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Performing Group

The performing group of Alnwick Pipers' Society was formed in 1999 in order to play at a festival in France and since then has played regularly for concerts, festivals and other events. Besides pipers, it also includes fiddles, keyboard, ‘moothie’ (harmonica) and whistle.

The band has been involved in several important official opening ceremonies and some of the pieces included on the first of our 2 CD’s link were written especially for these events. 

‘Leaving the Tyne’ was written for the commissioning of an oil exploration vessel, Kerr-McGee Global Producer III, in 2001.

‘The Bailiffgate Rant’ commemorates the opening of the new Bailiffgate Museum in Alnwick in 2002.

‘The Alnwick Garden’ was written for the official opening, also in 2002, of the Alnwick Garden, conceived and developed by the Duchess of Northumberland

Currently, the group meet to rehearse at Newton on the Moor Village Hall on a monthly basis, under the excellent stewardship of Susan Clarke.

For information about forthcoming events please go to the Diary page.
For enquiries about booking the performing group please contact the Secretary via the Contact page.

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