Canada 150: the 15 Greatest Canadian Pipers & Drummers (deceased)
#13: Jack Dunbar
Another Scottish immigrant to Canada, Jack Dunbar proved that making Highland bagpipes is not the sole domain of the Scots. He set up his bagpipe-manufacturing firm in St. Catharines, Ontario, and soon was creating instruments that were on the level of the best in the world. Although he didn’t quite crack the world pipe band chanter market in a significant way, he also proved that the stranglehold on chanters in the 1980s by Sinclair and Shepherd was indeed unlockable, perhaps opening the door wider to current dominant makers like Hardie, McCallum and G1.