Through and through

Published: October 31, 2007

Gary West reviews John Cairns’s new CD, “All Through the Ages”

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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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