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Balmoral – The flat “tam” type of headgear worn with Highland Dress.
Caber (kaber) – the 16-20 foot pole weighing between 80 and 100 pounds flipped end over end in the Caber Toss event.
Ceilidh (kay-Lee) – A social gathering with singing, dancing, and piping. A party.
Celtic (kel-tic) – An adjective referring to one of the early tribes of Scotland, e.g. Celtic art, Celtic language.
Chanter – That part of the bagpipes which the player holds with his hands, to play the melody of the tune.
Clan (klan) – Originally a family unit, the clan became the basic political, economic, and social unit of the Scottish highlands until the political oppression of 1745.
Claymore (kla-mor) – Large two-edged sword used by Scottish Highlanders.
Dirk (derk) – The short sword that is sometimes worn on the belt with Highland Dress.
Drone – One of the three “tubes” sticking out of a set of bagpipes. These provide the continuous tone unique to pipe music.
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Drum Major – The marching leader of a pipe band. The drum major marches in front of the band and carries the mace.
Glengarry (glen-gare) – The “fore and aft” type of headgear sometimes worn with Highland Dress.
Ghillie Brogues – The wing tip shoes without a tongue that pipe bands wear.
Gillie Chaluim – Sword Dance – The Traditional Highland Dance.
Highlands – That part of Scotland which lies north of a line roughly between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Kilt – A knee-length pleated skirt usually of tartan worn by men in Scotland. The traditional clothing of Scotland. Originally a large blanket wrapped about the body, the present kilt contains about six to eight yards of material.
Piobaireach (Peeb-rock) – The classical music of the great highland bagpipe. Consisting of a Ground or basic theme with several variations.
Pipe Major – The musical leader and usually the principal instructor of a Pipe Band.
Plaid (Played) – The blanket-like garment worn over the shoulder by some in highland dress. Originally part of the kilt.
Plaid (Plad) – Any woven checked pattern. Not the same as Tartan.
Saint Andrew – The patron saint of Scotland. The first disciple of Christ, his bones are reported to rest in St. Andrew, Scotland.
Scottish – An adjective describing things pertaining to Scotland, e.g. Scottish descent. Scottish Heritage.
Sept – A family not having the name of the clan, but associated with the clan and entitled to wear its tartan, e.g. Shaw is a sept of Clan Mackintosh.Band Rental Services,Band Hire Services, Pipe Band Services, Bagpipers Band Services
Skean Dubh (Skeen Doo) – The small knife worn in the hose top with highland dress. Translates from the Gaelic to “Black Knife” which probably is a reference to its intended use rather than its color.
Sporran – The pouch worn in the front of the kilt, which serves as a purse or pocket.
Tartan (tart-an) – A fabric formed by weaving an arrangement of colored stripes in the warp with the same arrangement of colored stripes in the weft.
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