An Draighean’s five hundred and seventeen comments

  • Re: Favorite Non-Carolan Harp Tunes?

    The Wild Geese more…

  • Re: Tamnavelton Pipes

    I'm not acquainted with Mr. Speers or his pipes, but from the web site he appears to be an "up and coming" i.e. not yet established pipe maker. Pipe making is a tough business and no road to riches, even for the big-name makers. I would do what you can ... more…

  • Re: Lullabies?

    "An Seanduine ag Luasgadh an Chliabháin", nicely recorded by Mick O'Brien, Emer Mayock, and Aoife Ni Bhriain on the Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts album. more…

  • Re: Generation Fipple Vertical Line

    Andrew, that is my experience also. A few months ago, one of my grandsons wanted to start learning whistle with an eye to pipes later, so I bought him a new Generation D sight-unseen off of the internet. Sure enough, it plays just fine, if not quite as ... more…

  • Re: Alternative pipes

    All best wishes on your piping journey Michelle. A long road but a very satisfying one. more…

  • Re: Humidity for pipes, high or low?

    Michelle Mc said: "Do I need a whole lot of large machinery to make my own reeds?" more…

  • Re: Humidity for pipes, high or low?

    In my experience, reeds do best near the humidity they were made in. I have reeds made in Ireland and Germany, that are happy between 40% and 60+% humidity. At 30% and below, the chanter and reg reeds need adjustments to the bridle, but the drone reeds ... more…

  • Re: Best source for Whistle tunes?

    Borderer said: "I’m not sure which pipes An Draighean means" more…

  • Re: Do you remember the first tune you learned?

    Probably the air from "Playboy of the Western World", that I learned from the Seán Ó Riada sound track record. But O'Neill's Favorite would have been soon after I suppose. more…

  • Re: Best source for Whistle tunes?

    The pipes and the whistle have very nearly the same range, so tunes settings for one will do nicely for the other. Jack Brennan is a piper (and a whistler) so 99% of the time, his settings will be great. His is the first name I always look for in a bunc... more…