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pipes|drums is a non-profit online magazine dedicated to bringing you the highest quality reporting of news and information from the piping and drumming world. We are the world's only independent news source for pipers and drummers, and all proceeds are plowed back in to the maintenance and development of the magazine.

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UPCOMING EVENTS June 9, 2017Georgetown Highland GamesGeorgetown Fairgrounds

June 10, 2017UK Pipe Band ChampionshipsBelfast

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

June 16, 2017Chicago Highland Games

June 17, 2017The National Piping Centre Virginia Piping & Drumming School 2017Shenandoah University, Winchester VA

TIP OF THE DAY
Replace and tighten your stock-, joint- and reed-hemping once in awhile, it makes a difference.
Sean McKeown, Toronto

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