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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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NPS at Wallington Hall

Date: 3 August 2014
Summary: NPS at Wallington Hall


There has been a tradition of Northumbrian pipe playing at Wallington since the days of Jack Armstrong and Patricia Jennings. Last year a record number of pipers turned up at the NPS Wallington Hall event. We hope to better that this year, so please come along and enjoy.




Pipers and National Trust members get free entry on the day.


Wallington 2014 Tune List proposed - For those who want or need to practice


Also shown on Page 9 of the Summer 2014 newsletter


Chevy Chase x3 ->

Rothbury Hills -> 

Jock O'Hazeldean 

Salmon Tails->

Jimmy Allen->

Lamshaw's Fancy

Memories of Wallington->

Redesdale Hornpipe-> 

Marquis of Lorne

Brafferton village-> 

Joe Hutton's March->

Bobby Shafto

Crooket Bawbee->

Keel Row->

Nancy Till

Whittingham Green Lane-> 

Winster Gallop-> 

Border Fray 

The Cott-> 

Lamb Skinnet->

Hexham Races 

Mingulay Boat Song->

Ye Banks and Braes-> 


Gentle Maiden ->

Billy boy->

Old Drove Road

Keep Your Feet still Geordie Hinny-> 

Roxborough Castle->

Hesleyside Reel

Waters of Tyne-> Ma bonny Lad->  Fair Flower of Northumberland
Breamish-> Lads of the North Tyne->  Harvest Home
Lady's Well-> Glencoe March-> Adam Buckingham
Memories-> Elsey Waltz (straight through) Andrews March

Heroes of Glencoe->

(onceslow-twice march-no repeats)

Sir John Fenwick's the Flower amongst them -> Winshield's Hornpipe-> Whinham's Reel
My Home-> Bluebells of Scotland-> Flett from Flotta
Mrs Jamieson's Favourite-> Orange and Blue (ABAB)  
Rowan Tree Hill-> Canny Newcastle (Slow Jig) Miss Forbes' Welcome to Banff
The South Wind->  The Saddle pony-> Biddy the Bowl Wife
Derwent Waters Fairwell-> The Herd on the Hill-> Because he was a Bonny Lad
Swindow-> Noble Squire Dacre-> Blowzabella


Most of these tune are in NPS tunebooks - Tip if you want to find which book, type in the tune on the shop search it will list the books the tune is in.   







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NPS Cleveland Branch Meetings

Date: 13 August 2014
Summary: Cleveland Branch Meetings Details


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

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Cleveland Branch Practice

Date: 27 August 2014
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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Ravensford Farm - Cleveland Branch

Date: 31 August 2014
Summary: NGS Ravensford Farm - Hamsterly



National Garden Scheme Event - Ravensford Farm - Hamsterly DL13 3NH - Sun 31 Aug 2014 (2pm - 5pm)



 The Cleveland Branch pipers have played many times on various functions at this venue over the years. This very popular garden is open to the NGS again after two years of closure, during which several changes have been made. 30 years ago the garden was non-existent. It is now well-established and the simple guiding principal has been to grow ever-better plants. In this wind-swept frost pocket they all have to be extremely hardy - and they are! Click here for full details of this event.

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Ravensford Farm - Cleveland Branch

Date: 6 September 2014 to 14:00



Ravensford Farm, Hamsterly DL13 3NH - Sat 6 Sep 2014.



The Cleveland Branch Pipers have been invited to play at the gathering of the Professional Gardeners Association. Private Function.


To be confirmed with full details later.

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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.