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May 2007
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Father's Day June 17!

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Ann Gray

Ann Gray - Tales of Magpies and Ravens CD - Now in stock!

Coming Soon

Major Archie Cairns - The "Companinon"

Essential Tunes Volume 2

Masters of Piobaireachd volume 9

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Wanted: Canadian Bagpiper to Perform in Japan

Listel Inawashiro Resort will have the Canadian Festival event and they are looking for a bagpiper to pipe for Highland Dancers. The performances run from July 20 to August 31, in Japan. Must have at least 3 years of experience. There are 8-9 shows a day approx. 15 minutes each. You will be required to work 6 days a week, with one day off.

Listel will provide accommodation, meals, international airfare, local transportation in Japan, in addition to a daily remuneration of 7,500 Japanese yen(about $70 to $75).

If interested please email your Piping Resume along with a picture of yourself in your kilt by Saturday May. 26, 2007, to Jiro Suzuki at
Thanks so much for your help, Kenzie Gardiner

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Wide Calves, Narrow Hose

The Piper hose is available in sizes Extra Small to Extra Wide. We find this hose durable, and a great fit for most. White hose is cotton. Off-white and color hose are a wool blend. The stretch on the white is smaller than on the wool hose.

What do you do when XL does not fit your calf? Radically at the very top of the sock there is a yarn loop which is what holds the top together if you try and stretch it. Put two fingers in the top and stretch and you will feel it stop at about 10inches. This gives a total width of about 20 inches. What you can do is cut that loop and you get quite a few extra inches. To stop the top completely unraveling put some tack stitches in where you cut and hey presto you can fit a large calf. Because the snip is tucked underneath when wearing you never see the surgery!!!

The early bird registration for Lake Diefenbaker Pipe Band School is June 1. The school offers top notch instruction, a relaxed atmosphere, beach front resort with evening camp fires, and a Ceilidh not to be missed!

Lake Diefenbaker Pipe Band School


Rauncie Kinnaird
Kinnaird Bagpipes
Phone: 306-249-2939