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Kinnaird Bagpipes Newsletter

June 2012

in this issue
:: News
:: Upcoming Events
:: Featured Article
:: Scottish Humor
:: Video Clip



Last month's survey question:      
Considering only your personal preference, which type of sporran would you purchase if price was not an issue?  Sporrans

Leather- 26.6%
Seal Skin- 25.3%
Horse Hair- 21.3%
Fur- 13.3%

Full Mask- 12%
Other- 4% (interesting how many people mentioned faux-fur and faux-leather sporrans) 


This month's survey question:     

Which combination of drone reeds do you use most often?


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Thanks again to everyone who completed our annual survey. We have gone through all of the responses and have already applied some of the feedback including:
-adding USA Highland Games in the events section
-adding some new suggested products
-updating some product images (work in progress)

Stay tuned for more updates!  

McCallum Bagpipes
For a Limited Time: 
Kinnaird Bagpipes is offering a FREE set of Kinnaird Carbon Fibre Drone Reeds with the purchase of an IN STOCK set of bagpipes. This offer is only available until June 30th.    



Upcoming Events  

 Featured Article

Tips for Tying Your Drone Cords

Drone Cords

The drone cords need to be tied on so that the drones are not too far apart on your shoulder. A wide spacing between the drones will affect the way a listener perceives the sound of your drones. A closer spacing tends to give a more solid, full drone sound than a wider spacing.

To tie your cords on, start out with one tassel beside the stock on your outside tenor drone. Run the cord up to the outside tenor cord bead, and tie the cord in on either side with small cable ties or thread. Space the drones about 6" apart. A quick way to measure this is to run the cord from the outside tenor top down to the bottom of the ferrule. This is about 6". Tie the middle tenor in at this location.
Measure down to the bottom of the ferrule on the middle tenor top and use
this for the spacing between the middle tenor and bass mid section. Tie the
bass mid section at this location. Run the cords up to the top bass section
and tie it in with a little bit of slack in the cord so that you can take the top
section apart easily. The remainder of the cords can be left as is if they are
not too long, or you can tie the end of the cord back to itself between the top
and middle bass sections.


Scottish Humor



One day Jock bought a bottle of fine whiskey and while walking home he fell.

Getting up he felt something wet on his pants.   He looked up at the sky and said, "Oh lord please I beg you let it be blood!" 


Video Clip     


Thanks to Kelly for suggesting this clip from the Rick Mercer Report at the Celtic Colors Festival.

Recent Reviews


Omega Drone Reeds

Crozier Omega Drone Reeds
"These reeds have the largest range of adjust-ability on the market. You can change almost anything on these reeds so you can get exactly the tone you want. These reeds tend to be a bit buzzy in most sets of pipes. Due to the large number of adjustment points, I would recommend these reeds to the more experienced players"

"Love them.. being 1/2 irish and german. Irish side likes to tinker endlessly and German side like the technical aspect of the reeds. Perfect sound. Set 'em and forget 'em. The only thing that changes is the chanter reed."

"We are required to play these in our band. They give absolutely unreal and steady tone, and make a big band sound even bigger."

"This is an amazing reed. Very well made and quite complicated but you can get exactly the sound you want with these reeds. Once you figure out how to adjust them you are set; you can make them as bold or as mild as you want!" 




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