Celtic Related Gifts, Bagpipes, and Travel
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
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:
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!
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org). 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
web : Dunbar Bagpipe Maker
The Pipers Hut
Postal address 7422 East Rich Street, Reynoldsburg Ohio 43068
Electronic mail - General Information: information(at)thepipershut.com
And for the wee drummer:
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
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.