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Autumn Smallpipe Program

Autumn Smallpipe Program 2015

Stay “tuned” for information on the 2015 Smallpipe Program! Information from last year’s event is below:

The Celtic Arts Foundation is pleased to present this workshop for the fourth consecutive year!  The workshop will be at the Seabeck Conference Center in Seabeck, WA on October 2-5, 2014.  Unfortunately, the fiddle workshop will not be offered again this fall. Keep an eye out for other Fiddle Workshops to be offered soon!  

We are happy to announce that Fred Morrison will be our piping instructor for this year’s Autumn Smallpipe program! And as we have surpassed 16 students for the program, we are excited to announce that Iain MacHarg will be joining us as our second instructor!  The Autumn Smallpipe Registration form-2014 is available; cost for the three night program is $495 with lodging. Sign up ASAP as space is limited!

About Fred

A gold medal-winning Highland Piper, Fred is widely regarded as one of the top bellows-blown Reelpipe players in the world. His music is steeped in the traditions of his South Uist heritage, but influenced by diverse and surprising sources such as bluegrass to name one. Highland pipes, Uileann pipes, low whistles, Smallpipes or Reelpipes – Fred can do it all, and his teaching approach is energetic, patient and most of all fun! Here’s a link to Fred’s website to learn more.  Fred will certainly make this an incredible musical experience for all who can participate.  

About Iain MacHarg

Iain has been around bagpipes all his life, as his father is one of the premier bagpipe builders in the world.  A EUSPBA 2001 Grade One Season Champion, Iain is the founder of three Highland Pipe Bands in Vermont and of the Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts. In addition to being Vermont’s only full-time piping instructor, he also teaches music at Norwich University. For more about Iain, check out his website. We are excited to have Iain as our second instructor!

Program Location – Seabeck

The Autumn Smallpipe Workshop is being held at the Seabeck Conference Center in Seabeck, Washington.  Home to our winter school for years, we are excited to expose students to this beautiful piece of land on the Kitsap peninsula.  A link to the retreat center can be found here: Seabeck Conference Center

Small seminar class sizes are a hallmark of programs offered by the Celtic Arts Foundation.  We’re very mindful of the benefits of having access to accomplished and experienced instructors.  This year, we’ve arranged to have students arrive on Thursday evening.  That gives us a complete and full day for instruction on Friday, and Saturday, and most of Sunday.