Author Archives: Mike Chisholm

About Mike Chisholm

Bagpiper, writer, fisherman and father born and raised in Nova Scotia, now living in Vancouver area.

Six Robert Burns Suppers in Vancouver, with Bagpipers

TweetIn an entertaining evening filled with highlights, the grand entrance of the haggis is the marquis moment of a traditional Robert Burns Supper. The great highland bagpipes strike in from the distance, and moments later a door flings open and … Continue reading

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Remembering veterans in Vancouver and beyond with bagpipes

TweetThe weather forecast is ominous. November 11th is usually the last day of the year that most pipers and pipe bands venture into the great outdoors to perform one last time before winter winds sweep down and snow, rain and … Continue reading

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A loyal, generous and infamous Vancouver pipe major passes into history

TweetThe story about Ian Millman that sticks with me is the time the mayor of Vancouver announced at a crowded formal dinner that the City had decided to fund the Vancouver Police Pipe Band’s upcoming trip to Edinburgh, Scotland. The … Continue reading

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The sun sets on another Vancouver bagpiping season

TweetFall can be the best of times, and the worst of times. For many, there’s nothing quite like beautiful, crisp, cool fall days; an opportunity to take long walks with family and friends, hike mountain trails without trudging through snow … Continue reading

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Well deserved Honourary Doctorates

TweetCongratulations to Simon Fraser University Pipe Band Pipe Major Dr. Terry Lee (l) and his brother SFUPB Pipe Sergeant Dr. Jack Lee for being awarded Simon Fraser University’s highest honour – an honourary PhD for their contributions to both the … Continue reading

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Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band needs your help !

TweetFresh from their band trip to Cosa Misa, California to compete at the annual ScotsFest USS Highland Games, the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band is now gearing up for the BC spring and summer competition season and their upcoming trip … Continue reading

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Delta Police Pipe Band’s recent trip to Germany

TweetFrom March 2013. The Delta Police Pipe Band’s third performance in their 2013 tour of Germany

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Shamrocks and bagpipes: Five great ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Vancouver.

Tweet1. Hire a bagpiper for your St. Patrick’s Day party or pub crawl.Top off your green-themed house party with a grand entrance of a fully kilted bagpiper. Celtic tunes echo while everyone dances and drinks green beer. Or join any … Continue reading

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