Northumbrian Pipers' Society Home
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.
If you want to join in discussions about pipes and piping try our forum -
see the link on the left menu.
NEXT NPS EVENTS
Upcoming eventsNext »
Cleveland Branch Meetings
Happy New Year to everyone. 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
Sedgefield Medieval Fayre - Cleveland Branch
Sedgefield Medieval Fayre - Sedgfield, Co Durham - Sat 21 May 2016
Sedgefield Mediaeval Fayre is an annual event held on the 3rd Saturday of May. A very popular and well supported event. It's a great family day out. There's so much going on:
- heroic knights
- birds of prey
- fun fair
- fancy dress parade
- arts and crafts
- traditional countryside pursuits
- and more
The Cleveland Branch have supported this event for many years now and the pipers will be playing in St Edmunds Church at 10:30am.
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.
Cleveland Branch Practice
The Cleveland Branch Playing Group meet every 4th Wednesday of the month for practice upstairs at Ceddesfeld Hall, Rectory Row, Sedgefield. TS21 2AE, County Durham at 7pm till about 9pm.
The playing group are a very active group with the aim of taking the Northumbrian Smallpipes and Northumbrian music out to the public. We usually have very busy year and have performed at many events such as festivals, National Garden scheme events, concerts, weddings, schools and fetes.
Pipers are very welcome to join us and play, though tunes and discussions are restricted to the playing group repertoire.
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.
Click here for full details of the event
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.
Click here for full details of the event
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
Next page: News