[NSP] Re: TOTM selection process: new proposal

2011-12-14 Thread Dave S
Hi John, That sounds like a great proposal, brilliant learning possibilities and history background too Super Dave S On 12/14/2011 9:40 AM, John Dally wrote: How would the group feel if we changed the present tune/topic/theme selection process? There must be better ways to make the choice

[NSP] Re: Kathryn Tickell

2011-11-18 Thread Dave S
Thanks for the link -- time in 1h12'ish to 1h33 on the one I played Dave S On 11/18/2011 11:44 AM, Di Jevons wrote: A fiddler friend of mine has sent me a BBC iplayer link to a Radio Scotland programme Travelling Folk featuring Chris Stout from Fiddlers Bid. Also on the same

[NSP] Re: Alice Burn Emily Hoile

2011-09-16 Thread Dave S
I agree, and the playing great, I hope it continues to reach new heights and directions for NSP. As was said, it is a chamber instrument --- Dave S On 9/16/2011 2:47 PM, Richard Shuttleworth wrote: On 16 Sep 2011, at 13:18, Richard Shuttleworth wrote: Why did I get Rachmaninov

[NSP] Re: Playing with a man-ometer . . .

2011-08-10 Thread Dave S
Hi Francis, well spotted, and well proportioned what ! Dave On 8/10/2011 1:23 PM, Francis Wood wrote: You really have to see this. A great demonstration of playing pressure, from full glory to Pipers' Droop. Especially the ending: http://youtu.be/fPedwnc5e_s Francis To get on or

[NSP] pastoral

2011-08-10 Thread Dave S
Hi, does anyone have a pastoral set for sale, if so reply PM thanks Dave S To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] orchestrated

2011-08-06 Thread Dave S
to be asked for) but has it been orchestrated by anyone? Thanks Dave S To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] Re: TOTM/shameless plug

2011-08-05 Thread Dave S
d2g2 |e2c2 c2e2 |d2G2 G2AB |c2E2 E2FG :| ABcd e2fg |decB ABGF |G3E G2B2 |e2B2 B2e2 |d3A d2e2 |a2e2 e2f2 |g3e g2f2 |e2d2 c2B2 |A2d2 d2fd :| A2d2 e2fg |a3g gfed |B2G2 GABG |A2D2 D2EF |G2G2 GABc |d6 g2 | e2c2 c2de |1 d2G2 G2AB |c2B2 A2G2 :|2 dedB GAGE |c2F Fd2G-||G3E G4 |] ciao Dave S To get

[NSP] Re: TOTM/Drones

2011-08-01 Thread Dave S
Hi -- I have posted the Mad Moll on Northumbrianpipers forum so all interested can have a look at an early version of the tune. Quite possibly it is a droneless undefined key tune -- I have no idea and am not qualified to hazard a quess Dave On 8/1/2011 7:37 PM, Matt Seattle wrote: On

[NSP] Re: on keilder side

2011-07-16 Thread Dave S
Thanks John, for the correction -- I had assumed and was wrong - sorry Kevin ! Dave S On 7/16/2011 12:00 AM, Gibbons, John wrote: Kevin, Tom Anderson, who wrote it, explained in an interview in 1970, printed in his book ''Ringing Strings'' ''I was coming out of Eshaness in late January

[NSP] Re: Shield's H'pipe

2011-07-15 Thread Dave S
anyone have vol 2 or later with it in ? sods to the music moguls - keep music live Dave On 7/15/2011 3:57 PM, Francis Wood wrote: On 15 Jul 2011, at 14:48, Dave S wrote: The Arethusa is from a musical farce called Lock and Key and in the British Minstrelsy the melody is assigned to Shield

[NSP] Re: Mr Dunk - Inspector of Public Nuisances

2011-07-15 Thread Dave S
from the last couple of mail it's a critiques slam dunk Dave H . . . Dunk and disorderly. Francis To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html - No virus found in this message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version:

[NSP] Re: on keilder side

2011-07-15 Thread Dave S
Hi, It's probably a lighthouse on a promontary called Da Slockit in the Shetland Islands -- super tune on NSP. Tom Anderson wrote some superb melodies for violin --- and the Kielder is a village and a river Dave S On 7/15/2011 10:43 PM, Kevin wrote: Hello to All, i have just had a question

[NSP] Re: Rants again

2011-07-11 Thread Dave S
Etymology+Origin of rant (verb) 1598, from Du. randten talk foolishly, rave, of unknown origin (cf. Ger. rantzen to frolic, spring about). The noun is first attested 1649, from the verb. Ranters antinomian sect which arose in England c.1645 is attested from 1651; applied 1823 to early

[NSP] Re: Was Mr. Fenwick right?

