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Kinnaird Bagpipes Newsletter

February  2014 

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



Last month's survey question:        

What is the best part of being in a Pipe Band?

-Having a time & place to practice 17%
-the social aspect 38%
-competitions 3%
-performances 19%
-other (including beer/whisky, achieving "the sound", free supplies, improving skills, the women, respect)  23%

This month's survey question:    

If you could have your choice of any make of bagpipes, what would you choose?

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Featured Article   

2014 is Scotland's Homecoming. Here's a little trivia quiz to see how much you know about Scotland. (correct answers will appear towards the bottom of this email)

1)  What is the capital of Scotland?
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow  
  • Aberdeen 

2) Who is the Patron Saint of Scotland? 

  • St Patrick
  • St Brigid
  • St Andrew 

3) What is the national animal of Scotland? 

  • Griffin
  • Loch Ness Monster
  • Unicorn

4) Which Scottish Battle celebrates its 700th anniversary in 2014? 

  • Battle of Culloden 
  • Battle of Bannockburn
  • Battle of Stirling Bridge

5) Which 3 items make up the "Honours of Scotland", Scotland's Crown Jewels? 

  • Crown, Sword, Necklace
  • Sceptre, Necklace, Sword
  • Sword, Sceptre, Crown 

6) What is the Scottish Gaelic word for "Cheers!"

  • Slainte
  • Failte
  • Gaidhlig


Video Clip

Here's a clip from BBC 1 featuring the Red Hot Chilli Pipers performing a cover of Avicii's "Wake Me Up" turning into C&C Music Factory's "Gonna Make you Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"

Trivia Answers

1) Edinburgh
2) St Andrew
3) Unicorn
4) Battle of Bannockburn
5) Sword, Sceptre, Crown
6) Slainte!


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Blair Bluetooth Tuning Clip

US Customers
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Kinnaird Evolution Drone Reeds
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Upcoming Events
Feb 14 Saskatoon Lasers Swim Club  
Valentine's Ceilidh featuring Back of the Bus

Feb 17
Family Day- Kinnaird Bagpipes will be Closed


Scottish Humor

MacDonald was awarded 10,000 pounds for injuries received after a traffic accident and his wife got 2,000 pounds. A friend asked how badly injured his wife had been in the accident. MacDonald replied "Och, she wasn't injured but I had the presence of mind to kick her in the leg before the police arrived."

Recent Reviews          

Here are some reviews of our most popular Instruction Books: Starter Kit 


National Piping Centre Tutor Book
"The best tutor book in the market, layout very very clearly, great for young kids so well, very colorful printing. Great CD ROM as well."


e of Piping Tutor Book
"So far so good! Clear and concise. Working my way through the book and it has already cleared up some things I overlooked in other method books."


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Rauncie Kinnaird

Kinnaird Bagpipes

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