Kinnaird Bagpipes Newsletter

August 2015  

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



Last month's survey question: 
Do you have an electronic chanter/pipes and if so, which one(s) do you have?
No, I Don't have any: 39.8%
TechnoChanter: 12.6%
TechnoPipes: 21.4%  
Deger I: 7.8%
Deger II: 6.8%
Ross Electronic: 7.8%
RedPipes: 2.9%
Other: 0.9%   
This month's survey question:          
The record for largest bagpipe collection is currently 105 sets.  How many sets of bagpipes do you own?

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A new shipment of McCallum Bagpipes has arrived.  Check out our website to see all of the sets we currently have in stock.

We are accepting Pre-Orders on the new Murray Blair Professional Bagpipe Tuners. They will be available mid-end of August.

Husk chanter reeds are back in stock

Now available by Special Order:
Duncan MacRae Bagpipes by Stuart Liddell

US customers- Save Now! The exchange rate offers about 20% discount!
Ex.: Kinnaird Evolution Drone Reeds are $120 CAD, but with the conversion it is currently about $91 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!
Kinnaird Evolution Drone Reeds from a US competitor are $130 USD, which is about $170 CAD!

Upcoming Events
Featured Article

The World Pipe Band Championships are on August 14th & 15th. 

According to the Worlds' website, there are 230 bands competing this year including overseas bands from Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the USA, Oman, the Republic of Ireland, Malaysia and Austria. 

22 bands will be competing in the Grade 1 Pipe Bands category with Field Marshal Montgomery trying to win their 5th championship in a row.  They have won 10 World Pipe Band Championships since 1992.

There are 6 Canadian Bands competing in the Grade 1 competition: Dowco Triumph Street, Peel Regional Police, Simon Fraser University, Toronto Police, 78th Fraser Highlanders, and 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel). 

Good luck to all the bands!

If you're not able to watch the event live in Glasgow, you can watch the BBC Worlds Live Stream here:

BBC Worlds 2015 Live Stream

Video Clip

Here's a clip of comedian Michael Mcintyre describing how Scottish people make everything their own.

Scottish Humour

Ma�tre d'h�tel: 'Are you here for a special occasion?'
Campbell: 'Aye, we won the third prize in the annual Robert Burns Contest, a haggis dinner for two.'
Ma�tre d'h�tel: 'What were the other prizes?'
Campbell: The second prize was a single haggis dinner, and, if you won the first prize, you didnae have to eat the haggis.'

Product Reviews           

Moose Valve 
Moose Valve
"I was initially concerned about the Moose valve and how I thought it may induce cracking in the blowpipe stock. but I know just remove it after each play and swab out the blowpipe as per before. These valves are amazing. So airtight, non-restrictive, and as a water trap, simply amazing. No cannister for me!"

"This is a nicely engineered blowpipe (stock) valve but it fails at any real moisture control in the form of a water trap. Only a 'bit' of foam is collected and that needs to be emptied very regularly as the collection space is minimal. Installed as a water trap, i.e., low in the blowpipe stock, it is incompatible with moisture control systems that require the insertion of an elbow to attach a sleeve or hose and bottle/jar. I could only recommend this as an expensive blowpipe valve."



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Rauncie Kinnaird

Kinnaird Bagpipes

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