[NSP] Re: Piping under threat!

2008-10-02 Thread tim rolls BT
Perhaps syncopated jiggery is a virus like the squirrel pox that grays carry but kills reds? Tim This made me wonder what 'Pan-Celtic syncopated jiggery' is, and what the nature of the threat. Sounds more like fun than a threat in the admittedly unlikely event of you asking me g

[NSP] Re: Piping under threat!

2008-10-02 Thread tim rolls BT
Seems to me that as the pipes have been around for about 500 years in their present form, but much of the repetoire is from the last 200-250 years and is probably a sample of popular tunes of the day that you could argue that the traditional tunes at least of the pipes have already been lost.

[NSP] Re: Threat replies are in

2008-10-06 Thread tim rolls BT
That's two alludes in consecutive post's. Who moderates this site, we can't have allude posts willy-nilly Tim PS I think Kathryn Tickell is a mighty fine musician and I'd like to be nearly as good on the pipes as she is. Who says she shan't be named and why? Anyone brave enough? -

[NSP] Tharsei

2008-10-07 Thread tim rolls BT
or as the translation from the greek goes, Be of good cheer John 16:33 et al (wonderful combination, the internet and the bible.) I think Chris is far too pessimistic and lacking in self confidence. I may be well off the mark here, but I'd guess in the first half of the 1900s there were

[NSP] Re: Heads and Tails

2008-10-09 Thread tim rolls BT
As the tail seems to be wagging, and quite happy about it, maybe we can deduce the beast is canine? That makes you the dog's left b Paul. Maybe somebody at the head can check for a cold damp nose (Off the head of your beer perhaps, bitter not stout of course!) bright eyes

[NSP] Re: Over the hill?

2008-10-24 Thread tim rolls BT
I shouldn't worry too much Richard, a brief extract from the summary says males tap faster than females, the dominant hand is faster than the non-dominant hand the slow down is apparantly only about 10-15% for the over 50s compared to the 16-24s, and if you want all the stats. and have

[NSP] Re: Maa Bonny Lad

2008-10-30 Thread tim rolls BT
well here's one version Sir Richard Runciman Terry, member of a Northumbrian shipping family and a good collector of sailing-ship shanties dredged up this song from childhood memory and gave it to W.G. Whittaker who published it in North Countrie Ballads, Songs and Pipe-Tunes in 1922. In the

[NSP] Re: Music for funeral

2008-11-12 Thread tim rolls BT
And don't play effin' Highland Cathedral either Should that be Highland Cathedral ineff and a ' , Tim - Original Message - From: Paul Gretton [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 6:40 PM Subject: [NSP] Music for funeral My gut

[NSP] exmouth.edu (society magazine)

2008-12-03 Thread tim rolls BT
respect! Tim -- To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] olympic games bagpipes

2008-12-04 Thread tim rolls BT
In case anyone's interested, on ebay now, the Highland pipes that were played at the olymic games opening ceremony, allegedly! As some of you may remember, these pipes can only play about 4 different tunes, including, we seem to remember Scotland the Brave, The Rowan Tree, and

[NSP] Re: exmouth.edu (society magazine)

2008-12-06 Thread tim rolls BT
Hi Peter, Page 41 et seq. NPS magazine, Vol 29, 2008. Struck several chords with me. Tim - Original Message - From: Peter [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: tim rolls BT [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 12:04 PM Subject: Re: [NSP] exmouth.edu (society magazine) Hi Tim, Have

[NSP] Re: Piper print

2009-01-14 Thread tim rolls BT
Hi Richard, I haven't got my physics head on this morning, but would this be anything to do with the fact that many painters used a sort of camera obscura device to project the model onto a canvas, then did a quick sketch round the projected image, I can never get my head round whether the

[NSP] Re: further JA research

2009-01-15 Thread tim rolls BT
or perhaps Rory Bremner, doing an impression... Tim - Original Message - From: david...@pt.lu To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:18 PM Subject: [NSP] further JA research Tullochgorum shows up as 'the corn bunting' and 'the blue green hill' as well as 'the

[NSP] the foremost Northumbrian Pipes player

2009-01-16 Thread tim rolls BT
some of you may have missed this on the BBC website A globally acclaimed folk artist from Northumberland is to be given a prestigious music award. Kathryn Tickell, who plays the Northumbrian pipes and violin, is to be awarded the Queen's Medal for Music. The annual award,

