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Playing on the seafront in Great Yarmouth on June 13th – and we’ve been asked back for next year!  Left to right Alex Carruthers, Tony King, Tony Richards, David Gilllngwater and Rod Caird.  Photo courtesy of Simon Dunne.

Written by rod on August 14th, 2009

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Another New Diary Date:

Martlesham Heath Aviation Society Open Day, Sunday September 13th 2009

We’ll be playing in two sessions during the day – 1.00pm to 1.30 and then again 3.00pm to 3.30.  Come along and hear us play, it’s a great (free) event for all the family….

New Diary Dates!

Very pleased to say we’ve been asked back to two venues we’ve played at recently – the Lodge Care Home in Copdock, where we’re performing for the residents this week, and next year’s Yarmouth Band Factor (renamed as Up Front), where we’ll be playing on Saturday June 12th, 2010.  It’s a real pleasure to be asked back, many thanks to both hosts.

Written by rod on August 5th, 2009

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To Samantha Bye for passing her Level One PDQB exam – well done Sam, joining David Gillingwater as our second society member to pass the exam in the last six months or so.  Who’s next?

Written by rod on July 22nd, 2009

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Hugh Black, Alex Carruthers and Rod Caird with the wonderful paintings made for them by piper Kim Rolfe as a thank you for her first year with the society – when really we should be thanking Kim for her dedication and enthusiasm!

Written by rod on July 22nd, 2009

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Great Yarmouth – Saturday June 13th

Do come and see us play in Great Yarmouth this weekend – we’ll be at the Model Village on the seafront around lunchtime during the town’s Band Factor – http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/whats-on/thedms.aspx?dms=12&msg=Browse%20whats%20on

Written by rod on June 11th, 2009

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Smallpipes Evening!

ALL WELCOME: Smallpipe maker Simon Hope is coming along on Tuesday 9th June at our usual venue, starting at 7.30pm to do a 20 min talk on himself and his pipes and how they are made. Then at 8.00 Iain Allen will play various pipe and Celtic instruments accompanied by his partner Cora.Check out this link to see Iain playing a set of Simon’s pipes – this is good stuff!


There is also information about Iain and Cora on www.westcliffpipingsociety.co.uk and www.bagpipereeds.co.uk

Written by rod on May 13th, 2009

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Red Nose Day

See photos of our fund-raising efforts in Woodbridge on March 13 on http://woodbridgesuffolk.info/NEWS/2009/0313-RedNoseDay-Pipers.html .

We raised a total of £191.62 for Comic Relief – thanks to everyone who donated and trhe friendly folk of Woodbridge for being so supportive…..

Written by rod on March 13th, 2009

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Red Nose Day

Come and see us and hear us play on Friday March 13th in Woodbridge, Suffolk and donate to a really good cause – Comic Relief.  We can’t promise to be wearing Red Noses (might hamper our blowing power) but we’ll have a good time and hope to raise loads of cash.  We’ll be there around lunchtime, from about 12.00pm, outside what used to be Woolworths (!) on the Thoroughfare…. Join us if you can!!

Written by rod on March 6th, 2009

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Stop Press

Our playing date at the Great Yarmouth Band Festival will now be Saturday June 13th between about 12.00 and 2.30pm, not on the Sunday – when like many other pipers we’ll be off to Colchester for the annual piping competition (go to the RSPBA website for details – http://www.rspba.org/).

Written by rod on February 18th, 2009

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Orwell Park School…….

IPS member Rod Caird made it into the illustrious pages of the East Anglia Daily Times with this story about bagpipe teaching at Orwell Park School – http://tinyurl.com/ddoddc And this link will take you to Anglia News’ coverage of the story on January 23rd……http://tinyurl.com/c59wm8 Enjoy!

Written by rod on January 22nd, 2009

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