Pipe Band Music
There are so many great pipe bands all over the
world, including right here in Canada. Many of the top
bands have CDs available, and we keep many of
them in stock.
If you can't find a band you're
looking for, let us know and we'll see if we can track it
down for you!
Here are some of our favorites:
Alberta Caledonia- A top Grade One Pipe
Band with members across Western Canada. Their
CD, Another Round, is in
Simon Fraser University Pipe Band- Located
in Burnaby, BC. They were the winners of the 2008
World Pipe Band Championships. Check out thier 4
CDs- On Home Ground, On Home Ground 2, Down Under, and Live at Carnegie Hall.
Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band- A
Grade One Pipe Band from Ulster. They've got two
CDs including Unplugged, and Recharged, recorded live at
the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall.
1st Batallion Black Watch Pipes & Drums-
This band has a Worldwide reputation. Check out the
Victoria Police Pipe Band- Located in Victoria,
Australia, this band participates in numerous events
throughout the year. Check out their CD Masterblasters.
To hear a mixture of the World's Top Bands,
check out our
World Championship CDs.
We Want to Feature your Pipe Band!!
Send us an email with a band photo and a short write
up. Include any links or videos that you would
like us to post.
More Pipe Band CDs
offering FREE shipping from Jan 7- 13 on all IN
STOCK orders of $50 or more. Simply
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at check out and we'll do the rest.
2009 is the year of Scotland Homecoming
Jan 24 Saskatoon Robbie Burns
Feb 21 Winnipeg
March 7 5:00-6:00pm Wilson School of
Highland Dance 20th Anniversary at the Odeon Events
March 11-15 Vancouver Celticfest
March 17 4:00pm-11pm Irish Fest at Odeon
Events Centre contact Tera Maguire
March 17 Happy St. Patrick's Day
The Haggis Hunt
The scotsman.com is holding its annual Haggis
Hunt. For more details or to join the hunt, check out
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Happy 250th, Robbie!
Robbie Burns, known as Scotland's Favorite Son, the
Ploughman Poet, and the Bard, was a Scottish poet
and lyricist. Some of his most well known works
include Auld Lang Syne, Scots Wha Hae, A Red
Red Rose, To a Mouse, and many more. This
year marks the 250th Anniversary of his birth.
Robbie was born Jan 25, 1759, in Alloway, South
Ayrshire, Scotland. He was the oldest of 7 children in
a farming family. Although he received little regular
schooling, Burns was taught by his father.
His first poem was inspired by a girl who assisted
him during the harvest. He later wrote songs and
poems about several women who crossed his
Burns formed Tarbolton Bachelor's Club. He became
a Freemason at Lodge St. David. Through his life he
would attend several lodge meetings all over
Burns was known for his casual love affairs. He had
his first illegitimate child with his mother's servant.
His relationship with Jean Armour, who he later
married, resulted in 9 children, but only 3 lived past
infancy. He had an affair with Mary Campbell, and
planned to emigrate to Jamaica together, but Mary
died of fever. Some speculate that her death was due
to childbirth complications. In total, Burns was known
to father 13 children.
The first collection of his verse was Poems, Chiefly
in the Scottish Dialect (known as the Kilmarnock
Edition). He was invited to Edinburgh to oversee a
revised edition. Here he made a lasting impression
on several people and gained great admiration.
Constant themes in his works include republicanism,
patriotism, class inequalities, gender roles, and
benefits of socializing.
He met James Johnson who had a love of old Scots
songs and wanted to preserve them. Burns agreed to
help him and contributed about 200 songs to the
Scots Musical Museum collection.
Burns, aging prematurely, died on July 21, 1796 at the
age of 37. His son Maxwell was born on the day of his
funeral. A memorial edition of his poems was
published to raise money for his family.
So, this January 25th, celebrate the 250th birthday of
Scotland's Favorite Son, Robbie Burns!
Don't forget your haggis!!