National Tartan Day
Join the pipe band on Sunday, April 13 on Parliament Hill from 12 to 1 pm to celebrate National Tartan Day! Come out in your tartans and be counted - we record all the tartans worn on that day. Pipes, drums, highland and Scottish country dancing make for a terrific celebration of heritage and culture - after party at D'arcy McGee's Irish Pub at 44 Sparks Street. To take part as a musician or highland dancer, please register with our form on the contact page.
Come watch the band play in the Ottawa St Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 15 - step off from City Hall at 11 am, and we will make our way to the Library and Archives on Wellington Street. The next day we head to Montreal, and play in their parade - the longest running one in North America! For anyone meeting us at the start point, you can find us at the corner of Rene Levesque and Guy Streets - we'll be the ones trying to stay warm!
Amazing Grace - When you come to Tartan Day, would you like to be able to sing along to this famous and much beloved tune? Here are the words in English and Gaelic (pdf file) and here is an audio file with the Gaelic spoken to assist you with your learning
The Sons Visit Royalty
Listen to Pipe Major Bethany Bisaillion's breaking interview with Alan Neal on CBC's All In a Day where she describes what it was like to meet and perform for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II this past Monday, August 19th:
Check out the piece aired by CBC News Ottawa: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Ottawa/ID/2399839028/
As well as a clip from CTVs Canada AM: http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/canadian-bagpipers-prepare-to-play-for-the-queen-in-scotland-1.1399472
The Ottawa City Piping College
The Sons of Scotland Pipe Band are pleased to be affiliated
with the Ottawa City Piping College which supports its mandate
to teach and train musicians in both piping and drumming in
our region. Our curriculum follows the course of the prestigious
College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland, and our 3 accredited
examiners follow their testing guidelines. We have 2 Ottawa based teachers and one in Montreal, Quebec who can assist you with your lessons.
For information on lessons, please email school Director
Bethany Bisaillion at email@example.com for times,
costs and locations in Ottawa and information on the school in Montreal. All new members are asked to have a basic knowledge of exercises, tunes, and have taken a session of admission with one of the band's officers.
For more information on the College of Piping in Glasgow, please visit their site at
www.collegeofpiping.org Exam information is available on this page: http://www.collegeofpiping.org/examinations/sqa-piping/
The OCPC is proud to support the beginner program of the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band.
The Queen and I - with Pipe Major Bethany Bisaillion
Donating to a great cause...
The Sons of Scotland are pleased to be supporting youth in our community with piping and drumming classes. The school of the Ottawa City Piping College supports the work of the Sons of Scotland - if you want to donate to this wonderful program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org The Ottawa City Piping College is a registered non profit organization. We contribute to the teaching and travel of the many members of the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band.
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Vice Regal Patron of the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal Ceremony
Pipe Major Bethany Bisaillion received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in honor of her work in the piping community from Canada's Prime Minister, Stephen Harper on May 28 in his office on Parliament Hill. Her speech was read in both English and Gaelic, and was accompanied by her brother, fellow Sons Pipe Major Lachlann. It was a great day indeed.
Tartan Week Alliance
P/M Bisaillion is pleased to be named to the board for the Tartan Week Alliance. She joins members from the US and Scotland to help bring awareness to events held globally to highlight the Scottish influences in our communities. Visit www.tartanweek.com for more information.