Breakfast Folk Group meeting


21 October November 2017 09:30

Folk music session at Trinity Christian Community centre, Freeman Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1SX most Saturday mornings at 9.30 am (please 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 contact Daniel Parkin 

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St Oswalds Group


21 October November 2017 10:30

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. 

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NPS Competitions 2017


21 October November 2017 11:00

NPS Annual Piping Competitions 2017

Saturday, 21 October 2017, startng at 11 am




Location  The Chantry, Bridge St, Morpeth NE61 1PD 


Northumbrian Pipers' Society Annual Competitions 2017



Saturday, 21 October 2017, starting at 11 am.


at the Chantry Bagpipe Museum, Bridge Street, Morpeth.


Entry forms will be available as soon as possible after 9.30 a.m, and the competitions
will start with the announcement of Overseas and Composition results.


This will take place at 11 am, or as soon as possible thereafter.



Annual Competitions – Programme 2017


Entry forms will be available from 9.30 am





Class 1a, b, &c     Results - Overseas Smallpipes 

Class 2a & b Results - Overseas Border / Half Longs

Class 16       Results - Overseas Duet

Class 3         Results - Composition of Original Tune

Class 4         Results - Composition of Variations

Class 5         Funky Tune composition

Class 6         Smallpipes Novice

Class 7         Smallpipes Junior

Class 8         Smallpipes Beginners

Class 9         Blackthorn Stick Trophy


In the event of these classes over-running, one, or more, may be moved to the afternoon.

Competition will stop as close to 12.30 as possible.


12.30 - 1.30   LUNCH INTERVAL





Class 10       Smallpipes Intermediate

Class 11       Smallpipes Advanced

Class 12       Smallpipes Open

Class 13       Smallpipes Duet

Class 14       Mixed Duet / Ensemble

Class 15       Border or Robertson Half-Long pipes

a)    Beginner / intermediate

b)    Open

Class 16       Pipemaking Results





Competitors Guidelines can found here 

Competition Rules for 2017 can be found here

NEW "Funky Tunes" composition rules are Here


Judges' rules can also be found here



Overseas entries, or those not attending on the day:  



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Salsbury Pipers


21 October November 2017 14:00

Salisbury Pipers


Meets on the third Saturday of the month, (changed from the fourth) 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 or in advance. Next: 25 April, 30 May, 27 June.

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