[NSP] Re: Shuttle Pipes for Sale

2012-11-22 Thread Barry Say
Sadly Julian, the link you have posted requires a password. Barry On 11/22/2012 02:53 PM, Julian Templeman wrote: I have a set of shuttle pipes that are surplus to requirements. The shuttle drones are by Dave Shaw (see http://www.daveshaw.co.uk/Shuttle_Pipes/_shuttle_pipes.html) and they have

[NSP] Re: NPS competition results

2012-10-21 Thread Helen
Oh that is really sad. I will do what I can for next year. It will depend on where I am. About all I can be sure of is that I will be overseas. Just as an encouragement to others; for all the possible short falls of a competitive situation, the benefits of putting in the preparations for these

[NSP] Re: NPS competition results

2012-10-21 Thread Julia Say
On 21 Oct 2012, Helen wrote: Oh that is really sad. I will do what I can for next year. It will depend on where I am. About all I can be sure of is that I will be overseas. Just as an encouragement to others; for all the possible short falls of a competitive situation, the benefits of

[NSP] Re: NPS competition results

2012-10-20 Thread cwhill
That's a great shame the so many had no entries this year - especially the overseas players. Hopefully things will pick up again. Colin Hill On 20/10/2012 18:24, Julia Say wrote: I have posted the results of these on the NPS forum at:

[NSP] Re: facebook and the forum

2012-08-17 Thread Bilbo Hill
One of the problems with the NSP forum is that there seems to be no addressing of well discussed problems. The stuff is spread over too many sub forums some of which are just vanity areas for a couple of people to bang on about stuff that interests only them. I understand that

[NSP] Re: small coals, and the peacock following the hen

2012-08-17 Thread Anthony Robb
Sent: Wednesday, 15 August 2012, 14:14 Subject: [NSP] Re: small coals, and the peacock following the hen Thanks Matt, Anthony, John and Kevin for your thoughts on these tunes. I will try the ideas you guys have suggested and I guess go with what works best for me. I guess it a matter

[NSP] Re: facebook and the forum

2012-08-17 Thread cwhill
Well, somewhere along the line I totally missed the fact that there even was a forum! Thanks for bringing the subject up again, I've registered now. Colin Hill On 17/08/2012 12:04, Matt Seattle wrote: On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Bilbo Hill [1]bilbo_h...@email.com wrote:

[NSP] Re: facebook and the forum

2012-08-17 Thread Gibbons, John
-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] on behalf of Matt Seattle [theborderpi...@googlemail.com] Sent: 17 August 2012 12:04 To: NSP group Subject: [NSP] Re: facebook and the forum On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Bilbo Hill [1]bilbo_h...@email.com wrote: The stuff

[NSP] Re: facebook and the forum

2012-08-17 Thread Richard Evans
Gibbons, John wrote: The trouble is - all us monomaniacs followed the Forum, and nobody joined us. Are they trying to tell us something? 'Here's a lovely forum to have your discussions in', then they tiptoe away quietly and have a great party somewhere else. John Yes, John, a very good

[NSP] Re: small coals, and the peacock following the hen

2012-08-16 Thread Derek Lofthouse
-- From: Julia Say julia@nspipes.co.uk Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 2:32 PM To: Dartmouth NPS nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Subject: [NSP] Re: small coals, and the peacock following the hen On 15 Aug 2012, Matt Seattle wrote: And neither does playing Cuckold

[NSP] Re: nps facebook

2012-08-16 Thread cwhill
If I have the right one (and that's far from certain as I don't understand facebook at all) it's http://www.facebook.com/groups/131491660229952/ at least that's what's on the URL bit at the top of the page. Colin Hill On 16/08/2012 19:44, Richard Evans wrote: Barry Say wrote: More happens

[NSP] Re: small coals, and the peacock following the hen

2012-08-15 Thread Matt Seattle
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 12:26 AM, Anthony Robb [1]anth...@robbpipes.com wrote: Here is what Forster Charlton, Colin Ross and Roland Wright put in the introduction to the second edition to the NPS 1st Tune Book: Small Coals and Little Money and Cuckold Come Out

