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Winter School

Registration Deadline Extension for Smallpipes, Fiddle, and Drums

Updated December 31, 2014

Thank you to everyone who has registered so far for the 2015 Winter School! We have had an overwhelming response from pipers – so far a total of 77 highland pipers will be joining us this year! Our biggest gathering ever! That being said, registration for Highland Bagpipes is closed for Session 2. However, we will be extending our registration deadline for Smallpipes, Fiddles, and Drums in hopes to fill out the classes a little more. If you know someone who has not registered, let them know that we will be accepting registrations through January 15th. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

About Winter School 2015

Top-flight instruction and small class size are the hallmarks of our Winter School programs. For over a decade, we’ve been offering fiddlers, pipers and drummers from around our region, and beyond, the opportunity to improve their musical skills. We do this by presenting the finest bagpipers, Scottish drummers and fiddlers in the world for our concerts and instructional seminars.

Registration forms:  Winter School 2015 registration forms will be updated and available by September 1st.  CAF will begin accepting registrations on September 1, 2014.  When available, please use the navigational bar at left and click on the “Registration” link to pull up and download the forms for 2015 Winter School.

Winter School, Session 1: Fiddlers and Scottish Smallpipes. Playing Scottish music together for pub sessions, “ceilidhs” and simply for enjoyment! Saturday, January 31 – Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck, WA. Weekend and five-day sessions available.

Winter School, Session 2: For Great Highland Bagpipers and side, tenor and bass drummers. Hone your band skills and meet folks from bands across the country! Saturday, February 7 – Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck, WA. Weekend and Five-day sessions available. We are also excited to announce the new two day extension for pipers! Stay until Friday and receive two more days of instruction. See registration form for additional fees. We are also trying to expand the Tenor and Bass drum program, so if we get enough students, we will hold five-day sessions for Tenor and Bass Drums. Let your friends know!

The instructors boast multiple world championships in solo and band competitions among their number – you’ll benefit from small class sizes and the top instruction. This is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, practice lots and be immersed in Scottish music for several days. It’s an ideal learning environment and a lot of fun!

Due to the generosity of many donors, the Celtic Arts Foundation has been able to offer several scholarships to Winter School over the past couple of years. Scholarship applications are now available on our website here.

Registration deadline for Winter School 2015 is December 31, 2014. All registrations must be received by CAF by that date.

We look forward to seeing you soon!