Vintage Henderson Pipes for Sales/ South West Scotland Junior Solos & Workshop/ Liverpool Tattoo

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Andy McCartney of the South West Ross Piping Academy reports: Billy Geddes was with us last weekend when we had a piobaireachd workshop in the classrooms at Barfill Farm. We had a very good workshop  –  six students  –  five of whom were playing The Boat Tune before the workshop finished. Our next dates and tunes to be studied are as follows :

                                   Saturday 10th November  –  Lament for Donald of Laggan
                                   Saturday   8th December  –  The Wee Spree

Normally these workshops are held every month, but with school holidays, the competition at Saltcoats, and the Glenfiddich, we have skipped October. Dates for January, February, March and April will appear on our website and on our Facebook page as soon as we get them from Billy. These workshops are free to students, and are held in the classrooms at Barfil Farm near Crocketford, They start at 10am and finish at around 3.30pm. All students have to bring is their chanters, music, and their bagpipes  –  and, of course, something for their lunch. Tea and coffee are provided.

Our next major event is the South West of Scotland Piping & Drumming Academy Juvenile Solo Piping & Drumming Competition in Lockerbie Academy on Saturday 29th September 2018. Application forms are on our web page  www.swspda.co.uk or Facebook; email swspda@btinternet.com

Our Summer School for 2019 will once again be held at SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, near Dumfries and will run from Sunday 7th until Friday 12th July. Application forms for this will also be available on our website and Facebook page early in the New Year.


John Kelly: The first City of Liverpool Tattoo was welcomed enthusiastically last weekend at the Echo Arena as thousands turned out to witness the spectacular cultural showcase. Brass, flute and pipe bands, singers and dancers formed part of a 600-strong cast who travelled to Liverpool from across Europe and the UK for three shows. Three-times World Champion Drum Major Brian Wilson MBE led the massed pipes and drums show-opener alongside the youngest ever World Champion Drum Major, Emma Barr.  Aged from 8 to 80, performers charmed the audience with tunes close to Liverpool’s heart, including a Beatles set and renditions of ‘Fare Thee Well, My Own True Love’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.The 2019 Liverpool Tattoo will take place on September 13/14 at the same venue. Early bird tickets will go on sale 28th September via www.echoarena.com and www.thecityofliverpooltatttoo.com.


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