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by david n. siegel
Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Twa Pondie Pipers
Replies: 7
Views: 4984

Dundee Piper, It is always hard, perhaps impossible, to know what goes on with one's tunes once they are released into the ether. I have a jig, 'Round Cnaidhl Loch, with 2200+ hits on this site, and not one comment. I'm with you about wanting comments, but I guess it is up to the downloaders to do a...
by david n. siegel
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:42 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Nameless slow air
Replies: 1
Views: 3882

Nameless slow air

Inspired partly by my summer trip to the Orkney Isles, and partly by other things.

I just can't come up with a name. Somebody wants to suggest one, I'm open.

Played VERY slowly.

Thanks,
-David.
by david n. siegel
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: One for the Road
Replies: 5
Views: 5672

Something in this tune suggest that you have clean, fast fingers.

Then again, NZ has a top reputation for piping!

-David.
by david n. siegel
Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Slackbuie Roundabout
Replies: 1
Views: 3143

The Slackbuie Roundabout

A light and traditional hornpipe inspired by a busy day in Inverness when for reasons unbeknownst to me I must have passed through the Slackbuie roundabout a dozens time in various cab rides. The cabbies were scrupulously honest, so I wasn't being "taken for a ride" I'm sure. All fares on that busy ...
by david n. siegel
Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: Drawing of Old Sinclair Pipes
Replies: 7
Views: 10691

She builds up colours, textures, and effects in layers--in this case it took about 25 hours.
by david n. siegel
Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: Drawing of Old Sinclair Pipes
Replies: 7
Views: 10691

Drawing of Old Sinclair Pipes

My wife did this while I was away on a business trip about 20 years ago. Done with artist's quality wax colour pencils. The proportions on the bass drone are not perfect, but, these are my old Sinclair pipes, and I am fond of the work.

-David.
by david n. siegel
Tue May 16, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Troy & Gwynne's Wedding
Replies: 8
Views: 6488

All those G gracenotes--are they what you intended? They need to be fixed on an actual note, as one cannot go from G gracenote to G gracenote all by its lonesome. Do you intend some kind of long trilling effect? Since you have played the tune, and it was no doubt received well by your close friends,...
by david n. siegel
Mon May 15, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: OVER THE TOP -- A Fast Reel
Replies: 2
Views: 4848

OVER THE TOP -- A Fast Reel

OVER THE TOP

A new reel, or perhaps hornreel.

On a fast reel I like to repeat the eight-bar parts.

Hope someone out there will enjoy this.

-David.
by david n. siegel
Sat May 13, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: NIGHT TRAIN TO LYDDA Hornpipe
Replies: 2
Views: 4627

:D Thanks! Composing and playing these helps me keep in piping shape in my second half-century of life.

-David.
by david n. siegel
Tue May 09, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: My new GELLAITRY pipes -- boxwood mounts w/silver slides
Replies: 2
Views: 3193

My new GELLAITRY pipes -- boxwood mounts w/silver slides

Here's a new, but as yet rare brand from Stirling. Craftsmanship is superb, and tone is full-volume but very refined. Tim Gellaitry learned pipe making from Willie Sinclair, where he worked for many years. Now I have to decide between my Sinclair ivories, or my Gellaitry boxwood and silvers. What a ...
by david n. siegel
Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Thunderbird (show tune)
Replies: 9
Views: 8261

Quite effective in the right hands, or should I say, fingers. While I love the traditional stuff, I also like to see some efforts toward showmanship and innovation, too. This rhythmical piece would go well followed by a nice, melodically strong 2/4 march. You do play it at this speed?? I enjoyed it!...
by david n. siegel
Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: An Druma Mhor -- a new 6/8 march
Replies: 0
Views: 3751

An Druma Mhor -- a new 6/8 march

Composed for the first bass drum purchased by the Israel Pipes & Drums. Don't know if this tune is going to shake the foundations of the piping world, but it feels good on the fingers, and is meant to feature the bass drummer's handiwork. The two low Gs near the end of each line are imitations of th...
by david n. siegel
Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: STAC Attack
Replies: 5
Views: 5239

Nice tune. I like the speed you have given it here.

But what is STAC? New Zealandish for something we oughtn't know? Part of my family settled in NZ--I can take it.

I think I'll learn this one...

-David.
by david n. siegel
Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Finger Screw
Replies: 1
Views: 3305

Nice set of jigs you have posted here--but I really like The Finger Screw. It is perfect as well for any neat and clean small pipes player. The embellishments suggest a slower jig--much as you have done here in this bww file. Tunes like this would make a lot of pipers wish they'd learned piobaireach...
by david n. siegel
Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Katell's Farewell to the Ceilli
Replies: 2
Views: 4272

What an uplifting tune! I took to it in just a few bars of listening. Real Bagadesque, too.

Great for bellows-blown smallpipes--so you can smile when you play, and bounce up and down on the stool.

Tres jollie!

-David.