Category Archives: Pipes, kilts & supplies

Tog Orm Mo Phiob. Shouldering …and hearing the pipes again.

TweetThe following headline was recently posted on Craigslist Vancouver: “Bagpipes: Grainger and Campbell“. The posting says the pipes have not been heard in years. The author, Hugh MacKintosh, inherited his father’s Grainger and Campbell bagpipes and after long thought and … Continue reading

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Battlefield Band’s sole Canadian date: North Vancouver

TweetGrowing up in a Scottish Highland immigrant community in northern Nova Scotia, the ancient Gaelic language and music of Scotland was, and continues to be, a significant influence on the music and life of the community. And while the passage … Continue reading

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Playing a what?

TweetI couldn’t resist. I found this online, and while I am sure that Iain is a fine player indeed, maybe he should concentrate a bit on reviewing text before it’s published to the web: “Iain is a professional-grade piper with … Continue reading

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Bagpipes, beach towels, bathing suits and sunsets.

TweetIt’s hard to believe the long summer days are coming to an end. The hot sun is still beating down upon us as we gather again for band practices and to prepare for another indoor-season. After a slow start to … Continue reading

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Bagpipes by the Beach; great music & friends

TweetA usual this spring, we woke up to a cloudy day with rain threatening on the morning of June 18. And as usual, it cleared off somewhat by late afternoon. As the RCMP E. Division Pipe Band marched onto the … Continue reading

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Bagpiping outside and on the beach in (West) Vancouver…finally.

TweetIt’s been a record cold spring here in Vancouver (there always seems to be a record of something or another falling in this city) and this weekend of June 3rd is the first sunny weekend of the year. We’re supposed … Continue reading

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American bagpipe maker chats about his Gibson bagpipe

TweetI discovered this YouTube video produced by Associated Press recently. It’s an interesting video about the making of Gibson bagpipes in Willoughby, Ohio. The founder, Jerry Gibson, has been making the pipes since 1978. The Gibson pipes are patterned after … Continue reading

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Buying and selling bagpipes and supplies on and offline: hazards and benefits

TweetTo most readers of this Vancouver and Pacific Northwest bagpiping blog, the bagpiping forums at bobdunsire.com is a familiar online location to connect with the piping and drumming community worldwide. It’s here you can buy and sell pipes and supplies, … Continue reading

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