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Spanish Peaks Piping Retreat

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Emmett Gill
Spanish Peaks Piping Retreat
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Spanish Peaks

Spanish Peaks Pipe Retreat
September 22-24, 2017
La Veta, CO

UILLEANN PIPES RETREAT INFORMATION
(see next page for information on Scottish smallpipe retreat)
The Spanish Peaks Pipe Retreat is sponsored by the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music
Festival. The uilleann pipes portion of the retreat will focus on tuition for uilleann pipes.
INSTRUCTORS: World-famous uilleann piper, Paddy Keenan will serve as music instructor. Paddy needs no introduction! Assisting Paddy will be Colorado’s own Dirk Mewes who will be teaching a reed-making workshop for uilleann pipes.

You’ll receive 2.5 days of top tier instruction, picking up tunes, tips, techniques and inspiration from these two great teachers!! Meet other pipers and enjoy the beauty of the southern Rockies in September. Enjoy the great music that will be offered at the evening concerts which are the main attraction at the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival. Paddy Keenan will be featured at Saturday evening’s concert.
Reed-making workshop info: Dirk will bring reed-making supplies, and some tools. Students who have tools should plan on bringing their own tools. Students are encouraged to contact Dirk before the retreat to request topics that they would like to cover during the workshops.

Please email Dirk at: dirk.mewes@comcast.net
LOCATION: La Veta High School 126 E Garland St, La Veta, CO
DRAFT SCHEDULE:
Friday, Sep 22 9:00 am – noon: Uilleann piping instruction with Paddy Keenan
Friday, Sep 22 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Reed-making for uilleann pipes with Dirk Mewes
Saturday, Sep 23 9:00 am – noon: Uilleann piping instruction with Paddy Keenan
Saturday, Sep 23 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Reed-making for uilleann pipes with Dirk Mewes
Sunday, Sep 24: 9:00 am – noon: Uilleann piping instruction with Paddy Keenan

Tuition fee and discount information: Tuition: $250 per student if payment is received / postmarked by Aug 15, 2017 $275 per student if payment is received / postmarked after Aug 15, 2017 Students ( i.e. university, tech school, high school, community college, etc.) qualify for a discounted tuition of $225 with presentation of a valid student ID. Payment of $225 can be made anytime (early payment not required). If you’re taking regular piping lessons from a piping instructor, you also qualify for the student discount. Mail payment (check payable to SPICMF) & Registration form to: Spanish Peaks Pipe Retreat 499 Lookout Point Walsenburg, CO 81089 719 695.2108 jim@sppipers.com Please feel free to call or email with any questions or comments!