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Children Enjoy First Piping and Drumming Summer School at the Burnavon

02 September 2016

Mid Ulster District Council’s first piping and drumming summer school successfully completed its six week run at the Burnavon, Cookstown.

Nearly 30 children from many cultural backgrounds, between Primary school and University age, attended the musical Summer School at the Burnavon.

Instruments played by the children included pipes, drums, Scottish small pipes, whistles and Chanter pipes.

The programme ran in partnership with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland; who provided tutors to run the scheme with local tutors who provide music lessons to a number of schools throughout the year.

The summer school was concluded with performances from the children who took part in the programme, for family and friends to enjoy.

Speaking at the final event, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Trevor Wilson said, “The commitment of the students who have attended this summer school is one we must commend them for. I would like to thank all of you for taking time out of your summer holidays to take part, and the tutors for their hard work and running of this programme over the past 6 weeks.”

George Usher, President of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association who addressed the children at the final presentation said, “I am so impressed with the skills you have learnt through this programme and I encourage you all to continue practising and learning together through local school and music groups.”

For more information on courses and workshops available at the Burnavon and across Mid Ulster District Council, please contact 028 8676 9949.

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