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April 17Memorial service for PM Willie Ross, MBE, Edinburgh Castle, 1966. Harry McNulty born, Edinburgh, 1933.
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  • Toeing a fine line
    Sun, 29 Mar 2015
    Pressuring bands to compete only in sanctioned contests makes some sense. The RSPBA’s most recent alleged request – some use the word “bullying” – that bands not compete at the new Spring Gatherin’ has brought the topic to the for …
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UPCOMING EVENTS April 18, 20152015 PPBSO Adjudication SeminarBest Western Milton Inn Conference Centre

April 18, 2015Dundee Perth and Angus Mini Bands and Open Trio PipingCraigie High School Garnet Terrace, Dundee DD4 7QD

April 18, 2015Kern County Scottish Society GamesKern County Fairgrounds, 1142 South P St, Bakersfield CA

April 18, 2015Las Vegas Highland Games and Celtic GatheringFloyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs

April 25, 2015Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd ChallengeCollege of Piping, Summerside, PEI

TIP OF THE DAY
To ease the blowing-in period of a chanter reed, simply press the reed firmly in the lowest part of the blades between the finger and thumb until you feel both blades ease gently together. Continue to do this and keep blowing the reed until you find the reed giving an acceptible weight.
Tom McAllister, Jr.