Events

2022

Blowout 2022

3rd to 5th June 2022 This replaces the previously announced date

The Blowout Bagpipe Festival, Polesworth, Staffs, UK

2021

Blowout Online 2021

5th June - 1pm to 9pm UK time

We presented an Online Event on Saturday 5th June. Click here for more information.

2020

Northumbrian Smallpipes Taster Day at Halsway Manor

Sat 07 May 2020 10am - 4pm

A taster day for absolute beginners to try the pipes. With pipes to borrow.

Tutors: Francis Wood*.* At Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Somerset

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Northumbrian Smallpipes Weekend at Halsway Manor

Fri 06 – Sun 08 May 2020

A popular weekend of workshops for absolute beginners through to advanced players

Tutors: Andy May, Pauline Cato,? Chris Evans, Rob Say and Francis Wood.

Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Somerset Click here for more info!

European Weekend at Halsway Manor

Fri 10 – Mon 13 April 2020

Ensemble weekend for advanced players of instruments including pipes..

Tutors: Paul James, Merit Zloch, Germ?n D?az. AtHalsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Somerset

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Sackpipa and Swedish Bagpipes at Halsway Manor

Fri 27 – Sun 29 March 2020

For players of the Swedish sackpipa and also other types of pipes wishing to become acquainted with Swedish bagpipe music. Complete beginners and more advanced players are welcome.

Tutors: Vicki Swan*.* At Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Somerset

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Real Roots! Weekend with PIVA at Halsway Manor

Fri 24 – Sun 26 February 2020

Discover the world of late 16th century popular traditional music as heard in both court and country. Have a go on on Piva’s extensive range of instruments, including renaissance recorders, crumhorns, bagpipes, viols and curtals. including pipes..

PIVA: David Jarratt-Knock, Eric Moulder, Mary Mohan, Jane Moulder, Jude Rees. At Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Somerset

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Bagpipe Weekend at Halsway Manor

Fri 14 – Sun 16 February 2020

Workshops for Beginners and Intermediate/ Advanced Bagpipe players

Tutors: Birgit Bornauw (Belgium) & David Faulkner. Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Somerset

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2019

Säckpipa! & Swedish Bagpipe Tunes at Halsway Manor

Fri 10 – Sun 12 May 2019

Säckpipa! & Swedish Bagpipe Tunes

Tutor: Vicki Swan. Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Somerset

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Bagpipe Ensemble Weekend at Halsway Manor

Fri 25 – Sun 27 Oct 2019

Bagpipe Ensemble Weekend

Tutors: Callum Armstrong & Matthias Branschke. Hasway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Somerset

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2018

10 March 2018 International Bagpipe Day

2017

9 to 11 November 2017 Early Music Festival and Exhibition, London.

http://www.earlymusicshop.com/More/Greenwich_International_Early_Music_Festival.aspx

Medieval Music in the Dale

7 to 10 September 2017

(UK) http://www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk/

Le Son Continu

13 to 16 July 2017

Le Son Continu (France) http://www.lesoncontinu.fr/en/home-gb/

Blowout 2017

2/4th June 2017

The Blowout Bagpipe Festival, Polesworth, Staffs, UK

International Bagpipe Day 2017

March the 10th is International Bagpipe Day!

Burns night

25th January 2017

Get out and play your pipes!

2016

Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition

10th/12th November 2016

Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition

Note new venue: Blackheath Halls

Full Details: http://www.earlymusicshop.com/More/Greenwich_International_Early_Music_Festival.aspx

The Mallorcan bagpipes: an anthropological portrait of an instrument.

Saturday, September 3 at 8:30 PM

Claustre Pollença, Mallorca

Cassandre Balbar ha finalitzat la tesi doctoral sobre les xeremies a Mallorca a través de la -SOAS University of London. Un treball extens sobre aquesta cornamusa en l'àmbit social i antropològic des d’una perspectiva acadèmica. Us esperem a la seva presentació el dissabte 3 de setembre a les 20,30 h al Claustre de Pollença.

Cassandre Balbo has completed her doctoral thesis (at SOAS University of London) on the bagpipes in Mallorca. It is an extensive work on the social and anthropological aspects of the bagpipe from an academic perspective. We look forward to his presentation on September 3 at 20.30 pm in the Cloister Pollensa, Mallorca.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1595549010739000/permalink/1597995793827655/

http://www.cassandrebalossobardin.com/

About Cassandre:

Cassandre Balbar started playing the recorder at the age of five. She studied early music in Orsay with Jean-Pierre Nicolas, Sébastien Marq, Maud Caille and Jean-François Novelli. Other influential teachers include Jean Tubéry and Patrick Bismuth. She collaborated several years with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, directed by Olivier Schneebeli.

Classically trained, she obtained her Diplôme d'Études Musicales in 2006. After many years of performing early music, she started exploring the world of folk music both through the recorder and the Galician bagpipes which she discovered during one of her many trips to Spain.

She is now a prolific performer in many different kinds of traditions and her time in London has enabled her to widen her musical knowledge. She regularly performs with bands from different cultural backgrounds including Italy, the UK, France, Sweden, Anatolia and more recently North-West Africa. She has performed at many festivals and venues including the Proms, the Sage, Musicport, Mondomix project, Aan Korb BBC festival, Bloomsbury festival, Urkult, Korro, Stockholm folk festival, Cambridge Big Weekend and Southbank busking festival.

She completed a PhD in ethnomusicology at SOAS, focusing on the anthropology of the Mallorcan bagpipes and founded the International Bagpipe Conference series in 2012. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at Paris-Sorbonne within the GeAcMus programme. Read more about her research.

Cassandre is an avid folk dancer and co-organises with David Heath regular dances in London through the SOAS French Folk Dance Society.

Medieval Music in the Dales

2nd/4th September 2016

Medieval Music in the Dales

Full details: http://www.medievalminstrels.com/MMITD.php

Dudácky Festival: International Bagipe Festival, Strakonice

25th to 28th August 2016

http://www.dudackyfestival.cz/

You can read articles about Strakonice.

The Pipers Gathering 2016

20th and 21st August 2016.

The Pipers’ Gathering is North America’s most comprehensive alternative bagpipe event!

The Historical Dance Society Summer School

7th/14th August 2016

The Historical Dance Society Summer School, Stonyhurst College, near Clitheroe, UK

http://www.dhds.org.uk/

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