Very Tentative 2021 Weekend Schedule

Friday, January 15, 2021

3:00-5:00 pm: Zoom Class: Maintenance tips from our favorite pipemakers
Scottish smallpipe and Uilleann pipes Maintenance tips with Brian Bigley, Nate Banton and Robert Felsburg

   YouTube Repertoire Explorations

7:30- 9:00 pm: French and Irish Pipes and Flute Showcase Concert

9:30-11: Pipers Round Robin
An “Open Mike” / Show & Tell Introduction and play along session.  BYOB

Saturday, January 16, 2021

9:00-9:30 am: Zoom Greet and tech session

10:00-12:00 am:Class 1 Zoom Sessions

     Joey Abarta: Uilleann Pipe Foundations  

     Michael Roddy: Exploring Irish Repertoire on Scottish and Irish Pipes

     Alice Robinson: Quintessential Northumberland Repertoire 

     Fin Moore: Advanced Strathspeys for Border and Smallpipes

12:00-1:00 pm:Lunch Break
1:00-1:30 Alice Robinson Showcase concert

2:00-4:00 pm:Class 2 Zoom Sessions

    Brian Bigley: Intonation and Performance on Irish Pipes (Brian Bigley

    Sean Gavin: Irish Flute Technique 

    Barry Shears: Jig Playing from the Cape Breton Perspective 

    Michael Roddy: Exploring the C natural on SSP and Border Pipes

    Nicolas Gerardin: Exploration of Central French Repertoire

4:00-6:00 pm: Mini Classes & Repertoire Workshop time

6:00-7:00 pm: Dinner Break

7:30-9:30 pm: Scottish Pipes Showcase Concert 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

10:00-12:00 am: Class 3

     Joey Abarta: The Incredible Uilleann Piping of Tommy Reck

     Michael Roddy: Repertoire from Outside the Box... Music from Shetland, Sweden, Ireland, French Canada, and more! 

     Fin Moore: Strathspeys Demystified... and Introduction to the Strathspey

     Alice Robinson: Here and Now: Contemporary music on the Northumbrian Smallpipes

12:00-2:00 pm: Lunch Break

2:00-4:00 pm: Class 4

    Sean Gavin: Express Yourself, Tools for better playing on the Uilleann Pipes 

    Tim Cummings: Scotland Meets Appalachia: Old Time Music on the Smallpipes

    Barry Shears: The Music of Alex Curry

    Nicolas Gerardin: Technique and Aproach to the Central French Bourree

YouTube Repertoire offerings can be pursued in time off or during the 3 weeks following our weekend.

Alice Robinson: Music of the Northumberland Shepherds

Tim Cummings: Exploring Grace Note Patterns to Lend Appalachian Feel to Scottish Tunes