I’ve decided just to keep the bagpipes out of the Bentines side of things and just focus on the the accordion for now. I’m still not quite up to speed with the set yet but when I am the plan will be to do some gigs first, build a band and then record. This could take the whole year, I hope not but it could. More to follow.
So. I’m still at the ceilidh set. Practising away on the accordion but after listening to Jimmy Shand and some other ceilidh bands on Spotify I realise that I’ll need to speed most of the sets up, a lot. I’ve got the Dashing White Sargent pegged in at around 200 bmp and I’ve only been playing it at 120ish. So not quite back to the drawing board but there is work to be done. In saying that my waltzes are fine locked in at 130 bmp.