Category Archives: Pipes, kilts & supplies

Ringing in the New Year at 4 & Midnight

TweetIt can be a lot of fun piping in a new year in British Columbia, especially at 4 o’clock on New Year’s Eve. When the clock chimes 4 pm in BC, it’s rings midnight in Scotland. And when Scotland celebrates, so too do folks … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day bagpipes in Vancouver

TweetOn Remembrance Day, 2015, the people of our country will pause to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. As I have for many years, I will play the piper’s Remembrance Day lament at a number of ceremonies, including … Continue reading

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Why you should never play pipes in public until you are ready.

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SFU “Piping up for Cancer” to support Vancouver bagpiper Andrew Bonar

TweetThe SFU Pipe Band is proud to announce a fundraising concert and ceilidh in support of Andrew Bonar with all proceeds going to the BC Cancer Foundation for brain cancer care and research. The concert will take place at 6:00 … Continue reading

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Bagpipers around the world helping out a piper in need.

TweetGreat story from Summerside, PEI about pipers helping out others.  Check it out. Pipers helping each other

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

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This bagpiper from (New) Scotland would have voted “Yes”

TweetIf you wear a kilt and play the bagpipes for thousands of visitors from around the English speaking world, you can expect to be on the receiving end of a lot of questions about Scotland’s drive for independence. As the bagpiper for … Continue reading

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Thwarting US border guards on high alert for “ivory” bagpipes.

TweetBob Gillies classic bagpipes are safe and sound – and back in British Columbia. In the fall of 2013, retiree Bob and his wife took a leave of absence from the Delta Police Pipe Band.  They packed their RV for a … Continue reading

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