Brown Chanter goes to Tidswell

Published: November 30, 2009
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Blair Atholl, South Australia – November 13, 2009 - Brett Tidswell won the annual Silver Chanter competition sponsored by the R.U. Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia. The event was held at Blair Atholl Uniting Church. It was the third year of the competition, and a total of 14 pipers participated.

1st Brett Tidswell, “The MacDougalls’ Gathering”
2nd Peter Hewlett, “Lament for the Children”
3rd Kaz Takehara, “The Desperate Battle”
4th James Smith, “Laemtn for Donald of Laggan”

Judges: Lawrie Adam, David Patterson

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TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: Blow your drones without the pipe chanter for a few minutes when you first take your pipes out of the box. Initially, the blades on your pipe chanter reed and the tongues on your drone reeds will be dry (not pliable), which will make the chanter reed stiff and often too much for the drone reeds – causing them to shut off. The warm air that is blown through the drone reeds will make the tongues more pliable and receptive to handling the strength of the pipe chanter. This applies to synthetic and cane drone reeds.
John Cairns, double Gold Medallist