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  Topic: THIS FORUM IS NOW AN ARCHIVE (NO NEW POSTS ALLOWED)
Olle

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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:22 am   Subject: THIS FORUM IS NOW AN ARCHIVE (NO NEW POSTS ALLOWED)
NSAA, Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas, was the name of a organization founded by Jerry Revelle (USA) and me (Sweden) in 2006. The idea was to connect people in North America who play, or a ...
  Topic: Making a chanter... and tuning it
Olle

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:34 am   Subject: Making a chanter... and tuning it
Natural. No bagpipes are tuned in equal temperament as far as I know. This is a drone instrument, after all, i.e. the chanter should be tuned to a scale which sounds good with that drone. Equal temper ...
  Topic: Bagpipe auction, Sept 19
Olle

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:23 pm   Subject: Bagpipe auction, Sept 19
A private bagpipe collection seems to be on sale on an auction September 19th. The auction house seem to know what they're selling (which is not always the case when bagpipes go on sale).

http://ga ...
  Topic: Three(!) new holders of the Riksspelman title
Olle

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:16 am   Subject: Three(!) new holders of the Riksspelman title
No less than three pipers have this week received the honorary title Riksspelman on Swedish bagpipes (rough translation: piper of the realm). Congratulations to Per Jensen, Mikael Lund and Folke Dahlg ...
  Topic: Four tunes on säckpipa and hurdy-gurdy
Olle

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 5:59 pm   Subject: Four tunes on säckpipa and hurdy-gurdy
Here is a video of [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60TGmJ4DFOo&list=UUUR-y-IZA7fqL1INBUgC_HQ&index=1]four polskas efter Petter Dufva on Säckpipa and hurdy-gurdy.

All four tunes are what ...
  Topic: Sackpipa in Vikings show
Olle

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:25 am   Subject: Sackpipa in Vikings show
I haven't seen the show. What kind of pipes where they?

There is no evidence of bagpipes in Sweden going back that far. The closest thing found is "Lundapipan", dated 1050AD, which is som ...
  Topic: Names of some tunes needed from a video
Olle

Replies: 6
Views: 7782

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:43 pm   Subject: Names of some tunes needed from a video
Let me first retract, or modify, my previous remark. I should not have been so categorical in stating that Å jänta å ja *is* a polska. As you say, many tunes can be played either way - as a waltz, pol ...
  Topic: Names of some tunes needed from a video
Olle

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:07 am   Subject: Names of some tunes needed from a video
Don't take the recited story seriously, though. The story is a classic boy-meets-girl story, about how he courts her and how they finally get married. I often play and sing it on weddings.
  Topic: Names of some tunes needed from a video
Olle

Replies: 6
Views: 7782

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:28 pm   Subject: Names of some tunes needed from a video
The "waltz" at 7.50 is actually a polska, Å jänta å ja', from Värmland. Ransäter to be precise. There are lyrics to it and it is one of the most well known Swedish traditional style tunes am ...
  Topic: Gudmunds Nils Larsson Tunes
Olle

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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:37 pm   Subject: Gudmunds Nils Larsson Tunes
Personally I'm not sure there ever was a particular repertoire for the Swedish bagpipe for us to lose. I think the old pipers played the popular tunes of the time and region, restricted to those which ...
  Topic: The future of NSAA and the forum
Olle

Replies: 8
Views: 10332

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:47 pm   Subject: The future of NSAA and the forum
Update: We have been offered a home at piping.se. In addition, the owner of www.uilleannforum.com and www.gaitaforum.com has also offered us a home, as an additional forum or under it's own domain.
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  Topic: Gudmunds Nils Larsson Tunes
Olle

Replies: 4
Views: 6676

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:31 am   Subject: Gudmunds Nils Larsson Tunes
There are no bagpipe tunes after Gudmunds Nils Larsson. He did not play much anymore when he was discovered, and when he did he did not play that kind of music, so the *music* tradition had already di ...
  Topic: Dråm tours California
Olle

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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:21 pm   Subject: Dråm tours California
Dråm tours California (again) in February. Tour schedule:

12/2 San Pedro
20/2 Swedish Church of San Francisco
22/2 Music Sources, Albany
23/2 Harpers Hall, Mountain View

See http://draam.com
  Topic: The future of NSAA and the forum
Olle

Replies: 8
Views: 10332

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:36 pm   Subject: The future of NSAA and the forum
My suggestion: ISF - International Säckpipa (Swedish bagpipe) Forum

I think "säckpipa" should be explained when the acronym is spellt out like that.

Using the term "international& ...
  Topic: The future of NSAA and the forum
Olle

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:06 am   Subject: The future of NSAA and the forum
I think we should discuss here what we want the NSAA to be and what to do with the forum.

