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by Mr.Gumby
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Our trip to Ireland
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: Our trip to Ireland

But the colors look familar, greenish like.

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Except, of course, where they aren't.
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: Portable Piper's Chair
Replies: 35
Views: 5055

Re: Portable Piper's Chair

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by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Our trip to Ireland
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: Our trip to Ireland

You'd really want to stay on Moher to make it worth the fee. Robbers they are. It's a nice walk along the Cliffs from where you were staying, even nicer to start at Hag's Head and walk back to Doolin, takes about three hours and it's all in the flat or downhill (and close to the edge), you see more ...
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Our trip to Ireland
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: Our trip to Ireland

Surely you know the tune 'The Piper's Chair' which was named for it. Micho played it a lot. There's a fine photo in Jill Freedman's book of Micho sitting in the chair playing. The Piper's Chair isn't all that easy to find if you don't roughly know where it is but there's a big chasm in the rock near...
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Our trip to Ireland
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: Our trip to Ireland

The other one below it is actually the Russell one. They've started doing it up. During The eighties Gussie was trying to make his way into the tourist trade and tried to rent it out. There was a little sign up : 'House to let. Strong building'. [edit: I actually have a sort of an image for that] ht...
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Our trip to Ireland
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: Our trip to Ireland

You really should have walked on that half a mile or so with that whistle for some added value. :poke:

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by Mr.Gumby
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Our trip to Ireland
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: Our trip to Ireland

While the cottage was 'modern', many of the buildings around it weren't. Most of these houses hide a stone structure behind their plaster, even the relatively modern seeming. Stone was often quarried on site and Luogh has good stone. Or so I have been told anyway. http://i260.photobucket.com/albums...
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: Liam O'Flynn's Chanter
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Re: Liam O'Flynn's Chanter

It's the way he plays.

Compare it to how Willie Clancy sounded on it when he had the set on loan during the sixties: here and here for example

Clancy sounding like Clancy and as Flynn says himself, Ennis sounded like Ennis on it. Flynn sounds like Flynn, both face to face and recorded.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Good Irish cookbooks
Replies: 30
Views: 2821

Re: Good Irish cookbooks

Good Food from Ireland - second hand only
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by Mr.Gumby
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: TOOB - the mk chromatic whistle
Replies: 25
Views: 7304

Re: TOOB - the mk chromatic whistle

The one in the first photograph is, in it's basic design, virtually (on visual inspection, I didn't measure) identical to an early all metal Generation I also have. The tube size and hole configuration of that Generation is in turn identical to a 1970s one. There's certainly a lineage there. But thi...
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: TOOB - the mk chromatic whistle
Replies: 25
Views: 7304

Re: TOOB - the mk chromatic whistle

I'd have to disagree with you here Well, I believe it's a bit of an illusion to think a lot of the 'improvements' like those occasionally dreamed up on this forum have not been tried and tested. Yes you can learn from mistakes from the past but it would be silly to think the past holds only mistake...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: TOOB - the mk chromatic whistle
Replies: 25
Views: 7304

Re: TOOB - the mk chromatic whistle

You're right. I was mixing up chanter and flute configurations.
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: TOOB - the mk chromatic whistle
Replies: 25
Views: 7304

Re: TOOB - the mk chromatic whistle

Just a reminder that looking to the past in the knowledge that everything has been done already can save on the effort of re-inventing something.

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There's a C nat key on the back by the way.
by Mr.Gumby
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: Chip and Dipple Forum
Replies: 80
Views: 8957

Re: Chip and Dipple Forum

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That was a short practice.

But never mind me, I'll go back to practising my backstitches.
by Mr.Gumby
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: Chip and Dipple Forum
Replies: 80
Views: 8957

Re: Chip and Dipple Forum

Pulling seniority on me now? That's a bit desperate isn't it?

May I remind you you're not paying the bills here either so you have as much say in this as I have, or anybody else.

Of course you can always set up a poll to gauge interest.