UP Music Weekends
Spring Music

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2018 Piper's Weekend Brochure
(in pdf format)

Weekend retreat featuring classes, concerts, sessions and private tutorials for a variety of bellows-blown bagpipes, flute, fiddle, and mixed instruments.

This year, the Pipers Weekend offers 2-hour long classes at a variety of levels in Scottish smallpipes, border pipes, Northumbrian small pipes, Irish uilleann pipes, flute & whistle, bodran, bouzouki and piper-friendly repertoire for mixed instruments in a variety of styles.

A Friday night round-robin (introductions, show and tell, and open mike) is followed by sessions in 3 different repertoires. Saturday night’s showcase concert is followed by late night jams in the student center and local pubs.

Our 2018 Staff includes:

Rental of high quality Border and Scottish Smallpipes provided by Robert Felsburg and others may be available for a fee of $40 for the weekend. Advance reservation is needed as quantity is limited.

Students taking the Bouzouki class can rent a Lanakai Baritone Ukelele strung for bouzouki tuning as practice instrument for $40/weekend or buy it for $200 from Frances Cunningham. They sound beautiful are easy playing. String sets are available for those bringing their own baritone ukes.