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   Northumbrian Pipers’ Society Events newsmail –  November 2015

 

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Some photos from this summer’s President’s Day at Warkworth, for those who couldn’t be there (and
those who were, from all parts of the country!) During the afternoon we were treated to a few
tunes by Colin Ross on the pipes he has made on commission from the Society, one of three sets
being made by Colin, Philip Gruar and Dave Shaw. These are to be offered to members who would like
to have their own pipes but would like to hire/buy them in instalments. If you would like to find
out more about the scheme, please contact any committee member. It would be useful to know what
interest there is in this scheme so we can continue to commission further sets of pipes if members
would find the scheme useful.

 

 

 

DIARY DATES FOR NOVEMBER

 

4 November 2015

 

Longframlington Pipers 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.

 

4 November 2015

 

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, 020 7791 0072, email smallpipes@gmail.com or Graham Wells,  020 8943 3589, emailgrahamwhwells@aol.com

 

7 November 2015 

 

Breakfast Folk Group 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 

 

7 November 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. 

 

7 November 2015

 

Gateshead St Marys Playing session meet at St Mary’s Heritage Centre in Gateshead  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. 

 

7 November 2015

 

Gateshead St Marys Pipemakers Co-operative meet at St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead NE8

2AU, following the piping meeting the same morning .  Contact: Ednie Wilson edniewilson@gateshead.gov.uk 0191 433 4698

 

7 November 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.

 

8 November 2015

 

A new fortnightly session ‘Blank Canvas’ at the Duke of Wellington Inn, Newton, Northumberland NE43 7UL. Live music, comedy, and local entertainers - and pipers would be most welcome! Contact: info@thedukeofwellingtoninn.co.uk or just turn up prepared to play!

 

10 November 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

 

11 November 2015

 

Longframlington Pipers 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.   

 

11 November 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

 

12 November 2015

 

Berwick (Spittal) Pipers meet at the Blenheim Hotel, Spittal TD15 1RD on the second  Thursday of the month, at 7.30 pm.  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

 

14 November 2015 

 

Breakfast Folk Group meeting  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 

 

14 November 2015

 

Cleveland Branch pipers will be playing from 2 – 4 pm at the Clervaux Trust Christmas Fair - Croft,

Darlington on Sat 14 Nov 2015 10am - 4pm.  Art and craft stalls by local artists ~  Have a go sessions

~ Fresh Produce ~ Northumbrian pipers ~ Meet our animals and their visiting friends ~ Tombola

~Silent Auction ~ Delicious refreshments and light lunches ~ And more!  Free Entrance

Clervaux Trust, Jolby Lane, Croft on Tees DL2 2TF Follow the Brown Signs for Clow Beck from Croft on Tees. Contact: 01325 729 860

 

14 November 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 

 

14 November 2015

 

Alnwick Pipers' Society Supper Night.   This year’s gathering will take a different format - there will be no workshops during the day and the focus will be on a super Supper Night.  Supper will be provided by the hall committee.  Entertainment will be led by Andrew Davidson, Ian Scott and Bob Bolam and, of course, the Alnwick Pipers.  A very friendly and great-value evening at £6!  

 

15 November 2015 

 

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

 

18 November 2015

 

Longframlington Pipers 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.

 

18 November 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. Contact Myrna and Martin Luff on 01803 840868 or martin.luff@gmx.com.

 

18 November 2015 

 

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).

 

18 November 2015

The Fenland Chapter (Cambridge group) meet in the White Horse at Barton near Cambridge, CB23 7BG, at 8pm on the third Wednesday of each month; contact Ross Anderson  01223 334733 pipes@rossanderson.com  

 

20 November 2015

 

South Cumbria/North Lancs pipers group meet 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 at Ian Henderson’s house, 53 Emesgate Lane, Silverdale, LA5 0RN. Contacts Philip Gruar, 01524 781601 philip@gruar.clara.net and Ian Henderson 01524 701297 i.henderson108@btinternet.com

 

20 November 2015

 

Northumbrian Ranters are playing at Doxford Hall, and launching their new CD Evolution: 

ww.northumberlandmusicfestival.com/concerts

 

21 November 2015 

 

Breakfast Folk Group 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 

 

21 November 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. 

 

21 November 2015

 

NPS Saturday meeting at the Bagpipe Museum, Chantry, Morpeth

 

Starters session at 1.30 pm led by Ann Sessoms, then at 2.30 pm the regular playing session  which will be led this month by CHRIS ORMSTON.  

 

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 to help starters.

 

22 November 2015

 

A new fortnightly session ‘Blank Canvas’ at the Duke of Wellington Inn, Newton, Northumberland NE43 7UL. Live music, comedy, and local entertainers - and pipers would be most welcome! Contact: info@thedukeofwellingtoninn.co.uk or just turn up prepared to play!

 

25 November 2015

 

Longframlington Pipers 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.   

 

25 November 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.

 

25 November 2015

 

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.   '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)

 

25 November 2015

 

Alnwick Pipers' Society monthly meetings 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

 

27 November 2015

 

Northants group are a group who meet on the last Friday of the Month in Kettering on Friday, 7.3010.00 pm. Please contact Peter Dunn, 01536 482475 or e-mail: p.dunn@uwclub.net for further details.

