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      Northumbrian Pipers’ Society Events newsmail – July 2015

 

 

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The newsletter packing team on Friday – we hope you’re enjoying your Summer newsletter, and hope to see you at the AGM and Pipers’ Day weekend!

 

 

 

 

As a taster of the Soundstrata events, here’s a photo of Andy May, Chris Ormston and Alistair Anderson at the opening concert on 27 June. There is also a wonderful video of Andy and Chris on the Northumbrian Piping Newsgroup facebook page - follow this link for a real treat: https://www.facebook.com/gracie.gray.7/videos/10204827319546360/

  

 

 

 

We don’t have the full lineup for the Sound Strata Closing Concert at St Mary’s church, Holy Island TD15 2RX on Saturday 5 September from 2 – 4 pm, but get info and book (coach/ticket option available) at info:avfestival.co.uk.  Remember to check tide tables for safe crossing times to Holy Island. Concert tickets: £5/7. Coach Newcastle / Holy Island £10 incl concert.

 

And don’t miss another piping treat in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 30 July –

see the diary below for details!

 

 

Accordion tutor vacancy

 

An accordion tutor vacancy is currently being advertised on North East Jobs under education and music tutors  https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/default.aspx?page=search&module=jobs-userlist&mode=7&guid=58bdbc81-a929-42d6-93ae-1c2d342e9844or contactFiona.johnstone.@northumberland.gov.uk

 

Contact details are repeated below in case you are thinking of volunteering to play for tourists and visitors to Northumberland attractions – if you know of any opportunities elsewhere

please let us know – we know you don’t all live in the north of England!

 

We’ve had requests for pipers to play for visitors at Woodhorn Archives, Ashington NE63 9YF.  

If you are interested, please contact Danielle Burn at dburn@woodhorn.org.uk.

 

Players are also welcome at the Chantry Bagpipe Museum in Morpeth NE61 1JP.  Please contact Anne Moore on amoore@woodhorn.org.uk or 01670 624490.

 

Pipers are also welcome to play, particularly on Sundays, at the Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland NE64 6DB.  Please contact enquiry@newbigginmaritimecentre.org.uk

 

   

 

Dawn Watts, the Manager of Alnwick Markets is looking for pipers who would like to play in the Market Place in Alnwick, Northumberland.  Please contact her at alnwickmarkets@gmail.com

 

 

DIARY OF EVENTS IN JULY 2015

 

Please note that the Breakfast Folk Group is on its summer break in July and August – look out for dates in September.  website www.thebreakfastfolk.co.uk  or Daniel Parkin danparkin@gmail.com

 

Saturday 4 July 2015

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.

Saturday 4 July 2015

Gateshead St Marys Playing session, at St Mary’s Heritage Centre in Gateshead - a monthly 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, 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.

Saturday 4 July 2015

Gateshead St Mary’s Pipermakers group, at St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead NE8 2AU, following the piping meeting.  Contact: Ednie edniewilson@gateshead.gov.uk 0191 433 4698

Saturday 4 July 2015

Northumbrian Ranters in Concert, at Bamburgh Castle Keep - bring blankets, chairs and picnic! £5/£3.

Sunday 5 July 2015

Oxford Group Sunday meeting in St Margaret’s Institute in Oxford OX2 6TW from 1 pm.  For more details contact Mike Dobson: 01242 520936; email oxfordpipers@hotmail.co.uk

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Longframlington Pipers meet 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.

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Cleveland Branch meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the 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. The December meetings include our annual Christmas meal as well as the usual playaround sessions. 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 9 July 2015

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 11 July

Seaton Sluice Harbour Day  if you can help by playing, please contact Steve Walmsley on s.walmsley60@brinternet.com

 

Saturday 11 July 2015

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.

Saturday 11 July 2015

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.

Sunday 12 July 2015

Yorkshire Pipers meeting – please contact Nick Hopkinson on 01423 358673 for this month’s venue, and don’t forget the family barbie on 31 August!

Sunday 12 July 2015

Cleveland Branch playing at NGS Event - St Margaret's Allotments, Margery Lane, Durham, DH1 4QG  Another new venue for the Cleveland Branch for the Cleveland Branch to look forward to.

Tuesday 14 July 2015

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 15 July 2015

Longframlington Pipers meet 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.

Wednesday 15 July 2015

The Oxford Group meets on the third Wednesday of the month 7.30 –10 in the Baptist Church Hall, Eynsham OX29 4HT, just to the west of Oxford.  Our occasional Sunday meetings are held at St. Margaret's Institute in Oxford OX2 6TW. For more details and inclusion in mailing list, contact Mike Dobson (contact Mike Dobson (01242 520936; email oxfordpipers@hotmail.co.uk

Wednesday 15 July 2015

South Devon Pipers are 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.  Please contact Myrna and Martin Luff on 01803 840868 or martin.luff@gmx.com  (No meeting in July 2015)

Friday 15 July 2015

The Fenland Chapter (Cambridge Group) meet in the White Horse at Barton, >http://www.thewhitehorseinnbarton.co.uk/ near Cambridge, CB23 7BG, at 8pm on the third Wednesday of each month; contact Ross Anderson email ross@piob.info and phone 01223 334733

Friday 17 July 2015

South Cumbria / North Lancashire pipers meet at 7.30 pm at Ian and Liza Henderson’s house, on the third Friday of the month. We hope that more people will come along and enjoy playing the pipes in a relaxed convivial atmosphere, are always trying to introduce new tunes and are open to different playing styles. Meetings 7.30 pm, Ian Henderson’s house, 53 Emesgate Lane, Silverdale, LA5 0RN. Contacts Philip Gruar, 01524 781601philip@gruar.clara.net and Ian Henderson 01524 701297 i.henderson108@btinternet.com

Saturday 18 July 2015

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.

Saturday 18 July 2015

No NPS Saturday meeting today – see you at Rothbury Traditional Music Festival, 17 – 19 July:http://www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk  with a special Northumbrian Piping session after the competitions on Saturday, at 3.45pm at the Newcastle House Hotel.

Sunday 19 July 2015

Pacific Northwest Pipers

Meet at the home of Paul Hickey, Tacoma, Washington State, Third Sundays 12 noon until 5pm. Next meetings: 19 July, 16 August, September TBD.  Email: plhickey@comcast.net.

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Longframlington Pipers meet 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

Wednesday 22 July 2015

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.

Wednesday 22 July 2015

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

Saturday 25 July 2015

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.

18 July 2015 – session brought forward one week, this month.  Email interest in a G session on 22 August, please.  Salisbury Pipers meet on the fourth Saturday of the month, 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.com or srahmarks@aol.com in advance.

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Longframlington Pipers meet 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.

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Beamish Museum Session is held at 8 pm 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

Thursday 30 July

Free concert at Newcastle University featuring Northumbrian Piper Gina D’oyley.

 

 

Friday 31 July 2015

NPS AGM at 7.30 pm followed by playing session – at Newbiggin Sailing Club, NE64 6EG.

This forms part of the NPS piping weekend 2015, with the Pipers day (01/08/15) and the Northumbrian Pipers’ Gathering at Wallington Hall in the courtyard or Hall on Sunday 02/08/15 (see leaflet with your Summer newsletter or on the website for further details).

Friday 31 July 2015

Northants group are a group who 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.

 

HAVE A GOOD MONTH!

 

If you have dates you wish circulated in the August email or adding to the NPS website for July or beyond, please email Pam at secretary@northumbrianpipers.org.uk

or Mark at webmaster@northumbrianpipers.org.uk

 

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