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Piper Sarah Forsyth. Photo: Lucy Martin
Piper Sarah Forsyth. Photo: Lucy Martin

Bagpipes--love 'em or hate 'em--return to Maxville

There's no shortage of pipe and drum bands across Canada, in communities large and small. Sarah Forsyth pipes as a civilian volunteer with Ottawa's Air Command Pipes and Drums, the longest continuous serving Air Force Pipe Band in the Canadian Forces.

It's a major commitment. Roughly 40 members practice weekly and perform in parades or public events at home and abroad. Forsyth says the right band feels like a second family--that works hard and has fun together.

Lucy Martin caught up with Forsyth at the famous Glengarry Highland games in Maxville, Ontario, in August 2010. Bagpipes fall into the love 'em or hate 'em category. The piper told Lucy she caught the bug when she was five.  Go to full article
Robert Pel makes and sells contemporary kilts
Robert Pel makes and sells contemporary kilts

Taking Kilts into the 21st century

Scottish emigrants ended up in nearly every corner of the world, so highland games featuring all things Scottish have also become widespread. A number of specialized vendors follow this busy summer circuit, bringing goods to throngs of their most likely customers. At this year's Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville, Ontario one such booth included a compact tailor's shop. Industrial sewing machines sat ready for serious stitching, with crisp fashion displays out front. And what was on the manikins? Kilts, of course. But not Great-granddad's scratchy plaids. Innovator Robert Pel told Lucy Martin the always-evolving garment is going mainstream.  Go to full article
Piper Sarah Forsyth
Piper Sarah Forsyth

Heard Up North: Bagpipes, love 'em or hate 'em

There's no shortage of pipe and drum bands across Canada, in communities large and small. Sarah Forsyth pipes as a civilian volunteer with Ottawa's Air Command Pipes and Drums, the longest continuous serving Air Force Pipe Band in the Canadian Forces. It's a major commitment. Roughly 40 members practice weekly and perform in parades or public events at home and abroad. Forsyth says the right band feels like a second family--that works hard and has fun together. Lucy Martin caught up with Forsyth at the famous Glengarry Highland games in Maxville, Ontario. Bagpipes fall into the love 'em or hate 'em category. The piper told Lucy she caught the bug when she was five.  Go to full article

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