Month: April 2012

Vancouver Bans Bagpipes to Public Outcry and Overturns Ban

The week before the 80th Annual Gathering of the British Columbia Pipers’ Association, the Engineering Department of the City of Vancouver issued a new bylaw to ban bagpipes, drums tambourines, bongos and other percussion instruments from receiving busking permits in the city of Vancouver, BC, Canada. The story was brought to the attention of the media in…

Piobaireachd Club – March 30th 2012

PIOBAIREACHD CLUB Meeting Report March 30th , 2012  Keeping with tradition, the March club meeting was at the home of Bob, Mary and Edward McIlwaine. They were gracious hosts and there was again a fine selection of cheeses to accompany an oatcake. The piper of the month was Alastair Lee. He played Lament for “King George III”. This…