Pipers Corner shop are very pleased to report that the Piping and Drumming Seminar held in Brüggen 1 – 3 October was a fantastic success! We had a good turnout of 45 students, who came from all over Germany, Luxemburg, Holland, Belgium and Strasburg. It was nice to see a lot of new faces and some old Winter School students returning to Brüggen. We had 7 Instructors, which included Robert Watt (World Champion Solo Piper) from Northern Ireland and Craig Munro (Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Wallace Bagpipes) from Glasgow and Mark Wilson, RSPBA official Judge and World Champion Snare Drummer from Northern Ireland, Ralf Granrath ( P/M First Thistle Highlanders Weilerswist ), Tamas Lapossy ( P/M German Lowland Pipes & Drums Xanten ), Karin Schmidtke ( Leading Tenor Drummer Crossed Swords Pipe Band ).
There was a big line-up of competitors registered for the usual Solo Piping and Drumming competition held on the Saturday evening. The competition was sponsored by Wallace Bagpipes and the competitors taken first place in the Piping disciplines received a Wallace gift voucher – many thanks to Wallace Bagpipes for their continuing support to all the Pipers Corner seminars. Due to the positive response of the one to one tuition offered at the Winter School, we decided to extend this service to the weekend seminars as well, which was greatly appreciated by all the students
Feedback from all the students was excellent and everyone left with a very good feeling that they had learned a lot and made many good friends and contacts to help them progress with their individual playing in a correct and professional way. Everyone is now looking forward to the forthcoming original Winter School in Brüggen, which is always held on the 2nd week in February (5 – 12) 2012 with the professional instructors of the National Piping Centre and the Red Hot Chilli Piper Craig Munro.