Pipehacker Abroad: International Travelogue

This weekend begins a series of straight international bagpiping travel for this pipehacker and many other American bagpipers and drummers starting with this Saturday’s North American Championships at Maxville, Ontario and continuing on with various games in Scotland leading up to the World Pipe Band Championships on Glasgow Green. Posts on Pipehacker will be sporadic over the coming weeks and dependent on the internet connections found abroad, but I will be doing my best to post pictures and recaps of various events and adventures as I can here or directly to the Pipehacker Facebook page.

Don’t forget, if you’re stuck here in the US, the BBC will be streaming the Grade 1 in its entirety live on their website. If you haven’t yet stocked up on coffee (or other pipe band watching beverages for a 4 a.m. start here on the east coast), you’ve still got time to collect your piping and drumming compatriots for an early morning gathering. It should be mentioned again that this year’s Worlds sees 15 pipe bands from the USA representing in each grade of competition!

P.S.—That image has got to be the goofiest bagpiping image I’ve seen to date. Naturally, I couldn’t resist.

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