Pipes Classes at Cascadia 2019

If you have questions about these classes or how to place yourself, email Randal Bays.

Advanced/Intermediate - The actual content of the advanced classes is left up to the individual instructor, but you can expect to learn some good tunes and get into the technical aspects of playing Irish tunes on the Uilleann pipes. Please do NOT place yourself in this class if you don't fit the guidelines below.

Introductory - If you're new to the instrument and want to get a good start with an excellent teacher, here is your golden opportunity. We hope to have several practice sets available to loan out on a first come, first served basis during the week.

Guidelines for placement in pipes classes

Advanced/Intermediate - You should have mastered the basic skills of playing the Uilleann pipes, know where the notes are on the instrument and be able to play with a steady rhythm. You should have at least a few Irish traditional tunes that you can play with confidence.

Introductory - This class is for those who are new to the instrument or still in the beginning stages of learning. You'll get help with holding the instrument properly, the basics of playing the pipes, plus a few good tunes to get you started.

Pipes Teacher at Cascadia 2019

Mick O'Brien
Session I (Advanced/Intermediate)
Session II