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I am straying this once from the whistle forum in the hope of finding some help. My knowledge of the Uilleann pipes is scant, and my need for information is quite urgent. Do any of you good people know if it is possible (did I say easy? :smile:<P>Regards,
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Mick,
Uillean Pipes in the key of E are possible. I heard that Emer Mayock of the Afro Celt Sound System http://www.afrocelts.com
plays one and I think they were made by Brian Howard Music http://www.howardmusic.co.uk/

A fully keyed D chanter can play tunes in other keys, just more difficult. Can you reveal specifically what your intent is ?


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Thanks for the response Tony. Yes, of course I'll explain the reason for my question more fully. I've just been asked to play a short solo for a song on a CD which is in the final stages of mixing, and due for release in Brazil. I've had to play the solo on an E whistle, and the recording artist has the idea of supporting or, "padding out", the short solo with the pipes. First of all I needed to ascertain if this is possible (and now I know that it is, thank you!) and, secondly, I'm looking for someone who would be interested in doing the recording for the CD. So, if anyone reading this feels they might be able to do the job, please e-mail me as soon as you can and I'll put you in touch with the artist. The solo is only 11 seconds long, so it shouldn't be too much of a challenge to the right person. :smile: I've been told that mixing is being completed this week, so there isn't much time left.<P>Cheers!<P>Mick


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11 second Uillean solo in the key of E?
My first thought is to record it on a D chanter and alter the speed/pitch via software. You can have a finished product on the same day!
'Studio magic' isn't your problem, the thought is having to perform live... in that case you'd want the E chanter.


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Just one thougt:
Playing in E on a D chanter migt be very difficult, even on a fully keyed one. You might try to get hold of a Bnat-Chanter (this pitch is very common amongst pipers) and play in E. HTH
Christian


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I've been looking at the song in question again and I think I am mistaken about it being in the key of E. I now believe that it is actually in B natural, which brings an A sharp into the picture, and if I understand you correctly, Christian, this puts a new complexion on things. Anyway, any takers for this one are still welcome! :smile:<P>Mick


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Mick, is it E or B...? you've got half the Uilleann community auditioning for that 11 second gig :smile:


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Tony, I wish I was more skilled at identifying key signatures! I do believe that my first assessment was wrong, and we are looking at B... at least all the accidentals seem to point to B! :smile: <P>Mick


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How much are they paying and where and when is the session?

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Patrick, please check your e-mail; I've sent you a note.<P>Mick


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