I’ve got my solo pipe just ringing these days. Gellaitry drones with Colin Kyo tenor reeds and a Kinnaird bass reed, Colin Kyo chanter with Gilmour chanter reed, all tied into a Gannaway grommet/zipper bag. Now if only my fingers will cooperate!
Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban (again!)
Per a request, I’ve recorded Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban 3 times, each with a different set of drone reeds: Ezee, Selbie, and Wygent. I’m facing away from the microphone so the drones can be heard more clearly. Tuning isn’t perfect as I didn’t have a whole lot of time to perfect the chanter and the drone reeds were being swapped in and out so I didn’t get to optimize them much either. For what it worth:
With Ezee drone reeds
With Selbie drone reeds
With Wygent drone reeds
Here’s some pictures of an uncarved african blackwood MacLellan chanter, no sole, that I had for a little while.
You can hear me playing Dunbar P3 drones with Ezee drone reeds with the MacLellan chanter here:
A few tunes on my poly Dunbars, with maple Dunbar stocks, on an L&M bag, with a blackwood MacLellan chanter, Ezee drone reeds, and a heavily shaved Gilmour chanter reed. E is a teeny bit flat but it comes in a bit, low A goes sharp toward the last one. Enjoy!
Unst Bridal March, David Crosbie Miller, Battle of Waterloo, 51st Highland Division
Rocking the Baby, Clumsy Lover Jig, Troy’s Wedding
The Rock, Hollerin’ for Haggis – by Jimmy Mitchell and Tom Campbell, two Texas pipers