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by DaveL
Wed May 09, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Scottish song recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 6715

Re: Scottish song recommendations?

All of these are worth a look, and most have whistle tabs.

http://www.nigelgatherer.com/tunes/ngmusic.html

Cheers
Dave
by DaveL
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Customs Difficulties
Replies: 17
Views: 4188

Re: Customs Difficulties

My understanding is that for overseas sales, the seller has to get a permit to export, but the buyer also needs to apply for an import permit in their own country. That's probably the bigger barrier, as makers can build it into their planning and pricing, but buyers have got used to a simple online ...
by DaveL
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Customs Difficulties
Replies: 17
Views: 4188

Re: Customs Difficulties

Er....... " New Regulation on Rosewood and Bubinga The Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) held a conference ....where it was decided that all species of rosewood under the genus Dalbergia and three bubinga species (Guibourtia demeusei, Guibourtia ...
by DaveL
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Note to fantasy authors
Replies: 158
Views: 34359

Re: Note to fantasy authors

If you want to play pedant, you might decry the use of 'ilk' to mean similar things rather than looms being inanimate. Because (let's just say both Mr X and his looms come from place Y) the original meaning is more about place than anything else. So... MacDonald of that ilk or looms of that ilk (me...
by DaveL
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Learning with more than one whistle
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

Re: Learning with more than one whistle

Thanks to all for the advice.
I sorted the imbalance between the octaves with a Copeland style fence of blue-tac round three sides of the window.
A tip I got from C&F.
I feel rather guilty for side-tracking the thread away from the OPs question so I'll dip out from here on.
Cheers
Dave
by DaveL
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Are there other tunes that sounds amazing slow.
Replies: 15
Views: 4524

Re: Are there other tunes that sounds amazing slow.

tstermitz wrote:J.B. Reel is great slow.... Jimmy's Gone to Flanders.
In a similar vein, "Farewell to the Creeks" makes a great slow air in Hamish Henderson's "Banks of Sicily".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8jnHsjS7nw
Cheers
Dave
by DaveL
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Learning with more than one whistle
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

Re: Learning with more than one whistle

Without a significant amount of "wellie" from 2nd A upward, mine plays very flat.
I thought the aim was to blow it so the notes are in tune?
Cheers
Dave

PS I'm told they don't all play the same, but I can only speak for mine.
by DaveL
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Learning with more than one whistle
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

Re: Learning with more than one whistle

I'm relatively new to whistles, but I've made a point of switching around so that I'm (hopefully) learning breath control and not just the idiosyncrasies of one whistle. Like you, I started on a Generation and moved to a Killarney, but I switched back fairly quickly when I didn't like the shrill and...
by DaveL
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Are there other tunes that sounds amazing slow.
Replies: 15
Views: 4524

Re: Are there other tunes that sounds amazing slow.

Lisnagun Jig sounds lovely played slow (or at least much slower than you usually hear it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF_RkTGWmQA
Dave
by DaveL
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Looking for New Whistle
Replies: 49
Views: 7775

Re: Looking for New Whistle

... as long as it's in tune with itself ... Is that a straightforward concept for a whistle ? For me it is... needle straight up. Please excuse the newbie question, but I had assumed that whistles were tuned to Just Intonation as I understood that ITM was based around that tuning. Are some whistles...
by DaveL
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: SMALL bellows & bag
Replies: 10
Views: 3412

Re: SMALL bellows & bag

John Rutzen's bellows are very small, very efficient and beautifully made. I had some on a set of his smallpipes a couple of years ago and they were about a third smaller than my Hope bellows but did the business. I believe he retired this year so you probably won't get a new set, but there's quite ...
by DaveL
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: test photo
Replies: 0
Views: 5925

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by DaveL
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Test
Replies: 1
Views: 6417

Re: Test

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by DaveL
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: test post
Replies: 0
Views: 5747

test post

Cheers
DaveL