Steve T’s eight hundred and ten comments

  • Re: Smallpipes

    Last time I saw Andy's pipes in a vid they had more keys than a prison warder. That suggests a large range whatever the basic key. The op was looking for info on Scottish smallpipes though which are indeed a very different beast more…

  • Re: Smallpipes

    Scottish smallpipes of the types you mention are not particularly great for playing ITM. The D pipes may well be in a pretty standard key for it but the 9 note range is not generally speaking wide enough for the majority of the common repertoire. Ironical... more…

  • Re: Can music for Northumbrian smallpipes be modified to be used for piano?

    Piano is one of the most versatile instruments, in skilled hands. There is not a note on the Northumbrian pipes that the piano can not reproduce. Northumbrian pipe ornamentation is not like highland pipe ornamentation either and many Northumbrian pipe tun... more…

  • Re: My Home

    As I press post I realise I have crossed my wires. I'm mixing "Going Home" with "My Home". Doh! "My Home" was set for pipes for the funeral of one of the early 20th Century English kings I believe. George 5 perhaps? more…

  • Re: My Home

    Ah that's interesting Nigel. I had come to believe it was adapted from a "chunk" of Dvorak's New World Symphony as there's a bit of that which sounds really quite similar. But your Patrick McDonald reference way proceeds that. The influence perhaps then ... more…

  • Re: Ancient Celtic/Druid music BCE/AD

    Quantum physics has absolutely nothing to do with metaphysics. End of. I have never heard a scientist call the event horizon "metaphysical". Whatever Wittgenstein might have said he was not a physicist. more…

  • Re: Ancient Celtic/Druid music BCE/AD

    "yes there is factual evidence of the metaphysical" more…

  • Re: Ancient Celtic/Druid music BCE/AD

    LOTS OF CAPITALS THERE THOMAS. Trying to make a point so bold isn't always a good thing when also crying for help on a magical mystery tour. I personally think you are deluded and the cause you espouse is pretty much doomed to sound like every other chris... more…

  • Re: Ancient Celtic/Druid music BCE/AD

    One further little warning, whilst you and the team are rooting through the archaeology for ancient wig glue recipes and V.A.F. tunes, I believe the Beaker People had rudimentary plumbing. Watch that the pipe you're trying to play a 4th B.C. jig on isn't ... more…

  • Re: Ancient Celtic/Druid music BCE/AD

    If you are using the bible as a historical text you might as well just give up on any other pretense at historical accuracy too, you are already in way too deep to get close. As for any uninterrupted hand me down melodies, tunes, rhymes or songs, forget i... more…