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Text Message Northumbrian Pipers’ Society events newsmail June 2016 Welcome – business first! We forgot (sorry!) to request in the last newsletter nominations for the honours of Honorary Membership or Vice President, and need these nominations within a week or so in time for publication and consideration before the AGM, so if you know of any member whom you feel should be honoured in this way, please contact the secretary at secretary@northumbrianpipers.org.uk for further details of the process and eligibility. And a reminder that we have this beautiful, specially-made set of pipes made by Dave Shaw available to buy on monthly payments under our Pipes Purchase Scheme – if this scheme would help you or any piper you know of, please contact the secretary for further details. New North Shields sessions! We have been told of two new sessions in the North Shields area, which as you know has a central position in the history of small-piping! It’s great to see these sessions getting started, and all good wishes to them. For a gentle introduction to session playing, on the first Monday evening of the month (6th June) (or the second Monday if the first is a bank holiday) from 8pm, Ann Sessoms’ new Slow Session is happening at Beldons at the Saville Exchange in North Shields NE30 1SE – a music-friendly pub within easy walking distance of the Metro and with plenty of parking in Howard Street. And at the Old Low Light project at Clifford’s Fort, North Shields, NE30 1JA, a small group has started meeting on the last Tuesday of the month from 7 – 9 pm (first meeting is on May 31st if you get this in time, and then on 28th June). Also catch the group at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival on July 9th and perhaps in the café on Saturday mornings. See project at: oldlowlight.co.uk Did you catch the Spittal Pipers playing Jimmy Allen at around 7am on BBC Music Day? Coldstream Pipeband Major Duncan Bell played on the Scottish side of the bridge at Berwick, and familiar faces on the Northumberland side gave us the first music of the day! If you’re in Durham in June, you can catch the very first Ushaw Folk Festival! Tickets and information from 0191 334 5119 or www.ushaw.org And here’s a concert not to be missed if you are in the region – further details from Sage Gateshead www.sagegateshead.com Thank you to all who’ve given us information for this email – please keep it coming! June’s Calendar of Events 1 June Longframlington pipers sessionat Longframlington Memorial Hall NE65 8AH Meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week, weather permitting, in the Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington. Northumberland NE65 8AH Contact Gill Sergeant, 0191 2591752, email gsat5jed@gmail.com or visit their website: www.longframlingtonpipers.org. Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners. 1 June 2016 The London Pipers meet from around 6.30 pm on the first Wednesday of every month in the upper room of The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR, at the junction of Wren Street. This is approximately equidistant from Kings Cross, Chancery Lane and Russell Square tube stations, a walk of 10 mins or so. For any further details contact Francis Wood, 02077 910072, email smallpipes@gmail.com or Graham Wells, 02089 433589, email grahamwhwells@aol.com June 3rd, 4th and 5th Ushaw Folk Festival The first Ushaw Folk Festival has a great lineup, including Alistair Anderson, Coast Road, Rachel Dadd and Kathryn Tickell, and on Saturday a pipes workshop with Alice Burn and Anthony Robb and piping sessions with Robson’s Choice and Windy Gyle – tickets and information from 0191 334 5119 or www.ushaw.org 4 June Breakfast Folk Group folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX Every Saturday morning at 9.30 am, the session is aimed at folk musicians with families who can't attend evening pub sessions - players of all ages and abilities are welcome and all instruments are welcome. website www.thebreakfastfolk.co.uk contact Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 4 June St Oswald’s Playing group pipers meet at 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE every Saturday. Contact Louise Woodman 01670 789750. All piping abilities and instruments in F pitch are welcome. 4 June Gateshead St Marys Playing session St Mary’s Heritage Centre in Gateshead hosts a regular piping session where all abilities are welcome. This friendly playing group share much loved tunes and learn new ones in the beautiful setting of Gateshead Heritage Centre on the Gateshead Quayside next to the Sage Gateshead. The session happens on the first Saturday of the month. This is a drop in session starting at 11am and running until 1pm. The players all get to use the space for a small donation of £1 each to the Centre. 