Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor Music - Part 1
Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor Music - Part 2
Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor Music - Part 3
Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor Music - Part 4
Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor Music - Part 5
Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor Music - Part 6
Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor Music - Appendix: Sung Cainntaireachd
The National Piping Centre Gaelic for beginners class is a 10 week course, each Thursday from 6pm until 8pm. These classes will be held at The National Piping Centre Otago Street, in Glasgow's west end, just off Great Western Road at Kelvinbridge.
The classes will start from complete beginner level, with the conversational basics, as well as other useful Gaelic expressions. It will also give insights into Gaelic and Highland culture, and why it is so important to piping!
The January Term is NOW FULL. Details of the next term will be available shortly.
About the Instructor
James Beaton grew up in Inveraray, and has a degree is Celtic Studies from Edinburgh University. He is Librarian of the National Piping Centre, and also teaches on the Centre's undergraduate courses, run in conjunction with the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as on the HNC Music course run by the Centre. He is a fluent Gaelic speaker.
The National Piping Centre receives many requests for filming and visits by journalists throughout the year. We are happy to accommodate these requests where possible, however availability is limited, so if you would like to arrange a media visit, the following charges will apply:
- Print journalists, with a group of 2 or less – Free of charge. These visits must be planned around our tour times and days, and agreed in advance with the management
- Film crews with 2 or more people. Where possible we will organise a 3 hour media slot in our venue with a piper. This allows you access to the Museum of Piping to film general shots. Many of the items in our collection are on loan from National Museums Scotland (NMS). For permission to film close ups of these objects you need to also obtain permission from NMS. The cost for this visit is £250 for a 0 – 3 hour visit.
On your visit we will provide:
- Up to three hours of filming permission.
- Access to our Museum of Piping or Auditorium (if available) for your filming.
- A bagpiper in full day dress, who can speak knowledgeably about the history of piping, conduct a tour of our museum and will guide you through the basics of playing the bagpipes as you try them out.