[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread rosspipes
I wonder if this advert for a privately run course is allowed on this list. This is a course that is not run by the NPS but for the benefit of the person who is running it who although taking the risk and time to organise it is also taking any profit that may arise. CR -Original

[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread Francis Wood
Oh, for goodness' sake! Francis On 12 Aug 2009, at 12:41, rosspi...@aol.com wrote: I wonder if this advert for a privately run course is allowed on this list. This is a course that is not run by the NPS but for the benefit of the person who is running it who although taking the risk

[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread Simon James
The Halsway Course has regularly been advertised here Colin with many of the same tutors ( including yourself) - what's the difference? On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 12:41 PM, [1]rosspi...@aol.com wrote: I wonder if this advert for a privately run course is allowed on this list.

[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread rosspipes
Yes, for goodness sake. If Susan had come up here and run the course as a Society event that would have been the sensible, non ego- tripping, thing to do especially as she was taking advantage of running it between the Society events of the Competitions and the Concert. A lot of folk beleive it

[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread rosspipes
The difference is that this is a course run by an individual for profit and not an organisation. CR -Original Message- From: Simon James si...@simonjames.net To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:01 Subject: [NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places

[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread Neil Tavernor
And if (nsp dartmouth) is only for material sanctioned by the NPS, why did we need (NPS discussion). And can I advertise the Manchester group Pipers' day (3rd October) run and risk taken by individuals (no financial support from the NPS) on the (NPS discusion) list. Well I'm going to anyway.

[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread Di Jevons
What about some 'give and take' here? What of the business I imagine inevitably generated over the years via the NPS for a professional pipemaker through holding the positions of Chairman of and Technical Adviser to, the Society? Di Jevons - Original Message - From: rosspi...@aol.com

[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread Simon James
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[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread Ian Carol Bartlett (home account)
By this logic individuals would not be able to advertise pipes for sale on this list. Preposterous! Ian Bartlett New Zealand - Original Message - From: rosspi...@aol.com To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:41 PM Subject: [NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course

[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread Francis Wood
Those are very reasonable points, Di. I recall, and can quote, a posting by the complainant in which he advertises a set, partly of his own making, on this list. It doesn’t state that the sale is on behalf of anyone else so presumably he intended to keep the money. Nothing wrong with

[NSP] Re: Looking for other NSP players in Suffolk or East Anglia

2009-08-12 Thread Gordon Brown
Many thanks to all who replied, I've given this lots of thought! I really am set on a concert D set of pipes as my primary aim is to play with the many melodeon players that I know and this rather fixes me in D, especially for the majority of the tunes I already play. I am also determined to sing

[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread Steve Bliven
In any case, the course has now received considerably more advertising than it might otherwise have Clever marketing strategy on someone's part. g Best wishes. Steve On 8/12/09 8:42 AM, Francis Wood oatenp...@googlemail.com wrote: [SNIP] I have no connection with the event this year,

[NSP] Manchester group of Northumbrian Pipers - Annual Pipers' Day 3rd October 2009

2009-08-12 Thread Neil Tavernor
Pipers' day in south Manchester has been a regular event for most of the last 30 years, it's always a good day, so don't forget to book your place. This years tutors are Andrew Davison, Richard and Anita Evans and Adrian Scofield. The day of mainly playing skills workshops will

[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread Richard Shuttleworth
I have been on this dartmouth list for more years than I care to imagine. I have always understood it to be a forum for ANYONE who is interested in the Northumbrian small pipes. A meeting place where we can discuss any topic of general interest relating to the pipes including courses,

[NSP] Re: Looking for other NSP players in Suffolk or East Anglia

2009-08-12 Thread Matt Seattle
As a non-NSP player who does however play regularly with NSP players I would caution that a concert D set is NOT the obvious choice if you are playing with other instruments whose main keys are G and D. In terms of the range and key of many trad tunes played on other instruments

[NSP] Re: Looking for other NSP players in Suffolk or East Anglia

2009-08-12 Thread Geoffrey Mew
I regularly play a concert D set with other instruments, melodeons concertinas etc and have no problems with the range. I did consider a G set but the hole spacings on the chanter proved a problem for my fingers. C nat keys allow playing in both G and D Geoff Mew -Original Message-

[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-12 Thread colin
I'm, glad someone else aid it first. I wasn't aware that this particular list was only for NPS events and news. I thought it was a general list for anyone interested in any aspect of the pipes. So, if a course is being run and ISN'T held by the NPS we can't read it/post it etc? This puerile

[NSP] Re: Looking for other NSP players in Suffolk or East Anglia

2009-08-12 Thread Gibbons, John
For playing along with other instruments, I would definitely go for a G set - with the same range as a D whistle. A D set of pipes might suit the range of an mezzo or alto voice better, and does have a mellower tone. G pipes are sometimes a little too reedy and occasionally squeaky. So it

[NSP] list stuff

2009-08-12 Thread Dave S
yup well said, both Colin and Philip It does seem that the tension, verve and perspicacity have dwindled somewhat, what we need is someone to put a bit of dino in the - list again ds Philip Gruar wrote: Well said colin (Hill, of course) I have been reading this list (both lists)

[NSP] Re: Looking for other NSP players in Suffolk or East Anglia

2009-08-12 Thread Daphne Briggs
In response to Matt Seattle's message - I have had some possibly relevant experience of playing chanters in D, F, and G. I discovered NSP for the first time a few years ago by rescuing a very old (?1970s) and rather dilapidated secondhand 11-key Burleigh D set from a local music showroom,

[NSP] Re: re composing

2009-08-12 Thread amble skuse
the cliff car park at beer - devon written many a tune 2009/8/12 P DUNN [1]p.dun...@btinternet.com Thank you Richard for introducing a non-contentious topic!! Definitely whilst walking for me. I can recommend the walk from Lordenshaws car park to the forestry

[NSP] re composing

2009-08-12 Thread P DUNN
Thank you Richard for introducing a non-contentious topic!! Definitely whilst walking for me. I can recommend the walk from Lordenshaws car park to the forestry commission car park, then following the red route up to Simonside, over the top and back down to Lordenshaws. By

[NSP] Re: composing

2009-08-12 Thread Jim Stewart
Thank you Richard for introducing a non-contentious topic!! Definitely whilst walking for me. I can recommend the walk from Lordenshaws car park to the forestry commission car park, then following the red route up to Simonside, over the top and back down to Lordenshaws. By the time I reach

[NSP] Re: [NPS-Discussion] Lists and Wrists

2009-08-12 Thread Richard Shuttleworth
What you write is perfectly true Francis but living as I do in Canada near the US border I hear comments from my North American friends who are beginning to look upon the NPS and some of its more prominent members as total misfits (to be polite about it). They neither know nor care about the