LBPS Teaching Weekend 2014

The 2014 LBPS Teaching Weekend will be held on
February 28th - March 2nd at the Royal Hotel, Bridge of Allan, Stirling


Tutors are Fin Moore, Duncan MacGillivray and Gary West

This year’s course will explore some of the ideas in Gary West’s recent book ‘Voicing Scotland’ and I will encourage Gary, particularly, to develop his thoughts on the connection between music and the land in which it is rooted.. What better starting point than Hamish Henderson’s idea of ‘tradition’ as ‘the carrying stream’?

We have a wonderful line-up of tutors: in addition to Gary, we have Duncan MacGillivray and Fin Moore. Anyone who heard Duncan playing at Peebles will know why we are so excited to be having him. Fin is back again by popular demand. 

Tuition will be on Smallpipes in A. If there is sufficient demand, classes may be arranged for Border pipes as well.


To book online fill in the form below, or you can download the Booking Form [.doc] by clicking here and return it to

George Greig,
10 North Deeside Road,
AB15 9AJ

We will be catering for players of all levels of experience, so beginners and less experienced players should not be deterred by the prospect of dazzling finger-work being needed


SO, if you play bellows-blown Scottish smallpipes or border pipes and want to spend an enjoyable weekend in the company of like-minded people, come along to the teaching weekend in the Royal Hotel. This is an opportunity to play together, learn some new tunes and generally have fun, both in the formal teaching sessions and in the informal ones in the bar in the evenings.

 Bookings Closed

You need only pay £15 deposit to book a place. The balance will be collected at the event

Accommodation is in the Royal Hotel, Bridge of Allan, where the event is being held; other accommodation may be available in Bridge of Allan; if you intend to stay elsewhere, please book Tuition only or Tuition and Sat Night Dinner