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It occurred to me of late that 2023 has been a busy year, and we filled your inbox with fewer emails than we have in some time. Sorry, and you’re welcome! This was an amazing year of piping personally, with the opportunity to work with an excellent youth pipe band. The Conservatory of Performing Arts Pipe Band had a very fun trip to the Georgetown Highland Games in Ontario in June, plus a number of other performances at local competitions and festivals.

The 78th Highlanders, Halifax Citadel had an excellent series of contests, finishing 2nd overall at Maxville, including winning drumming in the medley circle. If you haven’t had the chance to listen to the performances, check out the medley. The MSR was good also, but who doesn’t love a good medley? [] got onboard as a sponsor with the 78th Highlanders, helping finance new bag covers, logo flashes, and t-shirts. Like all the bands we supply, we’re excited to provide great products that enhance the look and sound our customers can achieve.

For the second year in a row, I managed to get to The Glenfiddich Championships at Blair Castle in beautiful Perthshire. It was an excellent day of piping all round with congratulations going to Callum Beaumont on his overall win, and to Alex Gandy for winning the MSR. It was fantastic to hear all the performances ... a great day of music.


To mark the 50th anniversary of the Glenfiddich Championships in our own way, we’re offering a special deal on the following in stock bagpipes from now to St. Andrew’s Day (November 30).

  • Lee & Sons Bagpipes (either holly or boxwood mounts) with metal tuning slides. We’ll add an R.G. Hardie “Infinity” or a McCallum “Gandy” or “MC2” blackwood chanter for only $100. We’ll also add a free BagpipeSkin pipe case.

  • Peter Henderson PH01 – This gorgeous bagpipe includes an R.G. Hardie “Infinity” poly chanter, and we’ll upgrade it to wood at no extra cost and add a free BagpipeSkin pipe case.

  • Duncan MacRae SL3 -This amazing sounding instrument comes with a poly McCallum Ceól pipe chanter, and we’ll upgrade to or a McCallum “Gandy” or “MC2” blackwood chanter for only $100. Gandy” or “MC2” blackwood chanter for only $100. We’ll also add a free BagpipeSkin pipe case.

We have several exceptional sets of pipes in stock, and there's a link below for viewing the pipes and the options.


highlandreedshr2 009Balance Tone HR by Highland Reeds

Balance Tone HR in B Flat.

Kelt Black Cane Drone Reeds

TP reed casesTone Protector Case for Uilleann Reeds

InTune Mic for iPhone or Android

J. Reid Maxwell Drum Sticks

drone.topsR.G. Hardie Used Bagpipes



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, Kelt Black Cane, MG Reeds and more, including G1 cane reeds.

I Piped Cover FRONT.500pxBOOKS are always a great gift, and we have a wide selection of music books from classic collections every piper should own (Scots Guards, Willie Ross, Donald MacLeod) to newer collections by modern masters (Gordon Duncan, Fred Morrison, Bruce Gandy) and piobaireachd books for the serious player, such as The Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor and Donald MacLeod’s Collection of Piobaireachd.

Like a good read? How about I Piped, That She Might Dance, a novel about the life of Angus MacKay, piper to Queen Victoria. We also have interesting books about bagpipes, bagpipe makers, and more.

Our "Collectible" sections has lots of quirky finds and gifts for the hard-to-buy-for person on your list, including books, antiques, LP recordings and more.

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.

 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.

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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