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by MarkP
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Why Eb not D# (flute key names)
Replies: 15
Views: 2951

Re: Why Eb not D# (flute key names)

I think it’s also from context of military bands / wind bands. Bb and Eb (both names of transposing instruments and common key staves) are pretty much always that.
by MarkP
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: Identify this chanter
Replies: 6
Views: 3183

Re: Identify this chanter

Yep, I have a cheap Pakistani chanter somewhere, different design but also played bang in tune with the first random spare reed I pulled out of the reject box. The keys were uncomfortable but it wasn’t bad, not sure if it had been reworked
by MarkP
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: spotify
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

Re: spotify

Indeed, and Spotify is quite a good way to discover artists whose CDs you might want to buy ;-)
by MarkP
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: spotify
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

Re: spotify

Hi, also this for your listening pleasure, 500+ tracks (but a bit more trad)
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2f9Au ... GtgWryehYo
by MarkP
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: Ginsberg B reed?
Replies: 3
Views: 4212

Re: Ginsberg B reed?

Yep, Sam’s a friend, I asked him earlier on and he couldn’t remember exactly what he did with your B but I’ll tell him you’re happy with it, good to know :wink:
by MarkP
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: Ginsberg B reed?
Replies: 3
Views: 4212

Ginsberg B reed?

Hi, has anyone reeded, or plays, a Ginsberg B chanter? I’m looking for a reed or reed dimensions, to reduce the guesswork :-)
by MarkP
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: Experiencing the pipes in Dublin
Replies: 14
Views: 9431

Re: Experiencing the pipes in Dublin

I think Gay McKeon is usually in the back room at Hughes on a Sunday.

If you’re going to Ennis the early eve Friday ‘piping heaven - piping hell’ session
by MarkP
Sat May 18, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: FS: Extremely Rare E-Flat Sindt Whistle - Excellent
Replies: 14
Views: 5099

Re: FS: Extremely Rare E-Flat Sindt Whistle - Excellent

It’s really not ‘extremely rare’. It is what it is, a very nice Eb whistle from a well-known and very popular maker.
by MarkP
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Quick review of Chris Wilkes keyless Rudall
Replies: 2
Views: 1944

Re: Quick review of Chris Wilkes keyless Rudall

It’s not often you’d get a maker to cut a hole in another maker’s flute, let alone a Wilkes, does Chris know? :boggle:
by MarkP
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Buying a flute to try out restoration
Replies: 24
Views: 5926

Re: Buying a flute to try out restoration

I have a mid-nineteenth century English 8 key cocos flute, with metal lip plate and wide ferrule rings. It should fix up fine with some work and play in tune. I picked it up for similar purpose but never got around to it. There’s the usual type of crack through head and barrel, one of the key pins i...
by MarkP
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: FS: Grinter 8 Key Cocus Wood Flute
Replies: 7
Views: 3894

Re: FS: Grinter 8 Key Cocus Wood Flute

If anyone in Europe feels left out and has a spare $9,000 knocking about then I’d consider selling mine too! :boggle:
by MarkP
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Golden Years At Rudall & Rose
Replies: 29
Views: 9313

Re: Golden Years At Rudall & Rose

The player will have more influence than the flute and you’d have to play quite a sample to generalise. I have a very early (c1821) R&R that I think is great across its range (if possibly a bit low pitched) but I use a replacement head as the original embouchure is either a bit rough or has been...
by MarkP
Wed May 23, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Olwell cocuswood six key D flute on E-bay
Replies: 11
Views: 4242

Re: Olwell cocuswood six key D flute on E-bay

I've played the flute and can vouch for it and for the seller, it is what it says it is.
by MarkP
Tue May 22, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: new Steph Geremia CD - May 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 6115

Re: new Steph Geremia CD - May 2018

Yep, I was fortunate to have a few tunes with Steph at the weekend and the launch is on next Sunday in Ennis at, I think 5pm, in the Sanctuary (next to Cruise’s). Beautiful playing and great choice of tune settings.

Edit: you beat me to it Peter!
by MarkP
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Grinter flute for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 3454

Re: Grinter flute for sale

The tone will depend a lot more on the person playing it than the flute. There are lots and lots of trad players playing Grinter flutes in their own ways (from Kevin Crawford to Aoife Granville). For what it’s worth I find mine to be slightly more solid, with slightly fewer harmonics, than my other ...