A day of Hurdy-gurdy and bagpipe workshops & concert on the 20th of March 2010 at Studio 5, St Lawrence Industrial Estate, Manston Road, Ramsgate Kent CT11 0QZ, featuring Steve Tyler, Katy Marchant, Tim Garside, Sean Jones, Claire Dugue and Daughters of Elvin. Bookings and general information at http://www.claire-dugue.com dugue.com. Workshops: Saturday morning- from 10.00 to 12.30 Hurdy-gurdy maintenance with Claire Dugue Come and learn to get the most out of your instrument.Read more »
This year marks the 25th Blowout. The Bagpipe Society began in order to support the re-emergence of English piping in the ’80s. To me, the Saturday night Blowout concert reflects what is best about the state of piping in any one year. And then the bal afterwards shows how we keep up the quality and let our hair down at the same time. Last year, as I emerged from yet another incredible Saturday night concert, it struck me that these concerts demonstrate the maturity of the Bagpipe Society and its willingness to experiment.Read more »
Many of us are familiar with the wonderful 2012 recording by Woodwose ‘Dancing Stones’ and will have been on the lookout for more in this vein from Steve and Katy who have for a long time delighted us all with their sweet bagpipe and gurdy mix. This album introduces us to two talents who may be less familiar to those of us in the bagpipe and gurdy world: Katherine Christie Evans with a wonderfully warm voice and Richard de Noronha providing a powerhouse of perfectly judged rhythmic patterns.Read more »
We are settling into our new website, including making available articles from our thirty year history. If you spot something inaccurate, garbled or missing, or if you want to volunteer to help us improve our site, please mail info@bagpipesociety.
Website by Joe Wass, managed by Ian Clabburn.
Website content by Andy Letcher.
All articles copyright their respective authors.
Enquiries to email@example.com
Membership enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org