Di's message reminded me to post details of another weekly course in
the opposite corner of the county!
Once again Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham will be offering
"Beginners Northumbrian Smallpipes" as part of the Community & Leisure
programme. The 10 week course is aimed at those starting out on the
instrument - no prevous musical experience is assumed. The course runs
on Sunday evenings 7.30-9.30pm and the first session is on the 26th
Sept. The venue is Wall Village Hall (just outside Hexham).
Participants will need to provide their own pipes - last year a number
of people hired sets from the NPS, others discovered friends who had a
set and some had had their own set for a number of years. Assistance
and advice is available
The course brochure and enrolment form is available here:
http://www.qehs.net/ alternatively contact the Community & Leisure
programme on 01434 610322
I'm also looking at the possibility of running an improver's group in
tandem with this. If you or anyone you know might be interested,
please do drop me a line.