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Halifax Pipe Major Barb Stewart and her father’s pipes: Heading to Juno

TweetMy first piping instructor – still going strong, with her father’s pipes. What the story doesn’t say is that when Barb’s father showed up in Scotland during leave, to pick up and pay for his pipes, his regiment had already … Continue reading

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Shamrocks, four leaf clovers and bagpipes: St. Patrick’s Day in Vancouver

TweetThe plaid is a sure sign of spring in British Columbia. Starting this weekend, the French Canadian community in the Lower Mainland is the first to host a festival that has been going strong for 40 years.  The Festival du … Continue reading

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Ewan McGregor on wearing the kilt, OBE’s and bagpipes

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Bagpipes & grand piano’s: Welcome to Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer.

TweetFor the past four years during the summer months, I have been fortunate to play pipes for the Rocky Mountaineer Rail Company. The tourist passenger train with the amazing views takes travellers through the spectacular Rocky Mountains to Banff and … Continue reading

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Music, dancing and whisky tasting scheduled for Tartan Day 2014

TweetThe RCMP E. Division Pipe Band and the Buffalo Celtic Music Society are proud to present: Tartan Day 2014 Concert “A Highland Celebration” Saturday, April 5, 2014 Riverside Palace Banquet Hall, 14431 Knox Way, Richmond, BC V6V 2Z1 Cocktails: 6pm. … 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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N.B. pipe band loses instruments and gear in fire; looking for help

TweetWith summer parade season upon them, a legion pipe band in New Brunswick is in desperate need of new uniforms, drums, carriers and other gear that was destroyed when their practice hall, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 93, in Oromocto, … Continue reading

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Bagpipers and drummers deep in the heart of Washington State and BC

TweetIf you’re looking for a dose of bagpiping and highland dancing in the heart of  Washington State farming country, I think I’ve found it. The Prosser Games are set for this weekend, June 19th. Obviously there’s not a large Scottish … Continue reading

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