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Welcome to the website of the Northumbrian Pipers' Society. The NPS was established in 1928 to promote the indigenous bagpipes of the North-East of England - the Northumbrian Smallpipes and the Half-long or Border pipes. Since then these instruments have achieved great popularity, both in their home region and around the world. Today's Society continues to encourage the playing, making, study and development of the Northumbrian pipes and their music. On this site you can find information on the Pipes, the Music and the Society. We have listings of not only Society events, but many other piping events on around the world. See our What's On section for Local Groups, Sessions, Concerts and Workshops.
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NEXT NPS EVENTS
Cleveland Branch Meetings
Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Ceddesfeld Hall Community Centre, Rectory Row, Sedgefield. TS21 2AE, County Durham, which is behind the parish church.The main meeting starts at 8.00pm in the main hall. This is an excellent venue with great acoustics and has been the Cleveland Branch home for many years now. The December meetings include our annual Christmas meal as well as the usual playaround sessions. If you are in the area do come along and join our friendly group to play or listen to the wide variety of tunes. Everyone, in turn, gets the opportunity to choose the tunes to be played if they wish
Author: Brian Fisher - Cleveland Branch
NPS Saturday meeting Chantry
Beginners then Regular playing session upstairs at the Chantry Morpeth Northumberland.
Starting at 1-30pm with Ann beginners session, followed by regular 2-30pm the group will be lead by different experienced pipers confirmed dates as follows.
Location The Chantry, Bridge St, Morpeth NE61 1PD
2014 - NEW beginners hour Starts at 1-30pm for 1 hour.
Ann Sessoms has taught Northumbrian pipes privately for many years, and for over twenty years taught the evening class at George Stephenson High School, Killingworth. She has been well received when teaching at Pipers' days or weekends. Ann is always willing to help beginners, and has generously offered to be at the Chantry at 1.30 pm before the Saturday session on the third Saturday of each month, to help new pipers with the basics of their instrument and their playing.
Main Regular NPS session at 2-30pm This will be lead by an experienced piper.
There are many other piping events on around the world.
The Northumbrian Pipers' Society is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with number 7471625. Charity reg. no. 1142471. Registered office: c/o Muckle LLP, Time Central, 32 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BF
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