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by Glenarley
Fri Nov 03, 2023 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

This thing just will not die a natural death Every week I am still getting emails from people (possibly shills) wanting to convince me that Tone Protector reed caps and the two other competing Humidi-Cap devices that were referenced to me, actually work as two-way nominal moisture control devices, a...
by Glenarley
Thu Oct 05, 2023 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

The Gouger The picture shows a severely gouged out chanter with epoxy being used to fill some of the damage and the orange circles showing where the original holes were located. https://i.imgur.com/Kq68uYN.jpg If I was the one that gouged this chanter, I would have disposed of it prior to anyone see...
by Glenarley
Sun Oct 01, 2023 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

Your drones never lie These words still echo in my mind as I remember the grumpy old tutor that seemed to do nothing but yell at us while learning to play the pipes, in hindsight, he was of course, right. As a reed maker, my biggest bug bear is from customers that order reeds without really knowing ...
by Glenarley
Thu Sep 21, 2023 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

Smooth and Slippery as a Charlatans Tongue At a recent piping competition, my boy had the drone tuner set his drones to the required band pitch, as is often the situation. This tuner was completely blown away with how smooth and effortlessly by boy’s pipe tenons could be adjusted and after the event...
by Glenarley
Wed Sep 06, 2023 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

You just can’t change science because you want to. Since my last post I have had a steady stream of pipers telling me the Tone Protector humidi cap is a wonderful device that works perfectly as stated by the manufacturer, contrary to my assertions in this thread and on you tube. I stand by my assert...
by Glenarley
Thu Aug 31, 2023 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

The Real Synthetic Chanter Reed Story. I make and supply synthetic chanter reeds with a focus on the elderly and very young pipers. I believe that many of the other pipers actually deserve to play cane chanter reeds as for those with no reed skills, cane reeds will help you develop some and to the t...
by Glenarley
Tue Aug 29, 2023 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

Such Gullibility should be Criminal. I have addressed these humidi cap devices in this thread before but recent events have taken the issue to a new level and it is worth the read to revisit it. Basically, a piper in Qld band had been using a synthetic chanter reed for about two years unbeknown to t...
by Glenarley
Wed Aug 23, 2023 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

Good day Richard While what you have listed is directly relating to the uilleann pipes, the concepts will apply to all manner of bagpipe, especially the GHB. I notice you are also proficient on the GHB. Every year in Nelson NZ they put on a Ceol Aneas with the broad Irish theme and all manner of mus...
by Glenarley
Thu Aug 10, 2023 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

Pancelticpiper The nightmare that is the uilleann pipe! My brother is the uilleann piper and he makes all manner of uilleann chanters and reeds. We never get humidity as low as you experience even when the nor-west buster hits us. Our biggest problem is high humidity and high altitude although he do...
by Glenarley
Tue Aug 08, 2023 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

Good morning Richard You are one of the few of the GHB mob that I found understanding the fact that the GHB moisture environment is stable because human breath is stable. I can not even begin to comprehend playing the uilleann in 8% humidity, is it even possible? How could you get seven reeds to ope...
by Glenarley
Mon Aug 07, 2023 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

Richard I see you are very experienced with many instruments so you will have a good understanding of how moisture and temperature affect musical instruments. The single biggest misconception with the GHB is moisture control. As you know, uilleann pipes are affected by climatic conditions because th...
by Glenarley
Mon Aug 07, 2023 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

Richard I live in Sydney Australia and our uilleann workshop is near Christchurch NZ. I provide reeds to pipers all over the globe so my comments are not based solely on the local environment. I have a good professional relationship with Don Gannaway, and while he sold his bag making business many y...
by Glenarley
Mon Jul 24, 2023 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

Dumb and Dumber Going Down That Rabbit Hole Because I have had this exact thread sent to me for comment more than a couple of times in a day, it is clear the confusion is commonplace. Piper1 gets a new bag tied in by a dealer so it is reasonable to believe the job was completed correctly and checked...
by Glenarley
Fri Jun 02, 2023 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

Another piece of the drone puzzle I have posted a lot of information on drones’ specs and configurations and it seems the more information I post, I still don’t reduce the number of questions I receive. Most pipers seem happy to accept that almost all drone sets are based on historic designs and acc...
by Glenarley
Sat May 06, 2023 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: How to leard to blow the bag
Replies: 174
Views: 134068

Re: How to leard to blow the bag

Oval Hole Chanters Chanters with oval holes are not a new development but the practice does seem to come and go. I have just had a client come to me for a custom configuration of his reeds and pipes as a result of him experiencing previously non-existing problems with his playing. The issues involve...