4 June Gateshead St Marys Pipemakers group At St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead NE8 2AU, following the piping meeting the same morning, on the first Saturday of the month. Contact Ednie Wilson on 0191 433 4698 or edniewilson@gateshead.gov.uk 4 June Manchester Pipers' Group usually meet on first Saturday of the month from 2.00pm - 5.00pm at Grove Lane Baptist Church, Pingate Lane South (off Grove Lane), Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 7NP. For more details, or if you are travelling a distance please check with Tom Mullen 0161 485 6765 or Neil Tavernor neiltavernor@btinternet.com that the church have not asked us to move the date. 6 June Cleveland Branch playing at NGS Event - Crook Hall, Durham, DH1 5SZ - 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 6 June Slow Session at Beldons For a gentle introduction to session playing, from 8pm, Ann Sessoms’ new Slow Session is happening at Beldons at the Saville Exchange in North Shields NE30 1SE – a music-friendly pub within easy walking distance of the Metro and with plenty of parking in Howard Street. Contact Ann on annsessoms@yahoo.co.uk or 0191 2513845 8 June Longframlington pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall, Northumberland, NE65 8AH Meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week, weather permitting, in the Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington. Northumberland NE65 8AH Contact Gill Sergeant, 0191 2591752, email gsat5jed@gmail.com or visit their website: www.longframlingtonpipers.org. Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners. 8 June 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. 9 June Spittal Northumbrian Piping Group meet at the Blenheim Hotel, Spittal TD15 1RD from 7.30 pm. Second Thursday of the month, at 7.30. This group has been set up by seven Alnwick and Longframlington Pipers, who wish to establish a more northerly outpost for pipers, and other instruments in Fpitch, initially just to play but perhaps for local audiences and charities etc. For further details contact Bobbie Prentice on 018907 71230 or bobbie.prentice@btconnect.com or Lyndon Purvis on 01289 386536 or humbug0802@hotmail.co.uk 11 June Northumberland Miners’ Picnic, 10 – 5 pm Woodhorn Museum QEII Country Park, Ashington NE63 9YF 11 June Breakfast Folk Group meeting Newcastle Gosforth folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX Every Saturday morning at 9.30 am The session is aimed at folk musicians with families who can't attend evening pub sessions - players of all ages and abilities are welcome and all instruments are welcome. website www.thebreakfastfolk.co.uk contact Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 11 June St Oswalds pipers Meet at 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE every Saturday. Contact Louise Woodman 01670 789750. All piping abilities and instruments in F pitch are welcome. 14 June Andy and Margaret Watchorn at St. Mary’s Church, Holy Island 6.30pm Admission: Pay on the door £7.50. Accompanied children under 12 free. For further details, contact Andrew or Margaret Watchorn on 01665 576245 or info@pipesandfiddle.co.uk 14 June Bedfordshire Northumbrian Session A session of Northumbrian music at the Chequers, Wrestlingworth, Bedfordshire on the 2nd Tuesday of the month starting at 8 pm. Contact Rod Ward, 01763 8952377 or r449ward@btinternet.com 15 June Longframlington pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall, Northumberland, NE65 8AH every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week, weather permitting, in the Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington. Northumberland NE65 8AH Contact Gill Sergeant, 0191 2591752, email gsat5jed@gmail.com or visit their website: www.longframlingtonpipers.org. Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners. 15 June Cleveland Branch pipers playing at NGS Event - Thornton Hall Gardens - Darlington DL2 2NB (11am - 4pm) C16 Grade I listed hall (not open). Two 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. Click here for full details. 15 June South Devon Pipers A small group meeting usually on the third Wednesday of the month from 7.30 pm, at 7 Southcote Orchard, Totnes TQ9 5PA, mainly playing with F pipes but sometimes G. Contact Myrna and Martin Luff on 01803 840868 or martin.luff@gmx.com. 15 June The Fenland Chapter (Cambridge Group): meet at Mike Nelson’s house at 8pm on the third Wednesday of the month; Contact David Somerville dsomerv@aol.com 01223 290890 18 June Breakfast Folk Group folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX Every Saturday morning at 9.30 am The session is aimed at folk musicians with families who can't attend evening pub sessions - players of all ages and abilities are welcome and all instruments are welcome. website www.thebreakfastfolk.co.uk contact Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 18 June St Oswalds Group pipers Meet at 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE every Saturday. Contact Louise Woodman 01670 789750. All piping abilities and instruments in F pitch are welcome. 