Annual weekend events have taken place in Melrose and Bridge of Allan featuring well known tutors such as Gary West, Gordon Mooney, Fin Moore, Annie Grace, Allan MacDonald, Barnaby Brown, Matt Seattle, Mike Katz, Finlay MacDonald, Iain MacInnes, Brighde Caimbeul, Malcolm Robertson and many more. 

Over the years these weekends have covered many different aspects of playing within the instrument’s capability, looking outwards from Scotland to embrace a range of European/ World traditions. We have made no attempt to impose a standard “border” repertoire through the teaching offered - our aim has been to expand participants’ exposure to the many possibilities offered by this wonderful instrument and allow them to make their own decisions about what they want to play.

Our classes have offered tunes for dancing; Cape Breton style strathspeys and reels; tunes from the Dixon Manuscript (border repertoire); playing and singing;  Irish, Galician, Northumbrian and Breton tunes; puirt a beul; freeform slow air playing; duets and harmonies; new compositions and, most recently, piobaireachd on smallpipes. 

Dates for the next teaching event are featured on the news section of the website in good time. 

Booking is essential.