Articles by: Moulder, Jane

Minstrel's court 2014 Sep 2014 in Chanter 2014 Autumn

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More on The Wandering Piper Sep 2014 in Chanter 2014 Autumn

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New Bagpipe App Sep 2014 in Chanter 2014 Autumn

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Starting Drone Jun 2014 in Chanter 2014 Summer

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International Bagpipe Day Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

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Piva Emiliane Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

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Recontres de Luthiers...news Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

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Review Pivenelsacco CD Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

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Review Red House by Vicki Swan, Jonny Dyer Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

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Starting Drone Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

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Cheshire pipers Sep 2006 in Chanter 2006 Autumn

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Nibiles or is that Nubiles? Jan 0001 in Chanter 2020 Winter

Images to follow Way back in the Winter 2018 edition, Andy Letcher wrote in asking if anyone had any information on the nibiles, an Ethiopian bagpipe he had seen referenced in A. Buchner’s 1971 Folk Music Instruments. Well, there was a resounding silence from you all! Further on in this edition you will read about the work of Wiebe Stodel and the compilation of an online encyclopaedia/thesaurus of bagpipes and their terminologies.

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The Burton Agnes Bagpiper Aug 2018 in Chanter 2018 Summer

I have long been familiar with the image of the female bagpiper at Burton Agnes Hall in East Riding of Yorkshire. I can remember being absolutely wowed by it the first time a friend showed me a photograph of the alabaster carving which she had found in a book on Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture. For me, this one carving scored on a number of levels: it was a bagpiper, it was a FEMALE bagpiper and it was Elizabethan.

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In Search of the Missing Diple May 2020 in Chanter 2020 Summer

What follows is a story that spans over 7 years. It is a tale which illustrates one person’s love of one small chanter and the perseverance and determination to be reunited with it. For me, the story begins back in August 2019 when I was contacted by Daniele Bicego. Daniele is Italian, a member of the Society and you will know him from his research and writing on the müsa.

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Decoration or Function? Feb 2018 in Chanter 2018 Spring

A fontanelle on a tenor shawm As researchers and instrument makers of historical instruments, Eric and I have to gather information and inspiration from as many sources as possible. In our field of renaissance double reed woodwind instruments, it is fortunate that there are still some extant examples, albeit in museum collections which may or may not have been well cared for over the last few centuries. But we also delve into contemporary accounts and records and there is plenty of iconography out there to help (or hinder!

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A new resource for curious minds Jan 0001 in Chanter 2020 Winter

Images to follow Coinciding with the publication of this edition of Chanter is the launch of a fascinating new online dictionary and encyclopeadia of bagpipes. It really is a tour de force especially considering that it is the work of just one man, Wiebe Stodel. The full title is an “Encyclopaedic dictionary of international termingology of Bagpipes and related instruments”. Subtitled, ‘an organological-linguistic study, provided with several appendices’, it consists of over 8000 entries and studies of instruments and terminologies in over 120 languages and dialects.

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Hale the Piper (cont...) and other Peak Pipers Feb 2021 in Chanter 2021 Spring

Long standing BagSoc members may remember that 7 years ago I wrote an article for Chanter about Eric’s and my discovery of the portrait of Hale the Piper. For those unfamiliar with either Hale or the story, I will give a little background information. The full article, if you’re interested, is available on the website here: http://bit.ly/Chanter111. Hale the Piper is well known amongst fans of early English bagpiping as well as lovers of 3/2 hornpipes.

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Review: Francois Couperin - Duets, Dave Rowlnds May 2020 in Chanter 2020 Summer

François Couperin “Selected Duets”. Transcribed and arranged in D and G for all melody instruments by David Rowlands Dave Rowlands is obviously a very busy man as it doesn’t seem two seconds ago that his collections of 18th century music were published. (The Long Century and Across the Water, see Chanter Summer 2019 for reviews.) In this new volume, Dave has travelled a little further back in time to the late 17th century and into the world of the French baroque.

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Where to go next Feb 2021 in Chanter 2021 Spring

Having, hopefully, given you some new ideas and interest in the history of bagpipes, I asked a few people where they could go next to explore. ‘History’ is, of course, relative and there are a vast range of options depending on your interests but here are just a few suggestions: Piper, Lizzie Gutteridge suggested that if you would like to play medieval music, then you may wish to consider the three editions she has published of medieval music arranged for bagpipe ensemble: “Three books of Medieval music arranged for bagpipe ensemble, with a mixture of original harmonies and counter melodies and new arrangements by Lizzie Gutteridge.

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Review: Cabit - Unico Filio Feb 2018 in Chanter 2018 Spring

Cabit - Unico Filio Available from Felmay music http://www.felmay.it/shop/ 13.50€ https://www.facebook.com/cabitcornamuse/ As I mentioned in Grace Notes, I’m a great lover of Italian music and so, when this CD came in for review, instead of approaching other potential reviewers, I asserted editor’s privileges and kept it for myself. I’m very pleased I did! Cabit is based in Genoa in the Ligurian area of Italy and comprises of the duo of Davide Baglietto on bagpipes and Edmondo Romano playing a variety of wind instruments such as whistles, flute, clarinet and saxophone as well as pipes.

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Review: Geordie Syme’s Paircel of Tunes Sep 2017 in Chanter 2017 Autumn

Geordie Syme’s Paircel of Tunes – Music for Border Pipers and their Friends. Edited by Matt Seattle, Dragonfly Music Pipers everywhere owe Matt Seattle a debt of gratitude for the significant contribution he has made to the discovery and publication of music for pipers and other musicians. I suspect that most members of the Society will have at least one Dragonfly Music volume on their shelves and more than likely in their collection they will have a copy of “The Master Piper”, the William Dixon manuscript.

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Caption Competition! Feb 2018 in Chanter 2018 Spring

« Caption here » Have a look at the picture on the back cover and can you come up with an appropriate caption for the poor bagpiper? Please send your captions, by 30^th^ April, to me at janethepiper@gmail.com The image comes from a much larger painting by Hans Bols. There seem to be two versions of this painting, one in the Gemaldergalerie in Berlin and another in the Sternberg Palace, Prague.

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Griff Tunebook Jan 0001 in Chanter 2020 Winter

Images to follow No edition of Chanter focusing on the music and personalities of Belgium could pass by without mentioning Blowout favourites, Remi Decker and Griff Trio. Remi has visited the Blowout on a couple of occasions, once solo and then again with his group, Griff Trio. Both times he left a lasting impression – a bundle of energy and enthusiasm, an inspiring teacher all mixed together with sheer musical skill.

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