119th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday May 22, 2017

March 15, 2017 is the deadline for applications to participate in the 119th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade commemorating Canada’s 150th Birthday celebration. Over 75,000 people will watch this parade live and this year along with a live broadcast, the will also be hosting a live stream so all of the fans across the country…

McDonald Bagpipe Repairs Closes with Retirement of Mike McDonald

To the piping community, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that effective 1st February 2017, McDonald Bagpipe Repairs will be closing the doors. I have decided to retire and try to take advantage of the so called Golden years. To this end I have enjoyed  the business and opportunity to…

Andrew Lee wins US Gold Medal Piobaireachd, Winter Storm, January 13, 2017, Kansas City, MO

Andrew Lee - 2017 US Gold Medal Piobaireachd winner

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members and member bands players for their competitive achievements at 2017 Winter Storm on January 13 in Kansas City, MO. Andrew Lee – 1st United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd – 4th North American Professional Ceol Beag Alastair Lee – 2nd North American Professional Ceol Beag Grant Maxwell…

List your Robert Burns Supper in Metro Vancouver on ScottishCulturalCentre.com


The United Scottish Cultural Society (which runs the BC Highland Games and the Scottish Cultural Centre) is promoting wide exposure for Metro Vancouver organizations’ Robert Burns Suppers, to show the vibrancy of Scottish cultural activities in Metro Vancouver. Submit your Burns Supper details at http://scottishculturalcentre.com/cultural-events/submit-cultural-event/ and they will place it on the Scottish Cultural Events…

Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and Recital – February 11, 2017


The BCPA is pleased to announce the 2017 Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and Recital sponsored by BCPA Life Member Andrew Bonar on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The top five pipers in the annual BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate standing and the previous year’s winner of the Boney Music Invitational will each perform a medley…

Celtic Arts Foundation presents the Glenfiddich Revue – February 11, 2017


The Celtic Arts Foundation in partnership with Glenfiddich proudly presents the Glenfiddich Revue Piping Concert at the Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave, Mount Vernon, WA on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Featuring Murray Henderson, Stuart Liddell, Angus MacColl, and Willie McCallum, these four boast sixteen Glenfiddich titles between them. Each autumn since 1991, Glenfiddich has…

Carlos Núñez in Concert – Victoria and Vancouver – April 6 & 7, 2017


Celtic Performing Arts (www.celtfest.ca) presents Carlos Núñez in Concert (Galicia, Spain). McPherson Playhouse, VICTORIA, Thursday, April 6, 2017 Vogue Theatre, VANCOUVER, Friday, April 7, 2017 “Pipe music as if played by a Coltrane or a Hendrix.” – THE GUARDIAN, UK Fusing music from his native Northern Spain with that of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and beyond,…

2016 BCPA Grand Aggregate Winners, November 2016

Picture credit: William Kennedy

RCMP “E” Division Pipes & Drums on the Great Wall of China, September 2016

Picture credit: Mike Chisholm

Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipes & Drums Highland Homecoming, September 2016


Vancouver Police Pipe Band performs at the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, August 2016

Picture credit: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Delta Police Pipe Band performs with Sir Paul McCartney, April 2016

Picture credit: Mike

Vancouver Police Pipe Band at the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Vancouver Police Pipe Band at the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Photo credit: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is like no other, it is the model on which all other tattoos are based. The thrill of marching through the Gatehouse and over the drawbridge in a massed band of over 200 musicians will raise the neck hairs of the most experienced piper or drummer. The attached article from…

Calgary Stampede Call for Pipers and Drummers


The Calgary Stampede Visiting Bands Committee is looking for pipers and drummers from across Canada to form the Calgary Stampede Sesquicentennial Pipes and Drums celebrating Canada’s 150. Represent your province or territory at the 2017 Calgary Stampede. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2016. For more information, please contact swilton@calgarystampede.com

Next Piobaireachd Club Meeting December 9th

The next Piobaireachd Club meeting will be held at the home of Jack and Christine Lee, 19514 76 Ave., Surrey. It will be on Friday, December 9th starting at 7:30pm Alan Bevan, the featured piper for the evening, placed third in the Open Piobaireachd at the London competition (Gillies Cup). And as is the tradition…