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«May 2016»



Further details of our events may be obtained from our Secratary:

Dave Cook, on 01325 310114 or Email:,

NGS = National Gardens Scheme TBC = To Be Confirmed


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Cleveland Branch Meetings

Date: 11 May 2016
Summary: Second Wednesday Every Month

Happy New Year to everyone. Our meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of 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.


Author: Brian Fisher - Cleveland Branch

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Sedgefield Medieval Fayre - Cleveland Branch

Date: 21 May 2016

Sedgefield Medieval Fayre - Sedgfield, Co Durham - Sat 21 May 2016



Sedgefield Mediaeval Fayre is an annual event held on the 3rd Saturday of May. A very popular and well supported event. It's a great family day out. There's so much going on:



  • heroic knights
  • birds of prey
  • fun fair
  • fancy dress parade
  • arts and crafts
  • traditional countryside pursuits
  • and more


The Cleveland Branch have supported this event for many years now and the pipers will be playing in St Edmunds Church at 10:30am.

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Cleveland Branch Practice

Date: 25 May 2016
Summary: Cleveland Branch Playing Group Practices








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.

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NGS - Croft Hall, Croft-on-Tees - Cleveland Branch

Date: 29 May 2016
NGS Event - Croft Hall, Croft-on-Tees,North Yorkshire, DL2 2TB - Sun 29 May 2016 (2pm - 6pm)

A 5-acre garden, comprising a stunning herbaceous border, large fruit and vegetable plot, two ponds and wonderful topiary arched wall. Pretty rose garden and mature box Italianate parterre are beautifully set in this garden offering peaceful, tranquil views of open countryside.


This will the first time at this event for the Cleveland Branch. The pipers will be playing there from about 2pm till 4:30pm.


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NGS - Crook Hall, Durham - Cleveland Branch

Date: 6 June 2016
NGS Event - Crook Hall, Durham, DH1 5SZ - Mon 6 Jun 2016 (10pm - 5pm)

An intriguing medieval manor house surrounded by 4 acres of fine gardens. Visitors can enjoy magnificent cathedral views from the 2 walled gardens.


This will the first time at this event for the Cleveland Branch. The pipers will be playing there from about 2pm till 4pm.


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Wed Nov 13 - Cleveland Branch Meeting - Ceddesfeld Hall, Rectory Road, Sedgefield. 8pm. All welcome to join us and play or just listen to the pipes. Beginners Lessons upstairs 7-8pm.


Sat Nov 16 - NPS Main Branch Meeting - The Chantry, Morpeth from 2:30pm. The Cleveland Branch have been invited to lead the Society meeting at the Chantry. We look forward to this event.


Wed Nov 27 - Cleveland Branch Playing Group Practice - Ceddesfeld Hall, Rectory Road, Sedgefield. 7pm. All pipers welcome to come and join us though discussions and playing will be restricted to the playing group repetoire.


Fri Nov 29 - Switching on the Christmas tree lights - Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. The Cleveland Branch Players have, once again, been invited to play at Bowes Museum to help the Friends of Bowes Museum to celebrate their switching on of the Christmas tree lights. Times and details to be confirmed.






Sun Dec 8 - Durham City Traditional Christmast Festival -This year The Cleveland Branch Playing Group will be playing at the official Durham City Christmas Festival instead of the Gates Centre.

We have two spots and times to cover: -
  • 1.30 to 2pm - Durham Market Place
  • 2.30 to 3.15pm Durham Palace Green

We'll be playing in a marquee at both venues


Wed Dec 11 - Cleveland Branch Meeting, Ceddesfeld Hall, Rectory Road, Sedgefield. 8pm. - The Cleveland Branch has as part of our assets, seven assorted cups and shields which were competed for in the past at various festivals which no longer take place. Rather than leaving them to gather dust and be forgotten, for fun and entertainment only, we are organising as part of the usual Christmas Party 'Piping for Prizes'  where the various cups and sheilds will awarded to any Cleveland Branch member willing to take part in this fun event. We will be having our usual meeting play-around and Christmas meal.


Visitors will be most welcome to join us to play or just listen to the pipes and music. For further information, contact the secretary (details above)  and let him know so we can organise the food. They will be no beginners class before this meeting.



Wed Dec 25 - Christmas Day - Merry Christmas everyone. Obviously no playing group practice today. The playing group have a rest in December but we will be back bright eyed and bushy tailed in January.




One for next year!  - Ravensford Farm, Hamsterly. 31 August 2014. Details to be confirmed.