dyersituations’s one hundred and seventeen comments

  • Re: Easy and fun pipe tunes?

    Two tunes I recommend to newer pipers are Song of the Chanter and Jimmy Ward's. Both live in the first octave. more…

  • Re: Budget Uilleann pipes

    Great advice so far. The two cheapest options I've heard about new from makers are the David Daye penny chanters (http://daye1.com/pennychanter.html), and the 3D printed chanters from Kenneth McNicholl (https://www.kmbagpipes.com/selling.html). I think ot... more…

  • Re: Uilleann pipes - advice on buying

    Lots of good advice so far: start with chanter, don't buy sets made in Pakistan, lots of good makers in Europe, etc. I'm just posting to add a couple more tips. First of all, I agree that starting with a practice set is a great option. You would have to s... more…

  • Re: Candlelight Restaurant And Lounge

    Session is still going. Search "CCE Oregon" on Facebook for their event. more…

  • Re: Candlelight Restaurant And Lounge

    I attended this session about a month ago, and it was still an open, medium tempo session. Their FB events are no longer listed (hosted by CCE Oregon), so I'm not sure if it's still active, and I haven't talked with the regulars recently. more…

  • Re: Cider Riot

    Cider Riot has closed its doors. more…

  • Re: Carbony pipes?

    I've seen and played a couple Carbony uilleann sets. I live in the same state as the maker and have seen him at festivals. The sets are well-made and the maker is friendly, but the reeds were never in good playing shape when I tried a set. No judgement on... more…

  • Re: Looking for a full-set of pipes

    Since you mention "full", I'm guessing you are looking for uilleann pipes. Like mentioned, uilleannobsession.com is a good resource, and sometimes there are sets on chiff & fipple. I personally don't know of many full sets used at the moment. You could al... more…

  • Re: Starting a Session from almost Zero

    It might just take reaching out to a business owner, maybe something low-key like a coffee shop and advertising it. The one session I helped start, we just posted it here and at the coffee shop, and we randomly got people who trickled in, both those who k... more…

  • Re: Best way to master rolls

    I think your idea is on the right track. Like with any new instrument technique, practicing it repeatedly with consistent rhythm at gradually increasing speed is a good process. First make sure your roll technique is correct, as it can be easy to take bad... more…