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?
Brown Haired Maiden
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
Flame of Wrath for Squinting Patrick (memorized last week)
MP3s of the sets played in the YouTube video: