Swayne, Jonathan

Calls and Responses Jun 2017 in Chanter 2017 Summer

Editor’s Note: There was something of an editorial oversight in the last edition. Somehow, Jon Swayne’s response to Andy Letcher’s question on tapering bores (p.11) acquired an extra paragraph at the end of his article. At this point I must confess I have no idea where the paragraph came from and who wrote it! So, I will reprint it as a “Call” and hope that there are some “Responses” – and to both Jon and the questioner – apologies!

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Tuning - A Well Tempered Response Dec 2014 in Chanter 2014 Winter

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Two Union Chanters Jun 2014 in Chanter 2014 Summer

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On tuning and temperaments Jun 2011 in Chanter 2011 Summer

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Letters Mar 2010 in Chanter 2010 Spring

Gorhemmynadow dhiworth Kernow! We have at last made our CD of pipes and drums (gaita and bombarde - not the reconstructed Cornish pipes, gav dhymm!) and thought that our Celtic cousins might be interested… Tracks Cor Elath Wondrous Works/ Daniel Cooper/ Silver Buttons/ Woolly Monkey An Culyek Hos Joel’s Tune/ An Ahwesyth An Morladron/ Nancledra/ Tom Bawcock’s Fly Cellar/ Hevva Turning of the Tide/ Pencarrow/ We all Stepped Out/ Carmela

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A point of view Jun 2008 in Chanter 2008 Summer

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Danse Auvergnat Fontaine petrifiante Mar 2008 in Chanter 2008 Spring

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Plastic chanter reeds Sep 2005 in Chanter 2005 Autumn

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The Pastoral Bagpipe Mar 2001 in Chanter 2001 Spring

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A bagpipe development story Dec 1997 in Chanter 1997 Winter

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English 'Renaissance' Bagpipe in G Dec 1997 in Chanter 1997 Winter

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"English" Renaissance Bagpipes Sep 1986 in Chanter 1986 Autumn

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Flemish bagpipes after Breugel Sep 1986 in Chanter 1986 Autumn

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Rage de Danse by La Chavannee Sep 1986 in Chanter 1986 Autumn

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Review: Calicanto Scano Boa Sep 1986 in Chanter 1986 Autumn

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Review:La Chavannee Rage de Danse Sep 1986 in Chanter 1986 Autumn

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Cabrette Tuning Yet Again... Mar 2016 in Chanter 2016 Spring

It’s good to see the subject of tuning and scales capturing the interest of members, because it’s a subject hard to understand and therefore not well understood. So I was fascinated to turn to Ray Brown’s thoughts on the tuning of the Cabrette in the Winter 2015 edition of Chanter, the third response to Ian Clabburn’s original article in Chanter of Summer 2014. Ray covered a wide range of topics and raised a large number of questions.

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Dave VanDoorne Remembered Mar 2016 in Chanter 2016 Spring

Dave was a founder member of the Bagpipe Society who passed away in December. His contribution to the English Bagpipe Revival, especially in the early days cannot be overestimated, as can be seen in these reminiscences: My first encounter with Dave VanDoorn was in characteristically surreal surroundings. It was the inaugural meeting of (what was then known as) the “English Bagpipe Society” in December 1985. Although I can recall few details of the meeting itself, I have a vivid memory of us going through the galleries of the Pitt-Rivers museum afterwards and gazing at the shrunken heads.

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The last 30 years Nov 2016 in Chanter 2016 Winter

Reflections on changes in the piping world since the foundation of the Society While browsing the archives of the Society for material for this article, I came across a review by Paul James of the 1986 edition of the Rencontres de Luthiers et Maitres-Sonneurs at St Chartier, a festival almost universally referred to, even now, simply as ‘St Chartier’ (as any fule kno). It is now of course re-located by five kilometres or so to Chateau d’Ars and under the direction of the organisation, Le Son Continu.

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