1. If, as was Jerry Revelle's and my intention from the beginning, the NSAA is to be more than just the for ...
  Topic: Why did NSAA move from Norden Folk to a Swedish domain?
Olle

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Views: 5779

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:34 pm   Subject: Why did NSAA move from Norden Folk to a Swedish domain?
Hello fellow NSAA members and pipers,

Due to the unexpected death of Jerry Revelle (see previous announcement) who was the administrator of the NSAA forum in USA and the president of the organizati ...
  Topic: Jerry Revelle passed away
Olle

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:24 pm   Subject: Jerry Revelle passed away
Hello NSAA friends,

I'm afraid I have some bad news. Jerry Revelle, my co-founder of NSAA and administrator of this forum, has passed away in cancer.

I met Jerry the first time here in Uppsala S ...
  Topic: Tre Säck @ YouTube
Olle

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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:17 pm   Subject: Tre Säck @ YouTube
Tre Säck is a small piece I composed and arranged for three Swedish bagpipes, early 1998. It remained unplayed though, until two weeks ago when I was in Germany. Here is a video from Pipenbocktreffen ...
  Topic: Anton Olausson, new Riksspelman on säckpipa
Olle

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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:15 pm   Subject: Anton Olausson, new Riksspelman on säckpipa
It was announced today that Anton Olausson will receive the Zorn silver medal for his säckpipa playing and thereby the right to the title Riksspelman (piper of the realm). Anton is the youngest piper ...
  Topic: A bit more
Olle

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:28 pm   Subject: A bit more
"Annie" (her name was Anna in Sweden) and Lars, were actually the second wave. They did not emigrate until 1880. Anna would have been 61 then - she was born in 1819. Their daughter, Brita, a ...
  Topic: Baglady heads to Nisswa
Olle

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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:52 pm   Subject: Baglady heads to Nisswa
Great to hear!

As for reachability I often forget to bring cards and such, but it's usually not a problem as long as the interested person have Internet access. If you Google Swedish bagpipes, the ...
  Topic: A bit more
Olle

Replies: 10
Views: 10322

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:08 pm   Subject: A bit more
Well, I can confirm that cows are attracted to Swedish bagpipes. Horses too. Personal experience.

The two Skifstrom ladies are the only female Swedish pipers we know of today. This may seem to con ...
  Topic: A collection of 25 tunes after Petter Dufva (1756-1836)
Olle

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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:12 pm   Subject: A collection of 25 tunes after Petter Dufva (1756-1836)
For now, only the five tunes I recorded and published on my [url=http://fb.bandpage.com/OlleGallmomusiker]Facebook page. All those five tunes are playable on a regular A-chanter tuned to major.
  Topic: A collection of 25 tunes after Petter Dufva (1756-1836)
Olle

Replies: 6
Views: 8263

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:51 pm   Subject: A collection of 25 tunes after Petter Dufva (1756-1836)
Yes, I like them too. They are quite different from the usual (to a piper) repertoire form Western Dalarna. Closer to the Baroque style of music. The menuets in particular, but also the polskas. They ...
  Topic: A collection of 25 tunes after Petter Dufva (1756-1836)
Olle

Replies: 6
Views: 8263

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 5:46 pm   Subject: A collection of 25 tunes after Petter Dufva (1756-1836)
I just added more tunes (written music) to my Swedish bagpipe site. It is a collection of 25 tunes after Petter Dufva (1756-1836) which I transposed and, in some cases, edited slightly to fit the pipe ...
  Topic: A bit more
Olle

Replies: 10
Views: 10322

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:13 pm   Subject: A bit more
It's wonderful that you have found descendants, and not only that - descendants with a story about their ancestors! I'm hoping to hear more of this.

Olle
  Topic: Experiences from Seth Hamon's synthetic reeds
Olle

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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 12:54 pm   Subject: Experiences from Seth Hamon's synthetic reeds
For your information, I just posted the first recording I've made with Seths synthetic reed in the chanter. It is a polska from Småland, after a fiddler called Petter Dufva (1756-1836). He wrote down ...
  Topic: Using turpentine on blow-pipes
Olle

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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:33 pm   Subject: Using turpentine on blow-pipes
Alban uses reindeer horn, yes.

The others don't have a separate end-piece and, as far as I know, they oil with linseed oil/turpentine all the way. I don't think it's a health problem.
  Topic: Another workshop at Nisswastämma, June 8, 9--2012
Olle

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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:22 am   Subject: Another workshop at Nisswastämma, June 8, 9--2012
Yes, that's what I mean. You can play the same melody in any key with the same fingering, as long as you have the right chanter for it. G happens to be a much more common key than A among other instru ...
  Topic: Alternative reed material - bamboo?
Olle

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Views: 6710

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:09 pm   Subject: Alternative reed material - bamboo?
The bamboo reed I saw was not composite. It was cut the traditional way. I seem to remember that it was downcut, but I'm not sure.
 
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