Tag Archives: bagpipes

Remembrance Day: Bagpipers & Vets Parade in North Vancouver

Pipers and veterans parading from the Cenotaph in Victoria Park in North Vancouver on Nov. 11, 2011.

Robbie Burns Dinner in Vancouver by Maple Ridge Pipe Band

Robbie Burns Dinner in Vancouver by Maple Ridge Pipe Band, 2008

I’ll be attending this Robbie Burns Dinner and am noting it here so i remember to rent my kilt.

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2008

Location: The Scottish Cultural Centre

Address: 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Time:: Cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7 p.m.

Cost: $45 per person including dinner, entertainment and door prizes

This particular feast to the great Scottish bard (and noted ne’er do well and carouser) Robert Burns is put on by the Maple Ridge Pipe Band who are apparently the cream of the scene so i look forward to some excellent piping and drumming.

Bonus:

Robert Burns on Remembrance Day – Postcard #17 – With a head full of cold medicine, Dave reads a haibun poem for Remembrance day and then enjoys John Cairney reading from Robert Burns’ exploits and indiscretions in Edinburgh in a mighty brogue.

To a Mouse Cosmo reads Robert Burns’ classic poem “To a Mouse” in honor of the 248th anniversary of the Poet’s Birthday.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 2007 – Urban Vancouver podcast #4

Shriner’s at St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver by Frank Dawson
photo of Shriner’s at St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver by Frank Dawson (blueshoe on Now Public)

Come on along: Saint Patrick Day Parade Sound-seeing Tour – Vancouver, BC 2007 (23:20, 128K, .mp3, 22MB, stereo)

Sound-seeing audio of dozens of different musical bands including pipe and drum, fiddles and sticks, more pipers, marching bands plus sound-systems and even old Shriners with fez hat playing “When the Saints…” on Glockenspiels.

Vast variety of musical snippets – plus some gratuitous police motorcycle sirens and horses – generally unedited and without commentary but with natural crowd chatter in stereo.

More Info:

by Frank Dawson (blueshoe on Now Public)

Excerpt:

VANCOUVER B.C., Canada by Frank Dawson

Towntown core of Vancouver goes green today. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade which went down Howe and Granville streets between Smithe and Drake featured 2,000 participants and more than 100 entries went down Howe and Granville streets between Smithe and Drake.

On show where pipers, drummers, dancers, multicultural and community groups, acrobats, vintage automobiles and horse-drawn attractions. Last year’s successful street market again was set up on Granville between Robson and Smithe, with the KidsZone attractions located on Nelson.