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Author:  Diego Lolic [ Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:25 pm ]
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LuifeSpain wrote:
Hello Friends:

Here I submit the pictures of my Own Collection of Bagpipes:

Gaita Redonda by Seivane with C chanter with open fingering also by Seivane, C # chanter with closed-fingering by Seivane and C chanter with closed-fingering by Anton Corral: African Blackwood, Real Ivory rings, Silver Rings, Goretex Bag.

<a href="¤t=DSC06497.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Gaita Redonda (C and C #)by Seivane 1"></a>

<a href="¤t=DSC06498.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Gaita Redonda (C and C #)by Seivane 2"></a>

Gaita Tumbal by Anton Corral with B flat chanter with closed fingering: African Blackwood, Brass Rings. Goat Bag.

<a href="¤t=DSC06501kk.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Gaita Tumbal (B flat)by Anton Corral 1"></a>

<a href="¤t=DSC06503.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Gaita Tumbal (B flat)by Anton Corral 2"></a>

Gaita Redonda/Grileira by Bao with C chanter with open fingering and D chanter in old style (non temperated) with closed fingering: Boxwood, Stainless Steel Rings and Goat Bag. Loud Drones

<a href="¤t=DSC06504.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Gaita Redonda/Grileira by Bao (C and D) 1"></a>

<a href="¤t=DSC06505.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Gaita Redonda/Grileira by Bao (C and D) 2"></a>

Old Style Galician Gaita by diffetents makers with C # chanter (non-temperated, reproduction of an Old Model) with close fingering by Anton Varela, B chanter (non temperated) with open and closed fingering by Represas (this chanter has 60 years old) and B chanter "Caurel Model from 1800" (non temperated, reproduction of an Old Model) with closed fingering by Anton Varela: Boxwood and Brass Rings, Leather Bag. The Drone is made by "El Baca" (an ancient maker of the past), and has 100 years old. Loud Drone.

<a href="¤t=DSC06506.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Old Style Galician Bagpipe 1"></a>

<a href="¤t=DSC06507.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Old Style Galician Bagpipe 2"></a>

Some Instruments:

From left to right: Galician Cane Bagpipe, Catalonian Flabiol, Galician Recorder, Pastoral Flute from Aragon, Arabic Style Transversal Bamboo Flute, Home-made Cane Clarinet, "Irish Style" Bamboo Flute, Hungarian Double Flute, Muchosa Chanter, Generation Whistles, Transparent Whistle and Galician Ocarina.

<a href="¤t=DSC06517.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Some Instruments"></a>

Joder tio, pues que tu colección está mejor que el museo de gaitas de Seivane jajajaja.. muchas felicidades, recibe un saludo de un gaiteiro de Chile, arriba Galiza!!!

Author:  texaspiper1987 [ Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:33 am ]
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Here are my bagpipes...MacLellan GHB's.





Author:  scoutcow [ Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:44 am ]
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Wow :) I'm saving up for MacLellans at the moment. I want to buy them in African Blackwood with the original MacLellan drone profile, engraved aluminium ferrules, tuning slides and ring caps and satinwood projection mounts :)
I'll post pictures of a 35 year old Hugh MacPherson bagpipe later tonight. It's my dad's old bagpipe and I restored it again to it's old glory, the only thing that needs to be replaced now are the ferrules (all 9)...

Author:  scoutcow [ Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:50 pm ]
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Here's my Hugh MacPherson bagpipe:



More info and pictures on: ... ber=482262

Author:  ChrisCracknell [ Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:39 am ]
Post subject:  Lauriebeck A/D smallpipes

Here are a few photos of my new Lauriebeck A/D combination smallpipes. (With A chanter attached.) Had them about a month so far. Been mostly occupied getting my bellows technique going (how do you relax your right forearm when pumping?)

Smaller versions:

Larger versions:

Author:  mukade [ Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:50 am ]
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Nice pipes.
Great work from Alex as always.

SSPs take hardly any air compared to uilleann pipes.
Slow, long strokes are the key, and try not to pump in time with the music.


Author:  jamesmz [ Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:16 pm ]
Post subject:  My D Lauriebeck Smallpipes with Low Bass Drone

more from Alec


Bad images sorry ...but the low drone has a 'box' near the stock that has several chambers which avoids the bass drone being 8 feet long !

