The autumn has been busy with the start of a new band season. This one is notable for me because for the first time in 30 years I am not the pipe-major of the City of Regina Pipe Band and I'm able to just work on the tunes and show up to play. I remember Colin MacLellan's excellent advice to all band members (paraphrased): Learn the music. Show up to practice. Listen. Looking forward to the launch of the 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) new season, now that P-M Alex Gandy is back from The Glenfiddich Championship with a prize in hand. I was lucky to have been in attendance at Blair Castle for this year's event, and it was a fantastic day of piping. Congratulations also to Fred Morrison and Bruce Gandy, who acquitted themselves so well at The London Scottish Piping Society event, both gaining an invitation to the 2023 Glenfiddich!
Speaking of the 78th Highlanders, Halifax Citadel, be sure to visit the web site and sign up for the occasional newsletter, which will keep you up-to-date on band happenings and give you first chance at new merchandise.
At the moment we have a number of exceptional sets of pipes in stock, and we're offering some great deals in terms of chanters to go with them. The pipes that were impressing at the Glenfiddich are on offer: Duncan MacRae, Lee & Sons, McCallum, Peter Henderson and more. We have Fred Morrison Scottish Smallpipes, McCallum Folk Pipes, and if you're thinking about adding uilleann bagpipes to your life, we can get you sorted with a special order and all the expertise in keeping them functional in vartious North American climates.
There's a link below to the pipes in stock, and also attached is a pdf that outlines the options.
If you didn't get a chance to read the business profile at CelticLife Magazine it's still available on their website, and you might find it enjoyable. https://celticlifeintl.com/reel-pipes/
Christmas is coming, and if bagpipes aren't on your list this year, we do have a huge variety of choices, including fresh stock of drone reeds from: Ezeedrones, Highland Reeds Balance Tone, Henderson Harmonic, Chesney Kelt, MG Reeds and more. Our "Collectible" sections has lots of quirky finds and gifts for the hard-to-buy-for person on your list.
Sending best wishes to all for the remainder of the year. Have great tunes, enjoy the music, and encourage all the kids you know to start lessons.
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