Very Tentative 2021 Weekend Schedule

Class titles and descriptions are not confirmed yet, but this will give you a good idea.

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: 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

     Brian Bigley: Uilleann Piping 

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

     Alice Robinson: Technique and Repertoire 

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

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

    Sean Gavin: Irish Flute Technique 

    Barry Shears: Cape Breton Repertoire for SSP 

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

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 
Followed by Jam Sessions in the student center until midnight

Sunday, January 17, 2021

10:00-12:00 am: Class 3

     Michael Roddy: Exploring Irish Repertoire on Scottish and Irish Pipes

     Fin Moore: Scottish Repertoire on Border Pipes

     Alice Robinson: More Explorations on the Northumbrian Smallpipes

12:00-2:00 pm: Lunch Break

2:00-4:00 pm: Class 4

    Joey Abarta: Uilleann Pipes 

    Alice Robinson: Northumbrian Smallpipes Topic

    TBA.

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

Upper Potomac Music Weekends

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