2011-06-23 Thread Dave S
Hello Barry, That seems like a very fair and well thought out description of the state of the art it's clear to me, but then the mind can be like a parachute Dave S On 6/22/2011 11:56 PM, barr...@nspipes.co.uk wrote: In the instruction book published by the Northumbrian Smallpipes

[NSP] Re: Deaf/dead

2011-06-21 Thread Dave S
Colin, that would be popapoms then, er, hope there are no cheerleaders affronted Dave On 6/21/2011 3:31 PM, cwhill wrote: So popadoms then :) Colin Hill On 21/06/2011 12:18, Gibbons, John wrote: When I was in a choir, a composer of a piece we'd commissioned explained legato, poco

[NSP] Re: Deaf/dead

2011-06-21 Thread Dave S
nah Tim, propa poms Dave On 6/21/2011 3:54 PM, Tim Rolls wrote: Popapoms would be the Australian version then? Tim On 21 Jun 2011, at 14:44, Dave S wrote: Colin, that would be popapoms then, er, hope there are no cheerleaders affronted Dave On 6/21/2011 3:31 PM, cwhill wrote: So popadoms

[NSP] UP open/closed fingering

2011-06-18 Thread Dave S
-- fabulous Dave S To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] typo

2011-06-18 Thread Dave S
oops --- creating having problems with seing at the moment Dave To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] Re: Tune books with arrangements for other instruments

2011-06-18 Thread Dave S
Hi Ian -- I think there are some books by Derek Hobbs on the NSP site cheers Dave S On 6/18/2011 6:59 PM, Ian Lawther wrote: I know there have been some books published in the past that include tune arrangements for Northumbrian pipes and other instruments though as someone who is normally

[NSP] Re: The Dartmouth Competitions

2011-06-17 Thread Dave S
Hi Inky-Adrian, This now brings us full circle -- doesn't it Please define Play and Play the NSPs This can of worms just lost it's lid Viva la Vida Dave S On 6/17/2011 2:22 AM, Inky- Adrian wrote: Anthony, can you play the NSPs? -- To get on or off this list see list information

[NSP] Re: The Dartmouth Competitions

2011-06-17 Thread Dave S
, 2011 10:15 AM To: 'Dave S'; Inky- Adrian Cc: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Subject:RE: [NSP] Re: The Dartmouth Competitions Please define can ;-) This CAN of worms just lost it's lid Anthony, CAN you play the NSPs

[NSP] Re: Deaf/dead

2011-06-17 Thread Dave S
Love it -- copulating skeletons eh bien 'enri c'est formidable Thanks for that Barry cheers Dave S On 6/17/2011 10:44 PM, barr...@nspipes.co.uk wrote: Quoting Francis Wood oatenp...@googlemail.com: Ah. harpsichord duets. The sound of skeletons copulating on a corrugated tin roof

[NSP] Re: divorce

2011-06-16 Thread Dave S
Thanks Francis, --- Original Message Subject: Re: [NSP] divorce Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:16:16 +0200 From: Dave S [1]david...@pt.lu To: Francis Wood [2]oatenp...@googlemail.com Hi Francis, I concur with all of your points, it's not bad at all

[NSP] Re: Trad.nsp vs Dartmouth

2011-06-16 Thread Dave S
Hi Inky, -- glad you keep one eye open and nope I can't play proper - I don't have the wrapper of the tradition anywhere near - so I don't even bother with any form of competition, I just like great instruments. Dave S On 6/16/2011 8:08 PM, Inky- Adrian wrote: The annual smallpipe Bitch

[NSP] test

2011-06-14 Thread Dave S
Just checking my send connection Dave S To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] abc visualizer

2011-05-28 Thread Dave S
fairly large abc's -- excellent for practise as it has a metronome Try it out -- enjoy Dave S To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] article by J.D.

