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Text Message Northumbrian Pipers’ Society events newsmail – May 2014 Our Monday meetings are becoming quite crowded! In April Lynn Nicholson led a session where we pinned floor maps to show where our chosen tunes came from – some crawling on the floor was involved and geography tested at times! Maureen caught the atmosphere, below, for those who couldn’t be there. We noticed that there were so few tunes from the south of England that a second session was proposed for later, but we enjoyed tunes from (and inspired by) places all over the world and also had a visiting Shetland fiddler to inspire us. Don’t forget Lynn’s new group at Stakeford on Thursday afternoons – see the listings for details of this month’s meeting. The Archivist, Richard Heard, reports that: Work is proceeding with indexing and scanning, but this will be a very long job. I'm trying to prioritise items or information that, in my estimation, are worth making available. At present I am working on the manuscript music of Forster Charlton and some very detailed notes, collated from various sources, on making pipes. I am indexing material as I scan it, and including a very brief descriptor of the scan in the index. The index is in the form of a spreadsheet but will probably be made available in PDF format. I hope the Society will eventually be able to put the index on the website, with intermittent updates as each section of the work is completed. And our archives will be richer for the gift of a copy of the 1967 first edition of Cocks and Bryan which has been offered to us by a bookseller in the south of England. She thought it should return to its home, and we are very grateful for the gift. We have plans to scan it and put it on the website for all to enjoy. Find A Piper Web Page Thank you to those who have given us details for the new web page – please continue to let us know if you are interested in being contacted for piping opportunities around the country - or elsewhere - you never know who might check out the website for a piper! We have a request at the moment for a piper for a wedding at Langley Castle in July – if you might be interested, please contact secretary@northumbrianpipers.co.uk for details. AGM voting paperswill be going out shortly for committee nominations. Committee meetings are held every other month in Newcastle upon Tyne, but Skype is a possibility and the committee email list keeps discussions going between times – talk to any committee member or email Andrew at chairman@northumbrianpipers.org.uk. Please consider what you could contribute to your Society! Thank you to all who’ve sent their annual subscription by standing order, Paypal or cheque: this is much appreciated, and even more so if you’ve been able to sign a UK Gift Aid declaration. Email secretary@northumbrianpipers.org.uk if you need more information about subs or gift aid. Online Shop News. Remember to claim your member’s discount before buying, by following the prompts here: shop.northumbrianpipers.org.uk Get the benefit of being an NPS member - it is worth it! Books, CDs and pipemaking materials also available by phone or post to Julia, of course. Our treasurer, Mike, would appreciate a member’s assistance with the day-to-day banking tasks involved in his role – if you are in the Durham/Cleveland area, would like to help in this way and can manage an excel spreadsheet, please contact him at treasurer@northumbrianpipers.org.uk Advance notice of NPS Piping Day at the seaside – Saturday 2nd August, to follow the AGMon Friday evening and with the Northumbrian Pipers’ Gathering at Wallington on Sunday to make a piping weekend of it. Tutors this year are Alice Burn, Philip Gruar, and Adrian Schofield. Look out for the booking form in the next newsletter for this friendly event and make a note in your diary! May listings from the calendar and concerts pages of the NPS website: Saturday Date: 2 May 2014Details: Northants group meet at Peter Dunn's at 7.30pm: p.dunn@uwclub.net : 01536 482475 Saturday Date: 3 May 2014 St Oswald’s Group 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. Louise Woodman 01670 789750 Saturday 3rd May 2014 TradFest matinee concert 3.30 pm - 4.45 pm Rothbury Ceilidh Band, Burnside Primary School, Whittingham First School, Shilbottle First School, Lindisfarne Middle School, Glendale Middle School. £5 adults, £3 child. TradFest evening concert 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm The Northumbrian Ranters, Airs and Graces. £7 adult, £5 child. Music Partnership North Northumberland Tickets: Alnwick Playhouse 01665 510785 or music@northumberland.gov.uk Saturday Date: 3 May 2014 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. Monday Date: 5 May 2014 Summary: NPS Chantry Meeting Mondays playaround Monday Evening Meetings Start 7.30pm upstairs at the Chantry Morpeth NE61 1PD Wednesday Date: 7 May 2014 Longframlington Pipers Weekly 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 websitewww.longframlingtonpipers.org. Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners. Wednesday Date: 7 May 2014Details: London Group 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 Thursday Date: 8 May 2014 Summary: Lynn Nicholson's Details: Traditional Music Session at Stakeford and Bomarsund Social Welfare Club NE62 5UD from 1 pm - 5 pm - bring lunch if you wish, tea/coffee etc available. All instruments welcome, well almost! Contact: Lynn, 01670 815326 Thursday Date: 8 May 2014 Spittal Northumbrian Piping Group - Berwick (Spittal) Pipers meet at the Blenheim Hotel, Spittal TD15 1RD from 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 Saturday Date: 10 May 2014 St Oswald’s pSummary: laying group meets at Details: 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, every Saturday. Contact: Louise Woodman 01670 789750 Wednesday Date: 14 May 2014 Details: Longframlington Pipers meet 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 websitewww.longframlingtonpipers.org. Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners. Wednesday Date: 14 May 2014 Summary: Cleveland Branch mDetails: eetings 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 Friday Date: 16 May 2014 Details: Northants group meet at Peter Dunn's at 7.30pm : p.dunn@uwclub.net : 01536 482475 Friday Date: 16 May 2014 Details: South Cumbria / North Lancashire pipers meet at 7.30 pm at Ian and Liza Henderson’s house, 53 Emesgate Lane, Silverdale LA5 0RN phil@gruar.net Saturday Date: 17 May 2014 St Oswald’s pSummary: laying group meet at Details: 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, every Saturday. Louise Woodman 01670 789750 Saturday Date: 17 May 2014 Details: Salisbury Group meets on the third Saturday of the month, usually at Ian Curr's house in Salisbury. Sessions last 2-5pm (approx) and players of all abilities are welcome. Tuition is provided separately for beginners during the first half hour or so. It is hoped to hold some pub sessions on the first Monday of the month from April. Please confirm all venues and timings by emailing i.curr@ntlworld.com or srahmarks@aol.com in advance. Saturday Date: 17 May 2014 Details: Regular NPS playing session upstairs at the Chantry, MorpethNE61 1PD from 2.30 pm. Saturday 17th May 2104 An evening of Northumbrian Songs and Music with Carolyn Robson and Andy May at Berwick Watchtower at 7.30 pm Tickets: £8 Contact: 018907 50939 or oldalep@yahoo.co.uk Saturday Date: 17 May 2014 Details: Salisbury Group meets on the third Saturday of the month, usually at Ian Curr's house in Salisbury. Sessions last 2-5pm (approx) and players of all abilities are welcome. Tuition is provided separately for beginners during the first half hour or so. It is hoped to hold some pub sessions on the first Monday of the month from April. Please confirm all venues and timings by emailing i.curr@ntlworld.com or srahmarks@aol.com in advance. Wednesday Date: 21 May 2014 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 websitewww.longframlingtonpipers.org. Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners. Wednesday Date: 21 May 2014Details: Oxford Group meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month except August 7.30 to 10.00 in the Baptist Church Hall, Lombard Street, Eynsham OX29 4HT We also meet on occasional Sundays through the year in St Margaret's Institute, Polstead Road Oxford OX2 6TW from 1300 to 1600, with bring and share lunch from 1200. We welcome pipers of all abilities and usually have hire sets available for beginners. For more details, or to check that the venue hasn't changed (it does occasionally) contact Mike Dobson on 01242 5209365, email Oxfordpiping@aol.com. Wednesday Date: 21 May 2014 Details: 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 Saturday Date: 24 May 2014 St Oswald’s pSummary: laying group meet at Details: 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, every Saturday. Louise Woodman 01670 789750 Monday Date: 26 May 2014 Details: Preston Park Folk Festival, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees. The Cleveland Branch are playing at this festival again this year. The program includes folk musicians and dance teams performing in 'The Street' and forecourt at Preston Park Eaglescliffe. This festival was started by Dave McQuade and the Cleveland Branch, a number of years ago. Now organised by the park staff it makes a great family day out. Click here for details on Preston Park Wednesday Date: 28 May 2014 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 websitewww.longframlingtonpipers.org. Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners. Wednesday Date: 28 May 2014 Summary: Cleveland Branch Playing Group Practice Details: 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 Date: 28 May 2014 Summary: Beamish Museum Session Details: Meeting at 8pm on the last Wednesday of the month at Home Farm, Beamish Museum: 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) Wednesday Date: 28 May 2014 Details: 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 Date: 30 May 2014 Details: Northants group meet at Peter Dunn's at 7.30pm : p.dunn@uwclub.net : 01536 482475 Saturday Date: 31 May 2014 St Oswald’s Summary: laying group meet at Details: 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, every Saturday. Contact: Louise Woodman 01670 789750 If you have dates to add to the June email or the NPS website for June or beyond, please email secretary@northumbrianpipers.org.uk or 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 http://www.northumbrianpipers.org.uk/index.php?page=NPS-Events-Email-Unsubscribe-page
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    Northumbrian Pipers’ Society events newsmail – May 2014

