I’ll just bet you saw the title of this post and thought you in for another enlightening political discussion from Big Cracker. Nope! I spent the other night at Folkfest, here in sunny Saskatoon; “One World One Race” is this year’s slogan.

Back when I was a lad, I played bagpipes in a couple of pipe bands: the 96th Highlanders and the [I’ll just bet you saw the title of this post and thought you in for another enlightening political discussion from Big Cracker. Nope! I spent the other night at Folkfest, here in sunny Saskatoon; “One World One Race” is this year’s slogan.

Back when I was a lad, I played bagpipes in a couple of pipe bands: the 96th Highlanders and the](http://www.saskpipebands.org/html/bands/nsr.html) (there’s an “official site“, but it looks equally terrible). There’s a Scottish Pavilion at Folkfest where we’d hang out for 3 days straight (pretty much to the exclusion of all of our other friends). And we’d play 4 or 5 times a night, I guess. Prob’ly about once every hour or so, and it was tiring, but kinda fun. So, that’s where I was, checking out the old bands, who sounded really good. And drinking some delicious beer.

VeeDub, Reb and the kids and Jock ‘n’ Doc were out to the Scottish Pavilion, because Little P was Highland Dancing. She did some fine work.

I also managed to stop by the Karpaty Ukrainian, Afro-Caribbean and Philippines pavilions. Good food, good dancing and good martial arts demos, respectively.