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CLASP Workshop Weekend 2022

October 8th, 2022 - October 9th, 2022

CLASP Workshop 2022 – 7th & 8th October 2022

Instructors confirmed to date – John Wilson, John Mulhearn, Wilson Brown, Ailis Sutherland, Connor Sinclair, Margaret Dunn & Andrew Bova.
Guest Speaker – James Thomson (Piping Physio)

Registrations Open until Wednesday 28th September 2022 (Midnight UK time)

This year, The CLASP  workshop weekend will take place both in-person and remotely using a Zoom platform.  The workshop will run over two days, Friday and Saturday (7th & 8th October).  The in-person workshop will start at 9am in The National Piping Centre, Glasgow and the Zoom online platform will take place from 3pm (UK time). The workshop is open to adult amateur solo pipers worldwide and workshop participants are not required to be a CLASP member. This workshop series is specially tailored for competition amateur solo pipers and each day of the workshop will offer one individual lesson, group tuition covering some 2023 Piobaireachd Set tunes, new Piobaireachd music, Light Music playing  and a general focus on improving the key aspects of solo competition performance. For pipers who do not play Piobaireachd, an introduction to Piobaireachd will be offered in place of some of the Piobaireachd group sessions.  Please note that this workshop weekend is for adult pipers only. (18 years +)

Course Content: Each day students will receive approximately 6 hours of teacher contact time.
Here is what students can expect each day:

  • 1 x  45 minute individual lesson
  • 3 x  Piobaireachd Group Sessions covering the 2023 Set Tune list https://theclasp.co.uk/set-tunes/#setlist2023  and also new Piobaireachd material.
  • 1 x  Talk – Bagpipe Set up/Sound Quality by John Wilson (Friday)  & (Saturday) James Thomson (Physio)
  •  Group Workshop – Technique Class (Friday) & MSR tune selection for your grade and playing points  by Connor Sinclair (Grade 1/2 pipers) & Margaret Dunn (Grade 3/4 pipers) (Saturday)

Individual Lesson – Students will be offered one 45 minute session on both Friday and Saturday. This is a one to one private lesson where the student can cover anything of their choice. Pre-recorded performances can be shared with the instructor also if the student wishes. This can be a good opportunity for the instructor to hear the student clearly on the pipes and is very useful in a remote setting.

Aims of the CLASP workshop weekend are:

  • To create a relaxed learning environment for adult amateur pipers and enthusiastic pipers with an interest in competition solo piping
  • Introduce new music (both for Light Music and Piobaireachd)
  • Refine existing material
  • Deliver Masterclasses on Light Music
  • Improve Tuning
  • Improve Technique
  • Focus on Performance Presentation and Preparation
  • Introduce other interesting and relevant topics


October 8th, 2022
October 9th, 2022
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The National Piping Centre
0141 353 0220
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The National Piping Centre