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Toronto – March 1, 2014 –
Callum Harper won the A Division for Grade 1 and 2 amateur solo pipers, and Gavin Mackay came out on top in the B Division for Grade 3 and 4 pipers at the
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February 20, 1998Simon Fraser University plays concert at Carnegie Hall.
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Plastic drones. They’re here and they will soon be played and win prizes at every level. That’s my personal prediction based on a number of factors. First, the CITES blackwood restrictions are already adding expense and time to de …
UPCOMING EVENTS February 23, 2017Pittsburgh Piping Society (Smallpipes Night)Cafe Sam 5242 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15224March 3, 2017Buffalo Bagpipe Band Club 2nd Annual Higland Ball “A Musical Progression”Brownschidle Legion Post Kenmore NYMarch 3, 2017Redding Bagpipe CompetitionRed Lion Hotel, Redding, CA USAMarch 3, 2017Winnipeg Scottish FestivalCanadinns Polo ParkMarch 3, 2017Pipers Club AtlanticThe Old Triangle Alehouse 5136 Prince Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
TIP OF THE DAY Pipers: Blow your drones without the pipe chanter for a few minutes when you first take your pipes out of the box. Initially, the blades on your pipe chanter reed and the tongues on your drone reeds will be dry (not pliable), which will make the chanter reed stiff and often too much for the drone reeds – causing them to shut off. The warm air that is blown through the drone reeds will make the tongues more pliable and receptive to handling the strength of the pipe chanter. This applies to synthetic and cane drone reeds.
John Cairns, double Gold Medallist