Category: Around The World

News of BCPA members and bands from out of area competitions and events

The Barra MacNeils East Coast Christmas

By popular demand, Canada’s first family of Celtic music, The Barra MacNeils, will perform at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre, November 22nd on their 2018 coast-to-coast tour of seasonal magic. Event Info: To get BCPA special offer (better than Group Rate) Contact Jen directly: (604) 787-5275, or

Exciting Opportunity for Young BCPA Piper Linda Robertson

Linda Robertson has auditioned for and been accepted to play with Pipers Trail at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for August 2018. Linda started playing pipes at the age of 14. Her music education began at the age of seven on the flute. She studied under the Principle flutist for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra for…

Congratulations to BCPA Bands and Soloists for Many International Successes

Congratulations to all BCPA bands and members who have made our association proud with strong representation across the world. World Pipe Band Championships: Grade 1: Simon Fraser University Pipe Band 5th overall (7th in the MSR, 5th in the Medley, tied for 3rd overall in drumming) Dowco Triumph Street 12th overall (12th in the MSR,…

Canadian Snowbird Pipers and Drummers Join the Palm Springs Pipe Band During Your Stay

Robert Heggie, Co-Founder of the Palm Springs Pipe Band, says their numbers swell in the winter with Canadian Snowbirds. Any Canadian Snowbird pipers and drummers who are planning a trip to Palm Springs, CA this winter, bring your instruments along and feel free to join the the Palm Springs Pipe Band during your stay. For more…