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#TuneTuesday | Hector the Hero

This week’s #TuneTuesday is a lament called “Hector the Hero” in honour of all those affected by the recent tragedies in Paris.

Enjoy and stay “tuned” for next week’s Christmas edition of #TuneTuesday!

— Andrew


#TuneTuesday | Piping in a Prime Minister

A few weeks ago, Canadians witnessed history as the son of a Prime Minister took office himself. Justin P.J. Trudeau was sworn in at Rideau Hall, becoming the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada… 97 more words


#TuneTuesday | Flowers of the Forest

If you’ve ever stood at a cenotaph during a Remembrance Day ceremony, it’s likely you’ve heard this week’s #TuneTuesday. “Flowers of the Forest” is a traditional lament, meaning it’s a tune played as an expression of grief, sorrow and remembrance. 98 more words


Remembering A Parade Like No Other

As D-Day began and allied troops stormed Juno Beach, the amphibious tanks of the 10th Canadian Armoured Regiment (also known as the Fort Garry Horse) from Winnipeg, Manitoba and infantrymen from the North Shore Regiment of New Brunswick were driving ashore just up the coast in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. 279 more words


Remembering Dieppe

On the eve of the anniversary of the raid on Dieppe, as members of the Paris Port Dover Pipe Band, we arrived in the historic coastal town. 368 more words


#TuneTuesday | Major David Manson

Here’s a reel called “Major David Manson” that I use to play with last week’s #TuneTuesday “Cabar Feidh” during solo competitions for the Strathspey and Reel event. 19 more words


Remembering Juno Beach

In 2006, while members of the Paris Port Dover Pipe Band, Andrew and I embarked on a two-week tour of France and Scotland. Our journey took the band to the sites of some of the most significant events of the Normandy Invasion during World War II. 312 more words