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March 2008
Maintenance Kit

Preparing for Highland Games competitions, you want to make sure your pipes are in great condition. Check out our maintenance section for everything you need: hemp, brushes, stoppers, tape, seasoning and much more!!

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March 12-16 Vancouver Celticfest

March 17th- Happy St. Partick's Day!!!

March 21st- We will be closed for Good Friday. Have a great Easter!

May 17 Comox Valley Highland Games

May 17 - Moose Jaw Highland Games

May 18 - Regina Highland Games

May 17 & 18 Victoria Highland Games

May 20-23 Tattoo Regina

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Feature Article
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Piping Superstitions

There are superstitions all over the world about pretty much everything- don't step on a crack, don't let a black cat cross your path, pick up a penny for good luck. But, are there any superstitions about Bagpipes?

In Italy, bagpipe drones are traditionally tied with red ribbon to ward off the devil.

Some believe that you should never walk counter- clockwise while playing piobaireachd.

Many people believe that you should never play Lord Lovat's Lament at a wedding. This one has some historical basis to it. Simon Fraser kidnapped, raped and forced into marriage the Widow of the 10th Lord Lovat. During the attack, he had his piper play to cover up the screams and protests.

The tune "Flowers on the Forest" holds many superstitions. This tune was written by Jean Elliot of Teviotdale as a lament for the defeat at Flodden Field in 1513. Thousands of Scots were killed including several nobles, and King James IV. Some pipers believe that it is bad luck to play the tune unless someone has died. To do so would bring an impending death to someone close to the piper. Others say that the tune is not to be played in public unless it is at a funeral. Some believe that the tune should not be played indoors for any occasion. When practicing the tune, you must only play on the chanter, not the bagpipes.


Rauncie Kinnaird
Kinnaird Bagpipes
Phone: 306-249-2939