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Updated: 22 September, 2017

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Want to learn Bagpipes or Drums?
Lessons are available.
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Moss Park Armoury
130 Queen Street East
Tuesday Evenings

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PM Robert Ireland
Pipe Major Farquar Beaton
The third pipe major, 1900-1913


In 1900, Mr. Farquhar Beaton became the Pipe Major. Pipe Major Beaton was a successful instructor and is known for his tunes The Midlothian Amateur Pipe Band and Colonel D.M. Robertson. Pipe Major Beaton led the band until 1913 and experimented with part-playing on Highland bagpipes and is responsable for introducing the playing of parts in pipe bands in Canada. Upon hearing the Green Hills of Tyrol played in this manner, the Earl of Aberdeen, Governor General of Canada, recommended that this type of playing be cultivated and to this day is still an integral part of the pipe band's performances.

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48th Highlanders of Canada Pipes and Drums, Old Madison Square Gardens, New York, 1913