[NSP] Re: small coals, and the peacock following the hen

2012-08-15 Thread Gibbons, John
, and certainly doesn't sound nasty, which is the only sound argument against any musical idea. John -Original Message- From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Matt Seattle Sent: 15 August 2012 11:28 To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Subject: [NSP] Re

[NSP] Re: small coals, and the peacock following the hen

2012-08-15 Thread Julia Say
On 15 Aug 2012, Matt Seattle wrote: And neither does playing Cuckold or Peacock on NSP against A drones sound nasty, but it does miss a lot of the musical effect of these tunes, the contrasting minor/major strains Coincidentally (yes, really) I spent part of this afternoon playing

[NSP] Re: small coals, and the peacock following the hen

2012-08-15 Thread GibbonsSoinne
To my ear the best thing about the Peacock with Gg drones is the prominent clashing f#, which resolves to a d; it is a strongly emphasised note in the 'C major' strains. BP would have a high g nat here instead but Peacock was stuck with f# on NSP and seems to have gloried in it.

[NSP] Re: small coals, and the peacock following the hen

2012-08-14 Thread Anthony Robb
Hello Derek' In a way you've answered your own question. G D drones would presumably have been used originally for these tunes as they probably precede the development of tuning beads but they don't sound right to many people. Here is what Forster Charlton, Colin Ross and

[NSP] Re: [NSP]

2012-07-10 Thread Marianne Hall
What is this email about? Doesn't seem to have anything to do with Piping. Marianne. Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 15:36:20 -0400 To: barne...@gmail.com; edt1...@cox.net; carol...@ticklehallcross.co.uk; pbtand...@gmail.com; nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu; amca...@cox.net;

[NSP] Re: [NSP]

2012-07-10 Thread cwhill
Quite simply, it's spam. This particular email appears to be doing the rounds at the moment on many groups including Google and Yahoo. Someone, somewhere, has had their address book hacked. Any mail like this should be deleted and not opened. I doubt anyone in a group would send a link with no

[NSP] Re: Question

2012-06-14 Thread rob . say
Hi Jenny - there's a set attributed to Robert or James Hall in Edinburgh: http://hdl.handle.net/10683/17806 (James was Robert's son and was also piper to the Duke about 100 years ago) I don't know what EUCHMI is or whether the collection is viewable I used to be able to search the

[NSP] Re: Question

2012-06-14 Thread Julia Say
On 14 Jun 2012, rob@milecastle27.co.uk wrote: Hi Jenny - there's a set attributed to Robert or James Hall in Edinburgh: Someone will no doubt be along shortly with a list of any Hall pipes in the Bagpipe museum in Morpeth There are about 10 Hall sets known of in total. 2 at least I

[NSP] Re: Question

2012-06-14 Thread Gibbons, John
] Sent: 14 June 2012 08:35 To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Subject: [NSP] Re: Question Hi Jenny - there's a set attributed to Robert or James Hall in Edinburgh: http://hdl.handle.net/10683/17806 (James was Robert's son and was also piper to the Duke about 100 years ago) I don't know what EUCHMI

[NSP] Re: Mallorca melody

2012-04-29 Thread Philip Gruar
It says The Late Duke of Windsor and I always assumed this was the former Edward VIII who succeeded to the throne in 1936, abdicated so he could marry Wallace Simpson, and died in 1972 after spending the rest of his life in France. According to Wikipedia, the title Duke of Windsor was created

[NSP] Re: Mallorca melody

2012-04-29 Thread Dru Brooke-Taylor
The Late Duke of Windsor was quite proud of the fact that he could play the Highland Pipes. Although since Victoria and Albert fell in love with the Highlands and bought Balmoral, there had always been a piper who woke them up every morning, in their day it was definitely an NCO job. When the

[NSP] Re: Mallorca

2012-04-29 Thread GibbonsSoinne
An important bit of advice when discussing Royal Compositions, is NEVER EVER CRITICISE THEM! This is because you never have any idea who wrote the things John In a message dated 29/04/2012 20:02:33 GMT Daylight Time, ross.ander...@cl.cam.ac.uk writes: There