18 June NPS Saturday meeting Regular playing session upstairs at 2.30 pm at the Chantry Morpeth Northumberland, led by different experienced pipers Location The Chantry, Bridge St, Morpeth NE61 1PD 19 June Pacific Northwest Pipers meet at the home of Paul Hickey, Tacoma, Washington State, Third Sundays 12 noon until 5pm. email: plhickey@comcast.net. 19 June Cleveland Branch pipers play at the NGS Event at Broaches Farm, Dalton, Richmond DL11 7HW (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. There is abundant wildlife including kingfishers, dippers, wagtails, frogs and toads, and lots of seating areas including summerhouse and gazebo. Cleveland Branch last played here in 2012. This is a stunning garden well worth a visit. The pipers will be playing from 2pm till 4pm. We look forward to the return visit. Click here for full details 19th June NPS and Alnwick Pipers’ Society piperswill be among those playing at Mindrum Gardens TD12 4QN for the National Garden Scheme at various times from 2 – 5 pm http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/Garden.aspx?id=10872 22 June Longframlington pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall, NE65 8AH Meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week, weather permitting, in the Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington. Northumberland NE65 8AH Contact Gill Sergeant, 0191 2591752, email gsat5jed@gmail.com or visit their website: www.longframlingtonpipers.org. Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners. 22 June Andy and Margaret Watchorn at St. Mary’s Church, Low Newton at 7.30pm Admission: Pay on the door £7.50. Accompanied children under 12 free. 22 June 2016 Cleveland Branch Playing Group practisesevery 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. 22 June Alnwick Pipers' Society Monthly meeting Meetings / playing sessions are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except August) in the Farriers Arms, Shilbottle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2XX starting at 8.00 pm. The Society also has its own music books and CDs for sale available through their website. Visit www.alnwickpipers.co.uk to find out more. g.prentice@btconnect.com Check Diary for location changes as well http://www.alnwickpipers.co.uk/Diary.htm 24 June Northants group meet on the last Friday of the Month in Kettering from 7.30-10.00 pm. Please contact Peter Dunn, 01536 482475 or e-mail: p.dunn@uwclub.net for further details. 25 June 2016 Breakfast Folk Group folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX Every Saturday morning at 9.30 am The session is aimed at folk musicians with families who can't attend evening pub sessions - players of all ages and abilities are welcome and all instruments are welcome. website www.thebreakfastfolk.co.uk contact Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 25 June St Oswald’s pipers Meet at 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE every Saturday. Contact Louise Woodman 01670 789750. All piping abilities and instruments in F pitch are welcome. 26 June Cleveland Branch playing at NGS Event - Romaldkirk Gardens, Teesdale DL12 9DZ – from 2pm - 5:30pm A group of 8 gardens of great variety. Most gardens are clustered around the village greens. Some are a short walk/drive to the edge of the village. Romaldkirk is an interesting, old fashioned village with a water pump, stocks and attractive church of St Romald. Some gardens are typical cottage gardens with herbaceous borders, another larger garden includes pond and grotto, one has lawns, rockery and interesting shrubs. Another garden which is well established has an attractive design of lawns, pond, herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs. First time for the Cleveland branch at this venue. The pipers will be playing from 2pm till 4pm 26 June The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne present a Northumbrian Minstrelsy Concert at Sage Gateshead at 8pm – tickets £14/12 www.sagegateshead.com 28 June Low Lights session at the Old Low Light project in the Clifford’s Fort area of North Shields, NE30 1JA, where a small group has recently started meeting on the last Tuesday of the month from 7 – 9 pm (first meeting is on May 31st). Also catch the group at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival on July 9th and perhaps in the café on Saturday mornings. See project at: oldlowlight.co.uk Contact: Richard Heard at richardrheard@gmail.com 29 June Longframlington pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall, NE65 8AH Meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week, weather permitting, in the Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington. Northumberland NE65 8AH Contact Gill Sergeant, 0191 2591752, email gsat5jed@gmail.com or visit their website: www.longframlingtonpipers.org. Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners. 29 June Beamish Museum Session is at 8pm on the last Wednesday of the month at Home Farm, Beamish Museum DH9 0RG. F & G pitch pipes and other instruments welcome. Contact: Dave Shaw 0120 7231474 dave@daveshaw.co.uk. 30 June Andy and Margaret Watchorn at St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh at 7.30pm For further details, contact Andrew or Margaret Watchorn on 01665 576245 or info@pipesandfiddle.co.uk If you have dates you would like circulated in the July email or adding to the NPS website for June or beyond, please email Pam at secretary@northumbrianpipers.org.uk or Mark at webmaster@northumbrianpipers.org.uk If we’ve missed anything – please let us know and we’ll add it to the website. To subscribe, please email webmaster@northumbrianpipers.org.uk or to unsubscribe yourself, click here
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Northumbrian Pipers’ Society events newsmail June 2016