 

Our Monday meetings are becoming quite crowded!  In April Lynn Nicholson led a session where we pinned floor maps to show where our chosen tunes came from – some crawling on the floor was involved and geography tested at times!  Maureen caught the atmosphere, below, for those who couldn’t be there.  We noticed that there were so few tunes from the south of England that a second session was proposed for later, but we enjoyed tunes from (and inspired by) places all over the world and also had a visiting Shetland fiddler to inspire us.  Don’t forget Lynn’s new group at Stakeford on Thursday afternoons – see the listings for details of this month’s meeting.

 

 

 

 

The Archivist, Richard Heard, reports that:  Work is proceeding with indexing and scanning, but this will be a very long job.  I'm trying to prioritise items or information that, in my estimation, are worth making available.  At present I am working on the manuscript music of Forster Charlton and some very detailed notes, collated from various sources, on making pipes.  I am indexing material as I scan it, and including a very brief descriptor of the scan in the index.  The index is in the form of a spreadsheet but will probably be made available in PDF format.  I hope the Society will eventually be able to put the index on the website, with intermittent updates as each section of the work is completed.

 

And our archives will be richer for the gift of a copy of the 1967 first edition of Cocks and Bryan which has been offered to us by a bookseller in the south of England.  She thought it should return to its home, and we are very grateful for the gift.  We have plans to scan it and put it on the website for all to enjoy.

 

 

 

Find A Piper Web Page  Thank you to those who have given us details for the new web page – please continue to let us know if you are interested in being contacted for piping opportunities around the country - or elsewhere - you never know who might check out the website for a piper! We have a request at the moment for a piper for a wedding at Langley Castle in July – if you might be interested, please contact secretary@northumbrianpipers.co.uk for details. 

 

AGM voting paperswill be going out shortly for committee nominations.  Committee meetings are held every other month in Newcastle upon Tyne, but Skype is a possibility and the committee email list keeps discussions going between times – talk to any committee member or email Andrew at chairman@northumbrianpipers.org.uk.  Please consider what you could contribute to your Society!

 

Thank you to all who’ve sent their annual subscription  by standing order, Paypal or cheque: this is much appreciated, and even more so if you’ve been able to sign a UK Gift Aid declaration.

Email secretary@northumbrianpipers.org.uk if you need more information about subs or gift aid.

 

Online Shop News.   Remember to claim your member’s discount before buying, by following the prompts here: shop.northumbrianpipers.org.uk   Get the benefit of being an NPS member - it is worth it!  Books, CDs and pipemaking materials also available by phone or post to Julia, of course.

 

Our treasurer, Mike, would appreciate a member’s assistance with the day-to-day banking tasks involved in his role – if you are in the Durham/Cleveland area, would like to help in this way and can manage an excel spreadsheet, please contact him at treasurer@northumbrianpipers.org.uk

 

Advance notice of NPS Piping Day at the seaside – Saturday 2nd August, to follow the AGMon Friday evening and with the Northumbrian Pipers’ Gathering at Wallington on Sunday to make a piping weekend of it.  Tutors this year are Alice Burn, Philip Gruar, and Adrian Schofield.  Look out for the booking form in the next newsletter for this friendly event and make a note in your diary! 

 

May listings from the calendar and concerts pages of the NPS website:

 

Saturday Date: 2 May 2014Details:

Northants group meet at Peter Dunn's at 7.30pm:  p.dunn@uwclub.net : 01536 482475

 

Saturday Date: 3 May 2014

St Oswald’s Group 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. Louise Woodman 01670 789750

 

Saturday 3rd May 2014

TradFest matinee concert 3.30 pm - 4.45 pm

Rothbury Ceilidh Band, Burnside Primary School, Whittingham First School, Shilbottle First School, Lindisfarne Middle School, Glendale Middle School.

£5 adults, £3 child.

TradFest evening concert 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

The Northumbrian Ranters, Airs and Graces.

£7 adult, £5 child.

Music Partnership North Northumberland

Tickets: Alnwick Playhouse 01665 510785 or music@northumberland.gov.uk

 

Saturday Date: 3 May 2014

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.

 

Monday Date: 5 May 2014

Summary: NPS Chantry Meeting Mondays playaround Monday Evening Meetings Start 7.30pm upstairs at the Chantry Morpeth  NE61 1PD 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Date: 7 May 2014

Longframlington Pipers Weekly 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 websitewww.longframlingtonpipers.org.  Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners.