[NSP] Re: April 2012 Tune of the Month: Morpeth Rant -- 1 April 2012

2012-04-02 Thread Matt Seattle
Not our pipes, but has anyone else seen this morning's Scotsman? [1]http://www.scotsman.com/news/pipes-play-music-of-love-for-edinbur gh-zoo-pandas-1-2209167# An excellent April fool, and obviously written by someone who knows something about the subject -- References

[NSP] Re: April 2012 Tune of the Month: Morpeth Rant -- 1 April 2012

2012-04-01 Thread cwhill
1,042,012 Naira? That's 3/4d isn't it? Wait for the next edition Rare panda commits suicide in zoo Colin Hill On 01/04/2012 16:45, Dru Brooke-Taylor wrote: And is this an opportunity to do a kindness to the victims of political violence, by allowing your bank account to assist the widow of a

[NSP] Re: rapper dancing

2012-03-20 Thread Ian Lawther
I don't know of any recordings played at proper rapper speed but you might not want to start there anyway! One thought might be to look for some rapper videos on youtube and capture the sound to your computer. Ian DEREK LOFTHOUSE wrote: This is a little off topic, but i am looking for a

[NSP] Re: Book on J. Collingwood Bruce (early NSP supporter) free on GoogleBooks

2012-03-07 Thread Gibbons, John
Matthew, Bruce was one of the 2 editors of the Northumbrian Minstrelsy, though Stokoe was the main editor for the tunes. Both were not ideal - but many of the earlier Ancient Melodies Committee, particularly William Kell, had died by the time the book was being prepared. They got the book out,

[NSP] Re: Book on J. Collingwood Bruce (early NSP supporter) free on GoogleBooks

2012-03-07 Thread Julia Say
On 7 Mar 2012, Gibbons, John wrote: Bruce was one of the 2 editors of the Northumbrian Minstrelsy, though Stokoe was the main editor for the tunes. Both were not ideal - but many of the earlier Ancient Melodies Committee, particularly William Kell, Last week I went through the Ancient

[NSP] Re: Book on J. Collingwood Bruce (early NSP supporter) free on GoogleBooks

2012-03-07 Thread Gibbons, John
] On Behalf Of Julia Say Sent: 07 March 2012 14:21 To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Subject: [NSP] Re: Book on J. Collingwood Bruce (early NSP supporter) free on GoogleBooks On 7 Mar 2012, Gibbons, John wrote: Bruce was one of the 2 editors of the Northumbrian Minstrelsy, though Stokoe was the main

[NSP] Re: Book on J. Collingwood Bruce (early NSP supporter) free on GoogleBooks

2012-03-06 Thread Julia Say
On 6 Mar 2012, Matthew Boris wrote: The life and letters of John Collingwood Bruce of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Just though this may be of interest to other folks interested in history. . Hope someone else might enjoy this as well. If that's the one written by his son, it's one of

[NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say

2012-03-02 Thread GibbonsSoinne
I once wondered if the ballad fits the tune - can you sing it in 9/4? The answer is a tentative yes... But it isn't as obvious as I'd like. I have not checked every verse. The ballad seems to be a local analogue of a Robin Hood one, with Carlisle for Nottingham etc, Adam a

[NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say

2012-02-29 Thread Matt Seattle
If anyone wants the dots of the Dixon version, they're in 'The Master Piper', available from NPS. If they need to transcribe it into G before playing it that will be a useful exercise. See the credit for the photo of the Edinburgh pub sign 'Jingling Geordie' which appears with the

[NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say

2012-02-29 Thread Gibbons, John
: [NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say If anyone wants the dots of the Dixon version, they're in 'The Master Piper', available from NPS. If they need to transcribe it into G before playing it that will be a useful exercise. See the credit for the photo

[NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say

2012-02-29 Thread John Dally
Sorry about the spelling. ;-) Wouldn't anyone somewhat familiar with the tradition assume Dixon's collection to be smallpipe tunes just by perusing the table of contents? It's after reading your insightful text, Matt, that one sees the connection to Border pipes. Your proof

[NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say

2012-02-29 Thread brimor
-Original Message- From: brimor bri...@aol.com To: theborderpiper theborderpi...@googlemail.com Sent: Wed, Feb 29, 2012 3:48 pm Subject: Re: [NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say It certainly is also useful to read in G and play in F, if you are a fiddler

[NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say

2012-02-29 Thread Matt Seattle
On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 7:46 PM, John Dally [1]dir...@gmail.com wrote: Sorry about the spelling. ;-) Wouldn't anyone somewhat familiar with the tradition assume Dixon's collection to be smallpipe tunes just by perusing the table of contents? From the titles, yes, but not

[NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say

2012-02-29 Thread Gibbons, John
From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] on behalf of Matt Seattle [theborderpi...@googlemail.com] Sent: 29 February 2012 23:01 To: Dartmouth NPS Subject: [NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM, John

[NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say

2012-02-29 Thread Matt Seattle
On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM, Gibbons, John [1]j.gibb...@imperial.ac.uk wrote: There is also the question of what did Dixon intend by his blank key signature? Did it mean 'this tune is in Gmix/Cmajor or Adorian'? Or did it mean, as with Highland pipe music, 'I

[NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say

2012-02-29 Thread John Dally
From: [2]lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [[3]lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] on behalf of Matt Seattle [[4]theborderpi...@googlemail.com] Sent: 29 February 2012 23:01 To: Dartmouth NPS Subject: [NSP] Re: March 2012 TOTM: Adam a Bell selected by Julia Say On Wed

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-17 Thread Guy Tindale
Hi All, The ivorycould possibly be walrus. Goeff Wooff used old walrus pieces that I think he bought in NZ years ago in the limited number of sets of pipes that he made. Then again am happy to be proven wrong!! Regards, Guy T --- On Wed, 15/2/12, John Dally

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-17 Thread cwhill
A lot of the ivory actually came from old billiard and snooker balls as well and a lot of of them (and other ivory work) came from mammoth tusks from Russia. Europeans used ivory mainly for piano keys and cutlery handles! I remember being advised to look out for them to make some bits for the

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-17 Thread GibbonsSoinne
If that recent footage of a mammoth-shaped object fording a river in Chukhotka in the Russian Far East turns out not to have been faked, then presumably the species goes on the CITES list pretty sharpish, and carrying smallpipes across borders gets harder... John In a

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-16 Thread Anthony Robb
From: Mike Sharp mike_sh...@pacbell.net To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 22:28 Subject: [NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK Colin Hill writes: I saw a distinct Hedworth look in the chanter but note it's brass fittings. He, I think, used NS (he did

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-16 Thread cwhill
I didn't look at the larger images :( Quite different and, as you say, especially the keys. Bill's are a work of art in themselves. Should really have looked at my own set before replying. The only other chanters I have seen (and not that many) have been rather heavy and thick which made me

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-16 Thread Barry Say
First of all, I must apologise to Anthony for sending my first reply to him rather than the list. This was a finger slip. What I wrote was: As far as I can see, these pipes bear none of the features I would expect in Hedworth pipes. In particular, Anthony Robb wrote: His style is

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-15 Thread Adrian
On 15/02/2012 16:23, John Dally wrote: [1]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Northumbrian-Smallpipes-/120858672456?pt=UK_ Woodwind_Instrumentshash=item1c23bcfd48 Can anyone identify the maker? I am not associated with the sale or interested in bidding on them. Just curious.

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-15 Thread cwhill
Doh! I did reply but sent it to the original sender instead of well you know the rest. I saw a distinct Hedworth look in the chanter but note it's brass fittings. He, I think, used NS (he did on mine) and there's more ivory on this one. I always thought of Bill's as very neat and slim so

[NSP] Re: NSP spotted on ebay UK

2012-02-15 Thread Mike Sharp
Colin Hill writes: I saw a distinct Hedworth look in the chanter but note it's brass fittings. He, I think, used NS (he did on mine) and there's more ivory on this one. I pretty sure this isn't Bill Hedworth's work. I don't see his distinctive rolled (crimped) line that he used

[NSP] Re: TOTM

2012-02-09 Thread Matt Seattle
Gets the approval of the grumpy old Border pipers on their lunch break Matt Bill On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM, Anthony Robb [1]anth...@robbpipes.com wrote: Hello all, Here's my offering. [1][2]http://youtu.be/sfiCRPct9vQ Warmest best Anthony