Author:  Celtpastor [ Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:37 am ]
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@LuifeSpain: Great instruments, congrats! Spent 7 weeks hitchhiking in Galiza and Asturies 10yrs ago, GREATLY enjoyed it (esp. Museo de la Gaita in Xixon). Will return someday ;-)
However - Your terminology in fingering is a bit misleading: Strictly speaking, closed fingering means lifting only ONE finger at a time to play the note, like in most Eastern European or NSPs. Ancient Galizian and actual Asturian fingerings are rather variations of what usually is called "half open" (e.g. Scottish) or "half closed" (French) fingering.
Funnily enough, I do have 3 sets of Gaitas, 1 from North-Western Portugal, 1 from Asturies (both the cheap-ones in "tourist"-quality, with rubber-bags :boggle: ) and a Do-Sib-combination- set (2 Chanters, blackwood with brass, Gore-bag, 3 drones: Bass, Tenor, Baritone) from Varela (1997). ALL of these play PERFECTLY in tune open as well as half-open fingered, even crossfingered semitones work pretty well, and You get up to 4th in upper octave - at least using canereeds (the normal stuff available in any Galizian musicstore). I do have Varela's plasticreeds as well, but with those, only open-fingering works. However - since this experience, I request all beginners: "Get Yourself a cheap set of Galizian tourist-Gaita with a couple of reeds, so You can learn open and half open fingering! - Just don't forget to put the spit out of the rubber-bag afterwards..." ;-)

Author:  LuifeSpain [ Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:41 am ]
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Dear Celtpastor:

I´m agree with your definition about closed fingering in universal terms. No doubt.

But in particular terms, if you attend to the local terminology the thing that you call "half-closed fingering variation", in Galicia it´s called Closed Fingering simply. Why? Because this is the most closed fingering in this zone. They haven´t Musette de Cour or Northumbrian Smallpipes,it´s not possible to compare, so for them, closed fingering means play with the F note with a closed position, and also the G, A and B notes with closed positions. E note can be played open or closed. You can find some "closed fingerings" in Galicia, with differences between them. It´s important to know that we are talking about a Concept from the Rural Ambit, where the old people did not have internet and Books about bagpipes of the world.

Also in Galicia there is a "half-closed" fingerig. You can play it with an open fingering chanter. It´s the same thing as french cornemuses. But the difference with the Galician "closed fingering" is the F note. You can´t play the closed position of F note in an open fingering chanter, you will need to change the diameter of the hole.

I like very much the Anton Varela´s Bagpipes. He is a good man. Maybe you can post some photos of your Galician Bagpipes here.

Berst regards from Spain

Author:  Celtpastor [ Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:36 pm ]
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Luife, thanx for pointing out! I only got Foxo's book, and I got it in English (my Spanish is - err - very rudimetary: "Una cerveza 'Estrella Galicia'/una sidra natural Asturiana por favor..."). And even though he's supposed to be an English-taecher, the translation is VERY unaccurate. You helped me finally understand, what he meant with "Galician closed fingering"! ;-)
Now, my Varela-gaita looks pretty much like the one FS in this forum, bit less ornamented and brass instead of silver - the only real special thing is not to see: It's the first one (finished spring 1998, but begun, I think, late 1997) Anton made with a Gore-bag (took a bit of persuasion - a LOT of persuasion, in fact ;-)) - oh, and that it was the very first of the over sixty sets of most different bagpipes, I collected since then (don't ask my wife about this - it's a great sign of her love and tolerance ;-) ). As soon as anyone explains in a SIMPLE, NON-COMPUTERNERD-way, how I can upload pictures here, I think, there would be a couple of them interesting for this forum, too... :love:

Author:  LuifeSpain [ Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:55 pm ]
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I will explain my method for upload photos in this forum:

First, I upload them in a free web site, like

Very easy. Then you will see the photo in that web, and some words with it:

Email & IM
Direct Link
IMG Code
Link options

You only need to copy the content of the HTML Code, it´s the same thing for copy a normal text with you computer. Paste the HTML Code in the text of a normal Chiff Fipple Forum Message and....voila! you will see the photo in your message.

I hope I can see your bagpipes soon. Who is the maker of your Bechonnet?

Author:  CHasR [ Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:04 pm ]
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My 5-palmi Zampogna lucana (in LA), made by Amadeo Cannazzaro in Lanio Borgo, Calabria. 10-12 years old, in olive, almond, maple + ash wood. At 135 cm, the THIRD largest zampogna in the USA.
The help of "Ciarameddaru" in getting the zampogna over the ocean for all the Italians in America to enjoy, was indespensable.

Clicking on the photos will enlarge the picture, but will also navigate you away from C&F to ImageShack, so open abother tab if possible.


Author:  Ciarameddaru [ Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:58 pm ]
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Charlie I'm still waiting for a picture of it all put together and then one of you playing it!

Also, where did you get "ash" wood from? I don't remember reading that in any of Gianluca's descriptions but I could have missed it or perhaps you saw it on the pipe but he never mentioned it. I thought it was: Stock and Bells (including drone "bells") of maple. Back drone tennon of Almond. And small drone and both chanter tennons of Olive.

ENJOY!!! [slightly envious :)]

Author:  CHasR [ Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:41 pm ]
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Acero is Maple? :-?

santa claus...easter translators... :lol:

Author:  Alex231 [ Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:49 am ]
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Hi! I am new here.
You all really seem to have beautiful bagpipes.
unlike me....

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