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Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:25 am
by adrian
I have no way of copying the cassette to cassette. I'll install a suitable program on my computer to record it and then you can decide how it gets to you. As for copyright, whatever...

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:44 pm
by John Gibbons
Not urgent, but it would be good to hear and maybe upload a recording of him and you - duetting is what he was particularly good at.

All the best,

John

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:28 am
by Julia Say
There is a cassette tape labelled George Hepple in the Forster Charlton collection (there may be more than one, we've only found one so far)
We haven't yet played it so I don't know if the label is even accurate, let alone the contents.

Julia

Re: George Hepple -> Forster Charlton

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:24 am
by John Gibbons
Julia,

When you have confirmed this is a tape of George, I'll add a mention.

Speaking of Forster, he probably needs an article of his own.
There was an article in the Magazine not too long ago, but his obit (if on time) was before I joined.
The Northumbrian Smallpipes Encyclopedia is a good starting point, but doesn't have room to say much.

John

Forster Charlton

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:22 pm
by John Gibbons
Forster needs an article of his own.
There was an article in the Magazine not too long ago, but his obit (if on time) was before I joined.
The Northumbrian Smallpipes Encyclopedia is a good starting point, but doesn't have room to say much.

I have used the sources I could find, including Joe Crane's obit for him for Piobaire,
to write a stub article, but it needs a lot more detail.

I know very little about his pipemaking.
My partial list of his compositions is almost certainly incomplete,
though I think I have most of the published ones.
A bit more on the Strakonice connection might help.

John

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:06 pm
by adrian
I have edited Georges wiki. To my knowledge, George did not make rapid progress on the NSP's; his main musical instrument was the fiddle. He showed me his NSP's and the chanter was either Clough or Picknell; he didn't play the set with me. I have no knowledge of him playing the NSP's with any piper who was known at the time or entering any NSP's competitions.

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:45 am
by John Gibbons
Certainly, he was only ever recorded on fiddle, to my knowledge, and I'd guessed that that reflected it being his better instrument.
But guessing and knowing are different, so thanks for confirming this.

John

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:27 pm
by John Gibbons
Added a sentence that his preferred instrument remained the fiddle.

John