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Halsway Manor Northumbrian Smallpipes Weekend 2016

Friday 4 Mar 4:30pm — Sunday 6 Mar 5pm, 2016

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

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Full board per person (all meals, accommodation, workshops, concert):
£210 - single ensuite room;
£190 - single non-ensuite room.
£190 - sharing an ensuite room;
£180 - sharing non-ensuite room.
£130 camping.

Stay over to Monday morning
For an extra charge of £30 including our famous Halsway breakfast.


A wonderful weekend of Northumbrian Smallpipes, back for another year. Hosted by Christine Corkett, with tutors including Pauline Cato, Rob Say, Alice Burn, Paul Knox and Paul Tabbush. This course usually sells-out well in advance, so book early to ensure your place.


This popular workshop weekend is designed to give everyone from absolute beginners to intermediate and more advanced players a thoroughly enjoyable opportunity to develop their abilities, technique and repertoire. The course starts on Friday evening with an introductory session to assess people’s needs and a tune session in the bar, followed by workshops all day Saturday and Sunday.

Thought about having a go on the Smallpipes? Contact us for information and prices about the taster day for absolute beginners.


Every year we put together a team of 5 highly experienced tutors. This means that workshop groups stay small, and participants can get the benefit from working with a number of different tutors. Paul Knox will take care of beginners, with a course for total beginners on borrowed instruments on the Saturday.


Arrive Friday afternoon, depart 4pm Sunday. Option to stay on for Sunday night B&B for an extra fee of £30 per person.


You can arrive at any time but bedrooms may not be ready until 4pm.

6.30 Dinner
8pm Introduction and play together for all
9ish Playing session in Bar


8.30 Breakfast
9.30 Workshops x 4 with all tutors
10.45 coffee
11.15 Workshops x 4
12. 30 Bar open
1pm Lunch
2pm Free afternoon or spontaneous workshop/session
4pm Tea
6pm Dinner
8pm Concert from the Tutors and some invited guest
10pm Playing session in Bar


8.30 Breakfast
9.30 Workshops x 4
10.45 Coffee
11.15 Workshops x 4
12.30 Bar open
1pm Full Sunday Lunch
2.15 Final play around
4pm Tea and cake, and departures

Option to stay on until Monday Morning:

6.30 Light Supper
8pm Halsway Folk Club – feel free to join in.


8.30 Breakfast and farewells. You can reserve your place for 2017. Ask at reception.