 

Welcome – business first!  We forgot (sorry!) to request in the last newsletter nominations for the honours of Honorary Membership or Vice President, and need these nominations within a week or so in time for publication and consideration before the AGM, so if you know of any member whom you feel should be honoured in this way, please contact the secretary at secretary@northumbrianpipers.org.uk for further details of the process and eligibility. 

 

And a reminder that we have this beautiful, specially-made set of pipes made by Dave Shaw available to buy on monthly payments under our Pipes Purchase Scheme – if this scheme would help you or any piper you know of, please contact the secretary for further details. 

 

 

 

New North Shields sessions!

We have been told of two new sessions in the North Shields area, which as you know has a central position in the history of small-piping!  It’s great to see these sessions getting started, and all good wishes to them. 

 

For a gentle introduction to session playing, on the first Monday evening of the month (6th June) (or the second Monday if the first is a bank holiday) from 8pm, Ann Sessoms’ new  Slow Session is happening at Beldons at the Saville Exchange in North Shields NE30 1SE – a music-friendly pub within easy walking distance of the Metro and with plenty of parking in Howard Street. 

 

 

 

And at the Old Low Light project at Clifford’s Fort, North Shields, NE30 1JA, a small group has started meeting on the last Tuesday of the month from 7 – 9 pm (first meeting is on May 31st if you get this in time, and then on 28th June).  Also catch the group at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival on July 9th and perhaps in the café on Saturday mornings.  See project at:   oldlowlight.co.uk

 

 

Did you catch the Spittal Pipers playing Jimmy Allen at around 7am on BBC Music Day? 

Coldstream Pipeband Major Duncan Bell played on the Scottish side of the bridge at Berwick, and familiar faces on the Northumberland side gave us the first music of the day!   

 


If you’re in Durham in June, you can catch the very first Ushaw Folk Festival!

Tickets and information from 0191 334 5119 or www.ushaw.org

 

 


 

And here’s a concert not to be missed if you are in the region – further details from Sage Gateshead www.sagegateshead.com 

 

 

 

Thank you to all who’ve given us information for this email – please keep it coming!

 

 

 

 

 

June’s Calendar of Events

1 June

Longframlington pipers sessionat Longframlington Memorial Hall NE65 8AH

 

 

Meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week, weather permitting, in the Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington. Northumberland NE65 8AH  Contact Gill Sergeant, 0191 2591752, email gsat5jed@gmail.com or visit their website: www.longframlingtonpipers.org.  Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners.

 

1 June 2016

The London Pipers meet from around 6.30 pm on the first Wednesday of every month in the upper room of The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR, at the junction of Wren Street.  This is approximately equidistant  from Kings Cross, Chancery Lane and Russell Square tube stations, a walk of 10 mins or so.  For any further details contact Francis Wood, 02077 910072, email smallpipes@gmail.com or Graham Wells, 02089 433589, email grahamwhwells@aol.com

 

June 3rd, 4th and 5th

Ushaw Folk Festival

The first Ushaw Folk Festival has a great lineup, including Alistair Anderson, Coast Road, Rachel Dadd and Kathryn Tickell, and on Saturday a pipes workshop with Alice Burn and Anthony Robb and piping sessions with Robson’s Choice and Windy Gyle – tickets and information from 0191 334 5119 or www.ushaw.org

 

4 June  

Breakfast Folk Group folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX  Every Saturday morning at 9.30 am, the session is aimed at folk musicians with families who can't attend evening pub sessions - players of all ages and abilities are welcome and all instruments are welcome.   website www.thebreakfastfolk.co.uk contact Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 

 

4 June

St Oswald’s Playing group pipers meet at 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE every Saturday. Contact Louise Woodman 01670 789750. All piping abilities and instruments in F pitch are welcome. 

 

4 June

Gateshead St Marys Playing session

 

 

 

St Mary’s Heritage Centre in Gateshead hosts a regular piping session where all abilities are welcome. This friendly playing group share much loved tunes and learn new ones in the beautiful setting of Gateshead Heritage Centre on the Gateshead Quayside next to the Sage Gateshead.  The session happens on the first Saturday of the month. This is a drop in session starting at 11am and running until 1pm. The players all get to use the space for a small donation of £1 each to the Centre. 

 

4 June

Gateshead St Marys Pipemakers group 

 At St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead NE8 2AU, following the piping meeting the same morning, on the first Saturday of the month. Contact Ednie Wilson on 0191 433 4698 or edniewilson@gateshead.gov.uk 

 

4 June

Manchester Pipers' Group usually meet on first Saturday of the month from 2.00pm - 5.00pm at Grove Lane Baptist Church, Pingate Lane South (off Grove Lane), Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 7NP. For more details, or if you are travelling a distance please check with Tom Mullen 0161 485 6765 or Neil Tavernor neiltavernor@btinternet.com that the church have not asked us to move the date.

