bellowsboy’s twenty-eight comments

  • Re: hornpipe ID

    Hello Neighbor, more…

  • The Snapdragon Restaurant

    The session starts at 6:00 with Middle March (Kat Eggleston, Wally Bell & John Dally) playing tunes and songs from the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. By 7:00 becomes Irish, Scottish and sometimes American Old Time, depending on who shows up. There... more…

  • Re: Bellows for small pipes

    Yes, they can be adapted to take a bellows, but a decent of bellows cost around $500. You would be better off to sell the Kilberry pipes, and buy a better set of smallpipes with a decent bellows. If you are really serious about creating a great sound yo... more…

  • This CD is great

    I can't get enough of this CD. Fantastic! more…

  • Re: Patrick D’Arcy’s New Uilleann Piping Album "Wallop The Spot"

    It's a great recording, Patrick. I listen to it at least once a day. Beautiful tone of your pipes come through very well on the recording. I love the sound of the B set. Well done! more…

  • Re: Old Grey Soprani Boxes

    Between my Saltarelle Boebe and my Castagnari Dinn III it's a tough choice, but the Castagnari is smaller, lighter, faster and sweeter in tone. The Saltarelle has bigger buttons and has a dark tone, at least to my ear. I have a couple of Hohners too. A... more…

  • Billy Pigg's tune is not the same as the Scottish 2/4 march. It is a 6/8 march that is a very close relation to "Dr. Bett's Supper", Henderson, 1895, p. 9. The original "Skye Crofters" was published in the same book. more…

  • High quality

    This is a friendly session with Matt Haverly, a real gentleman, as the host. There's a wide range of tunes and tempos, a good selection of different kinds of instruments, and very fine musicians. The pub is as freindly an Irish pub as there is in Seattl... more…

  • Still sounds fresh

    I accidentally hit the first track of this while fiddling around in my itunes. It sounded great, and I was reminded wanted wonderfully understated recording this is. I've been listening to it a lot lately. more…

  • Re: 69 in glorious technicolour

    beautiful, thanks more…