2011-05-24 Thread Dave S
Hi John, I agree wholeheartedly -- I can't think of a more wondrous thing than pipes played with emotion and soul -- if they are in tune that is --- Dave S On 5/23/2011 6:52 PM, John Dally wrote: Melodeon.net is a remarkably interesting and helpful resource if you're a box player

[NSP] Re: Clough v Reid - keys sequence

2011-05-13 Thread Dave S
Hi Philip, This is another idea -- the bottom keys ( D - Eb I think) allow choice of finger - regards Dave S On 5/5/2011 11:10 AM, Philip Gruar wrote: a.d.s wrote Clough played in A maj and C maj. The arrangement of the Clough arrangement of key's was C low at the left side and B

[NSP] Re: Still looking for an F set!

2011-03-23 Thread Dave S
I would recommend Uwe Seitz who lives near HeilBrunn in Germany, his set are A440 F so one can play at concert pitch with a consort/ensemble/ etc and push a bit for F+ Dave Singleton On 3/23/2011 3:35 PM, John Dally wrote: You want us to recommend a maker? ha, ha, ha. On Wed, Mar 23, 2011

[NSP] Re: Tuning/pitch

2011-02-10 Thread Dave S
of scope for NSP), so it may save a chanter fill and re-drill operation by spooning in the bore around the hole (let's say a bottom E that is too high). Dave S On 2/10/2011 11:38 AM, Julia Say wrote: On 9 Feb 2011, Philip Gruar wrote: Well, quite. One can both hear and feel the drill reaching

[NSP] Re: Esoteric tuning relationships

2011-02-09 Thread Dave S
therefore set up for A=440( as close as is possible) and like the way it sounds. As for re-reeded pipes that get modded at the top end -- that would be a staple conicity variation, thus not just the old reed that was in it, it has to be the original makers staple -- Dave S On 2/9/2011 7:17 PM

[NSP] Re: Bewicks German Spa

2011-02-01 Thread Dave S
Hi Ian, Check out Shotley Sword-makers - it may have be a link to the spa and the German sword makers who emigrated in the time of King William Tschüss Dave s On 2/1/2011 5:09 AM, Ian Lawther wrote: I've just noticed a tune called German Spa in Bewick and wondered

[NSP] Re: Intonation

2011-01-11 Thread Dave S
their drone reeds to the pressure they like to use to have their chanter ring true Dave S On 1/11/2011 1:40 PM, Colin and Cheryl McNaught wrote: Following on from these sage comments, does anyone have ideas about what causes some drones to be significantly more pressure sensitive

[NSP] Re: Doubleday

2010-12-21 Thread Dave S
the pipes express his wishes. Thanks (we have winter here as well!) Dave S On 12/6/2010 2:14 AM, inky-adrian wrote: Hello all this instrument does not lack ability, it lacks players who can't play in the correct method; not many can do that. Expression is emphasised in precision. I'm

[NSP] Re: Pipes with continuo?

2010-12-02 Thread Dave S
Hi Richard, [1]http://books.google.lu/books?id=VoQXAQAAIAAJprintsec=frontcoverdq= %22essays+in+musicology%22source=blots=ITEFvN0Hiisig=iIvdnoOEE_CRl_u bQ_wRLOiSuyQhl=enei=cRD4TOSQMY2dOrX-kbkIsa=Xoi=book_resultct=resul tresnum=1ved=0CBEQ6AEwAA#v=onepageqf=false The link is on

[NSP] Re: BBC Radio bagpipes programme

2010-11-23 Thread Dave S
Francis, many thanks for the tip -- I don't often get to see the radio times !! Dave Singleton On 11/23/2010 9:57 AM, Francis Wood wrote: BBC Radio 7 is broadcasting 'The Secret History of Bagpipes' at 14.30 today Described as 'Tom Morton investigates Pipes and Politics', this item

[NSP] Re: BBC Radio bagpipes programme

2010-11-23 Thread Dave S
bill, i programmed it on satellite at 15:30 european time -bbc r7 ciao dave On 11/23/2010 2:18 PM, Bill wrote: Bill . . . are you looking at the correct schedule? This is on BBC Radio 7, not Radio Scotland Francis, My first message quotes the url for BBC Radio7 schedules for

[NSP] morpeth museum site

2010-04-20 Thread Dave S
Hello all, Can some kind person pass on a more meaningful, corrected text for the Chantry to Ann -- or is this the level that passes for English in todays' world. extracted home page text follows:- * Housed in Morpeth's medieval Chantry buildings since 1987, the Bagpipe Museum his home to a

[NSP] Open competition tunes

2010-04-05 Thread Dave S
Hi, Does anyone have a list of the open tunes and the year they were used for competition (where) going back 50 years ? I asked Julia maybe 15 years ago but she didn't have time to follow up on it. She mentioned that she had some in abc so if they exist I would most appreciate it Dave

[NSP] Re: Open competition tunes

2010-04-05 Thread Dave S
there it would be mighty appreciated Dave Julia Say wrote: On 5 Apr 2010, Dave S wrote: Does anyone have a list of the open tunes and the year they were used for competition (where) going back 50 years ? Dave: Do you mean the set tunes - ones which were compulsory for every

[NSP] Re: Pitch and kipper boxes

2010-02-10 Thread Dave S
Sorry missed me B didn I Dave S wrote: Hi, arry mentioned between the nut and the bridge OK but if the nut gets tight does the pitch go up or down? ciao Dave To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] Re: bag shape

2010-01-27 Thread Dave S
Hi Richard, Other slight annoyances occuring when messing with bags/neck is resonance or a change in the resistance to airflow. Some bag/neck shapes give rise to top A and top B sounding flat at which point the unsuspecting will start chopping or scraping reeds - BEWARE Dave Singleton

[NSP] Re: the Guardian today....

2010-01-26 Thread Dave S
Hi Anita, not being a Grauniad reader I have to guess the BAE is BEE Arable Entrepreneurs or some such biz Dave Singleton Anita Evans wrote: We're in trouble - according to a letter in the Guardian newspaper, BAE is 'racing to capture the domestic UK drones market' Anita

[NSP] Re: Not Piping

2010-01-21 Thread Dave S
Hi Anthony, Windz 7 does not yet have sufficient drivers or debugging to be fully stable, and it will take a while for the third parties to write the low level drivers, when and if they get access to the system hooks. I suggest you boot from a win xp non-install (boot sys cd) cd or linux

[NSP] Re: Message to Chris Birch and Dave S

2009-11-25 Thread Dave S
Yup -- that's the one beat me to it -- I was still looking for Jul's Thanks Dave S Dru Brooke-Taylor wrote: Is the tune on these links it? http://lb.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feierwon or http://lb.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:De_Feierwon.png It's completely unfamiliar to me. Dru On 25 Nov

[NSP] Re: schei greiss

2009-11-03 Thread Dave S
( confirmed dots supporter) Dave S ( Anthony Robb wrote: Dave I did have one but the wheels fell off. Anthony --- On *Mon, 2/11/09, Dave S /david...@pt.lu/* wrote: From: Dave S david...@pt.lu Subject: [NSP] schei greiss To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Date: Monday, 2 November, 2009, 7

[NSP] schei greiss

2009-11-02 Thread Dave S
Wunnerbar eppes vun déi schéi sprooch vun hei ze léiesen kriit's d'och schéi greiss vun Useldéng Dave S To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] Re: musical form

2009-09-25 Thread Dave S
Responsorial ? rosspi...@aol.com wrote: Has anyone got the name of the musical form of the question and answer type that is the basis for sea shanties and our local song 'Dolly Ah' and more interestingly the two pipe tunes 'Lang Stayed Away' and 'Highland Laddie'(first two parts) in Peacock's

[NSP] Re: Piping

2009-09-07 Thread Dave S
Thanks Tony, Nice -- but watch out for the young ladies left wrist -- it's a prime candidate for RSI maybe a new fatter bag ??? regards Dave Anthony Robb wrote: Here's a bit choyt for the bairns. [1]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOg93tdh0Ms Anthony -- References 1.

