RJM chanter with a Troy McAllister reed

We’ve got a vlog today! All the tape is off of the RJM chanter (except E and high G) and here is some lame playing to prove it.

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RJM solo blackwood chanter, tape only on E and high G, tuning spot on at 480 Hz with a day old Troy McAllister chanter reed that was artificially broke in with a bit of spit and a little squeeze at the tips to ease the reed and even less around the sound box to bring the pitch of the middle notes (C# and F#) up a tad.

Roddy MacLeod (designer of the chanter) uses Troy McAllister reeds personally so I figured what better reed is there to get the most out of the RJM chanter?
Playlist:
Brown Haired Maiden
Rossshire Volunteers
Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque
Drone retuning as the chanter pitch went up a little or the drone reeds went flat a little, one of the two
Kalabakan
?????? Bridge
Flame of Wrath for Squinting Patrick (memorized last week)

MP3s of the sets played in the YouTube video:

Brown Haired Maiden, Rossshire Volunteers, and Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque

Kalabakan, Crooked Bridge, and Flame of Wrath for Squinting Patrick

4 thoughts on “RJM chanter with a Troy McAllister reed

  1. Hey Chuck! These are the 1950ish Hendersons with Rockets (Atherton MacD spec). That’s an old L&M bag I bought off somebody for $50 like 3-4 years ago. Peter Crisler blowpipe. Gibson split stock tube trap (non-shamwow version).

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