Felix Doran's Silver pipes

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  1. CHasR

    CHasR

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    http://www.neilmulligan.com/doran2010 .htm

    Just had to share here.
    Felix Doran, brother of the legendary Johnny Doran (both dec'd) had an all-silver; & silver-plated (2 full sets) of Uilleann pipes made, by various crafstmen. Leo Rowsome inclusive.
    You;s can all get the full story from the link, but in terms of drool-some bagpipe pics, this is complete nirvana.

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    see what i mean?:)
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Pretty!
     
  3. kevgermany

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    I took a look. Rather impressive. Best keep this site away from my son, who's just decided he wants to play the pipes.....
     
  4. CHasR

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    two thoughts of advice for you kevgermany:
    1.) Andreas Rogge
    2.) High yield savings account
    :emoji_smile:
     
  5. kevgermany

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    There's also this guy:

    http://www.bagpipesonoda.eu/

    Son want blown, not bellows pipes.

    My wife took our son there for an introductory lesson. Turned into a demo of all the pipe types. Son'd been keen to learn the GHB, but the sheer volume has, thankfully, put him off. Looks like he may go for a Hümmelchen, than can be made with GHB fingering as well...

    Well to cut a long story short, I got a decent budget practice chanter and told him he had to earn the pipes by learning properly on the chanter - and putting a decent amount of effort into his clarinet. New teacher coming up in September. So we'll see.
     
  6. CHasR

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    Yes, I know Toru! tell him I said hi!!
    I have one of his Egerlander-bock sitting 3 feet away from me.
    A fine craftsman. very meticulous.
    here he is playing one of my zampogne:
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    in fact, thats my Egerlander-bock on the table next to him.
     
  7. kevgermany

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    Wierd isn't it. English guy of scottish descent (a long way back...) living in Germany meets Japanese pipe maker making German, Bohemian and British pipes in Germany.

    I didn't get to meet him, should pop over. My wife was really impressed by the workmanship and by him. He's going to move a little further out soon, so I guess I should do it soon.
     

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