[NSP] Monkey hunting

2009-03-11 Thread tim rolls BT
Hi John and all, I like the monkey hunting analogy. If you're hunting monkeys (ies?) by yourself, then hunt them in whatever way catches most monkeys for you. Naturally if you are hunting monkeys with a group of other monkey hunters, you need some agreement as to how you are all going to

[NSP] Re: First 30 tunes

2009-03-11 Thread tim rolls BT
Hi Richard, Don't leave us hanging what did he choose to do? Tim - Original Message - From: Richard York rich...@lizards.force9.co.uk To: NSP group nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6:10 PM Subject: [NSP] Re: First 30 tunes Some years ago I met a

[NSP] Moving away from the First 30 tunes

2009-03-12 Thread tim rolls BT
, if I remember aright, he treated them each variously according to how much was evident from the original form, how much damage the dear Victorians had done, and in what condition and how stable each was. Perhaps that's relevant too. Best wishes, Richard. tim rolls BT wrote

[NSP] Re: Keep on Ranting!

2009-03-14 Thread tim rolls BT
Thanks Chris, Looks fascinating, but as I'm not familiar with abc, I tried pasting it on the site, on the abc converter, but got an error message, tried ticking a few boxes, but no improvement. Anyone more computer savvy who can tell me what I'm doing wrong? Tim - Original Message -

[NSP] Re: piping style

2009-04-14 Thread tim rolls BT
rolls BT tim.ro...@btconnect.com Cc: David Baker davidthba...@googlemail.com; nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:49 PM Subject: Re: [NSP] piping style Tim, I think the suggestion that someone who wants to master the instrument and play well is doing it as a technical exercise

[NSP] e-mail correspondence with NPS members

2009-05-21 Thread tim rolls BT
0 To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] How the brain reads

2009-06-13 Thread tim rolls BT
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[NSP] How the brain reads

2009-06-13 Thread tim rolls BT
..don't know if there's any relevance to the way we read music, currently I find I have to read each dot when I see a new tune, but this gives me hope that maybe when I've had more practice I'll be able to read whole bars at a time. Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or

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

2009-08-13 Thread tim rolls BT
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[NSP] Re: Northumbria Pipe Course 11-16 October - Places available

2009-08-13 Thread tim rolls BT
I'll try again Hi Philip, re Can we also drop the (failed?) experiment of the NPS discussion list. Some of us ordinary members really don't care any more about the Society's internal battles. When we set up the NPS discussion list it was explicitly to allow people to wash their dirty

[NSP] Re: Tune title spelling

2009-08-19 Thread tim rolls BT
Of course, even if we get the name spelt/spelled correctly, we're still left with the discussion about how the actual tune goes. Tim - Original Message - From: colin cwh...@santa-fe.freeserve.co.uk To: Nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 11:35 AM Subject:

[NSP] Re: curious pipes on ebay

2009-09-18 Thread tim rolls BT
Is there no end to Colin's talents :-) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ross-Electronic-Bagpipes_ These are in Ontario, Canada Tim - Original Message - From: Dally, John john.da...@hmhpub.com To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 5:27 PM Subject: [NSP] curious Burleigh pipes

[NSP] Scottish Music project

2009-10-16 Thread tim rolls BT
No not piping, but for those of you interested in what music can do, this link was sent to me. [1]http://bbc.co.uk/i/n9mlt/ It's available until 9:54pm Monday 19th October 2009 BST to watch or download. Its a 40 minute TV programme, Tim -- References 1.

[NSP] Re: Barrington Hornpipe

2009-10-31 Thread tim rolls BT
Hi Francis, I expect you know this already, but for what it's worth BARRINGTON HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB. From A Tutor for the Northumbrian Small-pipes by J.W. Fenwick, published in the late 1800's; composed by Thomas Todd. Raven

[NSP] Re: Radio Mics and channel 69

2009-11-19 Thread tim rolls BT
Perhaps this link will help answer a few of the questions implied below. The consultation period may be over, but it was unlikely to have made any difference anyway, may be more joy if 100,000 people contacted their MPs. http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/pmse_funding/summary/ Tim -

