Piping Live! workshop initiative

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An exciting new learning/workshop initiative will be a feature at this year’s Piping Live! Learn@Live! will take place over two days – Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 August at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

It will be two full days of workshops looking at topics and genres across the spectrum of piping and pipe bands. Workshops will be lead by some of the top names in piping and drumming including: Richard Parkes MBE, Keith Orr, Murray and Patricia Henderson, Ross Ainslie, and Steven McWhirter.

Each workshop costs £10.00 to attend and places can be booked online in advance via Eventbrite. The event is supported by the William Grant Foundation.

Richard Parkes MBE.
Richard Parkes MBE.

Wednesday August 14
Session #1: 09:30am-10:45am
Marches, Strathspeys and Reels – Angus MacColl & Jim McGillivray
Junior Pipe Band Programmes – Jack Lee & J. Reid Maxwell
Pipe Band Setup – Richard Parkes & Keith Orr
Breton Piping 1 – Patrick Molard & Hervé Le Floc’h
Strategies to Defeat Procrastination – Stephanie Burns
PDQB Examinations – Wilson Brown

Session #2: 11:00am 12:15pm
Piobaireachd Presentation – Murray & Patricia Henderson
West Highland Piping – Allan MacDonald & Dr. Angus MacDonald
Preparation for Performance – Steven McWhirter
The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland (NYPBoS) – Alasdair McLaren
Breton Piping 1 – Patrick Molard & Hervé Le Floch
Up The Quality of Your Learning Strategies – Stephanie Burns

Session #3: 12:45pm-2:00pm
Marches, Strathspeys and Reels – Angus MacColl and Jim McGillivray
Creating a World Class Drum Corps – Steven McWhirter
Piobaireachd Introduction – John Wilson and Ross Ainslie
History of Piping in Scotland 1 – Prof. Hugh Cheape
Pipe Band Medley Construction – Robert Mathieson and Terry Lee
West Highland Piping – Allan MacDonald & Dr. Angus MacDonald

Session #4: 14.15pm-15:30pm
Piobaireachd Presentation – Murray & Patricia Henderson
PDQB Examinations – Wilson Brown
Pipe Band Medley Construction – Robert Mathieson and Terry Lee
Music of Pipe Major Donald MacLeod – John Wilson & Susan Miller
Piping in Scotland 2 – Prof. Hugh Cheape
NYPBoS – Alasdair McLaren

Ian Duncan.
Ian Duncan.

Session #5: 15:45pm
Pipe Band Forum – Gary West, lan McLellan, Robert Mathieson, Terry Lee

Thursday August 15, 2019
Session #1: 09:30am-10:45am
Writing/ Arranging / Recording – Ali Hutton and Ross Ainslie
Arranging Tunes with Other instruments – Finlay MacDonald and Steven Blake
Pipe Band Setup – Richard Parkes and Keith Orr
Breton Piping 2 – Patrick Molard and Hervé Le Floc’h
Tenor Drumming – Tyler Fry
Psychology of Performance – Fiona McConnochie

Session #2: 11:00am-12:15pm
Music of Gordon Duncan – lan Duncan & Ali Hutton
Tenor Drumming – Tyler Fry
Writing Harmonies for Pipe Tunes – Finlay MacDonald and Steven Blake
Piobaireachd Introduction – John Wilson and Ross Ainslie
Breton Piping 2 – Patrick Molard and Hervé Le Floc’h
Uillean Piping – Cillian Vallely

Session #3: 12:45pm-14:00pm
Writing/ Arranging / Recording – Ali Hutton and Ross Ainslie
Arranging Tunes with Other instruments – Finlay MacDonald & Steven Blake
Cape Breton Piping Traditions – Matt and Wendy Maclsaac
Northumbrian Piping – Andy May
Irish Piping – Margaret Dunn and Con Houlihan
Psychology of Performance – Fiona McConnochie

Session #4: 14:15pm-15:30pm
Irish Piping – Margaret Dunn & Con Houlihan
Cape Breton Piping Tradition – Matt and Wendy Maclsaac
Northumbrian Piping – Andy May
Writing Harmonies for Pipe Tunes – Finlay MacDonald and Steven Blake
Uillean Piping – Cillian Vallely