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