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Northumbrian Smallpipes Taster Day

Saturday 2 Mar 10am–4pm, 2019

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Pricing
  • £45

Includes tuition, instrument hire & lunch.

  • £65

Includes tuition, instrument hire, lunch, evening meal and tutors' concert.

Come and try the Northumbrian Smallpipes in this special taster day for absolute beginners!
Led by Francis Wood, we’ll have simple sets of teaching pipes available, designed for beginners.  This is an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy the gentle sound of small pipes and would like to learn a little about their technique, repertoire and history.

The day will cover :

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

Drone tuning

Discussion of the instrument’s history and development

Timings:

  • 10am Workshop
  • 11am tea/Coffee
  • 11.15am Workshop
  • 12.30pm Bar Open
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2pm Workshop
  • 4pm Tea
Optional (£20 extra):
  • 6.30pm Dinner
  • 8pm Northumbrian Small Pipes Concert
2 places remaining!

Who’s it For

You don’t need to own, or bring, a set of pipes, sets of teaching pipes are 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 Tutor

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