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by pancelticpiper
Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:55 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Tune Identification please.....
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Tune Identification please.....

Thanks for the link. It seems like every tune has multiple names, and sometimes a name is used for different tunes. That makes it difficult for the likes of me sometimes. Right, it would only be with a recently-composed tune that you would have a 1:1 relationship tune:title but even then the tune w...
by pancelticpiper
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:04 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Does an easy-to-play flute lead to a lazy or poorly developed embouchure?
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: Does an easy-to-play flute lead to a lazy or poorly developed embouchure?

I think most professional musicians (I'm thinking flute, clarinet, sax players mostly) play instruments that are efficient, that is, giving you more with you putting in less. Their instruments are tools for doing their job, and saddling themselves with a "stuffy horn" that you have to forc...
by pancelticpiper
Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:38 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Tune Identification please.....
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Tune Identification please.....

Here's sheet music to a large number of slightly different versions.

They say they have 25 different names for that tune. I know it as An Gille Ruadh.

https://thesession.org/tunes/566
by pancelticpiper
Mon Feb 26, 2024 6:36 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Peter Horan's "pinkies"
Replies: 7
Views: 2793

Re: Peter Horan's "pinkies"

I do know one Irish fluter who keeps his lower-hand little finger anchored fulltime, even when playing E. I just don't have much range of motion or dexterity with my ring finger if my little finger is anchored. What works for me is keeping the lower-hand little finger off for E and F# and anchored f...
by pancelticpiper
Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:36 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: B Whistle
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: B Whistle

Oh one thing about "flat sets" they're not just D pipes made bigger; flat chanters have a smaller-diameter bore in relation to their length than ordinary D chanters do, which gives flat pipes their distinctive darker tone. To confuse things more, there are "narrow bore D chanters"...
by pancelticpiper
Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:21 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: B Whistle
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: B Whistle

Excuse my ignorance but what do you mean by flat sets? It's interesting that many of the older sets of Uilleann pipes, say from the early 19th century, are much lower than D. Often their pitches don't exactly correspond to any modern pitch (based on A=440) and they can range from around B-flat all ...
by pancelticpiper
Tue Feb 20, 2024 4:41 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Narrow Low D
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Narrow Low D

My Goldie Mezzo/Alto F measures at 18.16mm. My Goldie Low D measures at 21.8mm while the Low E (natural) Overton I used to have measured 21.9mm. My Alba Low E (natural) measures 18.4mm and is a very sweet player. An example of how wide-bore Burkes are for a given size is the Burke Mezzo/Alto F that ...
by pancelticpiper
Sat Feb 17, 2024 6:25 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: B Whistle
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: B Whistle

Also helpful if you are playing in a group with a singer, since they tend to find keys that suit their voice, not stick to D, G, Am, etc. Right, back years ago when I was doing "legit" gigs regularly I had whistles in every Chromatic key including B, Ab, Gb, and Db. Because guitarists hav...
by pancelticpiper
Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:10 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: Ebay Items
Replies: 1840
Views: 1143603

Re: Ebay Items

Ginsberg full set US only, seller says needs some maintenance. David I read the listing, which blatantly violates Ebay policies, so I reported the sale to Ebay. Though it has a $4990 Buy It Now with Free Shipping, in the listing the seller says that if the sale happens on Ebay the price is $6000. H...
by pancelticpiper
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:20 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Narrow Low D
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Narrow Low D

Yes getting a Goldie Narrow Bore Low D is on my bucket list!

BTW Byll I don't know how your name is supposed to be pronounced but in my head I'm pronouncing it to rhyme with the last syllable of Llanfairpwll.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHxO0UdpoxM
by pancelticpiper
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:16 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Styles of Playing
Replies: 19
Views: 3271

Re: Styles of Playing

That's wonderful, the dance tunes have such life to them!
by pancelticpiper
Fri Feb 09, 2024 8:05 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Narrow Low D
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Narrow Low D

Here's a discussion from a while back

https://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewt ... p?t=114397
by pancelticpiper
Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:42 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Styles of Playing
Replies: 19
Views: 3271

Re: Styles of Playing

I posted this on that other discussion as well. Back many years ago it struck me that there was a style, I suppose it could be called the Mary Bergin school, that I heard among people who played High Whistle as their primary (or sole) instrument, but there was a quite different style heard among peo...
by pancelticpiper
Thu Feb 08, 2024 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: plain Canmore smallpipe bag?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: plain Canmore smallpipe bag?

Ahhhh ... you live in California. In Britain, anyone who has a dog, or likes hiking, or cycles to work, or goes bird watching is likely to get rained on enough to have reproof their Gore-Tex. You're right, I've never owned anything made of Gore-Tex except for that pipe bag! I do have a lightweight ...
by pancelticpiper
Wed Feb 07, 2024 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Uilleann Piping
Topic: plain Canmore smallpipe bag?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: plain Canmore smallpipe bag?

I never heard of that, thanks!

I did find out through a retailer that Canmore can make a plain bag as a special order.

The one I have gave perfect service for around 20 years so I shouldn't be too surprised that it finally gave out.