Pipers and drummers love what we do. We all share a deep sense of passion for our instruments. My name is Kevin McLean and I founded Gracenote Apparel to help pipers and drummers show the world this passion.
Gracenote Apparel was founded in 2017 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia after seeing a lack of non-cheesy, cliché, bagpipe apparel available. We’ve all seen the shirts that say something generic along the lines of “It’s a bagpipe thing” or “I’d rather be playing my bagpipe”… but where’s the shirts about piobaireachd? Or about some of the incredible pipers that have made the ultimate sacrifice in war? Or shirts that celebrate the beauty of the instrument rather than the clichés about the instrument sounding like a bag of cats? That’s what drove the founding of this company and that’s what we hope to achieve with Gracenote Apparel.
A bit about me – I have played the pipes with the SFU Pipe Band since 2011 and with RMM Pipe Band for a number of years before that. I also get around the solo circuit as much as I can. Above all, I love the pipes, and particularly piobaireachd (you may get that hint through the number of piobaireachd designs that are offered).
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