Category Archives: Pipes, kilts & supplies

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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Antigonish Highland Games Reunion Pipe Band hits the street again

TweetAfter a very successful 150th anniversary celebration of the Antigonish Highland Games, the AHG Reunion Pipe Band returned to the streets of Antigonish, Nova Scotia for another stroll down Main Street. For pipers and drummers in the region, this is … Continue reading

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Six Robert Burns Suppers in Vancouver, with Bagpipers

TweetIn an entertaining evening filled with highlights, the grand entrance of the haggis is the marquis moment of a traditional Robert Burns Supper. The great highland bagpipes strike in from the distance, and moments later a door flings open and … Continue reading

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Delta Police Pipe Band’s recent trip to Germany

TweetFrom March 2013. The Delta Police Pipe Band’s third performance in their 2013 tour of Germany

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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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