Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Xmas All

Hi all, it's Andy T.
We arrived in the UK Tues morning, very cold, still trying not to wake up in the middle of the night. Had a wonderful Xmas day, trad Turkey and plenty of ale consumed.
I will add some photos in the next couple of days. I Piped yesterday for the residents of Norton Hall Sheffield, the place where Kate's parents live. It is a big old Manor building converted into apartments. Tuning up here is quite different. I let my pipes stay in the landing for a day to acclimatise themselves. Yesterday I was tuning at 468. They sounded fine after half hour or so. I must say the older Yorkshire men love the pipes - they even knew Leaving Liverpool!
Like I say I'll get some pics up soon.
Aye for noo
Andy T


Tanundapiper said...

Have a great time Andy. Good music is recognised everywhere. We look forward to the photos!

angus said...

Cold and wet weather resulting in a lower pitch. Thats natural, but what did you think of the sound of the pipes? Is no real answer as to the 'best pitch', but in general the lower pitch has more volume and depth to the sound .... ... almost as if the pipes were meant to be heard in that weather :>

Interesting pictures of Norton Hall etc --- and look forward to seeing more as your holiday advances.