So, had to break out the Gellaitry’s again after the cosmetic refurb of a new bag cover and cords, as seen above. Figured I’d give the Selbie’s that were sounding so good in the Jeffers pipe a go so I did, and the first sets are of that combo. It was okay for light music, but they’re definitely showing their age. By the time I got to my attempt at a Piobaireachd, I couldn’t get through the ground without the tuning changing. I think I started playing these Selbie’s in 2002 and pretty solidly through 2008ish, and then off and on again. They got a little mold on them and stuff. :o) The bridles slide very easily so I’m just not sure they’re tight enough to keep everything in tune. So, in frustration, I threw the Kinnairds back in and had, you guessed it, no trouble.
Gellaitry’s with old Selbie’s:
Mrs. Lily Christie (band 6/8)
Newmarket House & Hen’s March (last year’s HJ)
The Mermaid, Gravel Walk, Spanner in the Works, & High Road to Linton
Big Yin, Kitty lie over, & Drops of Brandy (The Tully Tribute set)
Gellaitry’s with Kinnaird:
Too Long in this Condition (So yeah, I got to the end and wasn’t sure how to sight read the a mach until it was too late. Not too bad considering it was my 3rd Piobaireachd in like a year, and that I play a different one every time. Some day they won’t bore the crap out of me.)