Monthly Archives: September 2008

MSR

So, my Henderson pipes with Henderson Harmonic Deluxe 2nd Generation drone reeds were feeling a little left out so I broke them out with my band chanter, poly McCallum with oval holes with a Caldwell reed. I noticed these McCallum chanters are unforgiving when pressure is concerned. This may not be an issue with harder reeds but with the easier reeds I play the pitch of the chanter changes dramatically depending on the pressure.

M = March = Kantara to El Arish

S = Strathspey = Dora MacLeod

R = Reel = Charlie’s Welcome (got lost at one spot!)

msr <- listen here

Patrick