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Who Invented the Kilt? TartanTown Takes you Back in Time

Think of Scotland and you can’t visualize the highlands without the classic bagpipe and kilt. The history of the kilt goes back to the days of the ...
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Why Proper Dance Shoes Are Essential for Dance Professionals and Beginners

Investing in proper shoes are as vital to a dance performance as the outfit for dancers. It really doesn’t matter whether you are a professional or...
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The Whimsical Story Of Mrs. Bessie Murray And The Accidental Birth Of The Nova Scotia

In Canada, there are almost 5 million people who claim full or partial Scottish ancestry - around 15% of all Canadians. Considering Canada's strong...
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Should You Rent or Buy Your Scottish Kilt?

Need a traditional highland dress for a special occasion? Wondering whether you should buy or rent one? You may want to ponder through a few consid...
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What is the difference between Irish and Scottish Bagpipes

The melodious sounds of bagpipes are often associated with a rustic lifestyle of the highlands. There are two popular types of bagpipes in the real...
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The History of Highland Dance

Highland dance has a rich history that has been spread across the world as Scottish people immigrated around the globe. There is nothing that bette...
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Learn How To Play Bagpipes

Learning Bagpipes So you've decided you would like to learn how to play the bagpipes. Learning the bagpipe is a challenge and like every instrument...
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Blackwood Flowing

Since the beginning of 2017, there has been concern over the restrictions placed on Melanoxylon Dalbergia (African blackwood). Blackwood has been a...
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Choosing a Bagpipe

There is so much choice in the marketplace these days that selecting your bagpipe can be a daunting task.  Whether a beginner buying your first set...
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Choosing a Highland Dance Outfit and a Little History

One of the biggest decisions a dancer has to make, after choosing a good teacher, is how to select a full competitive outfit. Every teacher has a d...
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Why Rent a Kilt?

Why Rent a Kilt?: There are a good number of reasons to rent a kilt.  Some people feel they are not entitled to wear a kilt or would not look good ...
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