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Scottish Smallpipes


musician/member name: People & Blogs
Duration: 00:01:33
description:
Getting familiar with my new set of Scottish Smallpipes made by Alexander Anistratov. Key of "A" with an extra high 'b' key.
Made of Cocobolo with Boxwood mounts and bronze ferrules.
Amazing workmanship, these bagpipes are really artwork.
Bob
07/02/19 01:24:35PM @bob:

Cindy Stammich:

Wow!  This is wonderful - and I don't know that I have ever seen anything quite like that!  Thank you for sharing!

Thanks Cindy- I am glad to have introduced the Scottish Smallpipes to you :-)


Cindy Stammich
07/01/19 08:46:29PM @cindy-stammich:

Wow!  This is wonderful - and I don't know that I have ever seen anything quite like that!  Thank you for sharing!


Bob
06/28/19 10:03:20PM @bob:

Bob Stephens:

Bob,

I just saw your smallpipes. Very impressive.  I checked out the maker and he seems to be the best.  I have long wanted a set of Uilleann pipes, but never made the commitment.  I am very happy for you.  Pipe on!

Thank you Bob! The maker of these is in Moscow! A Russian bagpipe maker (of various pipes, including the Uillieann Pipes) and amazing bagpipe performer as well. This custom set built for me was a three year wait, but definitely worth it!


Bob
06/28/19 09:59:43PM @bob:

Ariane:

Your playing and the sound of your Smallpipes are gorgeous. I wish I could play some Scottish tunes with you together with my hammered dulcimer (unfortunately I cannot play my whistles any more) That would be great! smile

Thanks Ariane- that would be a lot of fun! I think the hammered dulcimer and the Smallpipes would sound amazing together!


Bob
06/28/19 09:58:19PM @bob:

IRENE:

hooooooooo. these are wonderful.   I had a great guy come to Nauvoo one time and he played in the Nauvoo Bag Pipe band for 8 years or so.  His wife played the big drums, what a pair.   She wanted a harp and I said that you couldn't hear a harp next to a bagpipe.   He said, "oh no, not like the small pipes of Scotland!"  and he brought his Scottish Smallpipes.   He played in the key of A as well and I flipped my levers on my harp and played tunes with him.  I was crying after the first tune....wayyyyyyyy cool.  That day I sold a harp.  NOW BOB, if EVER you come to Nauvoo, you can play that lovely small pipes in my round house, OKAY.  Love the tune here as well.  Last year I had the whole pipe band come and play a bunch of tunes at the bottom of my driveway....it was a surprise.  I LOVED IT.   aloha, irene

Oh thank you Irene! Not many folks are familliar with this instrument and it would be my pleasure to pack them along if I am heading out Nauvoo way !


Ariane
06/28/19 08:00:21AM @ariane:

Your playing and the sound of your Smallpipes are gorgeous. I wish I could play some Scottish tunes with you together with my hammered dulcimer (unfortunately I cannot play my whistles any more) That would be great! smile


Bob Stephens
06/27/19 10:06:07PM @bob-stephens:

Bob,

I just saw your smallpipes. Very impressive.  I checked out the maker and he seems to be the best.  I have long wanted a set of Uilleann pipes, but never made the commitment.  I am very happy for you.  Pipe on!


IRENE
06/24/19 11:16:16PM @irene:

hooooooooo. these are wonderful.   I had a great guy come to Nauvoo one time and he played in the Nauvoo Bag Pipe band for 8 years or so.  His wife played the big drums, what a pair.   She wanted a harp and I said that you couldn't hear a harp next to a bagpipe.   He said, "oh no, not like the small pipes of Scotland!"  and he brought his Scottish Smallpipes.   He played in the key of A as well and I flipped my levers on my harp and played tunes with him.  I was crying after the first tune....wayyyyyyyy cool.  That day I sold a harp.  NOW BOB, if EVER you come to Nauvoo, you can play that lovely small pipes in my round house, OKAY.  Love the tune here as well.  Last year I had the whole pipe band come and play a bunch of tunes at the bottom of my driveway....it was a surprise.  I LOVED IT.   aloha, irene


Bob
06/24/19 05:19:05PM @bob:

Kevin R.:

Very nice, Bob. Sounds great. I agree..they do have a mellower sound.

Yes, these don't blow you over with volume (like the Great Highland Pipes do). They dont have a canonical bore and hence are quieter. 


Bob
06/24/19 05:14:01PM @bob:

Strumelia:


Dusty Turtle:

No surprise the bagpipe player was relegated to the garage! 

Dusty-  LOL!

Bob, this is so great, you must be super excited.  I love the sound of the pipes. And their designs- they are like weird marvelous 'tone making machines'!

 

Strumelia, I had no idea there were so many types of bagpipes. Before the age of the internet, I never was even aware of them all! These are very special pipes and will stay in the family for generations I hope!


Bob
06/24/19 05:10:38PM @bob:

Dusty Turtle:

Wow! That sounds great!  Nice playing.

No surprise the bagpipe player was relegated to the garage! 

Lol. Thanks Dusty! At least my wife didn't leave the car running in the garage laughlaugh


Strumelia
06/24/19 01:42:31PM @strumelia:

Dusty Turtle:

No surprise the bagpipe player was relegated to the garage! 

Dusty-  LOL!

Bob, this is so great, you must be super excited.  I love the sound of the pipes. And their designs- they are like weird marvelous 'tone making machines'!

 


Kevin R.
06/24/19 12:29:37PM @kevin-r:

Very nice, Bob. Sounds great. I agree..they do have a mellower sound.


Dusty Turtle
06/24/19 11:33:43AM @dusty-turtle:

Wow! That sounds great!  Nice playing.

No surprise the bagpipe player was relegated to the garage! 


Bob
06/24/19 10:27:33AM @bob:

Steven Berger:

I like the mellower sound of these pipes. You do the pipes justice, Bob! What's the name of the tune?

Thank you Steven- yes these pipes have a lovely depth and warmth. The tune is Mrs. Hamilton of Pitcaithlands by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831).


Steven Berger
06/24/19 10:20:08AM @steven-berger:

I like the mellower sound of these pipes. You do the pipes justice, Bob! What's the name of the tune?


Bob
06/24/19 08:26:53AM @bob:

Just wanted to share this video of my new Scottish Smallpipes, made by the master Alexander Anistratov. It was three years in the making from start to finish, and every bit worth the wait. Materials are Cocobolo, Boxwood mounts and bronze Ferrules.

They are in key of "A".