 

Wednesday Date: 7 May 2014Details:

London Group 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

 

Thursday Date: 8 May 2014

Summary: Lynn Nicholson's Details: Traditional Music Session at Stakeford and Bomarsund Social Welfare Club NE62 5UD from 1 pm - 5 pm - bring lunch if you wish, tea/coffee etc available. All instruments welcome, well almost!  Contact: Lynn, 01670 815326

  

Thursday Date: 8 May 2014

Spittal Northumbrian Piping Group - Berwick (Spittal) Pipers meet at the Blenheim Hotel, Spittal TD15 1RD from 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

 

Saturday Date: 10 May 2014

St Oswald’s pSummary: laying group meets at Details: 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne,  every Saturday.  Contact:  Louise Woodman 01670 789750

 

Wednesday Date: 14 May 2014 Details:

Longframlington Pipers meet 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 websitewww.longframlingtonpipers.org.  Players of all abilities welcome, particularly beginners.

 

Wednesday Date: 14 May 2014

Summary: Cleveland Branch mDetails: eetings 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

 

Friday Date: 16 May 2014

Details:

Northants group meet at Peter Dunn's at 7.30pm : p.dunn@uwclub.net : 01536 482475

 

Friday Date: 16 May 2014

Details:

South Cumbria / North Lancashire pipers meet at 7.30 pm at Ian and Liza Henderson’s house, 53 Emesgate Lane, Silverdale LA5 0RN phil@gruar.net

 

Saturday Date: 17 May 2014

St Oswald’s pSummary: laying group meet at Details: 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne,  every Saturday.    Louise Woodman 01670 789750

 

Saturday Date: 17 May 2014

Details:

Salisbury Group meets on the third Saturday of the month, usually at Ian Curr's house in Salisbury. Sessions last 2-5pm (approx) and players of all abilities are welcome. Tuition is provided separately for beginners during the first half hour or so. It is hoped to hold some pub sessions on the first Monday of the month from April. Please confirm all venues and timings by emailing i.curr@ntlworld.com or srahmarks@aol.com in advance.

 

Saturday Date: 17 May 2014

Details:

Regular NPS playing session upstairs at the Chantry, MorpethNE61 1PD from 2.30 pm. 

 

Saturday 17th May 2104

An evening of Northumbrian Songs and Music with Carolyn Robson and Andy May at Berwick Watchtower at 7.30 pm  Tickets: £8  Contact: 018907 50939 or oldalep@yahoo.co.uk

 

Saturday Date: 17 May 2014

Details: Salisbury Group meets on the third Saturday of the month, usually at Ian Curr's house in Salisbury. Sessions last 2-5pm (approx) and players of all abilities are welcome. Tuition is provided separately for beginners during the first half hour or so. It is hoped to hold some pub sessions on the first Monday of the month from April. Please confirm all venues and timings by emailing i.curr@ntlworld.com or srahmarks@aol.com in advance.

 

Wednesday Date: 21 May 2014

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

 

Wednesday Date: 21 May 2014Details:

Oxford Group meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month except August 7.30 to 10.00 in the Baptist Church Hall, Lombard Street, Eynsham OX29 4HT  We also meet on occasional Sundays through the year in St Margaret's Institute, Polstead Road Oxford OX2 6TW from 1300 to 1600, with bring and share lunch from 1200.  We welcome pipers of all abilities and usually have hire sets available for beginners.  For more details, or to check that the venue hasn't changed (it does occasionally) contact Mike Dobson on 01242 5209365, email Oxfordpiping@aol.com.

 

Wednesday Date: 21 May 2014

Details:

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

 

Saturday Date: 24 May 2014

St Oswald’s pSummary: laying group meet at Details:  10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne,  every Saturday.   Louise Woodman 01670 789750

 

Monday Date: 26 May 2014

Details:

Preston Park Folk Festival, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees.

The Cleveland Branch are playing at this festival again this year. The program includes folk musicians and dance teams performing in 'The Street' and forecourt at Preston Park Eaglescliffe. This festival was started by Dave McQuade and the Cleveland Branch, a number of years ago. Now organised by the park staff it makes a great family day out. Click here for details on Preston Park

 

   

 

 

 

Wednesday Date: 28 May 2014

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

 

Wednesday Date: 28 May 2014

Summary: Cleveland Branch Playing Group Practice

Details:

    

 

 

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 Date: 28 May 2014

Summary: Beamish Museum Session Details:  Meeting at 8pm on the last Wednesday of the month at Home Farm, Beamish Museum: 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)

Wednesday Date: 28 May 2014

Details:

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 Date: 30 May 2014

Details:

Northants group meet at Peter Dunn's at 7.30pm : p.dunn@uwclub.net : 01536 482475

 

Saturday Date: 31 May 2014

St Oswald’s Summary: laying group meet at Details: 10.30 am at St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne,  every Saturday.  Contact:  Louise Woodman 01670 789750

 

 

If you have dates to add to the June email or the NPS website for June or beyond, please email  secretary@northumbrianpipers.org.uk or webmaster@northumbrianpipers.org.uk

 

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