Category Archives: History, Tradition & Heritage

History, traditions and heritage. The bagpipes have all of this in spades.

Bagpipes and Americans: There’s work to be done here.

TweetThe United States may be a super power and a great neighbour, but the naiveté among some of its citizens can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. In a country raising many of its children to the glare of the flat screen … Continue reading

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Robert Burns suppers, bagpiping and Vancouver

TweetThe Christmas lights and wreaths are down, the house decorations safely packed away in their boxes for another year and the final dregs of eggnog are being drained from the bottle. It’s time to begin the long, dreary winter haul … Continue reading

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Vancouver bagpiper joins “holy grail” of bagpiping battle

TweetIt is considered one of the most famous Great Highland Bagpipe chanters on the globe, and now the Iain Dall MacKay instrument has left the shores of Nova Scotia for Scotland. The bagpipers of Nova Scotia are not amused. Iain … Continue reading

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STOLEN: Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Regimental Mace

TweetIt is Vancouver’s most historic and decorated infantry regiment, with battle honours that reach back to World War I and three Victoria Cross recipients, including one for Bagpiper James Cleland Richardson.  Now the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, who celebrates their … Continue reading

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