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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:50 pm 
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Hi there: I do play gaita gallega, medieval and scottish smallpipes.... Also I am member of a local folk pipeband .. Remembranzas de Galicia.... and you could check photos of me playing pipes at http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/member.php?u=2536
http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/album ... tureid=548
or in my blog festivalpo.blogspot.com.
http://festivalpo.blogspot.com/2008/09/ ... valpo.html
http://festivalpo.blogspot.com/2006/07/ ... andes.html
http://festivalpo.blogspot.com/2008/04/ ... eband.html
Now more seriously, I have been learning gaita piping for 5 years, and together with smallpipes I have built a small collection of 5 bagpipes.
A Lauriebeck D Lignum vitae smallpipe set, Dunfion A/D smallpipes, Seivane C ronqueta/chillon blackwood gaita, Corral C blackwood gaita, & Argayl medieval D bagpipes.
photos at:
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:27 pm 
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Here's the early Lawries I recently acquired. They closely resemble Lawries made in the pre-John MacColl era, 1881 - 1908.

They had sat unplayed for many years. I spent several hours cleaning and oiling the ebony, cleaning old grime off the ivory, and most labourious of all cleaning and polishing the metalwork, finally getting down to the bare metal.

The best part is how well they play! That great vintage sound, and easy to strike in, and very stable.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:18 am 
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NICE! :thumbsup:
you using the original chanter , or no?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:01 am 
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Lovely set PCP, lucky find! stunning....


These are my Hendersons, both Cocus and Ivory /Nickle silver. The full size set has a Cocus, Hendeson Chanter playing between A4409 and A450, happy at the mo at A445. The 7/8th set is With a MacHarg A440 7/8th chanter .
The full size set is probably 1920's and the 7/8th set was retrofitted with Tuning slides in 1912 , due to the wear under one slide Im guessing it was a good 20 yrs older than that but I could be mistaken.



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:34 am 
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My new Galician Gaita by Diego Pineiro:
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:09 pm 
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just ressurected (reeded, bagged,& valved) this beautiful (40 year?) old Ettore DiFiore Molise zamp for a friend. (technichlly its not MY pipe, but its a nice one, isnt it )


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:57 am 
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Another old set just aquired!

On Ebay! $740. From a local seller so I could pick them up and not worry about shipping ivory over borders.

Appear to be by David Glen, Edinburgh, c1880. Cocus wood and ivory. The bass midsection pin has an old crude repair using brass tubing. That section has been sent off to be professionally repaired with a wood pin.

One tenor top is an old Lawrie ebony replacement but the mounts match the Glen mounts. The blowpipe is likewise an old Lawrie ebony and ivory one.

The set came with a c1930 Henderson chanter with a casein sole which I've sold.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:54 am 
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CHasR wrote:
NICE! :thumbsup:
you using the original chanter , or no?



That Lawrie set came with an old 1960s Hardie chanter which evidently had had the original German Silver thistle engraved Lawrie sole fitted to it.

It's a nice old Hardie chanter and I've played it at Church gigs where I'm playing along with the pipe organ.

But for now that chanter is stored away and I'm using a McCallum poly 466 for gigs and a high-pitch big-hole McCallum poly for the band.

Those matching Henderson sets are awsome. I love those integral wood projecting mounts that Henderson made, so artistic and lovely. Most modern pipes, if they have wood mounts, have hideous bulky plain "button" mounts.

In 2007 I visited Kintail in Glasgow and they had a Henderson set like that in the shop, being refurbished. My guess is that it was one of Steve McVeigh's sets ("bugpiper" on Ebay, who always has a number of 1950s Hendersons which have been heavily refurbished there).

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:24 pm 
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My New Old Northumbrian Pipes.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:10 pm 
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Cool looking pipes!

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ok, my weapons of choice: above border pipes in D , damson with boxwood and blackwood mounts.
Bellow: border pipes in G, blackthorn with box mounts.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:05 am 
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intersting to have both chanter stop key AND drone switch!
beautiful turning on both chanter & drone bells, :thumbsup: very graceful :D


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"intersting to have both chanter stop key AND drone switch!" - use both at the same time for silent mode, essential for "air piping".

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:53 am 
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well i just spent an hour taking pics & uploading them, so might as well get some mileage out of it :)

16p Blanc Bechonnet

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasr8/set ... 983158168/

6 palmi Zampogna, by Citero

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasr8/set ... 7983149084


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Since we are on the topic, here is my favourite set. By myself, using a Galician Gaita reed for the chantr, my own for the drones. The fingering is thoroughy chromatic, a bit different from the Gaita.
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Pitched in somewhere between B and Bb. Since I invariably play it by myself, that doesn't matter. This is my first take on the type. As I play nearly exclusively Mediaeval music, the carving of the headstock (displayed) is done accordingly. The rear view is the one to remind me of what my listeners think of it, just so I don't get carried away...
Made in Rata, a New Zealand extremly hard-wood, with box mounts.


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