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Kinnaird Bagpipes Newsletter

March 2015  

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:: Featured Article
:: Upcoming Events



Last month's survey question:              
Attendance at Highland Games & Celtic Festivals has been diminishing.  How many Games or festivals do you attend per year?   
None                 13.4%
1-2                   38.8% 
3-4                   26.8% 
5 or more           20.8%


What factors does your band consider for attending events and what would encourage you to attend more? 

By far the top two responses were Location & Timing/Availability/Scheduling conflicts. The other top responses were: Cost; travel time and expenses; not enough band members to compete; depends on the size of the event and the number of bands entered; depends on the prize money; weather dependent; if it includes other events such as highland dancing, heavy events, sheep dogs, etc; depending on MSR vs Medley; Competitions keep cutting events, Bands keep moving up and dropping grades; if there's no other bands to compete against it's not worth the time/money to attend; ensure that the bands aren't stacking players; and people get burned out from too many gigs/trips/events.


Thanks everyone for your input! 

This month's survey question:         
What type of fundraisers have been the most successful for your Pipe Band or Celtic group?

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Pipe Bands- Ask us for Quotes!

 We are happy to provide quotes for all your piping, drumming & Highland Dress needs.  Quantity discounts are available on most products.

Now In Stock:
NEW ER20XS Hearing Protection
Same standard of protection as the ETY earplugs, but more discreet with a stem-less design.

Lake Diefenbaker Pipe Band School is now accepting applications.   Take a look at the website for more information.

US customers- now is a great time to stock up on all your piping/drumming needs! The dollar is in your favor!

Ex.: Dunbar P3 Bagpipes (sticks only) are $890 CAD, but with the conversion it is currently about $707 USD*!!

Ex.: A McCallum McC2 Poly Chanter is $160 CAD, which is currently about $127 USD*!!

*Please note that the exchange rate is constantly changing and exact exchange rate at time of purchase may vary.

Canadian Customers- Keep your money in Canada!

Dunbar P3 Bagpipes (sticks only) from a US competitor is $805 USD, which is about $1014 CAD!

A McCallum McC2 Poly Chanter from a US competitor is $169 USD, which is about $213 CAD!
That's not including the duty, brokerage, and shipping costs! 
Shop in Canada to save money!!

Video Clip

    Here's a little Gaelic humour for this month's video clip.  The Arrogant Worms perform their Gaelic Song

Scottish Humor

Mrs McMillen answers the door to see her husbands best friend, Paddy, standing on the doorstep.

"Hello Paddy, but where is my husband? He went with you to the beer factory"

Paddy shook his head. "There was a terrible accident, your husband fell into a vat of Guinness stout and drowned"

Mrs McMillen starts crying. "Oh don't tell me that, did he at least go quickly?"

Paddy shakes his head. "Not really - he got out 3 times to pee!"


Featured Article 

Feeling Lucky?
We are offering these great specials from March 9th-17th.

Mon & Tues March 9-10:
To celebrate International Bagpipe Day, we are offering FREE
Evolution Drone Reeds with Any Bagpipes Purchase (In stock or Special Order). A new shipment of McCallum AB4 bagpipes is expected to arrive on Tuesday March 10th.
Enter Coupon Code: Evolution

Wed March 11: FREE SHIPPING on any GREEN PC7, PC9 or PC9FN
Enter Coupon Code: Emerald

Thurs March 12:
Get the Guinness H1028 shirt and G6153 opener cap together for only $50
Enter Coupon Code: Gaelic

Fri March 13: Guinness Hoodie G5086, Guinness Hoodie G7005 and Guinness Rugby G3039 are each 17% off
Enter Coupon Code: Shamrock

Sat March 14: Buy any Guinness Pint Glass 2 Pack and get a FREE pack of Guinness playing cards
Enter Coupon Code: Slainte

Sun March 15: Buy any Guinness wallet & receive a FREE Butler's Irish Whisky Truffle Bar
Enter Coupon Code: Whisky

Mon March 16: 17% off all In Stock Sportkilts (Mens St Patrick Plain Large, Ladies St Patrick Mini Large, Ladies St Patrick Mini Medium, St Patrick Youth, St Patrick, Toddler, Black Watch Youth)
Enter Coupon Code: Patrick

Tues March 17: Connemara Heart Pendant 17% off  
Enter Coupon Code: Lucky

*Please note that coupons only apply on the dates provided. Coupons may not immediately appear on invoice, but will be added before your order is processed. We will email you a confirmation.    
Upcoming Events
Mar 10 International Bagpipe Day

Mar 17 St Patrick's Day
Get your Guinness Gear Now!

Mar 21 Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Games

Mar 21 Arizona Scottish Gathering & Highland Games 

Mar 26 Mudmen at Buds on Broadway, Saskatoon, SK

Mar 27 Mudmen Cabaret at Wadena Legion Hall, Wadena, SK

Mar 28 Winnipeg Scottish Festival

Apr 1 Hunt the Gowk/April Fool's Day

Apr 3 Good Friday- Kinnaird Bagpipes will be closed

Apr 4 Toronto Indoor Games

See More Upcoming Events in our Events Calendar

Product Reviews              


"After switching to a Ross suede bag, I no longer need a canister system. It breathes incredibly well. It's also comfortable and very easy to "tie in" the stocks.. no hose clamps needed."


"After trying several different synthetic pipe bags, both hybrid and non-hybrid, finally selecting the new Ross suede pipe bag has made my playing so much more enjoyable and consistent. I have 3 of these on each of my sets of pipes, and find them the most comfortable pipe bag yet. What is even more significant to me is the moisture control ability. I play without a cannister but with moose valves, and the suede material lets some moisture pass. Being a wet blower, the reeds stay dry. The bag also has a sheepskin feel and vibrates well. What a fantastic find for me and many others in my band. " 

Don't forget to submit your own product reviews on our website.
Let other customers know what you thought of the products we offer.



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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

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