Clabburn, Ian

Funding Dec 2015 in Chanter 2015 Winter

Over the last few years, we have regularly announced that The Society has money available to support bagpipe related activities (3 Chanter mentions in the last 2 years alone), without too much uptake, and now - finally - requests are rolling in! To make the funding allocation as fair and open as possible, we have decided: To set aside a sum of money for this purpose every year, the amount depending on the health of our bank account; Invite members to apply for this money between the period of December and March (the time between Winter and Spring Chanters); The applications will be considered by the committee.

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From the Chairman Sep 2015 in Chanter 2015 Autumn

I am pleased to report that we have had another successful year, with membership increasing steadily. There are many reasons for this, some practical, such as the ability to join online and the availability of a pdf version of Chanter, but I am sure that it is mostly due to a combination of a high quality journal, a well-respected annual festival, an active Facebook page and the generally raised profile of our beloved instrument.

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Review: Boha Au Coeur des Landes Dec 2014 in Chanter 2014 Winter

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Minutes and accounts AGM 2014 Sep 2014 in Chanter 2014 Autumn

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Words from the Chairman Sep 2014 in Chanter 2014 Autumn

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Cabrette Tuning - What's that all about? Jun 2014 in Chanter 2014 Summer

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Blowout 2014 Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

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From the Chairman Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

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Polyphonie pour Cornemuses by Airbag Dec 2013 in Chanter 2013 Winter

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The Tsambouna – first find your goat Dec 2013 in Chanter 2013 Winter

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Blowout 2013 Mar 2013 in Chanter 2013 Spring

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The Deger 2+ Electronic Pipes Dec 2012 in Chanter 2012 Winter

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Blowout 2011 Mar 2012 in Chanter 2012 Spring

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Blowout 2011 Preview Mar 2011 in Chanter 2011 Spring

Featuring: Mister Klof, Paul Martin, Rémi Decker, Julian Goodacre, Clive Matthews, Andy Letcher, Chris Allen & Mike Gilpin This year, we’re back to a “normal” weekend, a little later than usual, but this guarantees much better weather, of course. The programme is still evolving and there will be updates on our website: www.bagpipesociety.org.uk Mister Klof (Saturday Bal) are Julien Cartonnet on pipes, Tiennet Simonnin on accordéon Sylvain Quéré on guitar. Sylvain Vuidart: transverse flute.

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Review: Ro:Toro – live performance Mar 2011 in Chanter 2011 Spring

I came across this amazing Estonian band quite by accident when the concert organiser, a friend of mine, thrust a leaflet in my hand. She was concerned that an Estonian folk group featuring two bagpipers, a modern jazz saxophonist, a rock guitarist and a percussionist who plays on plastic washing bowls would not be a big seller in a small conservative village, unnecessarily as it turned out; the hall was full to capacity and I was the only piper in the audience!

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Blowout 2010 Preview Mar 2010 in Chanter 2010 Spring

Yes, we’re back to the Bank Holiday weekend for this year, which gives us more time to indulge in all the qualities that have made The Blowout such a great little festival. Changes: I have taken this opportunity to make the Saturday Bal longer and to move the now extended concert to the Sunday evening. The concert will be followed by an “open stage mini-bal”, featuring Society members. Contact me direct if you want to be part of this.

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Blowout 2009 Mar 2009 in Chanter 2009 Spring

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A point of view Sep 2008 in Chanter 2008 Autumn

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Blowout 2008 Mar 2008 in Chanter 2008 Spring

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Blowout 2007 Mar 2007 in Chanter 2007 Spring

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Blowout 2007 Dec 2006 in Chanter 2006 Winter

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The Amazing Slowdowner Dec 2006 in Chanter 2006 Winter

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Blowout 2006 Mar 2006 in Chanter 2006 Spring

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Dancing with Abandon by Dulzaina Dec 2004 in Chanter 2004 Winter

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Blowout 2004 preview Dec 2003 in Chanter 2003 Winter

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