Oparau Accoustic Music festival

Posted 14 years, 9 months ago by Bob Wallace    2 comments

A great upcoming event for you

November 7th, 8th, and 9th 

see attached poster and for more info go here




Clan Gatherings and things

Posted 14 years, 9 months ago by Bob Wallace    0 comments

For photos of  Auckland Tartan Day, go to,


and view "Were you there".   Thanks to   Murdock McDonald for the contribution.

and coming up soon is



4th OCTOBER 2008


Dear fellow Clansmen,

Our luncheon gathering this year is to be held at the Union Church Hall Cnr of Bryce and Queen Streets in Cambridge, and hosted by CLAN FRASER. who have no representation in the North Island have been invited to host this day. Alistair Fraser, the Clans Commissioner along with Ross Fraser, Secretary and Editor will be travelling up from Christchurch to be with us. Their intention is to have CLAN FRASER fully represented at all our events, so if you know of any FRASERS , I ask you to make it your business to invite them along.


I remind you too, as to why this day was set up 15 years ago. It was to promote our Scottish Heritage around our district, promote and support the forming of new Clans, and along the way increase each of our clans membership. I urge you to use this opportunity to promote your Clan, pick up a phone book, canvass the area, include Hamilton, invite all of your fellow clansmen to attend this day.


10.30 : Assemble ( with banners ) on the Green opposite the town clock, main street.

11.15 : Enter Hall, ( $ 5.00 ) entrance off Bryce Street. luncheon plates to kitchen.

11.45 : Clan Representatives piped into hall, welcome by CLAN FRASER.

12.15 : Haggis ceremony.

12.30 : Lunch.

1.15 : Concert. Noel Armstrong M.C.

Varied items to keep you entertained until afternoon tea at app 3.30.

( bring your dancing shoes )

All correspondence to: David McLachlan



P.O.Box 5442 Frankton, Hamilton. 07 8298440, cell. 027 2797128.


 Your  support is appreciated

Advance notice

From the Waipu Caledonian Society:


Clan Donnachaidh / Robertson was drawn by Chief Pipe Major Bain McGregor from eight candidates as the Host Clan for the 2009 Waipu Games, and will take the prime position in the Avenue of Clans and honoured in the two marches during the Games plus promoted in our publicity.,More soon


My website is under continual up date now

if you have not a look for a while go here










Posted 14 years, 9 months ago by Bob Wallace    0 comments

Feel free to pass on this newsletter.

attached is a little info on the trip to the gathering next year.

we have lots to do and also have to confirm many costs but this will be a budget trip and I am your tour guide,xx


 Here is more info

Well its exciting news.doc


Airline costs as soon as available

If you were planning the trip,have never been to Scotland but wanted to go now is the time.

contacts are on the newsletter



Coming up Events

Posted 14 years, 10 months ago by Bob Wallace    0 comments

Well winter is kenipin on but to keep warm why not attend one of the following events;lots going on.

Saturday 23rd August

 one of Noreens ceili`s ;more details coming but mark the date.

Saturday 6th September is a choice

Hamilton Caley`s have their Pipe band ball

Cambridge Town hall

more info from

Suzanne Norman


also on that night

Hukanui School PTA present
A Celtic Night
A Ceilidh with Live Band "Reelmen"
Saturday 6th September 7.30pm - 11.30pm
Licensed Cash bar from 7pm
Venue: Hukanui School Hall, Pickering Cres, Chartwell
Tickets $20 including light supper


 You can hear some great irish music with yours truly on

Radio Community Hamilton

This Saturday from 4 till 5 pm on

1206 AM or 106.7 FM

and dont forget Biddies on Sunday 17th(third Sunday)

and Celtic dance on the 21st(third Thursday)

And if you missed our telly advert it is now on U tube

see here at



last but not least see my new specials board on my website at





All the best tone to you!

Posted 14 years, 10 months ago by Bob Wallace    1 comment

Hey we have found out recently after doing some research that its not so simple to get competitive prices for Pipe band drums.

