We are very excited to be holding a Piper's Rendezvous in Canada at the beautiful Orford Music School, Orford, Quebec near Magog on the weekend of 12th to 14th October. The event is supported by the Lowland and Border Pipers Society. If you are coming from the USA you will need a passport and the Canadian Border is very friendly as are the Quebec people who, beside their natural French, usually have good English. All participants will stay at the Orford Music School and can check in after 4.00pm on Friday 12th October and will vacate their rooms by 11.00am on Sunday 14th October.
The Orford Music facility offers plenty of room for us to play music together and participate in group lessons, workshops and private lessons. Meals are served buffet-style and there are choices to suit various diets. A bar is open during meals. Accommodation is in single or shared double room. Each room in the reserved building has a queen bed and a single bed. WiFi is available throughout the site and the grounds are open and give access to the walks and trails of the Mount Orford National Park. In October the area will be decked in Fall colours. Bring a friend or partner, there is so much to see and do in this beautiful area. Map of the National Park
Supported by:'The Lowland and Border Pipers Society'
The 2018 Piper's Rendezvous
The Piper's Rendezvous is a weekend retreat at the beautiful Orford Music School featuring classes, workshops, mini-concerts, sessions and tutorials primarily for a variety of Scottish and Border bellows- blown bagpipes, but other 'piper friendly' instruments such as whistles, flute, fiddle are welcome to participate. The Piper's Rendezvous will offer 2 hour long classes at a variety of levels in Scottish Smallpipes, Border bagpipes, Northumbrian smallpipes and whistle – with a focus on Scottish and Border music.
We also expect to hold classes on the music of Cape Breton and Quebec. The Friday night introductory session will be an opportunity to meet and greet and play some tunes. On Saturday there will be classes and workshops and on Saturday evening there will be a illustrated presentation "Bagpipeology" with Alan Jones and Gordon Mooney followed by a session. On Sunday there will be more classes, workshops and a concert of tutors and participants. The event ending by 18.00pm on Sunday.
The Tutors Confirmed so far are:-
Gordon Mooney – Scottish Border, Scottish smallpipes, Northumbrian smallpipes, high and low whistles.
Ben Miller – Scottish Border and Scottish smallpipes
Anita MacDonald – Cape Breton and Scottish fiddle
Alan Jones – Northumbrian Smallpipes, Scottish smallpipes, whistles etc. Alan will exhibit, talk about and play some of his extensive collection of bagpipes.