Happy New Year to my Scottish Smallpipe friends:
You might recall our brown-bag lunch discussion at the Spanish Peaks Pipe Retreat last September. We discussed ways to “grow” this unique pipe retreat.
Following up on your suggestions, we’ve arranged to have EJ Jones appear in Denver on Saturday Feb 25th for both an all day workshop and concert!!
Many of you know EJ. A professional piper, EJ is based out of both Asheville NC and Houston TX. EJ plays highland and alternative pipes. Add a bouzouki player and a drummer and you have the Piper Jones Band. Check out his website at: www.piperjones.com
Here’s what we have scheduled for that Saturday.
1. Introduction to Scottish Smallpipes Workshop at the Lakewood United Church of Christ. This runs from 9 am – 4 pm.
2. Piper Jones Band will perform a concert at the Englewood Civic Center, from 7 – 9 pm.
We will be targeting the highland pipe community in Colorado. Ads will also be running in the monthly Celtic Connections newspaper! We’re hoping to draw in a number of highland pipers, and perhaps some others who are just interested in Celtic music or a different instrument.
Please see attached copies of the flyers. The workshop flyer has registration information included. If you’re interested in attending, please get your registration in early as we’ll have limited space. For the concert, tickets will be sold at the door, only.
I owe a tremendous debt to those of you at our brown-bag lunch! Thanks for your encouragement and suggestions. After that initial meeting, I had the good fortune to meet Carolyn Elliot, Ken McIntosh and Chuck Quimby with the Scottish Lowlands Families and Clans of Colorado! As they led the effort to put this together, we received support and encouragement from David Kolacny at Kolacny Music, Pat McCullough with Celtic Connections, and the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival. This truly is a team effort!
If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know. I hope to see you on Feb 25th!
Spanish Peaks Pipe Retreat
We’ve added a special page for the Uillean Pipes Retreat. Check out what’s going on here!
Check out the new website for the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival! It still has a few pages to add, but see who’s going to be there this September!
Uilleann pipping is being added to our list of activities. Jerry O’ Sullivan will be leading the uilleann pipe workshop!
Stay tune for more details.
The Spanish Peaks Piping Retreat is a brand new addition to the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival. We hope to entice pipers from across America to come and learn more with our international guest pipers.
Check out our artist bios, schedules and other information. Check back with us to see what’s new as our website updates.