Category Archives: The Beer Tent

A category to cover everything else that’s not covered by pipe bands, music and pipes, kilts & supplies.

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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Top 10 bagpipe tunes to inspire English football team to victory in World Cup

Tweet One of the most inspiring sounds that can reach deep into a Scotsman’s or Brit’s soul, whether he or she is from the Old Country or are descendants living around the globe, is that of the massed bagpipes and … Continue reading

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No bagpiping in Vancouver today. Something even tastier.

TweetNo, I didn’t get outside to play the bagpipes today. Despite the break in the two month spell of crappy weather, a rare sunny day in the Vancouver area did not tempt me to break out the pipes and burst … Continue reading

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Bagpiping in Vancouver, BC in the rain, mist and gloom

TweetWill this gloom ever end? The clouds and rain moved into the Lower Mainland of B.C. in early April. It’s now mid-June and it was 11 degrees today. I could see my breath when I went outside. Mo chreach! (that’s … Continue reading

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Bagpiping at Vancouver and BC weddings

TweetIt was 54 years today that my parents were married in a small but beautiful ceremony in northeastern Nova Scotia. The wedding date was well chosen. The apple blossoms and lilacs were blooming in the province, birdsong filled the trees … Continue reading

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Playing a final farewell to a loved one

Piping the final farewell to a loved one is always sad. The trip across country ended well, but started poorly with Westjet. Continue reading

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Watch out for stolen McCallum bagpipes.

TweetNo one likes to have anything stolen from them, and it’s particularly annoying when it’s a set of bagpipes.  This act of theft is a long way from British Columbia; however every bagpiper and drummer should keep their eyes open … Continue reading

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