Harry McNulty: the pipes|drums Interview – Part 1

Published: February 28, 2011
Harry McNulty: the pipes|drums Interview – Part 1 Published: February 28, 2011

One of the nicest guys ever to put on a pipe band kilt is also one of the most successful leaders. pipes|drums checks in with the venerable and accomplished Harry McNulty of Edinburgh, former Pipe-Major of the Grade 1 Lothian & Borders Police, British Caledonian Airways and Power of Scotland / ScottishPower pipe bands, a respected teacher and a redoubtable adjudicator who always seems to have a good work and a humourous quip for everyone and everything. Includes video footage from the interview.

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To ease the blowing-in period of a chanter reed, simply press the reed firmly in the lowest part of the blades between the finger and thumb until you feel both blades ease gently together. Continue to do this and keep blowing the reed until you find the reed giving an acceptible weight.
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