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Autumn news 2018

Well, apart from our slot at the Linlithgow Folk Festival, Sep and Oct were quite quiet for Glenbervie, mainly due to family commitments. However, things are picking up in the run up to Christmas! Neil has increased his teaching days to Sunday - Thursday, due to a...

July & August 2018

Whew, what a busy summer here at Falkirk Piping! Neil has played at weddings most weekends and continues to have a full teaching schedule Sunday - Wednesday. We've had a few gigs and events thrown into the mix, too! We were delighted to have been asked to play at the...

Summer News 2018

Where have the first 6 months of this year gone? Hard to believe we're into July already! It's been a busy time for us since returning from our Falklands trip. As a spin-off from that, we decided to put out a notice to local schools, offering to come and play our...

Falkland Islands Trip 2018

Neil and Kathryn have just returned from what was surely the trip of a lifetime! Thanks to the Shackleton Scholarship Fund, we were invited to the Falklands to do performances and music workshops for the first two weeks of Feb. After a long flight from Brize Norton to...

January 2018 Update

Firstly, a very Happy New Year to all! Looks like it's going to be quite an exciting one for GGP/Glenbervie Duo, but more on that later... Autumn and early winter was quite a busy time for us. We got together with some friends in October to play at the local SNP...

September 2017 update

August and September have been busy months for GGP and Glenbervie! We had our first ever Edinburgh Fringe show at St Mark's in Castle Terrace. A lovely venue with superb acoustics and very helpful front-of-house folk. We were delighted to have so many people come...

Summer Update!

Wow, are we really almost half way through the year? January was busy with Burns' Suppers, both in our local area and in the Fox & Hounds in Ennerdale, Cumbria. In February we joined our good friends George and Tony ('Corralach') in a mini tour including gigs in...

News for December

Busy month for us, with various Christmas gigs both indoors and out! Talking of outdoors...next year, Neil is embarking on an ambitious challenge of running 12 marathons in 12 months! 'Men's Running' magazine are following his progress for the first one, and Macmillan...

News for July, Aug & Sep

It's been a hectic summer for GGP and Glenbervie! Neil has had a wedding to play at most weekends and some weekdays, too. In July, we did our 2nd gig at Allanwater Brewhouse, accompanied by our good friend Therese Bann, who was visiting from N. Ireland. The 16th saw...

July News

Glenbervie Duo have been invited back to play at the Allanwater Brewhouse, Bridge of Allan, on Sat 2nd July from 4-6pm. It's their Graduation Beerfest that week, so bound to be a lively gig! Trinity Piping classes proved popular, but we will not be meeting at the...

May and June Update

May and June have been especially busy for GGP and Glenbervie Duo. Scribblers Picnic took place in Stirling on 8th May, and Glenbervie played on the Good Vibrations stage. The Tryst Festival took part in Falkirk in the last two weeks of May, and both Neil and Kathryn...

Charity gigs

GGP endeavours to do at least one charity job each month, as a way of putting something back into the community. It may be Neil on his own playing big pipes, or with Kathryn as Glenbervie Duo. In April, the two of us played for an hour at the Maples Day Care Centre in...

April Update

It's been a busy couple of months for GGP and Glenbervie! Neil and Kathryn enjoyed a lovely wedding day on 27 Feb, followed by two weeks in the north of England and north Norfolk. We even managed a couple of small gigs while we were away, in very friendly local pubs....

January update!

Happy New Year, all! Looks like 2016 is going to be a busy one for GGP and Glenbervie...lots of interest already in the new piping classes starting on Feb 2nd in Falkirk Trinity church. Before then, Glenbervie will be doing a recital there, on Fri 15th Jan from...

New piping class

Neil will be starting a piping class at Falkirk Trinity Church (upper room) on Tuesday 2 February 2016. Classes will run from 6pm to 9pm, in one hour sessions. All ages welcome, complete beginner to advanced. Cost will be £5 per session.

Christmas!

Glenbervie Duo is going to be very busy in the run up to Christmas! We are playing in Torwood Garden Centre, Larbert, on Sun 29th Nov, from 1230 - 4pm. Neil is piping Santa and his reindeer in, then we're playing a selection of tunes - festive and folk - during the...

Loadsa music!

Neil and Kathryn are busy with lots of music besides GGP and Glenbervie. We are both involved in Falkirk Folk Club's 'Carron Cast' for the first time. It's a means for musicians from the area to perform together at various events and to hone their skills and share...

GGP is Back!

GGP is back up and running as of today, 11th September 2015. Teaching, whether Skype or face to face, will mainly be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, but please enquire, as every case is considered. We now have 668 mainly instructional videos on our youtube...