SPECIAL! Come and try the Northumbrian Smallpipes. A special taster day for absolute beginners.
You don’t need to own, or bring, a set of pipes. There will be 6 sets of teaching pipes available. Designed for beginners, these are simple sets in ‘G’ without keys, and are a modern interpretation of the original form of Northumbrian smallpipes on which the earliest traditional repertoire is based. This is an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy the gentle sound of smallpipes and would like to learn a little about their technique, repertoire and history.
The use of bellows in the most relaxed and efficient way
Principles of ‘closed fingering’
Co-ordinating bag and bellows arms to sustain a steady pressure
Discussion of the instrument’s history and development
- 10am Workshop
- 11am tea/Coffee
- 11.15am Workshop
- 12.30pm Bar Open
- 1pm Lunch
- 2pm Workshop
- 4pm Tea
- 6.30pm Dinner
- 8pm Northumbrian Small Pipes Concert