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March 2011
McCallum Chanters

Last month's survey question:
What do you use for a solo chanter?
McCallum 31.25%
Naill 26.25%
Kron 11.25%
Shepherd 5%
Strathmore 3.75%
Colin Kyo 3.75%
MacLellan 3.75%
Sinclair 3.75%
Dunbar 2.5%
Gibson 2.5%
Walsh- 2.5%
Kintail 1.25%
Hardie 1.25%
Henderson 1.25%

What do you use for a band chanter?
McCallum 53.33%
Shepherd 10%
Warmac 8.33%
Kron 6.67%
Naill 5%
Walsh 3.33%
Gibson 1.67%
Chesney 1.67%
MacLellan 1.67%
MacHarg 1.67%
Colin Kyo 1.67%

This month's survey question:
Which Tuner/Metronome do you prefer?

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Upcoming Events

March 16 Celticfest Vancouver

March 17 Saint Patrick's Day

April 1-3 SFU performs at the Highland Arts Festival and Concert in Winnipeg. More details

April 15-16 Las Vegas International Tattoo

April 30 Brandon Highland Festival

Information is now posted for the 2011 Lake Diefenbaker Pipe Band School.
School Brochures and applications can be found here.

More Upcoming Events
Featured Products
HBT2 Tuner

New Products!!
Expected to arrive before the end of the month:

HBT2 Bagpipe Tuner

HBT Soft Case

Tunetape Pipe Chanter Tape

Now on Special
While supplies last:

Kinnaird Soft Case

Kinnaird Deluxe Soft Case

HBT1 Bagpipe Tuner

Pipe Bands!!!!!
While you start to prepare for the upcoming Highland Games season, let us provide you with quotes! There is no commitment to purchase, we'd just like the opportunity to be able to quote for you! We offer quantity discounts on a majority of our products.

Featured Article
Clogau Gold Ring

Clogau Gold Royal Rings

Prince William and Kate Middleton will be married next month. If they keep with Royal tradition, their wedding rings will be made of Welsh gold.

The tradition was started in 1923 with the marriage of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, then Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyn, to King George VI, then the Duke of York. Their wedding rings were made from a single Welsh gold nugget from the Clogau gold mine.

In 1947, the craftsman who made the Queen Mother's ring offered the remaining part to the Princess Elizabeth to make her wedding ring upon her marriage to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Princess Margaret, the Countess of Snowdon wore a Clogau welsh gold wedding ring made from the same nugget. She was married in 1960 to photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones.

The same nugget was used in 1973 for Princess Anne the Princess Royal's wedding.

Diana the Princess of Wales and Prince Charles the Prince of Wales exchanged Clogau Welsh gold rings at their wedding in 1981. Diana's ring was also made from the same nugget that was used for the Queen Mother's ring.

Only a sliver of the original nugget remains. In November 1981, the Royal British Legion presented the Queen with a 36 gram piece of 21 carat gold for future royal wedding rings. This nugget was used for Sarah the Duchess of York in her marriage to Prince Andrew in 1986.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex also received a ring from this nugget upon her marriage to Prince Edward in 1999. The gold came from Cambrian Goldfields Ltd.

Prince Charles also exchanged Clogau Welsh gold rings with Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall in 2005. They were designed by Wartski of London.

Clogau Welsh Gold jewellery is available in numerous designs. Beautiful rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings made from this rare gold are a valuable treasure that you can pass down through your family. Several items are available in matching sets which make great gifts for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Mother's Day and Christmas. Each piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Get your connection to the Royal family while this scarce gold is still available.

See our collection of Clogau Welsh Gold Jewellery
User Review Discount

Don't Forget!! Kinnaird Bagpipes offers a User Review Discount.

For every product review you submit, we will give you a 2% discount to apply to your next online purchase at Submit 5 reviews, get 10% off your purchase. Maximum of 30% User Review Discount can be applied per purchase.

We receive notification everytime a review is submitted. Once we receive a notice, we will send you a coupon code to use for your next online purchase.

Please note that reviews that will qualify for this discount must be more than a one word response. We are looking for quality reviews that will let other customers know what you think of the products. This offer can not be combined with any other discounts. Discount must be used within 1 month of submitting the reviews.

Current Reviews
Rhythmic Fingerwork

Rhythmic Fingerwork

- "This book is essential to the serious piper. The CD is an excellent accompaniment. Improves your fundamentals! "

-"This is THE tool to help you to break a plateau. The exercises are well thought out and easy to learn. With Jim's CD to guide you, this will help to take you to the next level."


Rauncie Kinnaird
Kinnaird Bagpipes
phone: 1-877-249-2939