Our planning trip has turned out very well. In fact better than we expected.To date we have:– Confirmed with Commonwealth Graves Commission that we can play at both Ortona and Cassino Cemeteries. They will work with Veterans Affairs and the media on our behalf.– Hotel accommodation has been confirmed for the Rome portion of the trip. This is a four star hotel and all of the group will be staying in the same hotel.– Waiting for confirmation from hotels in Naples, Venice, Florence, Assissi and Pescara for availability. Due to the large size of anticipated group more than one hotel will be required in each Center. Our contacts indicate finding hotel space will be no problem.– Coaches and local guides are all booked.– Guided tours of Rome are arranged and free time will also be arranged.– Working with Vatican officials to finalize details for Papal audience.– Package price will include airfare, all tours, coaches, city taxes, gratuities, accommodation, and 12 breakfasts (American breakfast buffet), 3 lunches and 12 dinners.Due to high tourist season we have had to adjust our travel dates as follows.Leave Toronto, Sunday, September 20th and fly home from Venice Saturday, October 3rd.Very shortly we should have the total cost of the package and a finalized itinerary.In addition we are putting together an add on for those interested. The price will be in addition to the tour package outlined above. It would include coach transportation from Venice to Vienna, Austria for two nights as well as visits to Strasbourg and a final stop in Munich for two days. Price will include hotels, accommodation and some meals. Flights back to Canada will be from Munich, Germany. Price of this package will be available shortly along with more details of itinerary.Hopefully this information helps you with your planning for Italy 2020.Chuck PennySecretaryPipes and Drums of Canada
Attached is a revised version of Flett from Flotta/Gardens of Sky
Attached is updated music for Flett from Flotta/ Gardens of Skye – flett april17
The band revised Gardens of Skye from the copy issued at March practice so you may disregard the earlier version.
- Cock of the North – click here.
- The MacNeil’s of Ugadale
- Morag of Dunvegan
- The Black Bear
- Paddy’s Leather Breeches
- The Massacre of Glencoe
- The Bluebells of Scotland
The band is organizing a tour of Scotland in 2018 which will include events in Edinburgh as well as many other parades and functions throughout Scotland and Northern England. To date over one hundred and fifty pipers, drummers, colour party highland dancers and supporters have indicated an interest in being involved in this trip.
We have registrants from all across Canada and look forward to increasing the number of those wanting to take part. Click here to download our Member Information Registration Form.
Further information is available in the attached brochure. The brochure includes details on airfare, accommodations, meals, and dates which include both free time and performance venues. Payment details are also included.