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Post by Gordy88 on Sat 9 May - 20:45:22

Not long back from Dungannon, A mixed day weatherwise, brightened by a nice chat with Gillian,

Results as follows

G4b- Theipval mem/ Lisnamulligan/Tullintrain. Drums Wm Kerr

G4a - Quinn/Letterkenny/Moneygore Drums Bready

3b - Castlerock(and DRums) Black Raven/Ballydonaghy

3a )_ Aughintober (and Drums)/Howard/McNeillstown

2- Killeen/ Ravara (and drums)/ 7 towers

1 -- Slot (ens pref) (and drums)/ FMM / Ballycoan/Cullybackey

Speaking for Ballycoan, we had a pretty good run, our drones didnt lock in as well as they should have. One small slip, pretty good overall, very pleased.

Personally I had a great run, really enjoyed it, one of those runs were you could play all day in the circle. Looking forward to Dumbarton

It was a difficult day for pipes with wide ranging temperatures, and TBH all the bands had issues, especially keeping drones on, but it was a faily level playing field.

Cheers
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Post by Heilan Mary on Sat 9 May - 21:27:48

Hello! Had a good day and thanks again for the cuppa. Did not like FM's MSR they had a stinkin intro and felt Ballycoan played better. Expected Slot to win. Have taped some of the bands so will get them on as soon as.
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Post by Redneck on Sun 10 May - 12:23:44

Ya miss me........... big grin
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Post by Gordy88 on Sun 10 May - 12:27:19

Redneck wrote:Ya miss me........... big grin


Should have been there,

3a is going to be a very interesting grade this year


I take you are giving next week a miss?
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Post by Redneck on Sun 10 May - 12:59:59

Yes m8, think our first will be 23rd, but definitely the 30th. Can't wait.

StevieB heard all the grade yesterday. We are quietly confident of progressing from last years haul.

Having said that, it counts in the circle, not in the bandhall. Feeling confident myself, but am also realistic. Will just be glad to see us out after being near caput at xmas time.
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Post by Gordy88 on Sun 10 May - 15:59:53

Redneck wrote:Yes m8, think our first will be 23rd, but definitely the 30th. Can't wait.

StevieB heard all the grade yesterday. We are quietly confident of progressing from last years haul.

Having said that, it counts in the circle, not in the bandhall. Feeling confident myself, but am also realistic. Will just be glad to see us out after being near caput at xmas time.

Announced yesterday that the Ballyclare comp is moved,

Going to be held on the Doagh road, N'abbey.

Details due out to bands this week.

Might be fit to get a pint in Enniskillen
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Post by Redneck on Sun 10 May - 17:17:42

Good m8, cheers.
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Post by wee_fee-Fee on Mon 11 May - 1:03:04

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUsbhPJK9Ds

FMM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgE--U93bPk

SLOT
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Post by Redneck on Mon 11 May - 10:08:14

Jeeze that was quick......... you youtube trawler you.laughing

Was it my imagination or have the big guns pulled back on tempos ? Hmm
Not a bad idea IMO, sounded more controlled from both, not that they ever lost it, but that tempo was nice.

Thoughts anyone?

No Ballycoan clip?...............Awwwwwwwww. big grin
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Post by Gordy88 on Mon 11 May - 11:32:34

Redneck wrote:Jeeze that was quick......... you youtube trawler you.laughing

Was it my imagination or have the big guns pulled back on tempos ? Hmm
Not a bad idea IMO, sounded more controlled from both, not that they ever lost it, but that tempo was nice.

Thoughts anyone?

No Ballycoan clip?...............Awwwwwwwww. big grin

Usual glory hunters mate,

Tell me, what do you think of slot strathspey playing.

cheers
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Post by Heilan Mary on Mon 11 May - 12:40:04

I have them recorded to dvd but I need to covert the file so I am able to put it on youtube.
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Post by Redneck on Mon 11 May - 13:56:16

Gordy88 wrote:

Usual glory hunters mate,

Tell me, what do you think of slot strathspey playing.

cheers


Hmm , bit round in places for me. Would have liked a stronger pulse beat. That will come I'm sure.
The same will apply to all bands on their first run out, once the rustiness of not competing is brushed aside things will undoubtedly pick up all over.

Bet the 'Coan weren't 100%, TBH ad doubt if any band will be boomin' this time a year, yes, it all sounds good in the hall.........but yer not competing.

