Kinnaird Bagpipes Newsletter

June 2015  

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



Last month's survey question:                  
Since many responded to our last survey that they would tell their younger selves to "Start Younger", at what age did you begin piping/drumming?     

10 or under: 17.2%

11-19:  17.9%
20-29:  6.9%

30-39:  11.1%
40-49 : 17.9%
50-59:  21.4%

60+:  7.6% 



This month's survey question:         
Are you aware of any travel opportunities with piping/drumming?  Some local pipers were fortunate to be part of an event in Shanghai.

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Our website has a new look!
Changes have been made to the homepage, events page and FAQ pages.  We have more updates still to come.  Let us know what you think of the new look!

 Time is running out to send in your applications for the Lake Diefenbaker Pipe Band School.   Take a look at the website for more information.

US customers- Save Now! The exchange rate offers about 20% discount!
are $310 CAD, but with the conversion it is currently about $252 USD*!!
*Please note that the exchange rate is constantly changing and exact exchange rate at time of purchase may vary.

Canadian Customers-
Save now! Shopping in US currency means about 25% premium on all products. Landed Canadian prices, mean savings!
McC2 Blackwood Chanters from a US competitor are $329 USD, which is about $404 CAD!

Upcoming Events
Featured Article

Here are a few piping Resources that may be useful to you:

Piping Forums: A great place to discuss all things piping/drumming related.  If you're looking for a piper for an event, wondering what tunes people are playing, or trying to sell your pipes, these forums are great places to start!  We recommend the Bob Dunsire Forums.

Sheet Music: If you are looking for specific sheet music to download, check out
This site from Jim MacGillivray is a great resource for pipe tunes.

Articles: For a great list of reference articles related to piping and drumming, check out Andrew Lenz's Bagpipe Journey

Online Teachers: Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a piping instructor in their area. Luckily, there are some great online instruction resources available:

Bruce Gandy

Ken Eller, The Captain's Corner

Jori Chisholm,

James MacHattie, Summerside College of Piping

National Piping Centre in the UK

Scottish Humor

Jock had been a religious man all his life. When rushed into hospital, his family called a preacher to stand with them. As the preacher stood next to the bed, Jock's condition appeared to worsen and he motioned frantically for something to write on. He was handed a pen and paper and Jock used his last gasp of energy to scribble a note which he handed to the preacher and then he died.

The preacher thought it best not to look at the note at the time and placed it in his jacket pocket.

At the funeral, as he was finishing his eulogy he realized that he was wearing the same jacket as he had at the hospital.

He said "You know, Jock handed me a wee note just before he died. I haven't read it yet, but knowing Jock I'm sure there's a word of inspiration there for us all"

He opened the note and read out loud "Hi minister. Yer staundin oan ma oxygen" 

Video Clip

Here's a reminder about what a Piper's Pal can do for you and how to use them.

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Product Reviews               

Kinnaird Kanister Moisture Control   


"I'm a fairly dry blower but still having some moisture problems after a long morning of competition. I wanted something simple and fairly maintenance free. After lKinnaird Kanister Systemooking at all the options and trying a couple other products this seemed to fit my needs. The canister attaches directly to the blowpipe stock. No other hoses to come loose. No other hoses to interfere with air flow to the drones or chanter. It works well in a hide bag with seasoning and the microb-resistant tube so far has been easy to keep clean and sanitary which is more than I can say for the tube trap I tried. I noticed an instant improvement in the steadiness of my pipes after long sessions. Highly recommended."   


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Let other customers know what you thought of the products we offer.



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