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|Second International Bagpipe Conference|
|The National Piping Centre are excited to bring you news of the second International Bagpipe Conference and it’s call for papers.
The International Bagpipe Organisation warmly invites you to participate in the Second International Bagpipe Conference, marking International Bagpipe Day, a celebration of the world’s bagpipes and bagpiping traditions. This one-day conference will be hosted by the Institute of Musical Research and the School of Oriental and African Studies in central London, supported by the IMR, SOAS music department and the Bagpipe Society. We aim to establish a productive and welcoming platform for all people interested in the study of bagpipes: academics, music experts, instrument makers, folk musicians, dancers and music lovers. This is an exciting interdisciplinary opportunity to debate various questions relating to the study of bagpipes in the twenty-first century.
The conference be held in Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU, Brunei Building.
Friday 7 March 2014
The conference will be launched by an opening concert hosted by the SOAS Concert Series. International artists will be featured including an all-female band from Galicia to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March.
Programmed artists are:
Goran Farkas (Istria, Croatia)
Habelas Hainas (Galicia, Spain)
Andy May Quartet (Newcastle, UK)
Saturday 8 March 2014
The conference will take place on Saturday 8 March 2014. Bagpipe specialists from all over Europe will exchange knowledge of their instruments, music and culture. The conference be followed by an evening dance organized by the SOAS French Folk Dance society in a location to be confirmed, featuring a local folk band.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We will consider papers that have a direct link to bagpipes:
As the conference coincides with International Women’s Day, women delegates and papers with a gender angle are strongly encouraged. Any other theme directly related to the bagpipes will be considered.
There are limited funds available to help support international travel costs for speakers.
Interested participants should submit a paper title, an abstract of no more than 500 words complete with your institutional affiliation or profession and contact details by 1 December 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful applicants will be notified by 31 December 2013.
CITY OF BRECHIN AND SCOTTISH POWER PIPE BANDS IN CONCERT, FEATURING DELMA WILSON & NICOLA GRANT SCHOOLS OF DANCE.
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM, REID HALL, FORFAR
City of Brechin Pipe Band presents an evening of piping and dancing. One of Scotland’s premier Grade 1 bands, Scottish Power, will be performing, along with our own Grade 3 and 4 bands. Also featured are dancers from the Delma Wilson & Nicola Grant Dancing Schools, including ‘Strictly Alba’ a group of dancers who narrowly missed out on the live finals of Britain’s got Talent. An evening of top quality entertainment not to be missed! TICKETS ON SALE NOW! See the flyer for details and eticketing link for online pruchase of tickets. Tickets are also available direct from City of Brechin band members.
CITY OF BRECHIN PIPE BAND SOLO PIPING AND DRUMMING COMPETITION.
SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER, 9AM, BRECHIN HIGH SCHOOL
The Brechin Solo’s take place this year on 5 October, commencing at 09.00am. The venue is, once again, Brechin High School. Deadline for entries is 27 September. Entry forms provided below.
The Eden Court Theatre
All Piobaireachd competitions will commence first, followed by light music.
Piobaireachd- Own Choice
March, Strathspey and Reel- Own Choice
Piobaireachd- Submit 2, play 1
MSR- Submit 2 Marches, Own Choice Strathspey and Reel (2 Separate
Piobaireachd- Submit 2 tunes.
MSR- Submit 2 sets of tunes.
Our Autumn evening class term begins on
Saturday 14th September.
Beginner: Complete beginner, never played before
Level 1: Not a beginner, can play scales, g gracenotes, strikes and simple melodies and can read music. (Currently working on Chapters 7 – 9 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book)
Level 2: Able to play D Throws, High A and High G Doublings, G,D,E’s (Currently working on Chapters 10 – 13 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book)
Level 3: Able to play most movements including all doublings, G strikes, grips. Is just about to go onto the pipes (currently working on Chapters 14 – 20 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book).
Level 4: Able to play all movements including birls, taorluath, B strikes. Can play several tunes with reasonable sense of timing on the pipes (currently working on Chapters 21 – 27 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book).
Level 5: Can play tunes of varying time signatures including Marches, Strathspey and Reels. Needs assistance tuning and developing finger technique (currently working on Chapters 28 – 30 of The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book).
We have a variety of lessons for all levels both for Under 16s and Adults with 3 sessions per hour on Saturdays and Tuesdays and 1 session per hour on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Evening Classes Price
Autumn 2013- 10 week course
Callum Beaumont won the Silver Chanter yesterday on his first attempt, playing “Lament for the Earl of Antrim”.
Other competitors were:
- Decker Forrest – “Earl of Ross’s March”
- Finlay Johnson – “The MacLeods’ Salute”
- Stuart Liddell – “Lament for the Children”
- Inness Smith – “Lament for Donald Duaghal Mackay”
- Iain Speirs – “Lament for MacLeod of Colbeck”
CLASP are delighted to announce the continued support from Eric and Maureen Stein who are sponsoring the grade 1 overall winner of the World Solo Amateur Piping Competition to an all expenses paid trip to compete at the Metro Cup amateur competition in New York, February 2014.
The World Solo Amateur Competition will be run as part of Piping Live! and this years competitions will be held in the Teachers Building on St. Enoch Square. Grade 3 will run on Wednesday 14th of August, Grade 2 on Thursday 15th and Grade 1 Friday 16th.
For more information email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.theclasp.co.uk
R.G. Hardie & Co gave generous sponsorship to the annual National Piping Centre Summer School held in Winchester Virginia. They provided a set of R.G. Hardie Bagpipes which the instructional team were able to award to the most deserving student. The pipes were awarded to 12 year old Andrew Willson.
Others pictured are instructors (L to R) Stuart Samson, Roddy MacLeod, Jon Quigg and Matt MacIsaac.
Tomorrow we say goodbye to our students from the Royal Air Force of Oman who have been studying at The National Piping Centre since March. Afif, Mohammed, Rashid and Tariq have all completed intensive courses of study and gained SQA accredited piping awards at Level 6 in both theory and performance. They have all been fantastic students and have had a real impact on the Centre and our staff. We will all be sad to see them go and wish them all the best for their piping careers in Oman.