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When the bagpipes start up

Ever noticed that when the bagpipes start up, at a big military tattoo or a highland gathering, the bass note, the drones, tends to sound a bit wobbly, slightly out of tune? 263 more words


Time to reset

To use a phrase from the electronic gaming community I need to hit the reset button.  At the end of January beginning of February I had a bought of bronchitis. 171 more words

How the bagpipes came to Scotland, 1868

Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser, 24 Oct 1868, page 6

How the bagpipes came into Scotland – The abominable characteristics of the bagpipes are not really Scotch, but French. 100 more words


MacArthur Piper

In Kilmuir graveyard on the Isle of Skye in Scotland there is a large gravestone lying flat on the ground, almost as if the scribe had walked away in the midst of engraving the epitaph. 276 more words


Federation Chief Visit

Federation Chief Jane Dyer recently made her official visit to East London Caledonian Society.

A ceilidh was held at Border Hockey Club on Friday 6 April. 83 more words

East London Caledonian Society

April 6th National Tartan Day

It seems like most countries in the world celebrate some sort of contact with the Scottish. America is no different, in fact many of our forefathers came from Scotland in an effort to start a new life away from the royalty of England. 251 more words

Unboxing The Bizarre

Music Soirees at Home with Family From Edmonds and Anchorage

The merry month of March brought us together with our three musical grandchildren in our home. One Friday night (9th), our 12-year old granddaughter tucked her viola under her chin and played for my wife and me the concert music performed by her 7th-grade orchestra at Meadowdale Middle School in Lynnwood. 179 more words