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Bagpiping in Vancouver, the Indoor and outdoors

TweetAfter more than a month of non-stop rain and grey skies, the sun has returned (temporarily, I’m sure) to the lower south west corner of British Columbia. And that means only one thing – spring is around the corner. Already, … Continue reading

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Bagpiping & golf: the sounds of Scotland in the New World

TweetOn a windswept piece of landscaped rough, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and its pounding surf, as golfers and guests gather to wrap up their day and reminisce about their drives and putts, they witness a beautiful sight and sound as … Continue reading

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Seven great 2015 Scottish highland games & festivals near Vancouver

TweetLooking to satisfy that summer urge for piping, kilts and haggis? British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest is the place to be in 2015. It all starts this weekend with the annual Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival which kicks … Continue reading

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The rise and follies, highs and lows of a Vancouver bagpiper

TweetIt’s no fun when you are booked to play at a wedding ceremony – and you’re the only one who shows up. It happens and it stinks after taking the time out of your day, driving to a venue and getting the … Continue reading

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Calling non-competitive pipe bands in the Lower Mainland

TweetFrom the world’s largest, to North America’s oldest, there are many great Scottish highland games around the world. To name just a few, the largest is the Cowal Highland Gathering in Scotland; in the US, there are the Pleasanton Games in California … 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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