[NSP] Re: TOTM

2012-02-09 Thread Gibbons, John
And this one too - though the lunch break hasn't yet started, alas John -Original Message- From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Matt Seattle Sent: 09 February 2012 12:18 To: Anthony Robb Cc: DartmouthNPS Subject: [NSP] Re: TOTM Gets

[NSP] Re: February TOTM

2012-02-01 Thread John Dally
Great choice. Thanks Anthony. On 2/1/12, Anthony Robb anth...@robbpipes.com wrote: Hello All, John Dally has kindly invited me to choose the TOTM for February and it is: The Keelman Ower Land This tune has been a favourite since 1973 when (according to Johnny Handle) Carole

[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: Spot the tune - urgent

2011-12-09 Thread Julia Say
On 8 Dec 2011, Julia Say wrote: This is an untitled Kathryn T composition. Thank you to the various people who responded offlist. I now know that the title is Andy's Slip Jig, but whether I can get a stop press change in the book I don't know - the printers have gone home. Julia To

[NSP] Re: ebay Northumbrian bagpipe (not)

2011-12-07 Thread Gibbons, John
A puzzle - are there any ethnoorganologists out there who can identify the thing? John From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] on behalf of John Dally [dir...@gmail.com] Sent: 06 December 2011 22:29 To: NSP group Subject: [NSP] ebay

[NSP] Re: ebay Northumbrian bagpipe (not)

2011-12-07 Thread cwhill
I just told them that it was not a Northumbrian bagpipe, just a European one. The box for typing in the reasons doesn't allow many letters. Certainly does look like something maybe from Spanish-influenced areas like Morocco or that area (they have smaller single drones, in general). Wouldn't

[NSP] Re: ebay Northumbrian bagpipe (not)

2011-12-06 Thread Barry Say
I have reported this to ebay as a misleading title. If others wish to do so this might not be a bad idea. I have not yet been able to tell them what is wrong, it is a rather tick-box approach, but I will see what happens. Barry John Dally wrote: Some sort of euro-pipe, very expensive for

[NSP] Re: New topic?

2011-11-28 Thread cwhill
Drones? isn't that what makes all the buzzing noise in a beehive? Colin Hill On 28/11/2011 13:23, Richard York wrote: I note that our latest copy of the New Internationalist has a cover story tag for The Rise of the Killer Drones. Is this an aspect of piping we should be

[NSP] Re: 4mm or 6mm staples

2011-11-28 Thread Kevin
To: cwhill cwh...@santa-fe.freeserve.co.uk Cc: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Sunday, 27 November 2011, 18:26 Subject: [NSP] Re: 4mm or 6mm staples Colin's interesting account of making staples from sheet metal is a very good reminder that this was the staple [pun

[NSP] Re: 4mm or 6mm staples

2011-11-27 Thread Anthony Robb
Hello Kevin First off, I'm assuming you mean tube and not rod? I follow Mike Nelson's advice on this and use model aircraft aluminium fuel tubing - 4mm internal, 4.75mm external diameters. This is very easily cut to length with a large scalpel/sharp Stanley knife ( simply roll it

[NSP] Re: 4mm or 6mm staples

2011-11-27 Thread Barry Say
Anthony Robb wrote: - 4mm internal, 4.75mm external diameters. That is as near as d*mn*t 5/32 id and 3/16 od which is the size of brass tube I use. So no argument there. Personally, I suspect this fuel tube originates in the US where, thankfully, the traditional sizes are alive and

[NSP] Re: 4mm or 6mm staples

2011-11-27 Thread Francis Wood
Colin's interesting account of making staples from sheet metal is a very good reminder that this was the staple [pun unavoidable] method of making staples for historical reeds - they generally relied on the binding to keep them airtight. No reason why that shouldn't work perfectly well today,

[NSP] Re: December TOTM

2011-11-23 Thread Matt Seattle
The obvious topic is tunes with a reference to the season (winter, soltice, Christmas, Hogmany, New Year). I suggest we pick a tune we all want to play and then combine it with one or more other tunes, as suggested by Barry Say. Here's one we prepared earlier, John, I