[NSP] Re: NSP

2010-01-06 Thread tim rolls BT
Hi All, Surely the Tyne and Weary pipes appelation should only apply to developments since 1973. Before that back to a point where Newcastle was a county in it's own right (someone fill in the dates here )it's Northumberland all the way. Perhaps to avoid contention we should adopt a new

[NSP] Re: NSP

2010-01-06 Thread tim rolls BT
. URL: [1]http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=76361amp;strque ry=northumberland piper Date accessed: 06 January 2010. Tim - Original Message - From: [2]Anthony Robb To: [3]...@millgreens.f2s.com ; [4]gibbonssoi...@aol.com ; [5]tim rolls BT Cc

[NSP] Re: NSP

2010-01-06 Thread tim rolls BT
Sorry Matt and all, Hadn't thought to look off the bottom of the page, just hit the reply all button. Will try to do better. Tim Etiquette Only couple of gross offenders, but please don't include EVERY message in a thread when you reply to it, just the relevant bits Happy New

[NSP] Re: NSP oil for pipes and key pads

2010-01-13 Thread tim rolls BT
I'd guess it's been around since Tudor times, there is the urban myth that Henry VIII wrote Greensleeves.. Tim - Original Message - From: Francis Wood oatenp...@googlemail.com To: Richard York rich...@lizards.force9.co.uk Cc: julia@nspipes.co.uk; NSP group

[NSP] Re: bag shape

2010-01-27 Thread tim rolls BT
.and isn't the language fascinating in its own right. To blether on in my experience is to talk at length/nonsense, such as you might expect from a wind-bag I'd presumed it came from the same root as bladder, but Chambers just goes back to Old Norse blathra - talk foolishly, which is

[NSP] blowpipe

2010-01-27 Thread tim rolls BT
I think bellows blowpipe length is an are well worth looking at. In three years playing I haven't actually owned a set of pipes (although I am now close to a purchase) but have relied on the kindness of others who have lent me sets. Because they were borrowed I felt unable to adjust the pipes

[NSP] Key Matters. Not pipes, but of musical interest

2010-02-03 Thread tim rolls BT
I'm not sure how many people outside the UK will be able to access this, as it''s a BBC thing and I know there can be problems, but there's an interesting series of 1/4 hr programmes on the radio this week called Key Matters. As links are a problem too I'll type it, go to

[NSP] Re: kipper box

2010-02-09 Thread tim rolls BT
Message - From: Julia Say julia@nspipes.co.uk To: tim rolls BT tim.ro...@btconnect.com; Francis Wood oatenp...@googlemail.com Cc: marga...@watchorn7.plus.com; NSP group nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 1:26 PM Subject: Re: [NSP] Re: kipper box On 9 Feb 2010, Francis

[NSP] Re: NSP duet with other instruments

2010-02-10 Thread tim rolls BT
This is interesting to me as I have an unreconstructed baroque violin from about 1820 which is currently strung with Larsen strings and playing in G, wheras we also have a c.1900 czech violin strung with I know not what which is tuned down to F'n'abit for playing with nsp. Seems it might be

[NSP] Re: kipper box

2010-02-10 Thread tim rolls BT
struggling to find a kipper box, but plenty of cigar boxes here http://www.cigarboxnation.com/page/free-plans Tim - Original Message - From: Francis Wood oatenp...@googlemail.com To: Dru Brooke-Taylor d...@brooke-taylor.freeserve.co.uk Cc: nsp nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday,

[NSP] Re: Fame

2010-02-28 Thread tim rolls BT
Money saving tip. Rather than spending hundreds, or even thousands, on a personalised number plate for your car, simply change your name by deed poll to the registration you already have. N713PNL - Original Message - From: Francis Wood oatenp...@googlemail.com To: Dartmouth NPS

[NSP] Re: Smallpipes Simulator

2010-04-20 Thread tim rolls BT
It seems then that this Simulator is very much of the moment, since all the planes can do at the moment is taxi, (due to the antics of what the Mirror has called the VILE-CANO, hyphenated in case their readers didn't get it!) Maybe we could go for the more snappy title of Smallpipes

[NSP] Influence of the Cloughs on Northumbrian Piping

2010-05-06 Thread tim rolls BT
For those of you with an interest in the history and development of nsp playing, next Monday, the 10th of May, Chris Ormston, the leading exponent of the Clough style, will be appearing at the Chantry in Morpeth, Northumberland, for one night only, don't miss it. Chris will be