Time is nearly up, the head is mainly done, a little tidying to do and that’s done, mainly working on the shaft now, will need to get that down to size next week, ready for staining.
This is the Open Bass competition at the Waipu Highland Games 2018, requires the base player to do a March, Strathspey, and Reel, with an accompanying Piper and Side drummer. Third place performance
Have been a bit slack getting these pictures up Still taking the neck down to the correct size before shaping the rest of the head, this week I will be mainly shaping the shaft.
Both sides of the tongue are now complete, I will work on reducing the neck before smoothing out the top of the head and adding the eyes. I have some feathers which look like they can be used, I also have someone who can tie in the feathers.
Great day at Waipu, we visited the Cameron tent when we got to the grounds, and Dad decided to do the morning march through the town centre (@ 9:30) while Mum and I warmed up for the first drumming events. Mums first event was at 9:30 which was the 2/4 march, there were only 2 […]
This is the flip side of the tongue, mainly all the detail is done, just a little tidying to do, will do the eyes next then start on the shaft
The Oranga School Cultural Performance happened a few weeks ago, this is the only image I can get, it is low quality and I have tried to increase the pixel rate and image quality, but this is the best I can get it.
One side of the tongue is mainly done, a little bit of tidying to be done, then I’ll need to do the same on the other side.
This tune is the 79th Farewell to Gibraltar, it is a tune written by Pipe Major John Macdonald of the 79th Cameron Highlanders in June of 1848 when his regiment left Gibraltar for Canada. The regiment had been stationed on the strategic Rock of Gibraltar for 3 years and was delighted to get off “the […]
https://youtu.be/mohJeMWSH8s Reel is Itchy fingers(Pipe Major Rab Pinkman) and the Jig is Spicy McHaggis Jig(Dropkick Murphys). This is the definition of Pipes and Chisels, thanks to Jos for taking the video