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A piper and friend has died. Pipe Major Hugh McWhinnie passed away on September 18, 2013. Hugh was the former pipe major of the RCAF 400 Sqd. Downsview Base , Toronto. Most recent, he was pipe major of the Toronto Service Battalion pipe band in Denision Armoury, Toronto from 1985 - 2001when the band...
Hi Bill, Sorry you are having so much trouble. I saw your post on the Compositions forum and am glad you posted the revised copy in the second post! I could hardly get the first one small enough to see :) If you go to the bottom of ViperPiper's instruction post on HOW TO post tunes, you will see the...
- Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:36 pm
- Forum: Bletherin
- Topic: Bagpipes: The emotional battering ram
- Replies: 2
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No question, they can be a very powerful instrument. I feel it particularly when the band is marching and people are standing in the path. I walk in the front row of our band and it feel like you are part of a brick wall about to roll over anything in the path.
I'm not an expert on seasoning, we have used synthetic bags in our band for many years but I was told that seasoning does not work in the synthetic bags. Also it wouldn't be absorbed by the lining so the material would gum up the insides perhaps.
I have carried my pipes onboard many times. So far there hasn't been any problem about the case (mine is soft sided and small) but I am prepared to dismantle them down to the smallest parts and put them in a plastic shopping bag if necessary to make them fit into the size requirements to get onboard...