bagpipes, folk music, celtic - scottish stuff, but no haggis - well not that much haggis - so, okay too much haggis!

  • Bob Dunsire's Bagpipe Web Directory For virtual pipers & their defenders.
  • The Thistle & Shamrock National Public Radio's home page for The Shamrock. Alas no playlists on my last venture thereabouts. If anyone knows of a link that remedies this listlessness—I would be most greatful and post its whereabouts hereabouts.
  • The Midnight Special is WFMT's (Chicago's Fine Arts Station) "weekly aberration of folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, odds and ends, madness and escape." It was my weekly folk-fix for nearly as long as I can remember—maybe even longer than that.
  • Steve Goodman and while we're on folk-in-Chicago—I'll slip this page in—as a Chicagoan (born a south-sider, but a north-sider for more than half my life now, with a few not-so-standard deviations) in memoriam.
  • Invermark College of Piping and Drumming What my bagpipe teacher did on a summer vacation—a decade and many then-somes ago.
  • And speaking of my former bagpipe teacher, here's her website: Jennifer Armstrong. She's now out east, so it's a good thing that pipes "carry".
  • Gaelic Homepage
    "a web site devoted to the language and culture of the Gaels, those people that speak or did speak any of the three Gaelic languages."
  • Lark in the Morning "a musician's service founded in 1974 that specializes in hard to find musical instruments, music and instructional materials." (Not to forget: bagpipes!)
  • Rootsworld: Bagpipes of the World
  • The David Daye Piper and Pipemaking. page: Pay a special trip to his pages on Uilleann Pipes Making, which offer resources and plans for pipers who play something other than Great Highland Bagpipes (GHBs)—a treasure for new pipers and do-it-yourselfers.
  • Newsgroup:
    Where pipers and piper-wanna-bes go to trade tips, swaps stories and every so often let off a wee bittie of hot air [Also available as a Google web group at:].
  • Oh, and does anyone know a good source for parlour pipe reeds?
    The Gathering of the Clans site seems to have gone the way of many fine old web hangouts, so I'm replacing it with the
  • Tartan Clans Historical Significance in Scotland page at Degree Tutor , a link suggested by a reader. This page includes links for the following subcategories: Scottish History, Clans, Tartans, Famous Scots and Scottish Terminology. As this site seems to be heavier on chiefs thans chefs, you will still be able to get your fill of haggis at the link below.
  • Fraser's Hash o' Haggis Page!! — As I promised — Still more fearsome haggis!!!
  • Enter the Haggis! And what might you get should you cross bagpipes and haggis? Well my first guess would be a Celtic rock band playing traditional Celtic forms with world beats, progressive rock'n'roll, jazz and blues—probably from Toronto. But hey, I always did well on both multiple choice and essay questions. So check out their Real Audio sound clips at while you're thereabout. I have also downloaded delicacies such as their Scotland the Brave/Hava Nagila medley from iTunes.
  • Can't get enough musical haggis? Try a wee bit of Bad Haggis–bagpipes, guitars, drums and afro-Cuban percussion. If you want another helping, you'll find MP3s, CDs, DVDs, hats and Ts at their Haggis to Go link.
  • MacBurger's Porridge, haggis, pricelist and play in two Acts. Where else can you find fast food the likes of haggis burgers, nae meat burgers, Rabbie Burnt burgers, Nessie milkshakes and deep fried shortbread—with such a splendid assortment of "asides"?
  • Wherever the Gael Winds Blow!.
    Still under heavy construction: check out my Celtic Miscellany Page: with Celtic/Peace Song favorites and other wee thingies.
  • Folk Music Home Page Albums, Concert Schedules, FAQs—links to all sorts of on-line resources.
  • Peter, Paul & Mary have a new home page. They've now been playing together now since the very early sixties!—Remember the first time you heard them?—I was seven years old—after highland dancing class—in a 50s diner (not a 50s style dinner) called the Melody Lane (45rpms for wallcovering). "Pretty Mary" and "Puff: the Magic Dragon" were the first PP&M songs on the jukebox. Although I had received children's records for gifts before, PP&M's first album was the first grown-up album I ever requested. It was the most cherished of the gifts I received for my eighth birthday.
  • Northern Journey Online: Canadian Folk Music Website
  • The Stan Rogers Page The music will not die.
  • The Clan Fraser Society of North America page is once again alive and well. And if that's not enough for you, you can also get clannish at Clan Fraser Association for California, and The Clan Fraser page at
  • Frasers on the Grass, the Hills, the Valleys, the Web Watch where you point your browser. . . and, errr, step. This is my little geograpical compilation—just started—I'm not sure why.
  • Celtic Studies Starter Kits Irish, Scots Gaelic, Welsh, medieval reads and a handful of druids and bog bodies for good measure.

    The Burns sites originally listed here have vanished. Here as I promised about three months ago, are a few fine replacements:

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