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by Greg_in_London
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: BMW Gold
Replies: 5
Views: 8824

If you have the bells and whistles Windows 7, then apparently you can run multiple operating systems and have vista or xp on as well. then you install it within that OS shell.

If you've the plain jane variety, like most mere mortals, that won't help much, though.
by Greg_in_London
Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Need help publishing a music book
Replies: 3
Views: 5306

I published a book of music for the traditional music session I play in using www.lulu.com Someone else did all the work transcribing tunes using a music program, then organised it into word. I then get some other people to sort out the formatting, covers etc and little glitches and uploaded it and ...
by Greg_in_London
Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: A find, Glen's collection for the Highland Bagpipe
Replies: 2
Views: 4927

Thanks - that's useful, even if I already have a copy I bought from www.ceolsean.com - that's a useful source, even if it is quite expensive when you realise t is all out of copyright. Apparently at least some of the purchase price goes towards supporting a bagpipe museum. This copy has all the pict...
by Greg_in_London
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Adventures in plastic. Polypenco pipes?
Replies: 3
Views: 7212

They have quite a good reputation, although the only person I knew who had them, well I didn't think they sounded good. Nobody else seemed to mind though.

For the purposes that you suggest they should do just fine.
by Greg_in_London
Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Welsh and Breton Tunes
Replies: 4
Views: 4703

There were ball point pens when I started, but I had to use a ruler to draw out the lines.

After a couple of years we started to have some VERY grey, shiny xeroxes, though.
by Greg_in_London
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Major Reed Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 7629

I'm not sure what to suggest now - what you are describing is not how I expect pipes to behave, so unless you have been unlucky with your reeds, it must be some peculiarity of the climate. Hopefully David Siegel, who plays in the Middle East too, so I presume a similar climate, may have some more in...
by Greg_in_London
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Major Reed Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 7629

Now please be aware I'm not a reedmaker or any sort of expert, I'm just kicking a few ideas around to see how they work. I'm also assuming that it's really dry and hot where you are, which could mean that your reed experience will be different to mine. Having said that, it it just the high A and G t...
by Greg_in_London
Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Major Reed Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 7629

Sorry if I ask something basic, but I've no idea how long you've been playing for or anything. When you say that pushing the reed into the chanter (moving it up or down) makes no difference, do you mean that it makes no difference when compared with the lower hand (low a, for exmple) or that it does...
by Greg_in_London
Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Sniff...
Replies: 1
Views: 2630

I keep checking, but there aren't many people around anymore.

I think some of the other threads are more active, though.
by Greg_in_London
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Welsh and Breton Tunes
Replies: 4
Views: 4703

Does this mean that no-one looked or no-one had anything to say ?
by Greg_in_London
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Welsh and Breton Tunes
Replies: 4
Views: 4703

Welsh and Breton Tunes

I clicked on the new sponsor link for Welsh and Breton tunes - it looks quite interesting. It took me a moment to realise that they are US based, but then I thought a bit about the American Welsh communities that I've heard about and it made more sense. There are a couple of tunes on the preview of ...
by Greg_in_London
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: Piper on Beach
Replies: 1
Views: 4600

That's nice - where was it taken ?
by Greg_in_London
Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: Czech pipes in Armagh
Replies: 4
Views: 7968

You mean, 'What were they like compared to HIGHLAND bagpipes ?' I take it. They were VERY different not only because they are belows blown, but also because the bellows is under the left arm and the reservoir under the right - the opposite of uillean pipes for example - and so disorientating. In fac...
by Greg_in_London
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: Czech pipes in Armagh
Replies: 4
Views: 7968

Czech pipes in Armagh

Well I went to the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh and saw and heard lots of wonderful piping. I thought people might be interested to see some Czech 'duda'. I was able to have a go and, after learning a couple of tunes (on the fiddle) was asked to join in a performance. As well as my pict...
by Greg_in_London
Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: Strakonice Bagpipe Festival 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 2972

Strakonice Bagpipe Festival 2006

This year we went to the Strakonice Bagpipe Festival in the Czecg Republic and had a really good time. Although some of the photos weren't very good, I thought it better to post them on one page with a high res option. Have a look at them on http://www.londonnasuwt.org.uk/bagpipe/Strakonice%20Intern...