Well we have teamed up again.

With re-percussion in Christchurch

and Drumline in OZ 

For Andante, Premier and Pearl drumming supplies and for anything else you have been finding it hard to get give us a call.I have never done so much research into the drumming side. Its a complete science out there nowadays.

get us on 07--8569501 or reply

Why are drummers' sticks like lightning?
A: They rarely strike the same spot twice.

Ok I promise .keep the jokes simple 

Tartan day was a great success at Te Kuiti

Click here for the photos


and here is a letter of thanks from the organisers.a nice touch.


Letter of thanks Tartan day 2008.doc


have a fab weekend

For those in Hamilton dont forget Biddy`s on Sunday

Events JULY

Posted 14 years, 11 months ago by Bob Wallace    1 comment

Well a big success for the `Tartan day `organisers.We all had a great day at Te Kuiti.Even the haggis was cooked to perfection.I am trying to create a link to upload photos here soon./Try the link but if it does not work yet come back again.

Any thoughts on what "Glenyss" is thinking as the haggis departs??


Hosted by Clans Gordon and MacRae I reckon Glenyss and Sue

 made this TARTAN DAY' annual get together a special one.

Look out for Clan day information coming soon,hosted this year by CLAN FRASER.


`Whats on still`


Rivercelts has caught up with us and you need to move now if you want to be in`Rego forms here .pay online if you can please


Rivercelts 2008 Registration Form.pdf
Rivercelts 2008 Poster.pdf

And of course a reminder that Celtic dance and session at Biddies are on the third Thursday and third Sunday resp.If you want more info on these let me know, call in and see us at the shop or find one of the tireless Celtic crew who know all about these things.


Lastly whistle classes are being looked at again,these are beginner classes in Hamilton.Let me know if you are interested and I will pass your name to Bill or Kara.







Scottish this and that.

Posted 14 years, 11 months ago by Bob Wallace    1 comment

Dont forget Tartan Day is Saturday week,see the invite

Tartan Day - Societies Combined Clans Invitation wps.doc


Look forward to seeing you there

We have teamed up with some other New Zealand Business to bring you an even better service.

No 1 is `The Scottish Heirloom Co`.We now have in-store their wonderful range of  Bronze Clan Crests/ Clan Rings in Gold and Silver and other Clan items.

see here on our website


We have details of your Clan availability in shop



No 2 is with Pattersons Bagpipe Supplies and we have Wallace bagpipes and accessories in shop as well.John is currently in Scotland on his`annual pilgrimage` and we are asking him to source us some new items.

No 3 is with Greg Wilson and yes we have in stock ` Gregs ` chanter reeds. A great sound.Try them with us.

No 4 is Kilt Jackets and just about anything else by Ivan`The Suit Surgeon in Dunedin and I must say he makes a very fine `jacobite` style shirt.


So we can now supply most of your needs or source them easier for you.Please give us a chance to quote for your needs.


Lastly but nae least we have supplies in-shop of frozen foodstuffs from our Scottish mates Diane and Harry Mackay in Auckland.

Haggis,Pies,Black and White puds,Lorne sausage and tattie scones and and

Remember Clan Wallace NZ are going to the `Gathering `next July 2009.There is a seperate Category in the newsletter.make sure you are on it by editing your post ok, and we will send out a special news post in the next month with ideas of costs etc.

Have a safe and happy weekend



New stock arrival Wed june 18th

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Remember you can edit your subscription for our newsletters quite simply.We have several different categories so maybe this one not for you,

Otherwise please read on.


We are pleased that Customs have released our shipment without any majors. There is a small increase in prices because, the ship freight company increased their charges for fuel on the way over.A sign of the times.Well would you like to have a fill a ship with fuel right now.!

   A number of items are presold so if you have any interest here please let me know asap.Items available are here.



 A number of items will be on trade me under my alias there .haggis 16

If you have a special order now is the time to let me know.The next shipment is due to leave in 2 weeks .I hope to have monthly arrivals once we get going but i need your feedback please.


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