No, it's a sort of sail, hence "Lugger".
Or was that a boat with big ears sticking out each side to catch the wind?
Ormston, Chris wrote:
And here was me thinking that the 'lug' might be an ancient tool fashioned from a curlew's beak by the early Christian monks of Lindisfarne to tune their Northumbrian pipes, or perhaps a form of sheep tick that the shepherds had somehow domesticated and taught to carve out the fingerholes while they played their pipes to their flocks.
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The 'lugs' are a pair of devices situated on either side of the head as in ' If
yi divent shurrup aal giv yi a belt across the lugs.'?You may need to look it
up in a Geordie Dictionary. I am afraid that NSP's come with a bit of local
jargon known as 'Geordie' since they were developed in Northumberland and
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Hi Colin, What is the 'lug'? Sam > If you can be bothered to read this after all that has been going on it > concerns the use of the 'lug' to tune the chanter
and little theory. > > > The notes to be tuned are the three that make up the Major Triad or > Doh,MeSo,or Tonic,major Third and Fifth intervals.
> > > Start with the G drone on and do the G,B and D notes. > > > With the D drone on and the G switched off, tune in D, F# and A.
> > > With the A drone switched on ( tuning bead on G drone) and the rest off, > tune in A,C# and E. > > > This leaves you with
the middle C which is tuned as? fourth interval > against the original G drone. > > > That is the limit to which you can tune the chanter as if you try
to tune > against E for those E minor tunes you will find the middle B too sharp for > the rest. Strangely enough the E note does not seem to be too sharp for
the D an A drones to play against. This is called Mean tuning and any > tuning issues can be corrected by means of bag pressure. Jack Armstrong > was adept at this as I
found out when I was asked to service his pipes > where the chanter needed coaxing to play in tune. > > > If you want a tune to test your chanter try
Carnaval of Venice which > covers all those middle notes. > > > Cheers, > > > Colin > > > ? >
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