Our February 6th Knockout contest will be preceded that afternoon by a bass and mid-section drumming workshop. We are very happy to be joined that afternoon by Kahlil Cappuccino of the Grade 1 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) Pipe Band. Kahlil will cover some of the following on Saturday, February 6th:
Mastering the fundamentals – technique, bass-player’s role, care, maintenance, tuning
Creating mindsets and being physically prepared
Playing with dynamics, groove and feel
Playing different idioms (e.g. marches, strathspeys, hornpipes, jigs, reels)
When: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess – 78 Lisgar St., Ottawa
Cost: $25.00 per participant
The workshop will be followed by a Knockout contest that evening featuring the “A” Piping MSR contest, our new “B” Piping mini-MSR contest, and all drumming contests.
From our friends at the PPBSO Toronto Branch:
More Ceol Mor!
Saturday February 27, 2016
For pipers of every level! Expand your knowledge of the bagpipe’s classical music through study with world-class experts. Classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels can be mixed and matched to meet each student’s individual goals. Students should bring their practice chanters; music and lunch are provided.
A short piobaireachd recital by some of the instructors will end the day inspirationally! A Piobaireachd Competition will take place on Sunday, February 28th. Workshop price includes entry to the competition as either a competitor or spectator.