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Squeeze the Bag!
Shepherd University Reynolds Hall
Shepherdstown, WV
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Saturday Jan 18, 2020 8:00 PM - Saturday Jan 18, 2020 10:30 PM | $10.00 - $25.00


Squeeze the Bag!
The bellows-blown bagpipe is a quieter, more parlor-oriented cousin to the great highland bagpipes most folks are familiar with. Youll see pipes that are far more likely to be played with flutes, guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis, drums and other instruments in a session-like atmosphere for concerts or dances in smaller, more intimate settings. Four kinds of bagpipes will be featured: the Scottish smallpipe, the quieter cousin of the great highland pipes, the Irish uilleann (or Union) pipes, Northumbrian smallpipes and the Border pipes which are played in the border region between Scotland and England.
The concert is divided into three sections Well open with the tiny Northumbrian pipes of England with Dick Hensold , then well move to Irish section of the program with an outstanding uilleann piper and step dancer,  Brian Bigley whose lovely playing and lively dancing have won him a national reputation. John Skelton is one of the foremost authorities on the Irish flute and has toured with the House Band and the Windbags, his great playing and his wonderful sense of humor make him one of our most popular performers.  The Scottish section of the concert will feature piper, Rosalind Buda, a professional bassonist, and also renowned performer on highland, border and smallpipes, as well as Iain MacHarg, a versatile piper who grew up steeped in piping from French, Scottish and Irish traditions who runs the Vermont Institute for the Celtic Arts. The will  be joined by Scottish fiddle champion Sean Heely along with Scottish piper, Tracy Jenkins.  It will all be tied together by our host piper, Bob Mitchell and more, in a set of music from the highlands and border regions of Scotland and Cape Breton on both Scottish smallpipes and Border pipes.
The concert will take place at Shepherd Universitys Reynolds Hall.
Co-sponsored with the Upper Potomac Pipers Weekend. Classes available in many kinds of bellows blown bagpipes, flute, whistle and mixed-instruments. More information is on the web page.

Advance tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors and $15 members and $10 students. At the door: $25 adults, $22 seniors, $20 members and $10 children/students.
Tickets from Brown Paper Tickets available here.  For more information call the Upper Potomac office at 304.263.2531 or email updf@earthlink.net. Come on out and watch these pipers Squeeze the Bag..


Shepherd University Reynolds Hall (View)
109 North King Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
United States


Music > Celtic
Music > Festivals
Music > Folk
Music > World

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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