Annual Concert: A Tribute to Colin Ross

19 October 2019 7.30pm, King’s Hall, Newcastle University

The High Level Ranters, Andy May, Chris Ormston, Pauline Cato, Adrian Schofield, Rob & Ali Say, Julia Say, Andy & Margaret Watchorn, Hamish Moore and The Newcastle Kingsmen Sword Dancers.

Tickets are now available from the NPS Shop

NB: A few people have experienced problems purchasing tickets from our online shop, mostly using certain browsers and mobile devices. If you experience problems purchasing tickets you can still reserve a seat by email and pay on the door.

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Colin Ross. One of the modern legends in the world of Northumbrian Piping and traditional music. His influence has been extraordinary as a musician, maker and teacher. Colin’s enthusiasm for our instrument and its music knew no limits, inspiring countless people to get involved in our wonderful traditions by his encouragement and support. His legacy is immense.

The NPS Annual Concert this year will mark this legacy, with performances from many of the pipers and musicians who both knew and were influenced by him. During the concert there will be a mass play of pipes made by Colin – anyone with a Ross F set is welcome to join in with this. You can download the sheet music here:

Sunday Session

The North Terrace 1.00pm – 5.00pm

The concert will be followed by a more informal gathering on Sunday afternoon, October 20. All are welcome to play and listen upstairs at The North Terrace, 22-26 North Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AD. The pub also does great food!