 

6 June

Cleveland Branch playing at NGS Event - Crook Hall, Durham, DH1 5SZ -

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

 

6 June

Slow Session at Beldons

For a gentle introduction to session playing, from 8pm, Ann Sessoms’ new  Slow Session is happening at Beldons at the Saville Exchange in North Shields NE30 1SE – a music-friendly pub within easy walking distance of the Metro and with plenty of parking in Howard Street.  Contact Ann on annsessoms@yahoo.co.uk or 0191 2513845

 

8 June

Longframlington pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall, Northumberland,

NE65 8AH  Meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week, weather permitting, in the Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington. Northumberland NE65 8AH  Contact Gill Sergeant, 0191 2591752, email gsat5jed@gmail.com or visit their website: www.longframlingtonpipers.org.  Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners.

 

8 June

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.

 

9 June

Spittal Northumbrian Piping Group meet at the Blenheim Hotel, Spittal TD15 1RD from 7.30 pm.  Second Thursday of the month, at 7.30.  This group has been set up by seven Alnwick and Longframlington Pipers, who wish to establish a more northerly outpost for pipers, and other instruments in Fpitch, initially just to play but perhaps for local audiences and charities etc. For further details contact Bobbie Prentice on 018907 71230 or bobbie.prentice@btconnect.com or Lyndon Purvis on 01289  386536 or humbug0802@hotmail.co.uk

 

11 June          

Northumberland Miners’ Picnic,  10 – 5 pm Woodhorn Museum QEII Country Park, Ashington NE63 9YF

 

11 June

Breakfast Folk Group meeting Newcastle Gosforth folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX Every Saturday morning at 9.30 am  The session is aimed at folk musicians with families who can't attend evening pub sessions - players of all ages and abilities are welcome and all instruments are welcome.   website www.thebreakfastfolk.co.uk contact Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 

 

11 June

St Oswalds pipers Meet at 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE every Saturday.  Contact Louise Woodman 01670 789750. All piping abilities and instruments in F pitch are welcome. 

 

14 June

Andy and Margaret Watchorn at St. Mary’s Church, Holy Island  6.30pm

Admission: Pay on the door £7.50. Accompanied children under 12 free.

For further details, contact Andrew or Margaret Watchorn on 01665 576245 or info@pipesandfiddle.co.uk

 

14 June

Bedfordshire Northumbrian Session

A session of Northumbrian music at the Chequers, Wrestlingworth, Bedfordshire on the 2nd Tuesday of the month starting at 8 pm.  Contact Rod Ward, 01763 8952377 or r449ward@btinternet.com

 

15 June

Longframlington pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall, Northumberland,

NE65 8AH every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week, weather permitting, in the Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington. Northumberland NE65 8AH  Contact Gill Sergeant, 0191 2591752, email gsat5jed@gmail.com or visit their website:

 www.longframlingtonpipers.org.  Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners.

 

15 June

Cleveland Branch pipers playing at NGS Event - Thornton Hall Gardens - Darlington DL2 2NB (11am - 4pm) C16 Grade I listed hall (not open). Two 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.   Click here for full details.

 

15 June

South Devon Pipers

A small group meeting usually on the third Wednesday of the month from 7.30 pm, at 7 Southcote Orchard, Totnes TQ9 5PA, mainly playing with F pipes but sometimes G. Contact Myrna and Martin Luff on 01803 840868 or martin.luff@gmx.com.

 

15 June

The Fenland Chapter (Cambridge Group): meet at Mike Nelson’s house at 8pm on the third Wednesday of the month; Contact David Somerville dsomerv@aol.com  01223 290890  

 

18 June

Breakfast Folk Group folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX Every Saturday morning at 9.30 am  The session is aimed at folk musicians with families who can't attend evening pub sessions - players of all ages and abilities are welcome and all instruments are welcome.   website www.thebreakfastfolk.co.uk contact Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 

 

18 June

St Oswalds Group pipers Meet at 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE every Saturday.  Contact Louise Woodman 01670 789750. All piping abilities and instruments in F pitch are welcome. 