[NSP] Re: December TOTM

2011-11-23 Thread Bill
2011 13:54 To: Dartmouth NPS Subject: [NSP] Re: December TOTM The obvious topic is tunes with a reference to the season (winter, soltice, Christmas, Hogmany, New Year). I suggest we pick a tune we all want to play and then combine it with one or more other tunes

[NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle

2011-11-21 Thread Christopher.Birch
Yes! -Original Message- From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Anthony Robb Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 9:41 PM To: Dartmouth nsp list N.P.S. site Subject: [NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle Hello Kevin and all I noticed

[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: flat chanter in the middle

2011-11-17 Thread Anthony Robb
Hello Kevin and all I noticed this in Kevin's email: ...so i closed the G hole with glue at one side until it was in tune. I'm wondering why you put the glue at one side rather than the top? Putting glue at the side will flatten the note by making the hole smaller but this

[NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle

2011-11-16 Thread Kevin
...@daveshaw.co.uk To: Kevin tilb...@yahoo.com; Dartmouth nsp list N.P.S. site nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 10:16 Subject: [NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle Hi Kevin I would agree with the detail of Philips advice. When the octaves are in tune with each other

[NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle

2011-11-16 Thread Barry Say
have! John From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] on behalf of Kevin [tilb...@yahoo.com] Sent: 16 November 2011 08:57 To: Dartmouth nsp list N.P.S. site Subject: [NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle Many thanks to all who wrote

[NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle

2011-11-15 Thread Dave Shaw
Hi Kevin I would agree with the detail of Philips advice. When the octaves are in tune with each other and the fifth is flat then the reed is too long. You need to shorten the reed by half millimetre cuts(or less) until the intervals are correct. I use a cut throat type razor for this, on an

[NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle

2011-11-14 Thread Gibbons, John
] on behalf of cwhill [cwh...@santa-fe.freeserve.co.uk] Sent: 13 November 2011 22:14 To: NSP group Cc: NSP group Subject: [NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle I'm presuming that both g notes are actually sounding the proper note? I know you have said they are correct to the drones but those

[NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle

2011-11-14 Thread Philip Gruar
that a reed that is TOO strong in the sides will squeak more easily on the low notes. Philip From: Gibbons, John j.gibb...@imperial.ac.uk To: NSP group nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 10:32 AM Subject: [NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle Kevin If it is a 7-key

[NSP] Re: flat chanter in the middle

2011-11-13 Thread Barry Say
Hi Kevin Do you know what pitch you are tuning at. Is it the same as before? Do you know what pressure you're playing at. Is it the same as before? You could have a reed which naturally gives a flatter d . My guess would be to open the reed a fraction and increase your playing pressure

[NSP] Re: Dots for tune - Our Kate

2011-11-11 Thread Geoff Jones
'Our Kate' can be found on be [1]JC's ABC Tune Finder and [2]www.thesession.org. [customLogo.gif?revision=3] Geoff Jones BAGPIPE PLAYER TUTOR GREAT HIGHLAND BAGPIPES - SCOTTISH NORTHUMBRIAN SMALL PIPES - BORDER PIPES PHONE: 0419 567 038 - E-MAIL: [3]em...@geoffjones.info

[NSP] Re: Dots for tune - Our Kate

2011-11-11 Thread Julia Say
On 11 Nov 2011, Geoff Jones wrote: 'Our Kate' can be found on be JC's ABC Tune Finder Thanks, Geoff. Stupidly, I assumed that because it is still in copyright (obviously) it would not be on such sites. I'll hijack it from there and get it checked. Julia To get on or off this list see

[NSP] Re: Dots for tune - Our Kate

2011-11-11 Thread Julia Say
I now have several copies in two different keys and am getting them checked by the composer. Thanks, one and all. Julia To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] Re: triple hornpipes

2011-11-04 Thread mfk_8973
Nice playing, John. I have tried fading out with my pipes for years but never succeeded! Michael - Original Message - From: John Dally dir...@gmail.com To: NSP group nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:53:19 PM Subject: [NSP] triple hornpipes This is a follow up to

