Still not quite being satisfied with my recordings of these 1950ish Robertson pipes, before I give them back to my friend I wanted one more shot. This time with the Inveran chanter with a new reed. The drones go out of tune toward the end, but I couldn’t get another recording out (see below for why).
Rossshire Volunteers, Dora MacLeod, Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree, Lucy Cassidy, and the Herringwife
I also take this opportunity to stress how important it is to have a bagpipe set up to fit you properly. The blowpipe is about the right length, and its stock is tied in properly, but the bag is too big. Looking at the picture below, you can see my left shoulder hiked up to accommodate the bag. My shoulder was killing me by the end of the set and the muscles in my forearm were tired from ‘dealing’ with the bag. I’m not the prettiest bloke to wake up next to…oh hey, you can see my Zoom H2 recorder sitting on the bookshelf (in case you were wondering where I put it).