Town House, Haddington, East Lothian, Saturday 1st November
This year's gathering will be held in the 'Ancient and Historic' burgh town of Haddington.
Programe and booking now available.The Town House, High Street Haddington East Lothian EH41 3ED
A programme for the day is below. The morning will open with a brief introduction from Pete Stewart to the rich history of piping in the County [which probably has more named pipers from the 16th and 17th century than any other], followed by a presentation on the music of the Scottish Borders from fiddlers Pete Shepheard and Jimmy Nagle.
The morning will finish with a workshop with LBPS chairman Hamish Moore on different approaches to playing Lowland tunes which have become staple repertoire for GHB bands.
The afternoon will feature recitals by singers Barbara Dymock and Davey Robertson [I notice that Davey has his name on the Jimmy Wilson Memorial Cup for pipe and song no less than 10 times, starting in 1985].plus a presentation and performance by from Callum Armstrong on his latest adventures with pipemaker Julian Goodacre in developing the extended smallpipe chanter and the double chanter.
Haddington is unique among the Scottish burghs in having the only town piper to be depicted, along with the town drummer, actually playing on the street. We hope that Collogue attendees will have the opportunity to view the two 18th paintings of James Livingstone and Andrew Simpson in the Haddingtpon Burgh Archive during the day [assuming the Library has not fallen victim to opening hours changes] as well as a possible lunchtine stroll to see what may well be the earliest depiction of a bagpipe in Scotland.
Provisional Programme [guests are booked but timings may change]
9.40 -10:00 Talk Pete Stewart
10.00 -11.00 Illustrated Talk - Pete Shepherd and Jimmy Nagel
11.00 - 11.15 Break
11.15 - 12.15 workshop Hamish Moore
12.15 - 13.15 AGM
13.15 - 14.15 Lunch
14.15 - 14.45 Pete Shepherd and Jimmy Nagel - performance
14.45 – 15.00 Davey Robertson - performance
15.00 - 15.15 - Tea Break
15.15 - 15.45 - Barbara Dymock - performance
15,.45 - 16.45 Callum Armstrong talk and performance
Google maps is not currently showing the correct location. The Town House is the building with the spire at the west end of the High Street; the entrance is on the High Street. Tesco's has a long stay car-park and you may find on-street parking if you're early. There is an excellent bus service for Edinburgh - Lothain country Bus route 104. 8.09am from Waterloo Place will get you ther just before 9am.