Tartantown Ltd

Fourth in our company profile series is Tartantown Ltd Tartantown Ltd was originally started as a convenient location for highland…

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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…

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McCallum Bagpipes

First in our series of company profiles is McCallum Bagpipes McCallum Bagpipes was formed in 1998 by existing partners, company…

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BCPA Online Performance Assessments Registration Now Open

BCPA Online Performance Assessments registration is now open here In this unprecedented time when the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of this season’s highland games in the Pacific Northwest and with it the loss of solo piping, drumming, and pipe band competitions, the BC Pipers’ Association, in partnership with the highland games, is providing…

“The Roots of Scottish Folk Music” with Dr. Gary West Fundraiser

BCPA is bringing this Celtic Arts Foundation fundraising event to your attention. “Join us for a fascinating presentation on the history of Scottish folk music, told in Dr. Gary West’s signature blend of music and lecture! As our members know, the third weekend of May marks our annual Scotch-tasting Gala, the only major fundraising event…

Tartantown Ltd

Fourth in our company profile series is Tartantown Ltd Tartantown Ltd was originally started as a convenient location for highland dancers to buy their dance shoes made in Scotland. In 1979 a piping component was added to the store and Terry Lee (who had previously been a part time employee) joined the company on a…

GANAAN Highland Manufacturing Ltd

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Third in our company profiles series is GANAAN Highland Manufacturing Ltd GANAAN Highland Manufacturing Ltd was founded in 2017 by Garth Newlands along with his son Austin. Garth began his piping career at the age of 27 after the passing of his brother Colin Newlands in 1996 who was a well known solo piper and…

BCPA Rules Changes for 2020 and 2021

The BCPA Rules subcommittee would like to thank those individuals who submitted recommendations for new and revised BCPA competition rules. Submissions were discussed within BCPA and with the BCPA sanctioned highland games. Recommendations were reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors. Approved changes were adopted February 11, 2020 and are listed below. The announcement…

BCPA Pipers & Drummers take part in World Online Piping & Drumming Championships Spring 2020

The World Online Piping & Drumming Championships is an exciting and fun way to compete against pipers and drummers from around the world. There’s no need for travel. You can compete from the comfort of your own home. Every competitor will have the opportunity to compete for the title of World Online Piping & Drumming…

Application Forms and Closing Date for Spring BCPA Bursaries

The application forms and information for the 2020 BCPA Bursaries are now posted at: https://www.bcpipers.org/services/grants-bursaries/ There are three bursaries available for 2020: – Neil O. Stubberfield Piobaireachd Bursary – BCPA Tuition Bursary – Brittany Angeltvedt Memorial Bursary for Tenor Drummers. The Spring closing date to apply for the BCPA Bursaries is Sunday June 7, 2020.…

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…

Penticton Scottish Festival Postponed for 2020

  The following is a statement from the Penticton Scottish Festival. The Penticton Scottish Festival Society has made the difficult decision, based on current BC Health Officer directives, to postpone it’s 7th Annual Penticton Scottish Festival until July 3, 2021. Our top priority is the health and well-being of festival competitors, participants, volunteers, spectators and…