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Old 10-24-2014, 05:26 PM   #11
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A pub on an off night or during day hours.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:00 AM   #12
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Sounds like a great idea. I would definitely come along and could certainly benefit from it. I'm in a bit of an awkward position myself as I work shifts so cant dedicate myself to a pipeband and I'm nowhere near good enough to solo, so it would be nice to have a place to learn or offer support! Let me know if there's anything I can do. My instructor is well connected also so might be able to give advice if there’s anything your unsure of.
I'm so sorry, I missed this post a few weeks ago. I haven't moved this forward as yet but if and when I do, I'll be sure to give you a shout. All assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Apologies again for missing what I see was your first post to the forum. Welcome and thanks for your comments. (I'm going to drop you a wee PM now, hope that's ok)
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:20 PM   #13
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Thanks, Adam.

There is an element of not reinventing the wheel but when I went looking a while back the only two clubs I found didn't admit ladies.....
Unbelievable ! Is that the current situation ?

I've had experience of setting up a fiddle group. It's more teaching oriented than performance though.

My advice is to be firm about how you want to see the group develop and don't try to please everybody (you won't succeed).

If you're looking for a sizeable catchment area I'd suggest going for a 3 hour slot on a Saturday evening every couple of weeks - or monthly. That makes it worth travelling.

A good format might be to have some kind of presentation/recital/advice clinic for an hour - then some refreshments for 30 mins - then "open mic".
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Old 11-08-2015, 02:09 AM   #14
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@Bluescottygirl, your idea sounds great and definitely the type of group I'm looking for. Did you manage to make any progress on it? Where were you looking to set it up?
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:37 AM   #15
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In a curious change of direction I've recently emigrated and have hooked up with a local pipe band and a very enthusiastic solo scene. My new PM and I are keen to form a piping society primarily to encourage solo playing and maybe people who are passing through would be inclined to pop in for a tune.

It's still at the "in the works" stage and currently everyone is very focused on my new country's ONLY solo and pipe band competition of the year. It's coming up in two weeks so we're waiting until after that to put our ideas into motion. We have a venue, a schedule and are bouncing around ideas for the structure of the evening. The focus will be on solo playing and I'm hoping to incorporate one piobaireachd to be played at each session.

Nae pies though!
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:51 AM   #16
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You are in Singapore now?!
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Old 05-30-2017, 05:33 AM   #17
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You are in Singapore now?!
Ya

I'm here now.
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