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Northumbrian Pipers’ Society events newsmail November 2016

 

 

 

 

Special note to groups –

 please let me know your December dates for next email! 

 

And the special event this month is the launch of Magnetic North East!  

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 1 November 2016

The Creighton Hall, Embleton W.T.Stead Rd, Alnwick NE66 3UP

The Bottle Bank Band at 7.30 pm  £10 www.bottlebankband.co.uk

 

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Longframlington pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall  NE65 8AH

Longframlington Pipers meet every Wednesday at 1.30 pm except Christmas week, (and Christmas lunch on  Wednesday 14 December in 2016) 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.

 

Wednesday 2 November 2016

London Group

The London Pipers meet from around 6.30pm 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, 0207 7910072, email smallpipes@gmail.com or Graham Wells on 0208 9433589, emailgrahamwhwells@aol.com

 

Friday 4 November 2016

Magnetic North East's Grand Launch at SAGE Gateshead

Book tickets at sagegateshead.com or ring box office on 0191 443 4661

 

Saturday 5 November 2016

Breakfast Folk Group folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX most Saturday mornings at 9.30 am (check website diary). 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.breakfastfolk.co.uk contact Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 

 

Saturday 5 November 2016

St Oswald’s Playing group 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. 

 

Saturday 5 November 2016

Gateshead St Marys Playing session at 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 10 am and running until 12 noon. The players all get to use the space for a small donation of £1 each to the Centre. 

 

Saturday 5 November 2016

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.

 

Saturday 5 November 2016

Salisbury Group G session in the Winchester Gate pub, Salisbury SP1 1JA - confirm with Ian 01722 322352 - arrive early for ordering drinks and setting up!

 

Monday 7 November 2016

Beldons Slow Session at Beldons at the Saville Exchange in North Shields NE30 1SE – a music-friendly pub within easy walking distance of the Metro, with parking in Howard Street.  From 8pm to 10pm.  Ann Sessoms annsessoms@yahoo.co.uk

 

Tuesday 8 November 2016

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

 

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Longframlington Pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall NE65 8AH

Pipers meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week (and Christmas lunch, this year  Wednesday14 December – see Alan Bailey for details) 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.

 

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Cleveland Branch meeting is held on the second Wednesday 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.

 

Thursday 10 November 2016

Berwick (Spittal) Pipers meet at the Blenheim Hotel, Spittal TD15 1RD from 7.30 pm on the 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

 

Saturday 12 November 2016

Alnwick Pipers’ Society Northumbrian Evening at Newton on the Moor Jubilee Hall NE65 9JY from 7 pm with Windy Gyle Band, Jimmy Little and Alnwick Pipers. £7 incl supper, also bar and raffle.  Book a table 01665 711977 or email g.prentice@btconnect.com or pay at the door.

 

Saturday 12 November 2016

Gateshead Pipemakers Co-op meet from 10 am on the second Saturday of the month (please note change from the afternoon of the first Sat) 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 0191 433 4698

edniewilson@gateshead.gov.uk 

 

Saturday 12 November 2016 to 10:30

Breakfast Folk Group meeting folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX most Saturday mornings from 9.30 am (check website diary). 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.   www.breakfastfolk.co.uk  Contact : Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 

 

Saturday 12 November 2016

St Oswalds 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. 

 

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Longframlington Pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall, NE65 8AH

Pipers meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week (and Christmas lunch on  Wednesday 14 December in 2016) 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.

 

Wednesday 16 November 2016

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.

 

Wednesday 16 November 2016

The Oxford Group meets on the third Wednesday of the month 7.30 –10 in the Baptist Church Hall, Eynsham, just to the west of Oxford.  Our occasional Sunday meetings are held at St. Margaret's Institute in Oxford. For more details and inclusion in mailing list, contact Mike Dobson (contact details inside back cover).

