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brassnebony
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Emigrating piper/musicians in Brisbane

Post by brassnebony » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:27 am

So I'm making the big move and emigrating to Australia in august.
At the moment im Looking at living in and around Brisbane!
Has anyone here had experience bringing there pipes from Temperate
Climate (Ireland) to sub tropical? What problems should I expect?
Also I'll be looking to meet up with pipers in the Brisbane area for
Tunes / sessions if anyone Is interested or can put me in contact with people!
Cheers
"I'll dance with the gypsy"

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Re: Emigrating piper/musicians in Brisbane

Post by PJ » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:25 am

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.
PJ

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Re: Emigrating piper/musicians in Brisbane

Post by ausdag » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:26 pm

Hi PJ and Brassnebony,

I am indeed in subtropical Brisbane. There are a handful of pipers here and we meet once a fortnight on Tuesday evenings.

You should have no problems with bringing your pipes here. We do get swings in humidity and such but not too extreme. My first set of drones came from Eugene Lambe in Fanore back in 1991. They stood up to the rigors of Brisbane summer humidity and winter dryness no problem at all until I sold them recently to a happy buyer, due to making a set of my own manufacture.

Another guy had a full set of Rogge pipes sent over and they seem to be holding up well.

About the only thing that might happen is a loosening of your ferrules and mounts, and a bit of a reaction in your reeds, but that's easily resolved. There is one maker here whom I have been learning from (so that means one and a half makers here) so you'll be in good hands maintenance-wise.
I did have a blog and website but the webhost went belly-up so it doesn't exist any more.

Cheers,

DavidG
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Re: Emigrating piper/musicians in Brisbane

Post by brassnebony » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:08 am

Nice one David it's after easing my mind knowing that!
Uilleann piping is really after taking off around the world!
I'm Planning on getting to Brisbane the beginning of September
And was worried my pipes would go belly up! I'm recently after
Purchasing a new full set which need minor adjustments to some reeds
But are playing pretty good other than that!

What type of cane do you use in your chanter/regs? Iv heard elder reeds work
Better in those climates! Do you use cane drone reeds?

If Its ok with you I'll PM you closer to the time and get contact details!
Cheers
Eddie
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Re: Emigrating piper/musicians in Brisbane

Post by ausdag » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:13 am

Hi Eddie,

Ok,September I'll look out for you. Any idea, which part of Brisbane you'll be locating to?

As for reeds, I use cane in all my pipes, except for a plastic one in my Baritone drone. Others here use plastic and Malcolm McLaren, the other maker I was mentioning makes very fine plastic drone reeds.

I've not tried elder (yet) although there is an elder tree in the creek down the street from my home, where there is also a nice crop of Spanish cane as well. So one of these days I may experiment a bit with elder too.

Ok, PM when you feel like it and I look forward to meeting up with you when you get here.

Cheers,

DavidG
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Re: Emigrating piper/musicians in Brisbane

Post by brassnebony » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:47 pm

Not to sure on a location yet I am thinking somewhere around half way
Between Brisbane city and surfers paradise but thats only a thought I
Really have to look into it! I'd like to be reasonably close to some surfing
Beaches! And I don't fancy living in an apartment as I don't think the neighbouring
Apartments would appreciate the pipes as much as we do! :)
Thanks for the reply
And I'll talk to you soon!
Eddie
"I'll dance with the gypsy"

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Re: Emigrating piper/musicians in Brisbane

Post by maki » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:11 am

So now we know why you want to go to Oz....EPIC SURFING!
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