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Top 10 Bagpiping and Highland Games in Vancouver, BC and Beyond

Tweet With the month of May upon us, and the fragrant blossoms of spring filling the air, it’s time to start thinking about upcoming highland games and events in BC and beyond.  The competition season has already begun with the … Continue reading

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Wow! Quite the Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day party with bagpipes and Whiskey Dicks

TweetIt’s over. Whew. Quite the party at the Atlantic Trap & Gill. I’m not sure how the other St. Paddy’s Day parties went in Vancouver, but it would be tough to beat the one at the Trap. There was a … Continue reading

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Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Party at Atlantic Trap and Gill

TweetIt’s a bit of an unknown fact out here in Vancouver, that in Newfoundland, St. Patrick’s Day is more than just an opportunity to get together with friends for a few pints after work . In Newfoundland – there is … Continue reading

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Bagpipes, mandolins, drums and accordions: Rawlins Cross back on the road

TweetIt’s hard to keep a good band down! Despite the snow and cold temperatures in the Maritimes this week, there is a band touring the region that is likely to heat up more than a few venues along the way. … Continue reading

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Eleven Christmas pipers piping: for $2200 (plus mileage)

TweetI’ve often wondered what it would cost to actually purchase all the items in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas”. Well, wonder no more.  A New York financial company has been sourcing all the turtle doves, French hens, bagpipers, ‘maids … Continue reading

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A glorious program on bagpipes; well worth a listen.

TweetLast week, CBC Radio 1 aired a wonderful program that “explores the rise, fall, and revival of the bagpipes – the instrument that simply refuses to go away.”  The program is Ideas, one of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s oldest programs … Continue reading

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Bagpiping at a cold West Vancouver wedding

TweetIt was a lovely wedding in West Vancouver. A beautiful crisp, fall day followed by a star-filled night beside the Eagle Harbour Yacht Club. And as wedding guests climbed the stairs to the main foyer of the club, they were … Continue reading

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Vancouver bagpipes, weddings and funerals

TweetPity the poor Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey or Richmond bagpiper who must venture out into the November rain and cold for a wedding, funeral or other Vancouver area bagpiping event.  A shock awaits your fingers and your reeds. Best have … Continue reading

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