I have now been making bellows-pipes for more than half of my life and in this time I have always strived to set myself new challenges and targets in pipe-making. As a consequence I have become proficient at making several types of Bellows-pipes including Irish Uilleann Pipes, Northumbrian Smallpipes, Scottish Smallpipes and Lowland (Border) Pipes.
So, what new project can I set myself for the years ahead? Perhaps one of the best things I can do at this stage of my career is to pass on my skills to those of you who may be interested in tasting pipe-making for yourselves. To this end I have decided to offer Pipemaking Holidays for those of you with that yearning itch that needs to be scratched !
This is a totally unique opportunity to learn about Pipe-making with expert guidance and supervision by a World class Pipemaker with over 30 years of experience. What you will achieve from your pipemaking holiday here in this beautiful part of France is the unrivalled glow that results from the satisfaction of having made your own musical instrument. This will be a holiday that will not simply leave you with a beautiful memory, but the tangible evidence of a rare creative opportunity that you will take away with you - and that will last you a lifetime !
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You decide what you want to achieve and with your input I will put together a package that best suits your needs. Whatever that is you will receive my personal one-to-one tuition and the day(s) can be organised according to your needs:- based around a 6hr day starting at 10.00am including lunch break: cost = 180 Euro per day all refreshments and a light lunch included. Materials used added at cost.
Two people together qualify for a 30% discount.
I will source some suitable Bed and Breakfast choices for you, or holiday house rental, and you can decide which to choose. I will collect you from your chosen accommodation in the mornings and deliver you back at the end of the day, if transport is required. There is also the possibility that you can stay in our home, please enquire for rates
My wife and I live in the countryside of the Department of Ille et Vilaine in the East of Brittany (35420), bordering Normandy and the Mayenne. If you would like to incorporate a pipe-making experience into a longer holiday then Brittany is a beautifuil destination.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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