Category Archives: Pipes, kilts & supplies

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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Bagpipes by the Beach; great music & friends

TweetA usual this spring, we woke up to a cloudy day with rain threatening on the morning of June 18. And as usual, it cleared off somewhat by late afternoon. As the RCMP E. Division Pipe Band marched onto the … Continue reading

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Bagpiping outside and on the beach in (West) Vancouver…finally.

TweetIt’s been a record cold spring here in Vancouver (there always seems to be a record of something or another falling in this city) and this weekend of June 3rd is the first sunny weekend of the year. We’re supposed … Continue reading

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American bagpipe maker chats about his Gibson bagpipe

TweetI discovered this YouTube video produced by Associated Press recently. It’s an interesting video about the making of Gibson bagpipes in Willoughby, Ohio. The founder, Jerry Gibson, has been making the pipes since 1978. The Gibson pipes are patterned after … Continue reading

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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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Vancouver bagpipers at the 2009 World Championships in Scotland

TweetHere’s a YouTube video of the Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band, of which I am a Director. This is the band’s medley from the 2009 World Pipeband Championships in Glasgow, Scotland last August. This was the “new” band’s first time … Continue reading

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Bagpiping in Vancouver? How about bagpiping in Las Vegas, baby!

Bagpiping in British Columbia is a lot of fun. But think of what can happen with 2,500 bagpipers and drummers in Las Vegas? Continue reading

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Bagpiping in Vancouver and British Columbia. Wedding season is upon us.

The skies are clearing, the weather is warming, and the days are getting closer to when we can get our bagpipes out of the indoor air, and out into the great outdoors. Continue reading

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