Musicians call the tune on bagpipe day

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum Celebrates International Bagpipe Day. Left to right: Andy May, Eddie Charles, Joe Crane, Don Anderson and Andrew Watchhorn.

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum Celebrates International Bagpipe Day. Left to right: Andy May, Eddie Charles, Joe Crane, Don Anderson and Andrew Watchhorn.

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PIPERS were calling the tune at Morpeth Chantry as players came together to celebrate International Bagpipe Day.

The celebration was marked in style at the Chantry Bagpipe Museum on Saturday, March 10, with 20 members of the Northumbrian Pipers’ Society and representatives of Tyneside Uilleann Pipers taking part.

Visitors were treated to performances from four nations, from the Northumbrian smallpipes to bagpipes hailing from the Borders, Ireland and even Sweden.

And the theme was carried on the following Monday as the museum played host to Belgian piper Jean Pierre Van Hees, who gave a talk and recital on the French musette.

Participants are already looking forward to next year’s event.