Two Gold Medal Contenders Headline April Piobaireachd Club Meeting

All are welcome to come out and listen to some of BC’s (and the world’s) top pipers perform piobaireachd – the ancient music of the bagpipe on April 7th. Entry to the event is, as always, free for all. Andrew Lee, recent winner of the Kansas City gold medal and the Boney Music Invitational, and Edward…

RSCDS Hosts Luke Brady Concert Sunday, March 18

BCPA would like to notify our members of this upcoming Vancouver event given the interest in Scottish country dance music among many of our members. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) is bringing well-known accordion players over from Scotland in about 10 days time and one of them, Luke Brady, is scheduled to put…

Celtic Performing Arts Presents Carlos Nuñez in Concert April 6 and 7


“Pipe music as if played by a Coltrane or a Hendrix.” – The Guardian He’s back! Featuring a unique show that includes Basque musicians and singers—and perhaps even a few local BC pipers and dancers, Carlos Nunez delivers music from his native Northern Spain fused with that of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and beyond.   Nunez will play two shows in…

BCPA Statement Regarding the Bellingham Highland Games

Bellingham Highland Games Massed Bands

2017 February BCPA Mini-Gathering Results and Aggregates

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The results of the 2017 February BCPA Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. Photos from the 2017 February BCPA Mini-Gathering are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery. Our thanks to Ken MacKenzie for taking and posting the photos of the prize and aggregate winners, the White Spot Pipe band for running…

2017 BCPA Annual Gathering Online Entry is OPEN

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2017 Mini-Gathering Schedule

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The schedule for the February 2017 Mini-Gathering is now posted here. The Mini-Gathering will once again be held at Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner Road, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2Z1 and starts at 11:00 a.m. The contest should be finished at about 2:40 p.m.  Other details are located in the Information Guide located here.

2017 February BCPA Mini-Gathering Orders of Play

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A link to the Orders of Play for the 2017 February BCPA Mini-Gathering is now posted here. The complete schedule of events will be posted on February 15, 2017. Other details are located in the Information Guide located here.  

54th Annual Tartan Ball on March 25, 2017


Andrew Lee Dazzles Crowd to Win Boney Music Invitational

Competitors of the 2nd annual Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and recital.

  Andrew Lee of Surrey, British Columbia, stunned the audience during his 20-minute performance and was named champion of the second annual Boney Music Invitational. A panel of five anonymous judges unanimously chose Andrew the winner with Alastair Lee placing second – also by unanimous decision. Andrew Lee was invited to the competition after having…

Celtic Arts Foundation Presents Valley of the Deer Revue on Live Stream

(February 10th, 2017 MOUNT VERNON, WA) The Celtic Arts Foundation is pleased to announce that on Saturday, February 11th, we will be live streaming our Valley of the Deer Revue Concert (formerly Glenfiddich Revue) live from the Littlefield Celtic Center. At 7:00PM PST, online audiences will be treated to music from some of the world’s best…

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


The Boney Music Invitational is less than a week away. The top solo pipers of the 2016 BCPA competition circuit will be competing for the Boney Music Invitational Trophy. Enjoy an excellent night of piping in support of brain cancer research. 2017 Boney Music Invitational Information Date and Time: Saturday February 11 at 7:00 pm,…

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

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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…