The pipes, the pipes, aren't calling.
April 9, 2012 6:45 AM Subscribe
posted by unSane (102 comments total)
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The City of Vancouver has banned bagpipes.
More precisely, the Engineering Department now refuses to issue $10 busking permits for pipers after a review determined that four instruments were responsible for too many noise complaints — bagpipes, bongos, drums and tambourines
This is not the first time bagpipes have erupted into controversy in Canada. According to TFA
, Rob MacNeil, president of the B.C. Pipers Association, recalls an incident in 1943 where a piping busker was arrested by a Vancouver police officer over opposition to his playing, and then jailed for six months until he was cleared by a court ruling that also brought about $150 in compensation.
And in Ottawa, bagpiper George Muggleton successfully fought off an attempt to prevent him playing at a public market