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Kinnaird Bagpipes Newsletter

July 2011

in this issue
:: Upcoming Events
:: News
:: Featured Article




Last month's survey Question:  

Do you think you could tell the difference between a set of African Blackwood pipes and Poly pipes by the same manufacturer just by sound?

Absolutely, No Doubt in My Mind 9%
Most Likely 28.6%

Maybe, if I listened really closely 16.3%
Probably Not 40.1%

Definitely Not  5.7%


This month's survey question:
What do you spend most of your practice time on?


Answer the Question 



Upcoming Events  


Please note that Kinnaird Bagpipes will not be vending at any events this year.   


July 11-16 Lake Diefenbaker Pipe Band School - Birsay, SK


July 14-17 Ness Creek Music Festival -Big River, SK


July 15 Lake Diefenbaker Pipe Band School Ceilidh- an evening of Scottish entertainment at Hitchcock's Hideaway on Lake Diefenbaker. Admission $10 at the door.


July 15-16 Cambridge Highland Games- Cambridge, ON


July 15-17 Orillia Scottish festival-  Orillia, ON


July 17-22 Celtfest Vancouver Island 


July 22-24  New Brunswick Highland Games - Fredericton, NB


July 23-24 Highlands of Durham Games - Uxbridge, ON 


July 29-30 Glengarry Highland Games - Maxville, ON 


July 30-31 Montreal Highland Games - Montreal, QC


July 31- Aug 13 Folklorama - Winnipeg, MB


Aug 1 Civic Holiday - Kinnaird Bagpipes will be closed. 



See More Upcoming Events 


If you know of an upcoming Celtic Event or Highland Games, please let us know and we will add it to our Website Events and our upcoming newsletters. 





We want to see your


At the beach, playing golf, at a football game, at a concert, send us your photos! Email us or post them on our Facebook Page.

All photos submitted will be posted for others to vote on. The one with the most votes will win a Gift Certificate!

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Thorntons Special Toffee  

Food Items 

We will be stocking some favorite imported foods for the holiday season. If there is something that you would like us to bring in, please let us know.  

 Featured Article


Piper's Pals 

    The Benefits of a Piper's Pal


Moisture is critical to the performance of cane reeds.  Too much moisture results in mildew formation on the reed, while too little results in loose bindings, open sides, and split cane. 


Ideally, you would store your reeds under conditions that maintain enough moisture that they can be restored to playing condition quickly, but not moist enough to result in mildew.  This is what the Piper's Pal is designed to do.


The Piper's Pal maintains optimum moisture conditions for the storage of cane reeds.  If the reeds are too wet, Piper's Pal will absorb moisture from the reeds to prevent mildew.  If the reeds are too dry, the reeds will absorb moisture from Piper's Pal.  Dry reeds placed in Piper's Pal will be restored to optimum moisture content in about 24 hours, and will remain that way until they are removed.


What are the benefits of storing your reeds under optimum moisture conditions?


1.Reeds will always be ready to play.

2.Reeds will stabilize quickly and remain stable in the bagpipe.

3.New reeds will be played in quicker.

4.Mildew and mold on reeds will be minimized.



Available in 3 Different styles:
Piper's Pal Storage Case (holds up to 4 reeds)
Piper's Pal Reed Protector (acts as a chanter cap)
Piper's Pal for Bands and Retailers (holds up to 40 reeds)   


Video Clip



This video clip features a Welsh Comedian who had a little issue with his luggage at the airport.


Luggage Clip



Recent Reviews

Airtight Seasoning

Airtight Bag Seasoning


-"Unless you have migrated to high-tech synthetic bags, a can of this is a must-have for every piper. Sure, there are alternatives that smell like floor cleaner, but this has got to be the most widely used and reliable bag seasoning ever. If you can't remember when you last seasoned your bag, you could find that doing so will help you play more efficiently" 

-"There's a reason Airtight has been around so long - it works. While the smell is off-putting the seasoning tends to last well and performs well in all climates. Airtight + Sheepskin bag = Heaven."




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Rauncie Kinnaird

Kinnaird Bagpipes

923 Emmeline Terrace

Saskatoon, SK
S7J 5G7
Ph: 1-877-249-2939
Fax: 1-306-249-2933