 

Wednesday 16 November 2016

The Fenland Chapter (Cambridge Group) meet at 6 Field View Bar Hill near Cambridge, CB23 8SX at 8pm on the third Wednesday of each month; contact Ross Anderson email ross@piob.info and phone 01223 334733

 

Friday 18 November 2016

The Creighton Hall, Embleton W.T.Stead Rd, Alnwick NE66 3UP

Methera – a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music http://www.metheralc.o.uk/home  7.30 pm  £8

 

Saturday 19 November 2016

Breakfast Folk Group folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX most Saturday mornings at 9.30 am (check with the website).  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.breakfastfolk.co.uk Contact: Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 

 

Saturday 19 November 2016

Cleveland Branch playing at Clervaux Trust Christmas Fair – Jolby Lane, Croft-on-Tees, DL2 2TF The event is on from 10am till 4pm. The pipers are usually there from around 2pm.

 

Saturday 19 November 2016

East of England Pipeworks in Cambridge from 11 am to 5 pm.  £20.  Further details from susan@northumbriansandpipers.com

 

Saturday 19 November 2016

St Oswalds 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. 

 

Saturday 19 November 2016

NPS Saturday meeting  

Regular playing session upstairs at the Chantry Morpeth Northumberland. 

Starting at 2-30pm the group will be led by different experienced pipers

Location  The Chantry, Bridge St, Morpeth NE61 1PD 

 

Sunday 20 November 2016

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

 

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Longframlington Pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall, NE65 8AH

Meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week (and Christmas lunch on  Wednesday 14 December in 2016)  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.

 

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Cleveland Branch Playing Group practices every 4th Wednesday of the month  upstairs at Ceddesfeld Hall, Rectory Row, Sedgefield. TS21 2AE, County Durham from 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.

 

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Alnwick Pipers' Society

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

 

Friday 25 November 2016

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

 

Saturday 26 November 2016

Breakfast Folk Group meeting Newcastle Gosforth

Folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX most Saturday mornings at 9.30 am (check website diary). 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 b www.breakfastfolk.co.uk contact Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com 

 

Saturday 26 November 2016

St Oswalds 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. 

 

Saturday 26 November 2016 to 17:00

Salisbury Pipers meet on the fourth Saturday of the month (but moving to the third Saturday in 2017)  usually at Ian Curr’s house in Salisbury, from   2 pm – 5 pm (approx) and players of all abilities are welcome. Tuition is provided separately for beginners during the first half hour or so. Please confirm all venues and timings by emailing  i.curr@ntlworld.comor srahmarks@aol.com in advance.   

Bring Hobbs’ Christmas Companion and Humours of Winter if you have them. 

 

Tuesday 29 November

Salisbury Group playing at St Thomas’ Christmas Tree Festival

 

Tuesday 29 November 2016

The Old Low Light Session at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre, North Shields NE30 1JA from 7 – 9 pm.  Meet in the Old Low Light itself: not the white tower but the older brick building beside the perimeter of the old Clifford’s Fort at the end of the Fish Quay.  All welcome.  Contact: Richard Heard, richardrheard@gmail.com

 

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Longframlington Pipers session at Longframlington Memorial Hall, NE65 8AH

Meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm except Christmas week (and Christmas lunch on  Wednesday 14 December in 2016) 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.

 

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Beamish Session

Meeting at 8pm on the last Wednesday of the month at Home Farm, Beamish Museum DH9 0RG

 

F & G pitch pipes and other instruments welcome.   Dave Shaw  0120 7231474   dave@daveshaw.co.uk   'The session was in the delightful setting of the farmhouse kitchen in Beamish on the museum site. There was a lovely welcome when I walked in. The fire was burning and the tea and biscuits were a treat. There is the enjoyment of another age experienced in sitting in that kitchen surrounded by the paraphernalia of a bygone age, playing pipes (and other instruments) and the expected amount of musician banter – I am always amazed that when players get together they sometimes even play tunes.  I got my pipes whisked off to be mended, played and heard some new tunes. What more would I want of a session? It will be lovely to see more players there next time, it is a big kitchen and there is certainly room to be filled.'  (Ednie Wilson)

 
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