18 June

NPS Saturday meeting

Regular playing session upstairs at 2.30 pm at the Chantry Morpeth Northumberland, led by different experienced pipers

 

 

Location  The Chantry, Bridge St, Morpeth NE61 1PD 

 

19 June

Pacific Northwest Pipers meet at the home of Paul Hickey, Tacoma, Washington State, Third Sundays 12 noon until 5pm. email: plhickey@comcast.net.

 

19 June

Cleveland Branch pipers play at the NGS Event at Broaches Farm, Dalton, Richmond DL11 7HW (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.  There is abundant wildlife including kingfishers, dippers, wagtails, frogs and toads, and lots of seating areas including summerhouse and gazebo. Cleveland Branch last played here in 2012. This is a stunning garden well worth a visit. The pipers will be playing from 2pm till 4pm. We look forward to the return visit. Click here for full details

 

19th June

NPS and Alnwick Pipers’ Society piperswill be among those playing at Mindrum Gardens TD12 4QN for the National Garden Scheme at various times from 2 – 5 pm

 

 

http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/Garden.aspx?id=10872

 

22 June

Longframlington pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall, NE65 8AH

Meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week, weather permitting, in the Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington. Northumberland NE65 8AH  Contact Gill Sergeant, 0191 2591752, email gsat5jed@gmail.com or visit their website: www.longframlingtonpipers.org.  Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners.

 

22 June

Andy and Margaret Watchorn at St. Mary’s Church, Low Newton at 7.30pm

Admission: Pay on the door £7.50. Accompanied children under 12 free.

 

22 June 2016

Cleveland Branch Playing Group practisesevery 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.

 

22 June

Alnwick Pipers' Society Monthly meeting

Meetings / playing sessions are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except August) in the Farriers Arms, Shilbottle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2XX starting at 8.00 pm. The Society also has its own music books and CDs for sale available through their website. Visit www.alnwickpipers.co.uk to find out more.   g.prentice@btconnect.com  Check Diary for location changes as well http://www.alnwickpipers.co.uk/Diary.htm

 

24 June

Northants group meet on the last Friday of the Month in Kettering from 7.30-10.00 pm. Please contact Peter Dunn, 01536 482475 or e-mail: p.dunn@uwclub.net for further details.

 

25 June 2016 Breakfast Folk Group folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX Every Saturday morning at 9.30 am  The session is aimed at folk musicians with families who can't attend evening pub sessions - players of all ages and abilities are welcome and all instruments are welcome.   website www.thebreakfastfolk.co.uk contact Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 

 

25 June

St Oswald’s pipers Meet at 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1EE every Saturday. Contact Louise Woodman 01670 789750. All piping abilities and instruments in F pitch are welcome. 

 

26 June

Cleveland Branch playing at NGS Event - Romaldkirk Gardens, Teesdale DL12 9DZ – from 2pm - 5:30pm  A group of 8 gardens of great variety. Most gardens are clustered around the village greens. Some are a short walk/drive to the edge of the village. Romaldkirk is an interesting, old fashioned village with a water pump, stocks and attractive church of St Romald. Some gardens are typical cottage gardens with herbaceous borders, another larger garden includes pond and grotto, one has lawns, rockery and interesting shrubs. Another garden which is well established has an attractive design of lawns, pond, herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs.  First time for the Cleveland branch at this venue. The pipers will be playing from 2pm till 4pm

 

26 June

The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne present a Northumbrian Minstrelsy Concert at Sage Gateshead at 8pm – tickets £14/12 www.sagegateshead.com

 

28 June

Low Lights session at the Old Low Light project in the Clifford’s Fort area of North Shields, NE30 1JA, where a small group has recently started meeting on the last Tuesday of the month from 7 – 9 pm (first meeting is on May 31st).  Also catch the group at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival on July 9th and perhaps in the café on Saturday mornings.  See project at: oldlowlight.co.uk   Contact:  Richard Heard at richardrheard@gmail.com

 

29 June

Longframlington pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall, NE65 8AH

Meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week, weather permitting, in the Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, Longframlington. Northumberland NE65 8AH  Contact Gill Sergeant, 0191 2591752, email gsat5jed@gmail.com or visit their website: www.longframlingtonpipers.org.  Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners.

 

29 June

Beamish Museum Session is at 8pm on the last Wednesday of the month at Home Farm, Beamish Museum DH9 0RG.  F & G pitch pipes and other instruments welcome.  Contact: Dave Shaw  0120 7231474 dave@daveshaw.co.uk.  

 

30 June

Andy and Margaret Watchorn at St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh at 7.30pm

For further details, contact Andrew or Margaret Watchorn on 01665 576245 or info@pipesandfiddle.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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