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 Post subject: Whistle Retreats?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:19 am 
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Hello!

I come from a GHB background and piping retreats are fairly common throughout the USA, I've been looking for something similar for whistling and haven't been able to find any. Basically I'm looking for a 2-5 days of focused practice in a group or individual setting. Basically something to force me to get good :). Any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Whistle Retreats?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:40 pm 
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Where are you located?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:50 pm 
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Swananoa Gathering has a whistle track with Cillian Vallely and Shannon Heaton. https://www.swangathering.com/catalog/cl/classes/
Acadia Trad School has a whistle track with Hanz Araki and Shannon Heaton https://acadiatradschool.org/festival/classes/
Portal Music Week has whistle with Kevin Crawford https://portalmusicweek.com/
O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat has Kevin Crawford and Grey Larson https://oflahertyretreat.org/instructor ... e-classes/

That's a start...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:50 pm 
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Have you looked at the top of this whistle forum at the Whistle Instruction thread?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=108161

The Catskills Irish Arts Week (depending upon your location).
https://www.catskillsirishartsweek.com/ ... structors/


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:24 pm 
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I'm in Utah, anywhere in the USA / Canada is fine though.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:29 am 
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Seattle area:
http://www.ceolcascadia.org/

Texas:
https://oflahertyretreat.org/

If you're on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Annual-Utah-Ir ... 943121912/

There must be local traditional sessions where you could meet players and get further local information. Enjoy your whistling.


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Interesting, I've been playing Highland pipes for over 40 years and I can't recall hearing of such a thing as a piping "retreat".

In the Highland piping world there are large gatherings based around competition, the biggest one here in the USA being Winter Storm.

https://mhaf.org/

Then there are piping summer schools, run by The College Of Piping/National Piping Centre, Balmoral School of Piping, and other organisations.

https://balmoralschoolofpiping.org/balm ... bagpiping/

What the Highland piping world doesn't seem to have is something equivalent to the uilleann pipe Tionol, an informal gathering taking place over a weekend including socialising, workshops, concerts, and reedmakers trying to get everyone's pipes going.

(BTW in Highland piping a "gathering" and a "retreat" are tune-types.)

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