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Flat Pipes Demo


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Quick recording of a new set of pipes I’m working on. Long winded explanation- prior to the late 19nth century most Irish pipes featured very small bores and finger holes and were pitched well below modern concert pitch. I’ve always loved them and have knocked out the odd chanter here and there, but never been totally happy with them. Two weeks worth of machine work and I produced a new set of reamers to produce this chanter. This is the 2nd prototype chanter from those reamers. Of course pipes just aren’t pipes without drones, so I cobbled together a set of flat drones by modifying a set of my concert pitch drones. The tune itself is something I wrote ages ago in memory of my grandparents. It never sounded quite “at home” on the concert pitch pipes, but was the first thing I thought of on the flat pipes.

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Gary Fox said

Just perfect.

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DaithiMac said

Love the drones.

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mmi said

Special stuff.

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sweet :)

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Just fantastic!! Beautiful!

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PS - from Tess x

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Love you, Sir FS!

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Takes me to another world SFS! Somewhere beautiful and peaceful! Lakes, mountains and kilts! Bee

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alexisfromtexas said

I am usually in church on Sunday morning, but I am feeling under the weather today, so I hanging at home. Listening to these beautiful sounds, well, I feel like I just went to church. Thanks for the soul cleansing.

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Movement To Contact said

Awesome as always!

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Reefwalker said

WoW very cool K

Guest said

Great choice SFS! I would say that works! Wonderful! Bee

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Lady Jane said

Very hypnotic! Drew me in :)

Guest said

cool history, the pipes, the pipes, being me back home to where I want to be where the morning dew is Tulamere Dew indeed.

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Greg Connor said

Outstanding ! This stirs something in me way down deep. Let's hear more of this.

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henwrench said

oh, this is proper incredible. This is wonderful. I'd like this to be played at my funeral. Stunning.

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Fyrce Muons said

Awesome piece. Thank you

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Farfetched Tangmo Band said

just beautiful. Two weeks well spent, I'd say. I'd also like to see a pic.

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Roger M. Harris said

Wonderful sound, so haunting....

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marc said

Very nice, very nice, very nice: tune, pipes, playing. You're really dialing in that flat chanter.

Guest said

Outstanding== Faved and downloaded

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JR James said

Love the sound of those pipes. A nice surprise hearing this.

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Rick Phillips said

Aloha Kirk, Gorgeous! can you post a picture of them?

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kavin. said

Wow that's wonderful! Fantastic tone and drone!

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Lalo Oceja said

I love the amazing sound of pipes, and what better than your music Kirk!!!

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Jason Earls said

wow, interesting explanation and amazing tune!

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