's steps here http://...
by tompipes
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery
Replies: 23
Views: 14844

Re: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

The same piper is pictured in the group photo, number 17. I forget his name just now but he's second in from the left.

Image
povertyofpipers_4096-ph by Thornton Music, on Flickr

Tommy
by tompipes
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Another C chanter for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Re: Another C chanter for sale

SOLD
by tompipes
Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Another C chanter for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Re: Another C chanter for sale

Bump!

New price of $800

Tommy
by tompipes
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: For sale: A full set of uilleann pipes in 'D'
Replies: 4
Views: 2562

Re: For sale: A full set of uilleann pipes in 'D'

Your Thompson chanter doesn't look like any of the Thompson chanters I've seen before Same here but Kevin changed up his design a lot depending on his materials at hand and what ever else he felt like. I've seen his early stuff (Declan Mastersons pipes) that look a bit like Matt Kiernans work. His ...
by tompipes
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Skype lessons.
Replies: 8
Views: 6467

Re: Skype lessons.

Thanks for the tip PJ and thanks for the kind words and fine detective work Spazmo!

Tommy
by tompipes
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Skype lessons.
Replies: 8
Views: 6467

Skype lessons.

I will be starting to teach music lessons on uilleann pipes, flute and tin whistle very soon. All via Skype so you won't even have to leave your house! Or even school or work! All the details are here http://pipertommymartin.com/pb/wp_865ed ... ed98a.html Let me know if any of you have given or take...
by tompipes
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Another C chanter for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Re: Another C chanter for sale

A new youtube of the chanter that's for sale.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1HDJLv0hiU

Tommy
by tompipes
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Another C chanter for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Another C chanter for sale

I have a brand new C chanter for sale that I just completed. It's made from ebony with brass fittings and alternative ivory mounts. It has a wood top with a swan neck air supply. There are no keys on the chanter but there are blocks for F, G#, Bb and C keys. Here is a few pictures. http://farm9.stat...
by tompipes
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: NPU Pipemaking Videos
Replies: 19
Views: 14416

Re: NPU Pipemaking Videos

Same here, takes ages to load each video. With firefox and google chrome too...