Celtic Related Gifts, Bagpipes, and Travel

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Kilts, Gifts, and Bagpipes

Anyone interested in purchasing items from Heritage Meat Pie Co (Sunblest Foods) should contact PC George McCombe at brawlad@sbcglobal.net They will sent up a delivery of said items. Rodney Yip Third Chieftain Caledonian Club of San Francisco

Here are listings of some businesses I have delt with over the years

Celtic Shoppe - 354 East Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008 - (408) 379-7474 - celticshoppe(at)gmail.com

Scottish Treasures - 1201 First Street - Suite 213, Coronado, CA 92118 - 619 435-1880 - ScottishTreasures(at)juno.com

Touch of Britain - 5712 Watt Ave, North Highlands, CA 95660 - 916-344-8472

Nagle Forge and Foundry in Novato. They make excellent jewelry.

Scottish Jewellry Shop in Scotland


The Celtic Tea Shoppe Home of Artisan Candies, Celtic Candies and Cakes - kitchen 408.267.7090

Celtic Knot Design software

New local business run by some Scottish friends: Sign, Banner, Print express

Browns English Toffee - Local area friends, Marilyn and Carl McDanel have taken on the candy business from Nona Boyd.  Great candy!

Tom Robinson Pipe Band Supply
Dealer for McCallum, Canning reeds, Eric Ward percussion, Beck Valves, Megarity reeds, Bagpipe Writer Gold, Aquarian Drum Heads, Robinson’s Drumming and Piping products, etc.
209 380 8153

Kilts and tartan - Read about buying kilts and tartans.  Kilts & Tartan Made Easy

Celtic Trading Post gives you the opportunity to buy and sell new and used Highland apparel

Here are a few other recommendations:

Alexis Malcolm is in Florida and comes highly recommended by clan Gunn

West Coast Kilts from Vancouver, BC - Robert MacDonald, former Canadian army kilt maker and highly recommended by my friend Bruce Locken.

Scottish sporrans: My name is Iain and I live near Aberfeldy in the Scottish highlands. I have recently started a small business selling handmade Scottish sporrans and other kilt accessories, all of our sporrans are made in Scotland using traditional methods. We also specialize in bulk dress or horsehair sporran orders for pipe bands.

Bagpipe bag covers:
Email: hastingsbagcovers(at)columbus.rr.com
Web: Hastings Custom Bag Covers
eBay: Hastings Custom Bag Covers
Jolene says to let her know if there is something special you are looking for.  She does a lot of custom covers. I just had one made for myself and the quality and price were excellent!

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The Universe of Bagpipes - This site contains information in text, pictures and sound about dozens of different kinds of bagpipes and their histories, makers and players from many countries and regions - over 200 megabytes of bagpipe material including over 1,000 graphics on over 700 separate pages.

Chris Apps Reeds - This site has all kinds of reed making and adjusting videos This is the link to his reed making business.

The Celtic Knot - Quality Irish imports - 28 Main Street, JACKSON - 209 223 5830  (Patti and Ron Busch are owners/operators of The Celtic Knot -  email: info@thecelticknot.net). Her sister Mary runs Rosebud's Classic Cafe

From my friend Anna who has provided the "dove release" at our highland games closing ceremonies. WHITEBIRD Ceremonial Dove Releases was inspired by the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics. I glanced up just as they released 1,500 white birds and I burst into tears. I thought it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen! After much research, imagining, planning, and a little bit of procrastination, I began raising my flock eight years later and WHITEBIRD was hatched.

Haggis: contact Kate Harper. email: kate(at)caledoniankitchen.com.  They are also selling casings, so people can make their own presentation haggis (or haggi, as the case may be).  Alternatively, they can go to the web site, Caledonian Kitchen

Bagpipe suppliers who have shown generosity for military piping:

House of Bagpipes (Lynne Miller - 639 Mangels Avenue, San Francisco 94127) - lmiller160(at)aol.com   415 452-4220

J. Dunbar Bagpipe Maker Ltd.
64 - 113 Cushman Road
St. Catharines, Ontario
Canada    L2M 6S9
(ph) - 905-646-2388
(fax)- 905-646-2396
email: rwp(at)dunbarbagpipes.com
web  : Dunbar Bagpipe Maker

The Pipers Hut
Telephone 614-626-0072
Postal address  7422 East Rich Street, Reynoldsburg Ohio 43068
Electronic mail - General Information: information(at)thepipershut.com
Sales: Sales(at)thepipershut.com
Webmaster: jmaffett(at)wideopenwest.com

Kinnaird Bagpipes and Reeds
Paula Wright
923 Emmeline Terrace
Saskatoon, SK.  S7J 5G7
fax 306-249-2933

Maureen Lee


And for the wee drummer:
The Bodhran

Includes a handy links page for "Bodhrans and related stuff":
Useful web site for all Bodhran enthusiasts

Guide to the Bodhran____________________________________________________________________

I have no experience for the following sites - just have visited their web pages.

Heritage Imports - 530-674-3659- imports(at)succeed.net - Irish jewelry and canvas transfers (Mail order and Highland Games in California)

Gael Song - Celebrating the Celtic Imagination

Celtic Merchant

Cuplafocal - The Irish Language Bookshop

Glennoe Publishing   We are a new Publishing Company dedicated to the publication of original, high quality, fiction and non-fiction books with Celtic themes, along with the publication of original Celtic art in limited run quantities. At this time our product offerings are only available via the web!

Ally Bally Bees Ltd. My wife and I run a small confectionary company in Scotland that specializes in re-creating lost treats from the past. At present we manufacture two products sure to hit base with any Scot:

Coulters Candy: Made famous in the traditional Scottish Folk song
‘Ally Bally Bee’ ,  this traditional boiled candy has an almost mystical status.
We now make this real taste of Scotland in three varieties. Boiled, Toffee and Fudge. Or one to suit each dental plan

Krakatoa : Along with Spangles, Midget Gems and Wagon Wheel biscuits the size of CDs, the very mention of Creamola Foam is enough to have a whole generation of Scots becoming misty-eyed with nostalgia for the good old days of the 50s through to the 90s.

Webmaster: Chuck Jamison · oakpiper(at)2jamisons.com