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First Canadian Degree in Piping

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  • Diana Cosby
    For anyone interested, this was posted in The Rampant Scotland Newsletter http://www.RampantScotland.com/letter.htm this morning: The local College of Piping
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 1, 2001
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      For anyone interested, this was posted in The Rampant Scotland
      Newsletter
      http://www.RampantScotland.com/letter.htm
      this morning:

      "The local College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts and the
      University of Prince Edward Island have joined forces to provide the
      first Bachelor of Arts degree in piping in Canada (and only the third
      such course in the world - the others are in
      Pittsburgh, Pa. and Glasgow, Scotland)."

      Diana Cosby
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    • Peggy Kemp
      ... From: Diana Cosby [mailto:wulfe6@home.com] Sent: July 1, 2001 3:49 AM To: albanach@yahoogroups.com Subject: [albanach] First Canadian Degree in Piping For
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 1, 2001
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        -----Original Message-----
        From: Diana Cosby [mailto:wulfe6@...]
        Sent: July 1, 2001 3:49 AM
        To: albanach@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [albanach] First Canadian Degree in Piping


        For anyone interested, this was posted in The Rampant Scotland
        Newsletter
        http://www.RampantScotland.com/letter.htm
        this morning:

        "The local College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts and the
        University of Prince Edward Island have joined forces to provide the
        first Bachelor of Arts degree in piping in Canada (and only the third
        such course in the world - the others are in
        Pittsburgh, Pa. and Glasgow, Scotland)."


        This isn't that surprising, as PEI is one of the first North American
        Scottish settlements. In fact in some areas of the maritimes English is the
        "second language" with Gaelic spoken at home.


        below is a brief biography of Earl Thomas Douglas Selkirk.

        Selkirk succeeded to the Scottish earldom on the death of his father in
        1799, all of his elder brothers having died previously. Believing that the
        hardships of the Scottish Highland peasantry could be alleviated only by
        emigration, he went to Canada in 1803 and established a large settlement on
        Prince Edward Island. In 1810 Selkirk gained control of the Hudson's Bay
        Company, from which, in May 1811, he acquired title to a vast tract of land
        in the Red River valley, near present-day Winnipeg, where he founded a
        settlement of Scotsmen.
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