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I have quite a large family, and we're all getting together soon.

I enjoy having a dip in the lake and going fishing too.
One of my brothers owns a large swathe of land which he uses to practice the steeplechase on.
One of my sisters has her own farm of the bovine variety.
Another of my brothers is in a band and normally sits at the back of the stage.
Another of my sisters has moved to Paris and sells eggs there.

Can you tell me who me and my family are?

HINT 1

Another of my brothers has performed in the Edinburgh Tattoo.

HINT 2

Another one of my sisters sells down-feather duvets.

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If you're getting together soon, then are you:

The twelve days of Christmas

I enjoy having a dip in the lake and going fishing too.

7 swans a-swimming?

One of my brothers owns a large swathe of land which he uses to practice the steeplechase on.

10 Lords a-leaping - on horseback, in this case

One of my sisters has her own farm of the bovine variety.

8 maids a-milking - cow farm

Another of my brothers is in a band and normally sits at the back of the stage.

12 drummers drumming - drummers tend to be at the back of the band

Another of my sisters has moved to Paris and sells eggs there.

3 french hens

Hint 1:

Another of my brothers has performed in the Edinburgh Tattoo.
11 pipers piping - bagpipers feature in military bands, and, naturally, in Scotland

Hint 2:

Another one of my sisters sells down-feather duvets.
6 geese a-laying - goose feathers for something to help when you lie down

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  • $\begingroup$ Was just writing it, well done! $\endgroup$ – hexomino Nov 27 '18 at 15:36
  • $\begingroup$ Perfection! In the case of the steeplechase it doesn't necessarily have to be on horseback, it is also done on foot :D $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Nov 27 '18 at 16:03

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