23rd - 25th March 2018

Swedish Bagpipe Tunes at Halsway Manor

An enjoyable full-on fun-packed workshop weekend with Vicki Swan to introduce players to both the säckpipa (Swedish Bagpipes) and Swedish bagpipe music.

Who's it For?
The weekend is for both players of the Swedish säckpipa and also players of other types of pipes wishing to become aquainted with Swedish bagpipe music. Complete beginners and the more advanced players are welcome. There may be some opportunity to play together as an ensemble with all combinations, but different workshops will address different musical things. Get in touch if you'd like to check your pipes are ok. If you are in the process of ordering a set of Swedish pipes - the majority of us use the E/A chanter. (A six finger E). Currently the course is filling up well and we are mostly säckpipa in E/A and border pipe in G. So although Scottish smallpipes are welcome - there isn't anyone else at the moment signed up with them.

Vicki Swan
Vicki is a second generation piper and holds the Zorn Brons award for the traditional playing of the säckpipa. Vicki holds a degree in music specialising in performance, is a qualified music teacher specialising in instrumental music tuition,  has a post graduate qualification from the Royal College of Music in London (for performance). Although now possibly better known for teaching and playing the nyckelharpa, Vicki's Masters Thesis was an investigation into the teaching and learning of the Scottish Smallpipes Online Using Podcasting as a Distribution Medium.

Topics Covered

  • The Standard Swedish Säckpipa Repertoire
  • Tunes from Småland
  • Articulation
  • General bagpipe technique



How to Book:
Phone Halsway Manor and ask for Viv to make your booking - +44 1984 618274

View Event on Halsway Manor's Website

These pipes and keys welcome

  • säckpipa in A/E - (preferred)
  • English Border pipes in G

Update: The course will mostly be säckpipa in A/E.