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November 2009
Deger II Electronic Chanter

Last Month's Survey Question:
How Did You Learn to Play the Bagpipes?
100% Self Taught -9%
100% Instructor Taught -52%
Started out with Instructor, then taught myself -13%
Started out by myself then moved to instructor -12%
Move back and forth between teaching myself and working with instructor -16%

This Month's Survey Question:
Which of the following electronics do you prefer?
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Pipe Bands
Thunder Bay Police Pipe Band

Thanks to Pam Ward for sending in this photo of the Thunder Bay Police Pipe Band with Jordan Staal and the Stanley Cup.
The Thunder Bay Police Pipe Band is a small band made up of mostly senior citizens who have a great time and get together for the love of the bagpipe. They are always looking for new members and have a few highschool students that play with them as well. They have very active summers playing at many city wide functions as well as a few out of town trips to the US. They are presently fund raising in hopes of going to Scotland Aug 2010.

We also received an article forwarded from Eileen Crawford about the Pipe Band of the 16th Battalion. The 16th Canadian Scottish Regiment fashioned a proud and enviable record from the trenches in WW1. William Macgregor who came to Canada with his family as a young lad and Champion Highland Dancer was a Piper in the 16th Canadian Scottish Regiment. He was Pipe Major of Regina Pipe Band and the Militia Pipe Band of the Canadian Military District No.12 Pipe Band following his return to Regina, SK after the War.

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Congratulations to the winner of our User Review Contest, Graeme McCombe. Stay tuned for more upcoming contests.

Here are some current reviews:

Ash Plugs
"I found they really help with cutoffs, as well as starting in, much easier to strike in as all the air stays in the bag till you hit it."

Gilmour Chanter Reeds
"I often use these reeds in my Sinclair chanter, and they are great. They have good life to them."

This Month's Video Clip:
To get you in the holiday spirit, here is a video of animated Christmas lights while the Bagpipes play
We Wish you a Merry Christmas.

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Free Shipping!
Time is running out on our Black Friday FREE SHIPPING offer!! All online purchases over $100 will receive free shipping but only until Nov. 29th!!
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We are also currently offering Guinness t-shirts at 2 for $50. (This excludes hoodies, long sleeve shirts, rugbies, and polos)

If you are purchasing jewellery this holiday season, we are offering 10% off on the purchase of 2 jewellery items, and 15% off the purchase of 3 or more jewellery items.

Canadapost has provided some delivery deadlines to make sure that your packages arrive in time for the Holidays. The earlier you ship, the more you save!:

Within Canada:
Expedited post- Dec 11
Express post- Dec 22
Priority Overnight- Dec 23

To the US:
Airmail & Expedited- Dec 4
Express post- Dec 14
Priority Worldwide- Dec 21

Airmail- Dec 1
Express Post- Dec 7

Nov 18 Celtic Thunder- Pipers on the Prairies. At Rawlco Radio Hall Remai Arts Centre in Saskatoon. Doors open at 6:00pm. With special guests Celtic Spirit direct from Glasgow, and local performers Back of the Bus, Circling Over Shannon, Glenlily Dancers, and the Pipe Bands of Saskatoon. Tickets are $30 and are available at the Persephone Theatre Box Office.

Dec 24 - Jan 3
We will be Closed for the Holidays. We will be back in the office Jan 4th.

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Santa Bagpiper

Here is a fun little holiday recipe you may enjoy for The Best Ever Christmas Cake

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup dried fruit
1 tbsp nuts
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice

1) Sample Whisky to check for quality

2) Take large bowl. Check whisky again to be sure of it's highest quality. Pour 1 level cup and drink. Repeat.

3) Turn on electric mixer, beat 1 cup of butter in large fluffy bowl, add 1 spoontea of sugar and beat again.

4) Make sure the whisky is still okay.

5) Turn off the mixer. Break 2 large eggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the dried fruit. Mix on the turner. If the fruit gets stuck in the beaters, pry it loose with drewscriver. Sample whisky again to check for tonsisticity.

6) Next sift 2 cups of salt- or something, who cares? Check the whisky.

7) Now sift the lemon juice and strain the nuts. Add one ballspoon of brown sugar, or whatever color you find. Wix mell. Grease the oven. Turn the cake pan to 350 gredees.

8) Don't forget to mix off the turner. Throw the bowl out the window. Check the whisky once again then go to bed.


Rauncie Kinnaird
Kinnaird Bagpipes
Phone: 306-249-2939