[NSP] Re: hornpipes for October TOTM

2011-10-12 Thread Gibbons, John
It's a great set - Glen Aln is a grand tune that deserves more outings, and itgoes well into the Marquis of Lorne; the Redesdale rounds the set off nicely. I liked the snaps here and there in the Marquis and the Redesdale. John From:

[NSP] Re: Piping videos

2011-10-02 Thread marianne.h...@tinyworld.co.uk
Original Message From: allerwa...@hotmail.com Date: 02/10/2011 12:23 To: marianne.h...@tinyworld.co.uk, Guy Hallguy. h...@tinyworld.co.uk Subj: FW: Piping videos Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 13:13:34 +0100 From: timr...@btinternet.com Subject: Piping videos To: allerwa...@hotmail.com

[NSP] Re: TOTM Hornpipe(s)

2011-09-30 Thread Matt Seattle
Very nice Anthony! The pipes sound great and there's some fine phrasing in the playing. For a relatively different aesthetic, and a different reading of the word 'hornpipe', see All The Night I Lay With Jackey In My Arms, the middle tune of this duet set

[NSP] Re: October TOTM suggestions?

2011-09-24 Thread Gibbons, John
Thanks for keeping this going. We could try anything by Billy Pigg? I could be beastly and suggest 'Billsmoor', but 'Raylees' is perhaps more user-friendly, and deserves more airtime. Another argument for this is that we haven't done any hornpipes yet, either. John

[NSP] Re: October TOTM suggestions?

2011-09-24 Thread Julia Say
On 24 Sep 2011, Gibbons, John wrote: I could be beastly and suggest 'Billsmoor', giggle but 'Raylees' is perhaps more user-friendly, and deserves more airtime. And there's a piper there once more, albeit in a barn conversion not the farmhouse itself. But John D's folio idea is also

[NSP] Re: October TOTM suggestions?

2011-09-24 Thread Gibbons, John
: 24 September 2011 12:01 To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Subject: [NSP] Re: October TOTM suggestions? On 24 Sep 2011, Gibbons, John wrote: I could be beastly and suggest 'Billsmoor', giggle but 'Raylees' is perhaps more user-friendly, and deserves more airtime. And there's a piper there once more

[NSP] Re: Alice Burn Emily Hoile

2011-09-16 Thread Francis Wood
Good result, Anthony! This lovely item can be heard for the next 6 days at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014fj7j Emily and Alice's slot is at 1.09 Francis On 13 Sep 2011, at 22:58, Anthony Robb wrote: Some might be interested to know I sent a couple of tracks recorded recently

[NSP] Re: Alice Burn Emily Hoile

2011-09-16 Thread Richard Shuttleworth
Why did I get Rachmaninov? Richard (Puzzled in Quebec) - Original Message - From: Francis Wood oatenp...@googlemail.com To: Anthony Robb anth...@robbpipes.com Cc: Dartmouth NPS nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 5:06 AM Subject: [NSP] Re: Alice Burn Emily Hoile

[NSP] Re: Alice Burn Emily Hoile

2011-09-16 Thread Francis Wood
On 16 Sep 2011, at 13:18, Richard Shuttleworth wrote: Why did I get Rachmaninov? Richard (Puzzled in Quebec) Because that is the first item on in the programme. For Alice and Emily go to 1.09 (hours and minutes). Good luck Francis To get on or off this list see list information at

[NSP] Re: Alice Burn Emily Hoile

2011-09-16 Thread Richard Shuttleworth
On 16 Sep 2011, at 13:18, Richard Shuttleworth wrote: Why did I get Rachmaninov? Richard (Puzzled in Quebec) Because that is the first item on in the programme. For Alice and Emily go to 1.09 (hours and minutes). Good luck Francis Ah, I was thinking minutes and seconds not hours

[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: Alice Burn Emily Hoile

2011-09-16 Thread brimor
Robb anth...@robbpipes.com Cc: Dartmouth NPS nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Fri, Sep 16, 2011 5:07 am Subject: [NSP] Re: Alice Burn Emily Hoile Good result, Anthony! This lovely item can be heard for the next 6 days at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014fj7j Emily and Alice's slot is at 1.09 Francis

