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Long & McQuade

Second in our series of company profiles is Long & McQuade Long & McQuade Musical Instruments has been serving Canada’s musicians since 1956, when it opened its first location in Toronto. Since then, the company has grown to include 85 locations from coast to coast, making it the country’s largest musical instruments retailer. Besides sales,…

McCallum Bagpipes

First in our series of company profiles is McCallum Bagpipes McCallum Bagpipes was formed in 1998 by existing partners, company directors Stuart McCallum and Kenny MacLeod. Stuart and Kenny had known each other for years through piping before starting the company, having both been members of the Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band. Kenny was already…

Meet the suppliers and sponsors of the BCPA

The BCPA Annual Gathering takes place at Easter time each year, this year was not the case. However, before COVID-19 all kicked off we had sponsors ready to provide prizes and show their support to the piping and drumming community of the BC Pipers’ Association region. The BCPA wanted to show our support for them…

No solo or pipe band competitions this year at ScotFestBC – The British Columbia Highland Games

The BC Pipers’ Association, which administers, manages, and runs the solo piping, solo drumming and pipe band competitions at ScotFestBC: The British Columbia Highland Games, has decided that there will be no piping, drumming, or pipe band competitions at ScotFestBC this year. While it is likely the Games will be cancelled, there has been no…