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In this newsletter you'll find the latest news and reports about all that's happening in the world of Celtic Piping in Australia and around the world.

National Celtic Festival @ Portarlington

5-8 June

Fast approaching this (Queen's Birthday) weekend is the National Celtic Festival @ Portarlington. Once again the Celtic Piping Club look forward to being part of the Celtic Piping & Drumming Program. We'll be hosting an Acoustic Piping Concert and come & try session, and a number of other items.

Sat 12.30pm-1.30pm Pipers' Session - Upstairs @ The Grand (Room 2)
Sat 3.00pm-5.30pm Acoustic Concert +Come & Try @ St John's Church
Sun 11.45am-12.45pm Scottish Smallpipes 101 Workshop @ St Patrick's Hall
Sun 1.00pm-2.00pm Piping Workshop @ St Andrew's Church


Celtic Piping Club Stickers

Remember, we'll be selling our new stickers at Club events...only $3!

Check out the section below for more piping events coming up...


Pop-up Piping Sessions & Other Events

26-28 June
Robert Burns Scottish Festival, Camperdown - Scottish Smallpipes Session. Day & time to be confirmed.

25 July
Pot Luck Dinner - David & Rae Cretney will be hosting an evening of piping fun at their home in Templestowe. For all the details and to book your place, just email Dave & Rae at cretney@smartchat.net.au.

7-9 August
Talbot Piping Weekend - more details coming soon...

17 October
International Uilleann Piping Day

31 Oct - 1 Nov
Maldon Folk Festival - pop-up piping session. Details tbc.

7-8 November
Beechworth Celtic Festival - pop-up piping session. Details tbc.

8-13 November
Boxwood New Zealand, Waipu

20-22 November
Boxwood Festival, Australia. Details tbc.

Regular Piping Sessions

Adelaide - Pipers Gathering

When: 1st Monday of each month (usually)
Where: Contact Jack for details.
Contact: Jack Brennan via brennanjack@optusnet.com.au

Brisbane - Irish Piping Sessions

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month
Where: Milton (Brisbane)
Contact: Malcolm McLaren on (07) 3820-2902 or email mrmclaren@bigpond.com

Brisbane - Smallpipe Sessions

When: First Tuesday of each month
Where: Milton (Brisbane)
Contact: Malcolm McLaren on (07) 3820-2902 or email mrmclaren@bigpond.com

Melbourne - Celtic Piping Session

When: 2nd Sunday of each most months (see below) 2pm - 6pm.
Where: Upstairs at the Lord Newry Hotel - 543 Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy.
Contact: us via email@celticpipingclub.com
Future session dates:
  • Sun 14 June
  • Sun 12 July (focus: Smallpipes)
  • Sun 13 September
  • November - no session
  • Sun 13 December (focus: Traditional Scottish & Irish Christmas tunes)

NESSIE - North East Scottish Strings including Elbow Pipes

When: 2nd Sunday of each month
Where: North East Victoria
Contact: Kristen on (03) 5766 6282
Do you run a piping session or get to any folk sessions where pipers are welcome, or would like to write about a piping-related event? Click here to send us an email...we'd love to hear from you.

That's all for this newsletter.

Until next time...

Your friends in piping,

The Celtic Piping Club crew

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