Trustees of the Society

Andrew Davison, Chairman

"I have lived all my life in Northumberland. I started to play the pipes at the age of 15 in the 1970s, taught by Roland Lofthouse on a set made by David Burleigh. I made my first set of small pipes when still at school.  Since then, I have made, played and judged both small pipes and Half Longs, been a tutor on a number of courses, established the Hexham  Pipers' Gathering and made a CD. I have had the great privilege of  knowing and sharing tunes with many who, like me, simply enjoy our wonderful instrument and its music. I am married to Nicola (an excellent piper in her own right) and we have two teenage children, Lucy and Thomas (who play electric guitar and drums!). I am a solicitor by profession and am Chairman of three regional charities."

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Mike Evans, Honorary Treasurer:

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Nick Leeming:

Started playing in 1982, living near Cambridge.  After 1 year, met Mike Nelson, who taught me a lot: tunes, playing, fettling, and introduced me to other pipers, particularly Joe Hutton and the Robbs.  In 1993, Joe asked me to help teach on the Rothbury course, and I have taught there and on other courses, when invited, since.  Moved back to Northumberland in 2003, joined Robson's Choice, went to Strakonice with Neil Smith and Robson's Choice in 2004, 6, 8 and 10.


Anne Moore:

Is the Museums Officer (North Northumberland) for Woodhorn Charitable Trust, responsible for Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum and Berwick Museum & Art Gallery.  She is Curatorial Adviser for Ford & Etal Estates.

She has looked after the collections in Morpeth since 1987ish, and has been involved with the Bagpipe Museum since it was at its previous home, the Black Gate in Newcastle upon Tyne.  She learned to play the Northumbrian pipes early on during that time - though certainly not to a virtuoso standard – if only she had kept up the practising for all those years!

Being at the museum, Anne knows most people in the piping world, has met them at some point, or has even inveigled them into playing in concert.   Anne is a Vice President of the Northumbrian Pipers’ Society.










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