RJM chanter with a Troy McAllister reed

We’ve got a vlog today! All the tape is off of the RJM chanterĀ (except E and high G) and here is some lame playing to prove it.

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RJM solo blackwood chanter, tape only on E and high G, tuning spot on at 480 Hz with a day old Troy McAllister chanter reed that was artificially broke in with a bit of spit and a little squeeze at the tips to ease the reed and even less around the sound box to bring the pitch of the middle notes (C# and F#) up a tad.

Roddy MacLeod (designer of the chanter) uses Troy McAllister reeds personally so I figured what better reed is there to get the most out of the RJM chanter?
Brown Haired Maiden
Rossshire Volunteers
Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque
Drone retuning as the chanter pitch went up a little or the drone reeds went flat a little, one of the two
?????? Bridge
Flame of Wrath for Squinting Patrick (memorized last week)

MP3s of the sets played in the YouTube video:

Brown Haired Maiden, Rossshire Volunteers, and Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque

Kalabakan, Crooked Bridge, and Flame of Wrath for Squinting Patrick

4 thoughts on “RJM chanter with a Troy McAllister reed

  1. Hey Chuck! These are the 1950ish Hendersons with Rockets (Atherton MacD spec). That’s an old L&M bag I bought off somebody for $50 like 3-4 years ago. Peter Crisler blowpipe. Gibson split stock tube trap (non-shamwow version).

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