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Kinnaird Bagpipes Newsletter

August 2013 

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



Last month's survey question:         

What would you most like to see a piping/drumming "How-to Video" about?

Top answers:
- Chanter Reed Manipulation
- Tuning
- Adjusting Drone Reeds
- Maintenance
- Blowing/Bag Pressure
- Basic Drumming Techniques

Thanks for all the suggestions!  Kinnaird Bagpipes will be working on some videos over the next little while and will take these into consideration!

This month's survey question:    

What do you think of the Worlds' new Two Day format?

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Thanks to everyone who submitted videos and voted for our video contest. 
First place and the $500 Gift Certificate goes to Alyx Blockley.
Second place and the $100 Gift Certificate goes to Ian Williams. 
Third place and the $100 Gift Certificate goes to Mike Powell.

If you're in Saskatoon August 15-17, come visit us at the FolkFest Scottish Pavilion!

Upcoming Events


Video Clip

For anyone who missed it, here is the winning video in our Kinnaird Bagpipes Video Contest:
Kinnaird Bagpipes Video Contest Winner

Alyx - Changing it Up 


Featured Article     


The World Pipe Band Championships return to Glasgow Green on Sat Aug 17 and Sun Aug 18.  This year the biggest piping competition on the planet has grown to a full weekend. 

Glasgow will welcome 225 bands- over 8000 pipers- from 17 nations including Mexico, Sweden, Brazil, Zimbabwe, the USA and New Zealand to name a few.

If you can't make it this year, you can watch online!

Saturday- coverage will be streamed live on the Worlds Website

Sunday- coverage will be streamed live on the BBC  

Scottish Humor

In the old days the English and Scottish armies used to fight by gathering their armies on top of the hills and at day break they would run down the hillside into the deep gorge below to fight. One morning at dawn there was a fog and the two generals decided to refrain from fighting that day. Whilst the two armies were resting, a voice with a Scottish accent came from within the dense fog.

"Any one Scotsman can beat any 10 Englishmen".

With this, the English general sent down 10 of his soldiers. There was a hell of a fight and NO ONE returned. An hour later, the same voice was heard.

"Any one Scotsman can beat any 50 Englishman".

With this the English general sent down 50 of his soldiers. The same thing, a terrible fight ensured and again NO ONE returned. An hour later the same voice.

"Any one Scotsman can beat any 100 Englishman".

Same same, down went 100 of the best. NO ONE returned. An hour later.

"Any one Scotsman can beat any 1,000 Englishman".

By this time, the English general had enough and was about to send down his elite soldiers, when he saw a lone Englishman crawling up the hill. He was battered to a pulp. As he reached his general he said, "Don't send any more troops down, its a trap, THERE'S TWO OF THEM".

Recent Reviews    


  MacPhee Chanter Reeds 
-"Best reed I have ever in our band Naill chanters perfectly..beautiful loud sound. Very happy!!!"


Shepherd Chanter Reeds
-"Currently my favourite reed. It has a pleasing sound and after a brief break in period it plays quite well in my Dunbar Poly pipes. I have other reeds, but I still find myself using this as my go-to reed." 



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