Pipe Band Championships 2008 and Celtic Fusion

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Please support the Celtic Fusion show this Saturday night! Ceara and her dance academy have gone out on a limb to book the Performing Arts Centre, and it is only $15. No door sales - Ticket Direct or your local library.   It is a warm  family show, lovely costumes, we dance The Seige of Ennis on the immigrant ship (how cool is that?), and Bob is playing in it (how cool is THAT!)   See you there,   Ingrid  (one of the adult chorus in the back row)



and see here .The 2008 pipe band Championships 2008 on cd and DVD.The qualifying round has New Zealand Police





Rosebowl and Wellington Folk festival

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As a forerunner to the upcoming Rosebowl in the Gardens we have.

"Living in These Times" - a workshop with Alistair Hulett (Scotland) and David Rovics (USA).


A workshop for music fans, social and political activists and singer-songwriters in which Alistair and David will talk about the background to their songs. Alistair draws heavily on the traditional music of his Celtic heritage and focuses on the history of working class struggle down the centuries, while David deals mainly with present day issues and concerns, from downtown USA to Afghanistan and Jerusalem. www.alistairhulett.com     www.davidrovics.com

 Its short notice but your support appreciated.

Saturday 15 November, 2 - 4pm

The Hub, 84 High Street, Frankton, Hamilton

Cost: $15 cash

Information Noel Armstrong Noel@4survey.co.nz  ph 021 232 7819.

and a great time was had at Wellyfest.

Click here for the fotees.






November `Goings` On 2

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 The Pacific Rosebowl Festival

Wednesday 19th - Sunday 23rd November, 2008
Roger's Rose Garden, Gate 2, Hamilton Gardens

Dont miss the Scottish and Celtic performance  at Hamilton Gardens this year.

Alistair Hulett and David Rovies, two outstanding performers.

see Alistair`s web here and look at his lyrics


and David`s here





`Hamilton Caledonian Society Solo Piping Competitions`

`Hair of the Dog`

The magic`Copperkin`


`Dance Folkus`

`Lil' Ian Goodsman`

`Terri-Anna Krippner`

Ní Ghábhann Irish Dance Academy

see the programme here



Beat the recessional blues.Come for a stroll amongst the best Gardens in the World.If you have not been for a while please see the changes and massive work done.

Well done the Festival organisers



 CELTIC CONNEXIONS are one of several sponsers

remember to start shopping online.

Cheat the crowds.

go here


plus we will have a stall at the gardens during the festival.call see us.



November `Goings` on 1

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Firstly `Irn Bru`has arrived.After the last consignment i got exploded!! I was reluctant to re-stock.But the pressure was high so we have it.Made from gurders frae Scotland.The reel McCoy in store now

Plus Grants tinned haggis as well as Hielan toffee bars and Sham bars too.Treat your teeth.



Saturday week


Celtic Fusion

Journey through the Celtic past in this fantastic array of dance and song. Combining both traditional and modern Irish dance, the Ni Ghabhann Irish Dance Academy, Hamilton  presents a brief look at the history of Irish Dance and a view into what Irish Dance is today. Come along and see our fantastic dancers as they put on their biggest show yet.

University Academy of Performing Arts - Concert Chamber

November 15th

This is the link to buy your tickets direct.


Please please support the show.All these dancers put so much effort into the preparation of these events.

see the dance website here.



Supporting acts on the night,Jess Stegel, Yours truly Bob here and others.




Megarity Ross Pipe Chanter Reeds

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In stock now.

Stephen Megarity was born in Northern Ireland and has been playing the bagpipes for 25 years.  Stephen has previously played with premier bands such as Field Marshal Montgomery, Boghall & Bathgate, and Glasgow Pipes and Drums and is the current Pipe Sergeant for Los Angeles Scots Pipe Band.

Stephen is a premier reedmaker (NOW IN PRODUCTION!! M&M Bagpipe Reeds- formerly Megarity Reeds) and bagpiper now residing in Orange County, California.Another great piper gone to the States


we have them right here


An awesome sound.long lasting

Give them a try

Bodhrans and Whistles

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Please note I have now both Clarke and Dixon Whistles in stock.


see here.


and please let me know if I can help woith getting any other keys you require. 


Bodhrans on special see here




Habitat for Humanity

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Please please note my telephone number has changed.The old no.was still diverting but gone now.




Proceeds will go towards the work of

Habitat for Humanity.


18 October: 7.30 to 11.30pm

Adults: $15.00.   Children: $5.00


Knox Presbyterian Church Hall

50 Albert St. Hamilton East

  Supper: please bring a plate of finger food

BYO: non-alcoholic please



Habitat for Humanity.doc


November items

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Brian Switalla Recital 8 Nov 08.pdf

Worth a look at for Pipers and non pipers.

And please offer your support to the Scottish and Celtic performance  at Hamilton Gardens this year on the 22nd and 23rd November.

Alistair Hulett and David Rovies, two outstanding performers.

PLUS SUPPORT.Hamilton Pipe Band.

`Hair of the Dog`

and more



More information to follow


Please look at our new range of Scottish jewellery from Shetland.Rings on-line, more to follow.


shop on-line with us for all your Christmas needs.Its easy and beats the crowds.