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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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NGS - Croft Hall, Croft-on-Tees - Cleveland Branch
A 5-acre garden, comprising a stunning herbaceous border, large fruit and vegetable plot, two ponds and wonderful topiary arched wall. Pretty rose garden and mature box Italianate parterre are beautifully set in this garden offering peaceful, tranquil views of open countryside.
This will the first time at this event for the Cleveland Branch. The pipers will be playing there from about 2pm till 4:30pm.
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NGS - Crook Hall, Durham - Cleveland Branch
An intriguing medieval manor house surrounded by 4 acres of fine gardens. Visitors can enjoy magnificent cathedral views from the 2 walled gardens.
This will the first time at this event for the Cleveland Branch. The pipers will be playing there from about 2pm till 4pm.
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Cleveland Branch Meetings
Our meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every 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. 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
NGS - Thornton Hall, Darlington -Cleveland Branch
NGS Event - Thornton Hall Gardens - Darlington DL2 2NB - Wed15 Jun 2016 (11am - 4pm)
C16 Grade I listed hall (not open). 2 walled gardens with Elizabethan raised borders, separate vegetable garden. Plantsman's garden with emphasis on colour-themed borders, plant associations, form and foliage. Unusual perennials, interspersed with interesting trees and shrubs in mixed herbaceous borders, large collection of hostas, roses, clematis, and peonies. Wildlife and ornamental ponds.
A new venue for theClevelnd Branch. The pipers will be playing from 2pm till 4pm.
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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
2016 - 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.
NGS - Broaches Farm, Dalton,Richmond - Cleveland Branch
NGS Event - Broaches Farm, Dalton, Richmond DL11 7HW - Sun 19 Jun 2016 (1pm - 5pm)
In 1996 this wonderful garden was a field. It now includes 2 ponds, one with koi, stream, bog garden and wooded area. Mixed colourful borders are full of herbaceous perennials. Informal and naturalistic, this is a rural idyll. Abundant wildlife incl kingfishers, dippers, wagtails, frogs and toads. Lots of seating areas including summerhouse and gazebo.
The Cleveland Branch last played here in 2012. A stunning garden well worth a visit. The pipers will be playing from 2pm till 4pm. We look forward to the return visit.
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There are many other piping events on around the world.
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