Just hope the weather picks up fer y'all next Saturday.........damn.........gonna miss y'all 'n bootin' Robbie too,............any takers to fill the Redneck's boots fer a days bootin'?.
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Post by thehorseltd on Mon 11 May - 16:02:22

Redneck wrote:Ya miss me........... big grin

I did! That's two weeks i've seen stevie and missed your ugly mug Razz
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Post by Redneck on Mon 11 May - 18:43:32

Count yerself lucky m8.... laughing , after the 23rd yill be sick lookin' at me. That's if yer in the pub like.
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Post by thehorseltd on Mon 11 May - 19:20:01

Redneck wrote:Count yerself lucky m8.... laughing , after the 23rd yill be sick lookin' at me. That's if yer in the pub like.

Hey - it'll just be good to have the grade back upto full strength! piper
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Post by Gordy88 on Tue 12 May - 10:48:08

Redneck wrote:
Gordy88 wrote:

Usual glory hunters mate,

Tell me, what do you think of slot strathspey playing.

cheers


Hmm , bit round in places for me. Would have liked a stronger pulse beat. That will come I'm sure.
The same will apply to all bands on their first run out, once the rustiness of not competing is brushed aside things will undoubtedly pick up all over.

Bet the 'Coan weren't 100%, TBH ad doubt if any band will be boomin' this time a year, yes, it all sounds good in the hall.........but yer not competing.

Just hope the weather picks up fer y'all next Saturday.........damn.........gonna miss y'all 'n bootin' Robbie too,............any takers to fill the Redneck's boots fer a days bootin'?.

I would agree mate, too round for me, but TBH, we would have been the other way, too clipped.

As a sidenote, we also had 2 wildly differing piping sheets, one full of praise, and one full of critisism, both contradicting each other.

What do you do?? surrender
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Post by Redneck on Tue 12 May - 11:16:47

What do you do ?? surrender

Do as yiz have been doin', who's gonna beat yiz apart from SLOT 'n FMM?

The reports on the 'Backey haven't been favourable m8, seems they wouldn't get into top 3 in grade 2.
Haven't heard 'em yet so can't comment.

The usual moans and the rain ain't yet dried on the finale arena.........class, this is gonna be some craic.

Gordy, I know where yer comin' from, but we've been over it all before. Chill, get a beer, join the 'Lough, and enjoy the banter........am afraid the 'Poachacoan syndrome is starting to set in m8.............get oot while ye can. Twisted Evil
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Post by Gordy88 on Tue 12 May - 11:28:34

Thats wise advice mate,

Thats what gets me about piping, its too easy to take it seriously, and get wound up

Take a look through the judges list,

How many of them at their best could play in a current mid table grade one band, let alone FMM

Damn few, drummers seem even harder done by in this respect

No wonder i drink !!!! laughing
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Post by Dai Robb on Tue 12 May - 13:22:58

Gordy88 wrote:

No wonder i drink !!!! laughing

You mean you need an excuse?? laughing laughing laughing
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Post by Redneck on Tue 12 May - 20:52:02

Dai, he has a point. There are judges who shouldn't be there.

You go out, have a crackin' run. Then every Tom,Dick 'n Harry applaud you 'n say " Hey, that'll be hard da beat "

Results.............sweet FA. This has happened, Gordy will tell you, there are some pundits standing around the arenas could show some judges up.

No wonder I drink too. We can laugh 'n joke, but sometimes it does get da ya.
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Post by Gordy88 on Tue 12 May - 21:58:20

We've cracked it now !!!!!

Go to contest,

Don't play,

Drink all day instead,

No probs at all laughing laughing
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Post by Redneck on Thu 14 May - 14:47:00

Can I come????????, do it the 'Lough way.
Go to contest
Drink all day
Play
Drink some more.........class, winning combination.
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Post by Gordy88 on Thu 14 May - 16:51:42

laughing laughing laughing
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Post by Redneck on Thu 14 May - 17:34:39

Al get ye in the 'Lough uniform yet m8. big grin
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Post by Dai Robb on Thu 14 May - 17:50:13

Redneck wrote:Dai, he has a point. There are judges who shouldn't be there.

You go out, have a crackin' run. Then every Tom,Dick 'n Harry applaud you 'n say " Hey, that'll be hard da beat "

Results.............sweet FA. This has happened, Gordy will tell you, there are some pundits standing around the arenas could show some judges up.

No wonder I drink too. We can laugh 'n joke, but sometimes it does get da ya.

Totally agree with you both, been there done that got the T shirt? although we hope and pray that things will change, they dont, and we also know it can be soul destroying.
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