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December 5, 1927Malcolm MacPherson born, Snizort, Skye, 1833. Willie MacDonald (Benbecula) born, Glasgow.
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UPCOMING EVENTS December 9, 2016John Patrick Recital Scottish Pipers’ AssociationCollege of Piping Otago Street Glasgow

May 20, 2017British Pipe Band ChampionshipsPaisley, Scotland

June 9, 2017Georgetown Highland GamesGeorgetown Fairgrounds

June 10, 2017UK Pipe Band ChampionshipsBelfast

June 15, 2017Cobourg Highland Games & FestivalVictoria Park, Cobourg

TIP OF THE DAY
Don’t be afraid to modify or undercut holes to improve chanter intonation. It may seem extreme, but there would scarcely be a Grade 1 band that hasn’t partaken in a spot of chanter renovation to beneficial effect.
Stewart MacKenzie, P-M, Manawatu Scottish

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