December 30, 2013 - A word about the weather and your instruments...

Ahhh. It's 17 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago...48% relative humidity outside. Which means the relative humidity inside our dwelling would be in the 20-25% range...IF we didn't have humidifiers boosting it to 52% relative humidity, according to the hygrometer in Pat's pipe case...Guess what?

Everything works on both sets of pipes, a 3/4 concert set and a full B set - in fact they're singing like choirs of angels. Leaving the condo for short spells to play tunes in a crowded pub, like we did last night, is not a problem. There's a lesson here if you're new to piping and struggling with the effects of indoor heating on your reeds.