Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Holidays!

T'was the night before Christmas and all through the College, not a creature was stirring not even student! 

The holidays are now upon us and from everyone here at the College, please have a safe and happy holiday.  May you ring in the New Year with a drum roll, dancing feet and no trailing drones.  A reminder that all classes start back up on January 4, 2011 and classes for Charlottetown students start on January 10.  The grade 5 band practices start back up on January 4 and the grade 4 band practices start on January 6.  

For all your last minute Christmas shopping, the giftshop will remain open until December 22.  It will close at 4pm on the 22nd and reopen on January 4 at 9am.  Come in and see what all of the instructors have recommended for gift ideas!  You can never go wrong with music or College of Piping clothing!

Karen Hatcher has suggested car raffle tickets as the perfect gift idea!  There are limited amount of tickets, so do not miss out on your chance to win a 2011 Mustang convertible!  The draw will take place on January 21, 2011 at the College. 

Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Welcome to the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada's Blog!

Is anybody out there?!

Hello!  And welcome to our blog!  Keep an eye on this area for news, information and special features, which will be updated a few times a week.

We hope you like our new website!  Please take the time to explore and play around with it.  Look out for photos from the Christmas Recital, videos on our YouTube channel, and all sorts of other tidbits!  If you have photos or video from the recital, please send them to either Karen Hatcher ( or James MacHattie (  Video clips should be no longer than 30-45 seconds and will have to meet Karen and James' approval before being posted on the website.  They will be vetted for quality and variety, so we can't put them all up.

Our Director of Education, James MacHattie, will be featured on the BBC radio program Pipeline on December 18, 2010.  You can listen to it online for up to a week after the broadcast.  The website for BBC Radio Scotland is: and type "pipeline" into the search engine.

A quick reminder that the Gaelic Christmas song workshop with Patricia Murray is this Thursday (December 16, 2010) at 7pm.  Only $20...what a deal!!!!  Starting in January 2011, Robert MacDonald is teaching a 14 week Gaelic language course on Tuesday nights at the College.  Another bargain at only $200! 

Stay tuned frequently for updates like an interview with our new Highland Dance instructor, Kearsney Smith from South Africa, and spring workshop announcements.  Thank you for reading our very first blog and check back often for the scoop on what's happening at the College!