[NSP] Re: Tune title spelling

2009-08-18 Thread Dave S
Hi Julia, here's one --- [1]Tune Req: Ganglat Fran Mockfjard Gaerdebylaaten appears in this book on the same page as another popular Swedish Tune Aeppelbolaaten (Appelbolaten). I also have Nick Barber's English Choice . Julia Say wrote: Can anyone tell me where the letters

[NSP] [Re: Tune title spelling]

2009-08-18 Thread Dave S
X-Mozilla-Keys: Message-ID: 163-4a8b0cfc.1040...@pt.lu Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 22:20:12 +0200 From: Dave S david...@pt.lu User-Agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.22 (Windows/20090605) MIME-Version: 1.0 To: julia@nspipes.co.uk, nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Subject: Re: [NSP] Tune title spelling References: 211

[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: Transposing etc

2009-08-02 Thread Dave S
Hi John, How's about C# .net and Dflat (Dr Dobb's Callisthenics Orthodontics) the former for the pro's and the latter for the con's ... Of course the pro's KNOW exactly what we must do, how we should do it and all the other arguements are mere piffle and squeak --- ciao Dave

[NSP] Re: Peacock

2009-06-28 Thread Dave S
Hi Ross, Thanks very much for the thought !! very useful Dave Singleton Ross Anderson wrote: I've scanned Peacock and put it online at http://www.piob.info. I worked from Francis Wood's copy, for the loan of which I'm very grateful. I'm sure Google Books would have got round to it

[NSP] Re: re notes v. ear

2009-06-11 Thread Dave S
to have two separate methodologies-- they both have a valid raison d'etre both supply a much needed service and occasionally one or the other crosses over and makes a splash Vive la difference vive la musique Dave S To get on or off this list see list information at http

[NSP] Re: Peacock’s Tunes Facsimile

2009-06-10 Thread Dave S
I,m sure it's online somewhere Francis, but my question is who actually learnt these tunes from the tradition --- ie from someone who learnt them from someone whose knew someone who learnt from Peacock ? do we have anyone -- if so could they please set up a master class Dave S (Tongue

[NSP] Re: this list is safer now

2009-06-08 Thread Dave S
Is it really this dead after the what me mail ? or has a lurgy got settled Dave S Wayne Cripps wrote: I should also add that the NSP mail list can no longer transmit computer viruses. Wayne To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin

[NSP] Re: Alternative/extra NPS discussion list

2009-05-29 Thread Dave S
That's a bugger, now us out here won't get to see them over there doin it to the rest over wherever TIC Dave Julia Say wrote: On 29 May 2009, Francis Wood wrote: Some further clarification would be useful. As I read the message, the list is to discuss NPS matters, i.e. issues

[NSP] Re: F.a.o. Francis others

2009-05-27 Thread Dave S
I sincerely hope this is not meant to have the xenophobic overtones that can be read between the lines --- there are many avid fans of NSP who have no chance of getting to listen to the present interpretation of the tradition -- they only have cd ,mp3, etc surely this is not tradition. Jack

[NSP] Re: What oil to use?

2009-05-26 Thread Dave S
Francis -- how about neck oil for the many and gunpowder lapsong for the few Dave Francis Wood wrote: Can anybody suggest a suitable oil to pour on these troubled waters? Ideally, it should be capable of spreading evenly and fairly as well as making the tone of everything seem much brighter.

[NSP] no warranty

2009-04-28 Thread Dave S
oops guarranttee or so To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] Re: malcom's final solution

2009-03-08 Thread Dave S
to search for them -- Ciao Dave S Barry Say wrote: I am writing a reply to Malcolm's message, but in the meantime, I have a related question which I hope that readers of this list can help with. The Northumbrian Smallpipes are unusual in that they have a very small bore compared to other

[NSP] Re: malcom's final solution

2009-03-06 Thread Dave S
THE VALUE OF A GOOD REED --- coupled with a good ear !! have fun Dave S Gibbons, John wrote: The survey may not tell Malcolm as much as he hopes. As well as 'where are the holes?' we also need to know 'is the note sharp or flat?'. It's not just size that matters - internal shape does too

[NSP] Reel of t

2009-01-13 Thread Dave S
Hi all, the song whose last line was the reel of tullochgorum was writ by non-other than the Rev John Skinner way back in the good ol'days - 1721-1807. There may just be a tie in to smallpipes because the first line is Come gie's a sang Montgomery cried - ie the Montgomery set --- have