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Breton Music Seminar


Sat 28 Apr 2012, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Where: City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, Corner Stoke and Hanson St, Newtown, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $20.00
  • Concession fare: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Thought you knew everything about bagpipes and pipe bands? Come and discover a whole new piping community, a very different sound and lots of traditions from another Celtic nation: Brittany.

'Bagad New Zealand' presents the first seminar about Celtic music from Brittany (Western province of France) in Wellington.

With special guest star Breton bombarde tutor Gwenael Lamour (Grade 1 player, former leader of the Bombarde Corp in the only professional band, and currently playing with Brittany’s Grade 1 champion band, Bagad Kemper).

Programme for the seminar:
- Introduction to Brittany, Bagad and bombarde;
- Live demonstration of different styles:
- Bagpipes GHB/bombarde duet;
- Bombarde/bombarde duet;
- Music workshop (on B flat tin whistle/practice chanter).

For bookings, please contact Bruce on 022 039 6977 or email at

Note: make sure to bring a B flat tin whistle if you would like to practice the fingering and blowing exercises with the bombarde tutor on the day.

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