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Pipe band news from the East and West coasts.

What’s different in this St. Andrew’s Day photo?

TweetYou may have to be a bagpiper to figure this one out, but there’s something a bit unusual about this photo of a pipe band (I’m not sure of the band’s name). I’ll give you a hint. It has something … Continue reading

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Bagpiping in Vancouver…or bagpiping in Ottawa full time?

TweetFor the young B.C. piper looking for an opportunity to play his or her pipes full time, get paid for it and experience the history and tradition of the Nation’s Capital, this is a great opportunity. As the notice from … Continue reading

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Delta Police Pipe Band appoints new Pipe Major

TweetFor only the fourth time in its 40-year history, the Delta Police Pipe Band (DPPB) has appointed a new Pipe Major. John Ralston, a veteran piper in the Lower Mainland, has taken over leadership duties with the band as of … Continue reading

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Vancouver piping community remembers well-known bagpiper

TweetMembers of by pipe band, the RCMP E. Division Pipe Band were saddened on Tuesday by the news from Pipe Sergeant Mike Guillemin that former well-known and respected Vancouver piper Darleen (Miharija) Milloy has passed away. I did not know … Continue reading

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Vancouver silver screen highlights global bagpiping pros

TweetFor all the bagpipe and drumming aficionados in the Lower Mainland, we have an opportunity to see something we rarely see on the big screen; a documentary about bagpipes, and in particular, a film about the global assembly of all-star … Continue reading

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Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band off to China

Tweet(The following is a news release from Vancouver’s Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band) The Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band (GCPB), www.greighlancrossing.com from Vancouver BC, has been invited by the Government of Beijing Municipality and the China National Tourism Administration to perform at … Continue reading

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Resistance is not futile: Vancouver bagpipers take a 1st against world champs

TweetAnother inevitability. At the 64th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering (the Seattle Games, as most pipers call it), the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band was awarded a first place by one of the piping judges in … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s Triumph Street Pipe Band at Coquitlam Games

TweetMy favorite band, the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band, is currently on the run-up to the World’s in Scotland, but one of their first big competitions this year was the annual Coquitlam, BC  Highland Games at the end of June. … Continue reading

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