 

28 November 2015 

 

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 

 

28 November 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. 

 

28 November 2015 

 

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.

 

HAVE A GREAT MONTH ! 

 

 

DIARY DATES FOR NOVEMBER

 

4 November 2015

 

Longframlington Pipers 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.

 

4 November 2015

 

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, 020 7791 0072, email smallpipes@gmail.com or Graham Wells,  020 8943 3589, emailgrahamwhwells@aol.com

 

7 November 2015 

 

Breakfast Folk Group 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 

 

7 November 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. 

 

7 November 2015

 

Gateshead St Marys Playing session meet at St Mary’s Heritage Centre in Gateshead  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. 

 

7 November 2015

 

Gateshead St Marys Pipemakers Co-operative meet at St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead NE8

2AU, following the piping meeting the same morning .  Contact: Ednie Wilson edniewilson@gateshead.gov.uk 0191 433 4698

 

7 November 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.

 

8 November 2015

 

A new fortnightly session ‘Blank Canvas’ at the Duke of Wellington Inn, Newton, Northumberland NE43 7UL. Live music, comedy, and local entertainers - and pipers would be most welcome! Contact: info@thedukeofwellingtoninn.co.uk or just turn up prepared to play!

 

10 November 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

 

11 November 2015

 

Longframlington Pipers 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.   

 

11 November 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

 

12 November 2015

 

Berwick (Spittal) Pipers meet at the Blenheim Hotel, Spittal TD15 1RD on the second  Thursday of the month, at 7.30 pm.  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

 

14 November 2015 

 

Breakfast Folk Group meeting  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 

 

14 November 2015

 

Cleveland Branch pipers will be playing from 2 – 4 pm at the Clervaux Trust Christmas Fair - Croft,

Darlington on Sat 14 Nov 2015 10am - 4pm.  Art and craft stalls by local artists ~  Have a go sessions

~ Fresh Produce ~ Northumbrian pipers ~ Meet our animals and their visiting friends ~ Tombola

~Silent Auction ~ Delicious refreshments and light lunches ~ And more!  Free Entrance

Clervaux Trust, Jolby Lane, Croft on Tees DL2 2TF Follow the Brown Signs for Clow Beck from Croft on Tees. Contact: 01325 729 860

 

14 November 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 

 

14 November 2015

 

Alnwick Pipers' Society Supper Night.   This year’s gathering will take a different format - there will be no workshops during the day and the focus will be on a super Supper Night.  Supper will be provided by the hall committee.  Entertainment will be led by Andrew Davidson, Ian Scott and Bob Bolam and, of course, the Alnwick Pipers.  A very friendly and great-value evening at £6!  

 

15 November 2015 

 

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

 

18 November 2015

 

Longframlington Pipers 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.

 

18 November 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. Contact Myrna and Martin Luff on 01803 840868 or martin.luff@gmx.com.

 

18 November 2015 

 

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).

 

18 November 2015

The Fenland Chapter (Cambridge group) meet in the White Horse at Barton near Cambridge, CB23 7BG, at 8pm on the third Wednesday of each month; contact Ross Anderson  01223 334733 pipes@rossanderson.com  

 

20 November 2015

 

South Cumbria/North Lancs pipers group meet 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 at Ian Henderson’s house, 53 Emesgate Lane, Silverdale, LA5 0RN. Contacts Philip Gruar, 01524 781601 philip@gruar.clara.net and Ian Henderson 01524 701297 i.henderson108@btinternet.com

 

20 November 2015

 

Northumbrian Ranters are playing at Doxford Hall, and launching their new CD Evolution: 

ww.northumberlandmusicfestival.com/concerts

 

21 November 2015 

 

Breakfast Folk Group 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 

 

21 November 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. 

 

21 November 2015

 

NPS Saturday meeting at the Bagpipe Museum, Chantry, Morpeth

 

Starters session at 1.30 pm led by Ann Sessoms, then at 2.30 pm the regular playing session  which will be led this month by CHRIS ORMSTON.  

 

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 to help starters.

 

22 November 2015

 

A new fortnightly session ‘Blank Canvas’ at the Duke of Wellington Inn, Newton, Northumberland NE43 7UL. Live music, comedy, and local entertainers - and pipers would be most welcome! Contact: info@thedukeofwellingtoninn.co.uk or just turn up prepared to play!

 

25 November 2015

 

Longframlington Pipers 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.   

 

25 November 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.

 

25 November 2015

 

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.   '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)

 

25 November 2015

 

Alnwick Pipers' Society monthly meetings 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

 

27 November 2015

 

Northants group are a group who meet on the last Friday of the Month in Kettering on Friday, 7.3010.00 pm. Please contact Peter Dunn, 01536 482475 or e-mail: p.dunn@uwclub.net for further details.

 

28 November 2015 

 

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 

 

28 November 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. 

 

28 November 2015 

 

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.

 

HAVE A GREAT MONTH ! 

 

 

 

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