Title says it all, and the recordings will make it obvious why, lots of mistakes and sloppy fingering. Played ’em straight through, they’re presented in order. Took out the Naill spec Rockets and put the Canning tenors in so I’m all Canning in the 1950’s Henderson’s (polycarbonate bass <- I love this reed, thanks again Gord!). Husk reed and the loveliest Colin Kyo chanter I’ve had my hands on. Of my 3 blackwood (2 obtained aftermarket, as it were, this one being one of those 2) it is simply brilliant. When I die, I’ll be sad to let this chanter go. L&M bag and a Gibson split stock water trap. Things sharpened up a bit at first but then flattened out just wee bit for the last couple sets. That’s all I got, here are the recordings.
6-Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban, Major Manson’s Farewell to Clachantrushal (had a little oopsie at the end of the last tune so I had to cut it here and rerecord it below, Kantara…)
Okay, so they weren’t all competition tunes.