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Kinnaird Bagpipes Newsletter

March 2012

in this issue
:: News
:: Upcoming Events
:: Scottish Humor
:: Featured Article
:: Video Clip



Last month's survey question: 

March 10th is International Bagpipe Day. How to you plan to celebrate?  

-I plan to play my pipes/drums at least once that day 15.2%

-I will get together with some other pipers/drummers to play some tunes 19.5%
-This is the first I've heard of International Bagpipe Day 39.1%
-Other  (including play in a St Patrick's Parade, attend a Highland Games, Keith Highlanders 60th year anniversary concert, go see the Mudmen!) 23.9%



This month's survey question:   Bagpipe Mounts

Which type of mount do you prefer the look of on Bagpipes? 


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St. Patty's Day

Kinnaird Bagpipes is celebrating St. Patrick's Day by offering 17% Off anything "Green" purchased on March 17th. Enter coupon code "Green" to get the offer. This offer is only valid on March 17th.

Kinnaird Bagpipes is offering Sponsorship of Piping and Drumming Events at Canadian Highland Games. There is a limited number of sponsorships available, so please apply early. Application forms can be found on our events page 


We have won a Constant Contact All Star Award.  This is the 3rd year in a row that we have received this award. Thank you for reading our newsletters. 

Upcoming Events  


March 17- St Patrick's Day


April 6- Tartan Day

April 6
- Good Friday- Kinnaird Bagpipes will be Closed.  

April 8- Easter Sunday 


See More Upcoming Events  


Scottish Humor


 An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman were standing looking at a prize cow in a field.

The Englishman says "Look at that fine English cow."

The Irishman disagreed, saying "No, it's an Irish cow."

The Scotsman thought for a moment and then clinched the argument. "No, it's a Scottish cow - it's got bagpipes underneath!"

 Featured Article


Being Judged

With competition season starting, it's time to get your pipes in order. 

-Keep your reeds ready to play. A humidification system like the Piper's Pal is great for keeping your chanter reeds in top condition. It also doesn't hurt to have a couple of backup reeds ready to go on competition day.

-Oil your pipes- This helps to clean and protect the bores and prevents the wood from cracking. Make sure to do both the inside and outside.

-Polish the mounts- Get them looking their best. Make sure that the polish is safe for the material you're using it on.   


 -Rehemp the joints- Make sure everything fits properly and nothing is loose.   


-Check your pipe bag- Make sure that there are no leaks. Season your hide bag if it needs it.

-Check for any necessary repairs. Cracks will only get worse. It's best to catch them early and have them fixed.     


-It doesn't hurt to check your valves and moisture control as well to make sure that everything is working properly.  


Video Clip 


This clip is one of our favorite Scottish comedians, Danny Bhoy, describing his experience of

meeting the Queen.

  Danny Bhoy is currently touring across Canada. Check him out if you get the chance.  


Recent Reviews


Walsh Smallpipes
Walsh Smallpipes  

-"These are a joy to play. Sometimes I have to force myself to play my GHB instead of my smallpipes. Also, when I was trying to decide what key, or to go to shuttle pipes, Rob gave me great advice."  

-"D pipes have a very bright tone. Chanter reeds don't last very long and become VERY pressure sensitive. But with a new reed every couple months you're set to go. Otherwise, trouble free."  


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Rauncie Kinnaird

Kinnaird Bagpipes

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