[NSP] Re: Farewell to Whisky - Niel Gow

2011-09-14 Thread Gibbons, John
I had thought the ban was due to crop failures after Laki erupted catastrophically - but Napoleon is a likelier culprit with this date, 10 years after it quieted down again. John From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] on behalf of

[NSP] Re: Farewell to Whisky - Niel Gow

2011-09-14 Thread Bill
, researched and arranged by Serge Hovey. A deeply moving experience. It's now available on DVD. See it. Bill -Original Message- From: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu [mailto:lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu] On Behalf Of Rob Say Sent: 13 September 2011 19:43 To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Subject: [NSP] Re

[NSP] Re: Farewell to Whisky - Niel Gow

2011-09-14 Thread Francis Wood
Thanks, all, for the many interesting and informative responses! Francis On 13 Sep 2011, at 17:54, Francis Wood wrote: The note accompanying the fine tune 'Farewell to Whisky' appearing in the Gow 5th collection states: This tune alludes to prohibiting the making of Whisky in 1799. It is

[NSP] Re: Farewell to Whisky - Niel Gow

2011-09-13 Thread Anthony Robb
Hello Francis Can't help on that front but I'm told Jack Armstrong would launch into that tune when his glass was empty. Anthony --- On Tue, 13/9/11, Francis Wood oatenp...@googlemail.com wrote: From: Francis Wood oatenp...@googlemail.com Subject: [NSP] Farewell to

[NSP] Re: Farewell to Whisky - Niel Gow

2011-09-13 Thread Matt Seattle
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 5:54 PM, Francis Wood [1]oatenp...@googlemail.com wrote: Can anyone provide anything more specific about the relevant circumstances in 1799 - 1801? Sorry, Francis, no. I do know about Matt Seattle's Farewell to Whisky, but it is not relevant here as

[NSP] Re: Farewell to Whisky - Niel Gow

2011-09-13 Thread Richard York
As an aside, my wife found long ago that they go well together as a sequenced pair with a story to tell, on small harp! Richard. On 13/09/2011 17:54, Francis Wood wrote: The note accompanying the fine tune 'Farewell to Whisky' appearing in the Gow 5th collection states: This tune alludes

[NSP] Re: Farewell to Whisky - Niel Gow

2011-09-13 Thread Rob Say
Hi Francis - I looked in to this one a while back for some track notes - here's a summary My understanding is that comment is attributed to Nathaniel and is in the published collection of 1819 (The Beauties of Gow). ( Interestingly the fiddler's companion has words from 1804:

[NSP] Re: Farewell to Whisky - Niel Gow

2011-09-13 Thread Rob Say
My powers of Google are strong this evening: Agricultural Returns and the Government during the Napoleonic Wars http://www.bahs.org.uk/01n1a5.pdf describes wet seasons, harvest failures, and the government reimposing restrictions on the use of grain. There's also in depth analysis of the large

[NSP] Re: Farewell to Whisky - Niel Gow

2011-09-13 Thread Julia Say
On 13 Sep 2011, Rob Say wrote: This book on the haggis: http://www.avrf23.dsl.pipex.com/The%20Haggis%20TYPESET%2016%20feb-2.pdf Both references grain prices and crop failures for the period: 1790s Harvest Failure, 1799 Price of corn was more than double the level of the 1790s, Harvest

[NSP] Re: Matching tune parts.....

2011-09-11 Thread Matt Seattle
Ian Lawther wrote: I was playing through Tom Clough's Bobby Shaftoe this evening and realized that the 6th part is identical in pattern to the 4th part of the highland pipe march The Barren Rocks of Aden (P/M A MacKeller c. 1843). A very interesting observation, Ian!

[NSP] Re: (no subject)

2011-09-09 Thread Francis Wood
Is there an obvious repertoire of tunes for this useful variant? Francis On 8 Sep 2011, at 10:40, Richard York wrote: I wonder when someone will develop the double action bellows - one to inflate the pipes, another to fit a vacuum cleaner attachment, which if you think about it could look

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